Click here for state-by-state re-opening resources, maintained by the law firm Alston & Bird, LLP. Includes links to the actual reopening orders, permitted businesses, operational requirements, comments and links to other state-specific resources.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE GUIDANCE​

 
Centralized Command
  • MedAxiom recommends constituting a COVID-19 task force ( or similar body) for all virus-related decisions
  • This body should lead and coordinate all decision making, considering the entire organization’s needs
  • Create consistency for re-emergence across the enterprise
Use Data when Available
  • Base decisions on science whenever possible
  • Utilize professional societies’ guidance and recommendations
Monitor
  • Continuously monitor results across the entire organization
  • Be prepared to act quickly when needed
  • Regularly check for updates
Document Decisions
  • Catalog decision processes, discussions
  • Cite references and sources
  • Date stamp documentation
 

 

Multi-Society Guidance for Resuming Care

 

 

Best Practices for a Covid-19 Preparedness Plan for Health Systems

 
NEJM Free Resource​

A national group of health care leaders offers a guide to developing an action plan for health systems to prepare for the coronavirus pandemic and successfully deploy a systematic plan with a focus on four critical elements.

April 30, 2020

Summary​

To combat the Covid-19 crisis, health systems leaders need a clear, systematic approach to quickly evaluate critical needs and identify areas of weakness. In addition, to flatten the curve of the rates of infection and hospitalization, health systems need to proactively deploy a robust preparedness strategy. This compilation of best practices for Covid-19 preparedness is based on established guidelines and firsthand experiences on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic. The cornerstones of an effective Covid-19 preparedness plan for a health system are: (1) mitigating local transmission; (2) conserving, supporting, and protecting staff; (3) eliminating nonurgent strains on the system; and (4) coordinating communication. Health systems should not wait until they face a surge in Covid-19 cases to implement a comprehensive response. By acting early, health systems may avoid being crippled by crisis and continue to be operational and provide critically important care.​

 

 

ACC Clinician Well-Being Portal - NEW!

For our ACC members, the American College of Cardiology maintains a very robust and current well-being portal specific to our providers. There is now a section focusing on the unique impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on well-being. You can access the portal by clicking here.

 

 

Staff Wellness in Time of Crisis - NEW!

This is a very nice resource published by the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), which is under Health & Human Services (HHS). It walks through the sources of stress during a crisis, the drivers of lasting motivation, a stress audit checklist, tips on training and some pearls of wisdom for leadership. Also contains a link to a fully recorded webcast.

Mini Modules to Relieve Stress for Healthcare Workers Responding to COVID-19: Leading Towards Organizational Wellness in an Emergency

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