COVID-19 has forced many health systems to adopt telehealth tools. Even for systems at the forefront of telehealth experimentation, implementation and utilization was extremely uneven before the current public health crisis. Before considering scaling these nascent telehealth programs into more robust digital health offerings, leaders must evaluate how these capabilities align to long-term digital health strategy.
The COVID pandemic has had obvious impacts on consumer behavior over the past six months. But “what” specifically has changed, and “how persistent” will these changes be after the pandemic subsides?
The hits keep coming in 2020. While we all stay focused on executing our plans through the remainder of the year – and within the elements we can control – BCE continues to see signs for optimism in the consumer world for 2021.
BCE has been tracking consumer attitudes and behaviors in response to the pandemic since May. In this latest round of the tracking survey, respondents were asked to reflect on their spending in 2020 – including any changes caused as a result of the pandemic – and project that forward into 2021.
The private equity market entered 2020 riding 10+ years of momentum. However, the COVID-19 pandemic and associated market uncertainty have put the brakes on new deals and forced investors to alter their strategies. While some reactionary GP strategies were focused on near-term survival, we predict others are here to stay as investors adopt to the “new normal”.