It’s no lie that the healthcare industry has experienced a load of dramatic change during what has grown into a mass global pandemic. With thousands of people dead, worldwide, COVID-19 has created a healthcare emergency, with a surge in demand for diagnostic drive-thru testing facilities, specimen collection and courier services, and an increase in pop-up field hospitals and workshops. With the World Health Organization asking citizens to practice physical and social distancing measures and guidelines, the population at large is postponing non-urgent care needs, resulting is a catastrophic economic impact. Several primary care centers are taking the fall for this, as researchers are finding a reduction in use of healthcare services by about 70%, while clinicians and other staff members are being furloughed, let go, and financially burdened.
Elective surgeries took the largest hit from the Coronavirus impact with new strategies and procedures put in place to keep patients reassured to know that hospitals are still a safe location to venture into. There have been many challenges and changes, but with this new sense of revitalization taking its course in the healthcare industry, that leaves room for enabling a more creative environment to help treat patients, more effectively.
Ensuring that vital tools and equipment provide an ease-of-use for staff members and can be easily and readily disinfected after procedures, to help stop the spread of the virus, is important. Honeywell’s Operational Intelligence software allows IT staff to access actionable insights that can provide answers to some commonly asked questions: “Was this Device Sanitized?”, and “Was this Device Checked back in?”. Newer features allow healthcare providers to give greater visibility over social distancing measures and additional cleaning protocols.
All of Honeywell’s healthcare product offerings include Disinfectant-Ready Housings (DRHs). DRHs utilize plastics that are designed to withstand the harshness of frequent cleanings with disinfectants and stripping chemicals. Looking to the future, the healthcare industry is picking itself up and revitalizing operations for times to come and Honeywell is here to help. If you’re interested in learning more about how Honeywell and their vast array of Healthcare-based solutions, be sure to contact your BlueStar Representative today!