13 Apr. 2020 | Comments (0)
The COVID-19 crisis is posing significant and unprecedented challenges to the US health care system. Health care workers and hospitals are pushed to the brink responding to the pandemic. How can the nation’s response today prepare us for a better health care and public health system in the future? Is there a chance that what we learn today, and the remedies that we impose, can give us a more-rational health care system for the future in general terms, not just for public health and pandemics? Steve Messinger, President of ECG Management Consultants, and a member of CED’s Health Care Subcommittee, discussed the current situation, what can be expected regarding a COVID-19 vaccine and social distancing, and how the health care industry can respond better in future crises. The conversation was moderated by Joseph Minarik, CED’s Senior Vice President and Director of Research.