What Healthcare Leaders Can Learn from Behavioral Health about Relieving Anxiety and Cultivating Stability
The pandemic has made a profound impact on our sense of safety and well-being. We are in a pivotal moment for healthcare organizations as they face an unprecedented, existential threat. A new approach to influencing and driving change is needed — an approach built from established clinical principles combined with effective communications practices.
Behavioral health clinicians work daily to reduce patients’ anxiety and help them feel comfortable in specific situations. Hence, we turned to this field for insight. In addition to asking for ways to address pandemic-inspired anxiety and fear, we have captured their actionable advice on how healthcare leaders can most effectively guide their organizations today.
The pandemic has brought disruptive changes to how and where patients access care. Health systems now must reconfigure their networks with a view of the considerable shifts in the demand model.
As health systems seek to address COVID-19’s economic and patient care challenges, success increasingly hinges on the ability to create high-performing provider enterprises.
As the COVID-19 pandemic endures, health systems across the country head into the second half of 2020 with margin improvement as a top priority. The first six months of the year brought the “perfect storm” of financial disruption – loss of elective procedures, reduced patient volumes and increased costs to manage dual systems of care for both COVID and non-COVID patients. Amid the fallout, hospitals face an immediate need to reduce costs by year-end.