What You Should Know:
– Innovaccer releases new report, “COVID-19: What it Means to American Healthcare: Trends, Impacts, Predictions, and the Road Ahead” that uncovers a two-fold strategy for healthcare organizations to predict the utilization trend of resources and maps the route from immediate COVID-19 challenges to steps needed to address these barriers.
– The report probes how virtual care and telemedicine IT solutions rose as the ray of hope in the wake of an unprecedented outbreak and also dives deep into the figures and viewpoints from over 1,000 healthcare professionals surveyed that speak volumes about the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of Americans.
Innovaccer, Inc., a San Francisco, CA-based healthcare technology company has released its research-based report, “What COVID-19 Means to American Healthcare: Trends, Impacts, Predictions, and the Road Ahead.” The report reviews the shortcomings that COVID-19 uncovered in the American healthcare system and predicts near-term utilization projections for healthcare resources. Authored by Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM, the Founding President of the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC), the report explores the usage of virtual care and telemedicine IT solutions that emerged during this unprecedented outbreak.
COVID-19 is Driving the U.S. Healthcare System to Explore New Avenues for Care Delivery
With the spread of COVID-19 across the nation, it became essential for healthcare organizations to implement new protocols and operate within a critical time frame of information exchange. The report identifies the healthcare policy modifications made in response to COVID-19 and highlights a spectrum of virtual care solutions and their impact on managing patient-centered care during the pandemic.
The Novel Care Gaps: Revelation and Response
To assist healthcare organizations with accurate projections of the need for beds, ventilators, and other resources, Innovaccer leveraged advanced regression framework models to analyze the COVID-19 data and predict the future trend of resource utilization for healthcare organizations. The report highlights the approach and predicts that approximately 15,178 hospital beds, 4,688 ICU beds, and 4,145 ventilators would be needed by the end of June.
What Will the Future of Healthcare Look Like in the Post-Pandemic Era?
The report provides a comprehensive view of the healthcare landscape in the post-pandemic era including insights from over 1,000 healthcare executives. The surveys represent key findings on the preparedness of providers and strategies for post-pandemic times.
Based on the respondents’ insights, key findings identify that:
– 57% of healthcare organizations are using technology to triage high-risk patients
– Approximately 90% of hospitals are using telehealth to meet their patients virtually
– A majority of hospitals are using standalone telemedicine solutions as compared to telemedicine that is part of the EHR
– 45% of healthcare organizations are leveraging technology solutions to automate their outreach efforts.
“The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we look at our healthcare system. The ideas and strategies that were groundbreaking before are not very suitable to deal with the current situation,” says Paul Grundy, MD, Chief Transformation Officer at Innovaccer and the author of the research report. “With this research report, we hope to provide a holistic view of the situation for providers and to help them make informed decisions. The report has insights on and suggested ways to deal with the existing challenges including potential strategies that organizations can adopt to fight the pandemic together.”
For more information, access the full report here.