The new normal – Learning from the pandemic and preparing for the future
Abstract: Physician practices have had to be creative and flexible in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in many ways. These efforts might need to continue as practices make changes to better guard against similar crises in the future. This article suggests some steps medical practices can take to shore up operations, including increasing the use of telemedicine and re-evaluating equipment procurement strategies. A sidebar looks at how to create a disaster preparedness plan.