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Healthcare leaders fear COVID-19’s impact once the storm has passed

March 26, 2020 / Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright

Healthcare leaders across the country are in pure survival mode right now. It’s hard to think beyond the next few weeks as we scramble to adapt to the new world of COVID-19 and brace for the impact on our hospitals and providers.

At the same time, though, it’s becoming clear that the effects of the pandemic are going to be felt long after this storm has passed.

At the Medical Group Management Association, we ran a quick survey of our governing affairs council to understand the main concerns of physician practices, hospitals and healthcare systems. Many of the responses wouldn’t surprise anyone who’s been following the reporting on our healthcare system’s under-preparedness for the pandemic.

The lack of personal protective equipment like masks and gowns is a huge issue—one provider shared that he had to get the necessary gear from a combination of Home Depot, his dentist and patient donations. Some smaller practices have only a handful of N95 masks and no idea where to get more.

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Mike Adams is a medical device sales leader with extensive clinical experience in spine and biologics and a nationwide distribution network built over the last 10+ years in the industry. He has held various leadership positions in healthcare and device including Distributor Partner, Hospital COO and Spine VP of Sales. He currently leads the commercialization strategy for OrthoSpine Partners and is a Distributor Principal at Novel Medical. Because of his unique career path, Mike has the ability to see the healthcare business from multiple perspectives making him passionate about building strategic partnerships that help reduce overall costs, drive innovation, and cultivate growth for new markets.

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