Fierce Health Payer May 18, 2020
Even after the immediate emergency of the current COVID-19 pandemic passes, the healthcare industry won’t return to business as usual, experts say.
Healthcare is in a state of flux and there will be financial tough times in the near term for many health systems, according to Justin Gernot, vice president at healthcare advisory firm Healthbox.
“It’s an emphasis on the haves and have-nots of healthcare providers,” said Gernot speaking during a recent virtual media event sponsored by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) on the impact of the pandemic on the future of healthcare.
“The organizations that had a tight digital strategy, that were good at telehealth, had money in the bank, by and large, those healthcare systems, unless they are...