Health systems decisions about work-from-home

After the COVID-19 crisis passes, will staff stay remote or return to the worksite?

Doctor or surgeon using digital tablet A recent discussion among health system finance leaders centered on the impacts of COVID-19 on healthcare and their way of managing nonclinical staff — including where work is done.

Grant Thornton’s Healthcare practice professionals facilitate weekly discussions among health system CFOs, controllers and finance vice presidents from across the country. The forum offers executives an opportunity to share best practices, challenges and solutions in real time.

In a Q&A, executives revealed their varied plans about workforce permissions and requirements.

Continue to work from home

Back to work

With most of these leaders either having decided to allow work-from-home or holding off on bringing teams back in, a picture is forming of a new model for the future workforce.

For more on the transformations that COVID-19 is continuously bringing to your organization, visit Respond. Restore. Together and the COVID-19 resource center. You’ll find a CARES Act analysis of workforce topics such as business tax relief, the Paycheck Protection Program, unemployment benefits and health care provisions; business takeaways from the federal stimulus; including employee retention credit and payroll tax suspension; cyber, privacy and security actions to take during COVID-19; a pandemic risk assessment tool that determines your risks and offers resiliency plans to protect your business, customers and shareholders. In addition, get tips on holding productive remote meetings and read about the COVID-19 economic pandemic.


Stephen ThomeStephen Thome
Principal, Health Care Transaction Advisory Services
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