Week in Review: Week of June 1, 2020

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As June arrived, Headlines spent a few days reflecting on those who have stepped up during COVID-19 — and looking ahead to where the organization is headed as the pandemic continues.

For instance, there were features on Supply Chain and Health Information Technology & Services, two groups who have been integral to the organization’s recent efforts. Chief Medical Officer Jeff Desmond, M.D., also stopped by to discuss the lessons Michigan Medicine has learned and its plans for the future; while readers got an inside look at the mathematical models that have been informing difficult decisions throughout COVID-19.

In case you missed anything, here’s the latest:

Supply and demand: Recognizing Supply Chain’s innovative responses to COVID-19

With global shortages of personal protective equipment and other supplies, Michigan Medicine has been able to keep employees, patients and visitors safe — all thanks to Supply Chain team. The group has collected supplies from the community, vetted new distributors and even worked with global partners to ensure everyone in the organization has what they need. Learn more about their outstanding work.

‘How can we help?’ HITS steps up services and support during pandemic

Since mid-March, Health Information Technology & Services has been swamped as they helped the organization develop new policies and procedures, and made it possible for thousands of employees to work from home. Check out a rundown of everything they have worked on during COVID-19, and learn how those efforts have allowed faculty and staff to carry out their efforts as seamlessly as possible.

Looking back … and looking ahead: Q&A with Jeff Desmond, M.D., chief medical officer

What have the past three months been like for clinicians? And how will the organization’s patient care and education missions change moving forward? Those are just two of the questions Jeff Desmond, M.D., Michigan Medicine’s chief medical officer, addressed in a recent Q&A published in Headlines. See what his answers were to those questions and more.

Model citizens: Faculty and staff guide organization through pandemic with mathematical predictions

In order to properly care for patients with COVID-19, Michigan Medicine needed to be prepared for whatever was to come. For that, they turned to mathematical models based on both history and science. Click here to learn more about those models, the team that developed them, and how they will guide strategic decisions for months and possibly years to come.

This week, The Wrap hosted a discussion on racial disparities and the current climate at Michigan Medicine with two members of the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion. Check it out via the YouTube video above or media player below. Please note, the media player is not compatible with Internet Explorer, so please open in a new browser or search for “The Wrap by Michigan Medicine Headlines” on your personal device.