Listen how top experts in healthcare are dealing with the crisis

Healthcare is at a turning point toward a digital future. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, digitalization is being established faster than ever. 

Published on June 10, 2020

This new podcast series “Shaping the future of healthcare” enables clinical experts and researchers around the globe to share their experiences from the various focal points of the crisis. 

Our guest speaker in the first of a new series is Alexander Norbash, MD, Professor and Chair of the Radiology department at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. In his view, the crisis is above all a balancing act between the different needs of the medical staff, changing operational procedures, and financial challenges. One of his learnings: “Teamwork enhanced by digital tools is here to stay.” Therefore, especially telemedicine can bring resources to those who don't have access, reducing disparities in care for diverse patient groups and populations. Tune into this episode to hear this exchange on how their teams are handling crisis management processes, and the importance of embracing diversity and inclusion in order to foster innovation.

Guided by Siemens Healthineers Managing Board Member Christoph Zindel, different discussion partners provide deeper insights into their institutions, the impact of the pandemic, and share strategies on coping with the new reality. 

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.

Impact of COVID-19 in Hospitals with Alexander Norbash, MD | Christoph Zindel
Impact of COVID-19 in Hospitals with Alexander Norbash, MD | Christoph Zindel
The current pandemic has made hospitals ground zero across the globe. If we haven’t personally been admitted into hospital by the virus, we can easily imagine scenes of medical staff rushing through crowded corridors, shuffling past one another, concealed head to toe in blue PPE anonymity. At some point over the past three months, this has been the daily reality in every hospital.