34 minutes | Jul 9th 2020

What COVID-19 is Teaching us about Technology with Howard B. Chrisman, MD, MBA, FSIR | Christoph Zindel

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to teach us lessons, and there’s no doubt more are on the way. One thing we have learned already is that technology can be pandemic-proof. It’s helped to keep workplaces active and communication flowing despite physical offices being closed.  In the case of digital medicine, technology is demonstrating value far beyond its intended purpose. It allows us to virtually be somewhere without physically having to be there. Digital medicine has been an efficient multilateral tool as medical professionals across the globe require quick and effective communication between hospitals.   In this episode, Managing Board Member Christoph Zindel interviews Howard B. Chrisman, President of the Northwestern Medical Group, Senior Vice President of Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, and Professor of Radiology focusing on Vascular and Interventional Radiology and Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  We discuss how one Chicago hospital has weathered the COVID-19 storm, and the important role that digital medicine played during the early days of the crisis.   Some Questions We Ask:   ●   What has been your biggest challenge through COVID-19? (3:18) ●   What is the current situation in your hospital? (6:00) ●   What are your thoughts on a more digital healthcare system? (15:06) ●   How do you apply testing to the population and what recommendations do you have? (21:18) ●   How can we strengthen the healthcare delivery system after COVID-19? (26:26)     In this Episode, You Will Learn:   ●   How Chicago responded to the arrival of the virus (6:09) ●   The story of one hero nurse at Northwestern Medical (10:30) ●   Why this virus has been the “great disrupter” (14:23) ●   The current process for new patients being admitted into the hospital (22:17)     Connect with Howard B. Chrisman:   Northwestern Medicine Research Linkedin  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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