The Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Healthcare Organizations – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 45

For the 45th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about the financial impact of COVID-19 on healthcare organizations. Plus, in this episode, we’re excited to welcome a special guest host, Jon Kimerle, Head of Epic Solutions at Pure Storage.  Jon was a great guest host that brought a lot of knowledge and experience on how to handle these challenging times.

Needless to say, healthcare has taken a big financial hit from COVID-19 and the shutdown of elective procedures.  In this episode, Jon Kimerle and I dive into the new financial constraints that healthcare organizations face and how it’s impacting health IT leaders.  Then, we share how organizations can still drive innovation despite tightened budgets.  Finally, we look ahead to what’s going to happen next as COVID-19 has forced healthcare’s digital transformation.

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

  • What pressures are healthcare organizations seeing due to budget constraints?
  • How is the financial situation impacting healthcare IT decision-makers?
  • How can organizations continue to drive innovation even as they tighten budgets?
  • How has COVID accelerated healthcare’s digital transformation?  What do you predict will happen next?

Let’s also take a moment to thank our sponsor, Pure Storage. Pure’s Modern Data Experience is the key that enables organizations to achieve efficiencies of care delivery, lower costs, and an end to data silos and migrations. Learn more about how Pure Storage can help your organization at: PureStorage.com

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 HealthcareScene.com, 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, EXPO.health, 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.

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