Viewpoints: Teleheath Has Proven Very Successful; Health Care Industry Must Address Racial Inequities
Editorial pages delve into telehealth and tackling racial inequities in health care.
Lessons From A Drumming Technique Can Help Advance Telehealth
By day I run a health care company. At night and on weekends I play the drums. My hobby often gets me thinking about the rhythms of work. As I’m drumming away, I’ll ask myself, “Why do I play the bass drum on this beat?” Because it’s always played there? Actually, it may sound better if I change it up, so I try altering the rhythm. Since the pandemic burst upon the world, my colleagues in health care and biotech and other industries have been moving around the sequences; patterns and rhythms scrambled by Covid-19 have shifted the thinking on old routines. That can be a good thing. (Mark Prather, 11/19)
Health Plans Need To Address Health Inequities As Part Of Their Core Work
Health care companies and organizations across the country are grappling with health inequities, spurred by devastating disparities in the pandemic’s toll as well as the overdue reckoning with racial injustice that has followed the murder of George Floyd. Some have been at this for a while. Others are just beginning. But all have a lot of work to do. (Andrew Dreyfus and Sandhya Rao, 11/19)