How Covid-19 Has Changed Health Care at Weill Cornell Medicine

Are there any silver linings to a devastating pandemic? The Covid-19 crisis hit New York City with hurricane force in early Spring, placing unprecedented demands on health care providers.

As it turns out, the short-term response to the public health emergency has spurred some long-term improvements in operational efficiency and safety and accelerated the use of digital technology, according to Dr. Adam Stracher, chief medical officer and director of primary care at Weill Cornell Medicine.

“We will never go back to practicing medicine the way we did before,” Stracher said. “A lot of the things that improve efficiency and patient care will become permanent because they are good for everybody.”

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