Last spring the COVID-19 pandemic flipped daily life on its head, disrupting every sector of the economy. A year later, healthcare leaders are still reckoning with the accelerated evolution brought on by the pandemic’s unprecedented economic demands.
With these new demands, healthcare boards have risen to the challenge, expanding their purview beyond traditional responsibilities. And the expansion is likely to continue through 2021, according to a new report from Pearl Meyer exploring what’s top of mind for healthcare boards. In particular, special attention to the healthcare workforce is needed, with five areas of particular concern:
- Engagement, retention, and mental health of the workforce
- Business strategy, compensation, and financial recovery and transformation
- Goal-setting for insurers
- Rick management
- Post-COVID-19 renewal of the strategic board