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3 ways health care providers can fight racism—today and in the future

by Rachel Zuckerman and Asya Igmen June 25, 2020

This is the second instalment in our 'Global perspectives on racism in health care' series. Read the first instalment here.

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Racism is a public health crisis. Here's why health care leaders beyond the US also need to address it.

by Asya Igmen and Rachel Zuckerman June 18, 2020

This is the first instalment in our 'Global perspectives on racism in health care' series.

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Older adults are skipping necessary care. Here's how to change their minds.

by Asya Igmen and Rachel Zuckerman June 11, 2020

Patients worldwide have delayed seeking the care they need for chronic and urgent conditions during the new coronavirus pandemic. That's because they either don't want to overwhelm the health care system or are afraid to go to the hospital for non-Covid care.

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One Swiss hospital's "3 bucket" approach to rescheduling planned procedures

by Rebecca Soistmann and Rachel Zuckerman June 4, 2020

Around the world, hospitals are slowly attempting to return to 'normal' with regular caseloads, filled surgery schedules, and in-person appointments when they're appropriate. But as we've seen over the past few weeks, a new normal is emerging—and even that is proving difficult to achieve.

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How 9 countries are sprinting to launch contact tracing—and 4 ways hospitals can get involved

by Paul Trigonoplos and Rebecca Soistmann May 21, 2020

This is the second installment in our ‘Global Covid-19 Insights’ series. To access our first piece on how hospitals can prepare for a second Covid-19 wave, click here.

Much of the contact tracing conversation to date has centered on digital solutions that help identify Covid-positive individuals and isolate them. In March, countries like Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan captured headlines with their advanced—and sometimes contentious—Covid-19 apps and surveillance methods. Meanwhile, the rest of the world was scantly contact tracing or not tracing at all. But by early May it was hard to find a country without its own app or plan that followed East Asia's lead.

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How to create effective staff 'feedback loops' amid Covid-19

by Miles Cottier and Rachel Zuckerman May 20, 2020

Health care leaders often strive to create a strong team culture where staff feel heard and empowered to do their best work—but this is easier said than done.

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3 ways nursing leaders can lead the response to Covid-19

Rebecca Richmond May 14, 2020

Over the past few weeks, I've spoken with nurse leaders in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the UK, and Canada through group discussions and one-on-one conversations. Even though each region—and even each organisation—is facing a unique situation, many of these nurse leaders pointed out common themes.

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How 9 countries responded to Covid-19—and what we can learn to prepare for the second wave

by Rebecca Soistmann and Paul Trigonoplos May 8, 2020

As society moves past the first Covid-19 wave, leaders are left contemplating what the path back to "normal" will look like—for society and for health care. Decisions around how and when to exit lockdown are not made lightly, and are complicated by fact that every jurisdiction seems to have a different calculus for how to approach their off-ramp. To help make sense of the policies that governments are chasing, and inform how and where you should be comparing yourself against other jurisdictions, we analyzed national governments' pandemic responses and lockdown exit strategies.  

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