To overcome, we must understand.
The challenges of the pandemic continue to evolve at every level. Seemingly random scenarios make managing the situation extremely difficult, if not impossible. Education resources are scarce or become obsolete within a day's time due to the dynamic nature of the environment.
But like you, we are not backing down. We are pushing forward in solidarity with organizations and professionals like you to create any sense of confidence and order in the chaos that we can. This new initiative aims to gather the real-time data of the effects of the pandemic on holistic practice operations
. Gathered on a monthly basis, we will ask the front lines to report what they are experiencing through surveys much like our MGMA surveys launch at the beginning of each year.
How you can help
We need to capture the effects on high-level aspects of organizations like yours, like compensation, staffing, operations and more on a monthly basis to be able to trend the data. You can help today by completing the survey monthly.
At some point, every month:
- Sign in to data.mgma.com
- Click the "Participate" icon
- Complete the information for each month in the "2020 Monthly Survey"
- BONUS: Retroactively complete monthly data inputs starting from January 2020
*Please note that there isn't a "submit" button for the survey, as the survey will be conducted every month.
At the end of the entire collection period (to be determined), we will compile the results into a report that will diagnose the effects the pandemic has had on healthcare, as reported by professionals and organizations like yours. Those who participate in the monthly surveys will receive a complimentary copy of the report for their own analysis.
The bottom line is that if you're interested in understanding exactly what effects COVID-19 is having on healthcare, please consider participating
. We cannot do it without you.