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Healthcare Facility Manager’s Guide To Keep Things Run Smoothly In The Time of Crisis

By Derek Jones, vice president of enterprise strategy, Deputy.

Derek Jones
Derek Jones

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted one aspect of our healthcare system: the global healthcare industry was not prepared to face a crisis. The lack of preparedness has significantly disrupted the healthcare supply chain: sharp surge of demand, lack of protective equipment, shortage of medical supplies and employees protesting against unsafe work conditions have all contributed to a slowdown of the healthcare industry.

Meanwhile, the coronavirus outbreak has been rapidly progressing — more than 175 countries have reported cases of COVID-19, with more than 735,000 cases and 35,000 deaths, as of March 30. 

Discussed below are the steps that healthcare facility managers should take to keep things running as smoothly as possible.

Getting ready to face a crisis

It is also essential you find the time to meet up with your staff to educate them on all the aspects of the crisis. The common end-goals for everyone should be the same: reduce fatality rate, minimize disease transmission and ensure the healthcare system is operational.

Preparing your healthcare facility


Handling patients queries


Dealing with patients

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