In healthcare, long-term solutions to address hospital capacity strain have been a key component of the organization’s strategic objectives. They involve reducing demand for hospital care by improving preventative medicine, primary care and home care, and increasing capacity in hospitals as well as long-term care facilities.
In industrial settings, parallel solutions to improve capacity are taking place to address the critical demand for medical-related supplies, medical equipment, key food production, and other deemed critical products.
What can be done in the short term?
For healthcare practices such as hospitals as well as manufacturing companies, creating immediate capacity while optimizing costs is critical for the survival of the organization and winning the battle against this global pandemic. Equally important to the creation of capacity, is the development of processes that can support this increase in demand while maintaining the health and reducing the overburdening of the team members.