The COVID-19 pandemic has spread to more than 33 million people worldwide, sending the healthcare industry racing to find a safe and effective vaccine. With over 42 candidates now in human trials, the conversation is evolving from not only when a vaccine(s) will be available, but also how those vaccines will be distributed to effectively halt the spread of the virus. The episode opens with a discussion of the changes to the traditional vaccine development process being undertaken to meet the objectives of Operation Warp Speed and (05:11) the potential long-term impacts it could have on future vaccines. At (07:18), the conversation shifts to a discussion of potential challenges for local health organizations developing and executing COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans – from storage requirements (08:39), to the need for consecutive doses (10:15), to difficulties of reaching underserved patients (10:54). Innovative partnerships (12:00) will be critical in ensuring widespread distribution, the spread of public health information, and ensuring patient compliance (13:00). Capacity planning (13:17) and provider recruitment (13:38) will be critical as demand and scope change from phase to phase of distribution. The conversation closes (14:13) with a discussion of how public health providers, health plans, and other industry players might encourage adoption of future COVID-19 vaccines, the importance of building public trust in the safety of the vaccines being brought to market, spreading information on when and how to receive the vaccine (16:28), and communicating the long-term efforts that will be required to bring the virus under control (18:17). Based on public opinion polls (19:50), there will certainly be a need for public education on (21:03) potential side effects, (21:55) the risk/benefit ratio, and (23:05) the long-term safety protocols in place in order to ensure widespread adoption of a COVID-19 vaccine.
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Health System Cybersecurity Threats: Will Your Patients Be In The Dark?
Cyberattacks are increasingly plaguing our healthcare system due to the rapid expansion of internet-connected technology, telemedicine, and remote support staff. In 2021, 66% of healthcare organizations were hit by ransomware, costing an average of $10.10 million and resulting in an average duration of 20 days of downtime. Healthcare providers spend less than 5% of their IT budgets on security, making them prime targets for an attack that can cripple clinical operations, presenting risks to patient safety and quality of care. Read how Vynamic partnered with a large, urban health system to map out off-line procedures across clinical and operational departments and prepared senior leaders and the incident response team to mobilize the enterprise in the event of an attack.
Trending News US – January 12, 2023
Building an Industry-Changing Patient Innovation Hub
Patient centricity is no longer a buzzword. It’s redefining how the pharmaceutical industry operates. Watch how Vynamic strategically partnered with a large, global pharmaceutical company to stand up a patient innovation hub aimed at producing patient-focused solutions that would enable improved patient outcomes.
Enabling Team Performance Through Strategy, Culture, & Operating Model Design
Navigating changes in structure and responsibilities can present operational and cultural challenges for a team. Read how Vynamic partnered with a Global Pharmaceutical company’s centralized medical evidence generation and data dissemination team to support their evolution over several months, bringing clarity to the client’s complex challenges and helping them bond, create a new vision and strategy, and adapt to changes in their remit.
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2023 Healthcare Industry Trends
2023 Healthcare Industry Trends
Emergence from a global pandemic is setting the stage for an eventful 2023 as powerful forces challenge the healthcare industry to modernize their businesses. Learn more about the top trends our team of experts expects will shape the healthcare industry this year.
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