In March of this year, we introduced the five-stage framework for healthcare’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the second wave of COVID-19 is sweeping the US, we thought it important to readdress the five stages and new digital health solutions, as many states are reverting back to Stage 3 after a calmer summer.
New digital health solutions have arisen since March that can help clinics and health systems minimize disruption to their daily workflows even while their state may revert back to Stage 3 – Peak Infection & Crisis Management, during the second wave of COVID-19. Zero Contact Check-In and Waiting Rooms minimize face-to-face interactions, for example, while Broadcast messaging solutions enable you to communicate with your patient population en masse around renewed office closures or telehealth options.
Here we take a deeper look at the five stages health systems and providers across the country are continuing to navigate.