The effects of decentralization in times of pandemic

The pandemic continues to remind us of how truly connected we are. In the United States, the arrival of COVID-19, first on the East Coast, made it possible for the West Coast to better prepare through an effective information network. 

Published on September 1, 2020

Hear an expert sharing his experiences throughout the pandemic from his Los Angeles hospital, and how the disruption of elective procedures has been managed.

<p>In this podcast, Dieter R. Enzmann, MD and Chair of the Department of Radiology at UCLA, reflects on the lessons he draws from the learning curves in California and at University of California. Through his experiences he believes that the interaction of future healthcare innovations, the concept of punctuated equilibrium, and the decentralization of healthcare are key elements that will shape our future approach to the pandemic.</p>
<p>Managing Board Member <a href="Christoph Zindel, MD" class="cp-fab-text-highlight">Christoph Zindel, MD</a> is talking to well-known experts in the healthcare industry around the globe to find out which strategies are particularly effective in the fight against COVID-19, which challenges still lie ahead, and what our new normal might look like one day.</p>
Christoph Zindel
Christoph Zindel, M.D., is a Member of the Managing Board of Siemens Healthineers. He joined in 1998 as Segment Manager and served in diverse management positions with increasing responsibility. He holds a Doctor of Medicine M.D. (Dr.) from the J.W. Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.

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COVID-19: How Decentralization Can Improve Healthcare with Dieter R. Enzmann, MD | Christoph Zinde‪l‬‬‬‬‬
COVID-19: How Decentralization Can Improve Healthcare with Dieter R. Enzmann, MD | Christoph Zinde‪l‬‬‬‬‬
As the COVID-19 pandemic has made its way across the globe, it has brought with it lessons the medical community continues to learn daily. The shared experience in hospitals across the globe has opened lines of communication and collaboration that have been strengthened. The early arrival of COVID-19 on the East Coast of the United States allowed the West Coast to be more prepared through an effective information network. It has reminded us of how connected we truly are.