Intermountain CEO Marc Harrison, MD, was one of six experts interviewed for a recent report in the Wall Street Journal about COVID-19’s lasting effects on healthcare. Three changes Dr. Harrison predicts:

  • Increased use of technology
  • More preventive medicine
  • Making care more convenient and accessible. “[Healthcare delivery a decade from now will be] where you want it, when you want it, how you want it—probably for 90 or 95 percent of what’s delivered ... COVID-19 has accelerated the trend of care outside the hospital, including at home ... One thing I know is it’s going to be higher value—lower cost and higher quality.”

Dr. Harrison also said the pandemic has highlighted the need to remove racial disparities in care and to improve mental healthcare. Here’s a link to the full article, which is behind a paywall.