While we clamor for a return to the good ol' days or even a new normal, Paul Keckley, Ph.D. takes a different tack: "The Old Hospital Playbook Should Be Thrown Out."
Paul is a widely known healthcare policy analyst who facilitated key sessions between the White House and private sector preceding the Affordable Care Act.
In "The Old Hospital Playbook Should Be Thrown Out," Paul cites many reasons why health systems won't be able to operate the same as we traverse the pandemic:
- Fiscal pressures from employers, states, and federal units will negatively impact margins
- Consumer backlash
- Physician frustration
- Regulatory aggressiveness
How will top level policies and our current regulatory path impact the ability to engage patients and nurture relationships?
Paul digs deep on these discussion points with cohosts Chris Hemphill and Ann Stadjuhar.