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Non-obvious elements for a comprehensive reopening plan.
The coronavirus had an imbalanced approach to healthcare facilities. While hospitals and larger health systems were overrun with an influx of patients and emergencies, smaller practices were deemed “non-essential.” Elective surgeries and routine primary care were asked to pause, in efforts to support the overburden treatment of COVID-19 patients.
As the curve starts to flatten, businesses are beginning to reopen around the country. This includes smaller medical centers, such as ambulatory surgery, that have been closed for many weeks due to the pandemic. But a re-opening isn’t as simple as unlocking the doors and turning on the lights. Businesses of all industries should put together smart, strategic operational plans for when they “reopen,” in whatever form that ends up being.
While this document should outline a practices’ clinical, operational, and financial actions for re-opening, the secret to success is including the re-opening elements that your team hasn’t thought of, read about, or considered. In other words: What are you missing from your re-opening plan? Below are some of the non-obvious elements for a thorough and comprehensive re-opening plan.
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These additional considerations can make or break your re-opening plan. Use these last few days of quarantine to put together the business basics of what your facility will need for a strong re-opening. Then, walk away for a bit and come back to think about what else you might be missing. Here’s to your great success in this next chapter!