Deloitte: The #Future of Operations, Deloitte Global Impact Report, Nov 13 2017
"Yet many fear that this time the change may be so fast and so vast, and its impact so uneven & #disruptive, that it may threaten not only individual livelihoods but the #stability of #society itself."
"A new global economic apparatus is being laid down that is profoundly anti-human. The Fourth Industrial Revolution will dispossess people from their means of survival and replace "work" with robots and #AI."
Last year, US investments in health technology topped $7.4 billion, according to Rock Health While the novel coronavirus might have stalled investments across all industries, we expect this pause...https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/blog/health-care-blog/2020/covid-19-could-alter-health-tech.html
"...she's hearing from colleagues who may have to permanently close their offices if the focus on crisis-level care continues for months....
As the health industry focuses on COVID-19, there has been a big drop in nonurgent visits for primary care and specialty care. Medical practices are being forced to furlough or lay off staff.https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/04/02/826232423/covid-19-hits-some-health-care-workers-with-pay-cuts-and-layoffs
Coronavirus has led to overwhelming demand at some health care facilities. For others, it has brought business to a screeching halt.https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/04/02/coronavirus-pandemic-jobs-us-health-care-workers-furloughed-laid-off/5102320002/
Across the country, plunging revenues from canceled nonemergency medical appointments have forced hospitals to furlough or cut the pay of doctors, nurses and other staff.https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/us/politics/coronavirus-health-care-workers-layoffs.html
One #nurse characterized the situation as: “You’re a hero, but also we don’t value you enough to prepare or pay you.” https://www.vox.com/2020/4/8/21213995/coronavirus-us-layoffs-furloughs-hospitals
Healthcare workers are facing pay cuts and layoffs caused by social distancing rules and shutdowns during the coronavirus pandemic.https://www.businessinsider.com/hospitals-are-facing-economic-turmoil-in-the-coronavirus-pandemic-2020-4
The furloughs or reduced hours affect about 42 percent of Mayo Clinic's 70,000 employees across its campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota."
#COVID19 #4IR #2020Reset
... a historic number of empty beds in systems left untouched by the pandemic...
the industry shed a record 43,000 #HealthcareWorkers in the first month of this crisis. https://www.newsweek.com/most-us-hospitals-are-empty-soon-they-might-closed-good-opinion-1500028
Clumsy, if well-intentioned, federal and state directives to halt all non-emergency procedures have created an unprecedented burden of their own design.https://www.newsweek.com/most-us-hospitals-are-empty-soon-they-might-closed-good-opinion-1500028
"last week, we averaged fewer than 100. That means our patients in this diverse, low-income community are afraid to come to the ER for non-COVID care" https://www.dailywire.com/news/nyc-coronavirus-front-line-doctor-calls-for-end-to-lockdown
A Bronx doctor who has treated the novel coronavirus for weeks and has even contracted the virus himself called for an end to nationwide lockdown measureshttps://www.dailywire.com/news/nyc-coronavirus-front-line-doctor-calls-for-end-to-lockdown
"People are shocked... It's like: ‘Why are they doing this? It doesn't seem right." https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/495099-calif-hospital-system-implements-pay-cuts-furloughs-for-14000-workers
A California hospital system announced plans last week to institute pay reductions and furlough some workers amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/495099-calif-hospital-system-implements-pay-cuts-furloughs-for-14000-workers
"hospital beds are unoccupied, surgeries have declined by 70% & clinic visits have been reduced by 9% since mid-March." https://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2020/04/u-va-health-to-furlough-employees-reduce-salaries-due-to-85-million-deficit
Hundreds of hospital beds are unoccupied, surgeries have declined by 70 percent and clinic visits have been reduced by 90 percent since mid-March.https://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2020/04/u-va-health-to-furlough-employees-reduce-salaries-due-to-85-million-deficit
(Hospitals empty. #HealthWorkers sent home - during a declared pandemic. Is everyone still clapping?) https://www.registercitizen.com/news/coronavirus/article/Stamford-Health-to-furlough-375-workers-due-to-15232286.php
(St. Louis Public Radio) - SSM Health is furloughing about 2,000 workers across its health care system starting May 1.http://www.stlamerican.com/news/local_news/ssm-health-to-furlough-about-2-000-employees/article_925504a4-8972-11ea-b4cf-974d44a7047b.html
March 26 2020: "Why the emergency departments look empty amid a viral outbreak"
"We can put off some elective surgeries... eventually these things all do add up in causing health consequences," said Hoffman." https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/covid-19-emergency-departments-canada-1.5510778
Era of public health directives to social-distance and conserve precious health-care resources for COVID-19 has many people grappling with when it's OK to go to the ER.https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/covid-19-emergency-departments-canada-1.5510778
"...the 20 largest hospitals have an occupancy rate of 60.2%, leaving 4,273 free beds. Normally, at this time of year, the occupancy rate would be more than 100%" https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/covid-19-1862-lower-mainland-hospital-beds-empty-and-ready-for-pandemic-patients/
"Our hospital ward is only half full. We have not consistently seen, in more than a decade of training & practice, so few patients in hospital as in the last two weeks."
"And we are not alone – this experience is being shared by our colleagues across the province. #Hospital occupancy in #Ontario is just 77 per cent, down from 97 per cent a year ago..." https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-after-a-month-of-transformation-its-time-for-canadas-hospitals-to/
As some hospital operating rooms sit empty in anticipation of more COVID-19 patients, Canadians with postponed elective surgeries are forced to wait in pain.https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/many-operating-rooms-are-empty-as-patients-wait-in-pain-after-surgeries-cancelled-1.4910699
" #Ontario continues to delay over 12,000 elective surgeries a week even as thousands of hospital acute & critical care beds lie empty" https://torontosun.com/news/provincial/thousands-of-surgeries-cancelled-despite-empty-ontario-hospital-beds-fao
#COVID19 #4IR #2020Reset
Laura Bush, Michelle Obama & Bill Gates want you to stay at home. This in itself should cause one to pause. https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2020/04/19/one-world-together-at-home-concert-stars-support-covid-19-coronavirus-efforts/#2d4969afa1a0
The broadcast honored front-line health care workers and raised awareness of the World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2020/04/19/one-world-together-at-home-concert-stars-support-covid-19-coronavirus-efforts/#2d4969afa1a0
"In the last 30 yrs, US #billionaire wealth soared by over 1100% while median household wealth increased by barely five%."
A new report found that during the coronavirus pandemic, America’s ultra-wealthy elite have seen their net worth surge by $282 billion.https://www.mintpressnews.com/super-rich-see-wealth-rise-282-billion-three-weeks-coronavirus/267027/
— Diane Greene, CEO, #Google Cloud #4IR
#4IR Rollout #Healthcare #2020Reset https://mhealthintelligence.com/news/coronavirus-scare-gives-telehealth-an-opening-to-redefine-healthcare
The pending threat of a coronavirus pandemic is giving health systems and telehealth vendors a chance to position connected health as the way of the future.- if they can overcome today's barriers.https://mhealthintelligence.com/news/coronavirus-scare-gives-telehealth-an-opening-to-redefine-healthcare
@Erica70359197: "This was a letter sent yesterday to all employees at the hospital my husband works at in Southern #California."
#4IR #2020Reset #mhealth #digitalization