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Jun 1, 2020

Dr. Dan DeBehnke is an emergency care physician who became a health system CEO and now is an advisor to executives of healthcare systems. Needless to say, the last couple of months he’s been monitoring the effects of the COVID pandemic and evaluating how healthcare systems can best respond in this time of decreased profit margins. 

Dr. DeBehnke believes that, like it or not, the genie is out of the bottle, and telemedicine is here to stay. Though it’s not ideal for every situation, telemarketing has positive ramifications for both the patient and physician. Dr. DeBehnke believes healthcare systems need to revisit their pre-COVID strategic plans, paying special attention to pricey fixed assets.

Finally Dr. DeBehnke gives invaluable advice to fellow physicians who are interested in moving into leadership positions. In a nutshell: first, excel at your trade, and then get out of your comfort zone.

In today’s episode you’ll learn:

  • About Dr. DeBehnke’s career path
  • How COVID is affecting healthcare systems’ bottom line
  • Why telemedicine, though not ideal,  is here to stay
  • Why communication is especially important during times of crises
  • Why all pre-COVID strategic plans need to be revisited
  • Dr. DeBehnke’s advice for physicians who want to move into leadership positions