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The coming extreme virtualization of care

March 30, 2020

Last week, the U.S. earned itself the questionable distinction of leading the world in confirmed Coronavirus cases.

While we’re nowhere near the end of the current pandemic crisis, some trends are clearly emerging to define the “new normal” in healthcare. In my latest blog in CIO online, I discuss how Covid-19 is reshaping healthcare with technology in organizations such as Geisinger health, UPMC, and Providence Health. The virtualization of healthcare could be a proxy for how entire societies and industries are getting reshaped in the wake of the crisis.

In my ongoing podcast series of Coronavirus conversations, my latest guest is Sara Vaezy, Chief Digital Strategy Officer of Providence Health, the first health system to confirm a Covid-19 infection in the U.S. Sara discusses how the organization has come together in a coordinated way in response to the crisis. Providence was one of the first health systems to enable patients with a set of FAQs and assessment tools by reconfiguring their chatbot Grace, which was developed over two years ago. In addition, the digital innovation group has helped Providence Health significantly scale up virtual visit capacity by redeploying and training clinicians in their same-day care operations to provide telehealth consults.

Providence Health has also launched creative efforts to crowdsource PPE, such as the 100 million mask challenge to protect caregivers at the frontlines. Take a listen.

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