COVID-19 + Return to Work – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 44

For the 44th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about the return to work amidst COVID-19.  This topic is literally ripped from the headlines as Epic’s decision to return to work hit mainstream media.  They’ve since dialed it back a little, but they are still pushing to have their employees return to the office in Madison.

While Epic feels strongly that their employees need to return to the office, many other companies are still embracing remote work.  Leading this is many of the large tech companies.  Many of them are wondering if they’ll ever return to the office.  As we dive into this somewhat controversial topic, we also talk about the technologies that will enable the return to work and how this is going to impact healthcare.

Here’s a quick preview of the topics we discuss in this episode:

  • Epic Return to Work Fiasco
  • The Future of Remote Work
  • Technologies to Assist with Return to Work
  • Impact on Healthcare

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

Note: We generally record the Healthcare IT Today podcast weeks before it’s published here.  Take that into account as the world changes so rapidly with COVID-19.

We’re planning to release a new Healthcare IT Today podcast every ~2 weeks. Thanks to our friends at Healthcare Now Radio, you’ll be able to listen to the latest episodes of Healthcare IT Today on their radio station for the first two weeks. Then, we’ll be publishing each episode as a podcast and YouTube video here after it finishes on the radio.

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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.