Permanent Changes to Healthcare Because of COVID-19 – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 34

For the 34th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Permanent Changes to Healthcare Because of COVID-19.  Is anything in healthcare the same since COVID-19?  Ok, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but the healthcare world has definitely been turned upside down thanks to COVID-19.  Regulations have been relaxed.  Reimbursements for things like telehealth have been increased.  Social distancing has required thousands of changes in healthcare.

In this episode, Colin Hung and John Lynn dive into some of the major changes that have hit healthcare.  We share whether we think those changes are going to be permanent or if they’re just temporary during the COVID-10 pandemic.  We also look at the various healthcare gaps and other damage to healthcare that COVID-19 has exposed.

Here’s a quick preview of the topics and questions we discuss on this episode:

  • What’s Changed Because of COVID-19? Is It Permanent?
  • Exposed Gaps & Damage in Healthcare Because of COVID-19

Today’s episode is sponsored by HP, the leader in the world’s most secure and manageable PCs. Learn more about HP’s Healthcare Edition products at, and be sure to follow the company on Twitter @HP.

Now, without further ado, we’re excited to share with you the next episode of the Healthcare IT Today podcast.

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About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.