Can the crisis result in stronger healthcare systems?

2020-07-10

A higher degree of collaboration, the acceleration of technology, and a deeper “patient first” culture. These are the key elements Howard B. Chrisman, President of the Northwestern Medical Group and Professor of Radiology and Surgery says will contribute to a stronger healthcare system after the crisis.

In this podcast, Howard B. Chrisman, MD, MBA, FSIR, President of the Northwestern Medical Group and Senior Vice President of the Northwestern Memorial HealthCare in Chicago, Illinois, candidly reflects on the challenges of balancing the daily anxieties in the workplace with trying to keep himself and his family safe. He shares the highlights that have helped him, and his organization continue to endure the crisis that as of June 3rd has infected nearly 47,000 Chicago residents. From the nurses who go above and beyond the call of duty, the leadership team who exemplifies a high degree of collaboration, to the IT specialists accelerating technology and telemedicine, and an overall deeper patient first culture, there is one common aspect – the human aspect.

Leading the Reactivation Team at Northwestern Medicine, Chrisman is optimistic that – along with progress in testing -these elements are what will drive the reopening of healthcare and ultimately result in a stronger healthcare system following COVID-19.

In this podcast series, Managing Board Member Christoph Zindel talks with renowned healthcare experts, who share their insights on the latest MedTech trends, challenges, and best practices. Listen in and learn how organizations and individuals around the world are shaping the future of healthcare.


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