Chaos: A fitting term to describe the innate disorderly and ever-changing nature of healthcare.
Emergency and hospital medicine are no strangers to chaos. There’s too much to do, too little time to do it, more demands being made, and fewer resources to meet them. Add to that the unprecedented changes in healthcare as a whole — rising costs, declining reimbursement, more patient care requirements, “efficiency busters” like EMRs — and national healthcare pandemics or disasters like COVID-19— and it’s easy to see the road signs: Chaos Ahead.
Surviving these chaotic times calls for a combination of forward-looking solutions, together with focused and efficient management plans that align pay and coverage models with current realities. These eight steps can help you to continue to provide quality care to patients and thrive in the ever-changing healthcare climate.