The monthly top 5: June, 2020

Unfortunately, the United States – where a slight majority of our readers live – is having a very difficult time managing the COVID-19 pandemic. We are far and away the world leader in both confirmed cases and deaths.

Meanwhile, communities across the country are trying to come to terms with deep divisions and inequality.

People are concerned, anxious, and ready for change. You can see it exemplified in June’s top five blog posts.

As states and businesses open back up, and protests continue, safety and consideration for others should be our top priorities. Let’s keep in mind that these challenges are also excellent opportunities to learn, as well as get involved.

I hope you find these blog posts informative and inspiring. Meanwhile, I wish you, your family, and community well.

The top 5

1. A note to our teams and communities

At the beginning of June, Bill Priemer, president and CEO of Hyland, wrote a powerful blog post that discussed how our organization has a responsibility to acknowledge the social crisis playing out across the United States. He noted the outgrowth of exhausted frustration caused by generations of racial injustice and inequality across our communities.

“Issues of race, of poverty, of unemployment, of politics, and so much more are dividing us. We can do better,” he said. “We must do better.”

In order to do so, we have to acknowledge the past, do the hard work in the present, and build a better future. For everyone.

2. NOW is the time to get involved: The Diversity Center’s Walk, Rock, and Run

Since 1927, the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio has been working to eliminate bias, bigotry, and racism. It achieves this by offering youth programming, promoting diversity, and addressing institutional bias in the workplace.

That’s why Hyland has been working with the Diversity Center since 2018. It’s also why we were excited to participate in the organization’s 18th annual “Walk, Rock, and Run,” which took place virtually this year.

“The event spreads a message of respect, acceptance, and inclusion,” said Lisa Jackman, manager of Hyland’s employee experience team. “Proceeds enable the Diversity Center to empower more than 14,000 youth and youth-serving professionals in 11 counties via school programming, conferences, and retreats.”

The race is over, but if this sounds interesting to you, you can investigate ways to get involved here. Because we need to make our society more equitable and inclusive for everyone. And the time to do it is right now.

3. Tales from treating COVID-19: Building PCs from scratch and implementing software solutions in days

Innovation, ingenuity, and an all-hands-on-deck spirit.

That’s the approach Yale New Haven Health System and Franciscan Health are using to save lives and slow the pandemic. From setting up negative-pressure rooms to turning anesthesia machines into ventilators to ramping up hundreds of thousands of telehealth visits, you don’t want to miss the lessons they learned.

To find out more, check out this great blog post by Tom Tennant, content manager at Hyland.

4. Managing clinical information when telehealth is the new normal

“It seems like only yesterday that telehealth projects were designated to the ‘nice to have’ category on most healthcare providers’ lengthy IT checklists,” writes Ken Congdon, team lead of solution marketing at Hyland.

Not any more. Now that reimbursement barriers have been removed and patients have embraced remote visits, nurses and clinicians are finding that telehealth will remain a fixture in healthcare.

Check out Ken’s informative blog post to see tips that will help your organization optimize telehealth offerings with remote patient monitoring, patient portal integration, electronic forms completion, electronic signatures, and medical image access and exchange.

Telehealth is here to stay, and it’s our job to make sure it provides the kind of experiences that help people get well. And stay well.

5. The impact of COVID-19 on healthcare systems from an imaging point-of-view

“Some organizations have a defined enterprise-imaging strategy, they’re executing on it, they’ve defined governance, and they have a budgeting model,” said Joseph Marion, principal at Healthcare Integration Strategies. “Others are kicking that can down the road, milking out their existing imaging solutions, continuing to invest in point and specialty solutions, and just thinking the whole thing is going to go away. Which it is not.”

To find out how reading-from-home challenges are affecting accessibility to medical images and how the right enterprise-imaging strategy can help your healthcare organization provide improved patient care, check out another excellent blog post by Tom Tennant.

Thanks for stopping by

As we all do our best to navigate the challenges and opportunities of 2020, I wish you well.

Going forward, we can shape a healthier, more inclusive, more equitable world. But we have to do it together. And we have to do it now.

Scoop Skupien

Scoop Skupien

Scoop Skupien is a former radio station mascot. A rabbit, if you really want to know. These days, he’s a content marketing manager at Hyland, as well as the editor... read more about: Scoop Skupien

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