ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A recent survey from Inteleos, a non-profit community of certified medical professionals, found that patient care standards improved over the last 18 months due to operational efficiencies implemented during the pandemic. The survey of over 500 medical professionals focused on how COVID-19 impacted the way healthcare practices are managed and operated, and how operational changes made during this time are likely to stay in place after the pandemic. The survey found:
- 63% of respondents agreed the COVID-19 pandemic helped their practice set or create new efficiencies. These efficiencies included things like pre-registering for appointments and telehealth, among others.
- 60% of practices implemented new efficiencies during the pandemic and at least 40% of those changes will be maintained even when the pandemic has lifted.
- Nearly 71% of medical professionals indicated that safety standards improved during the pandemic and 59% reported standards of care increased.