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Insight: The Short- and Long-Term Impacts of COVID-19 on Utah’s Health and Health Care Industry

By: Laura Summers

Note: The opinions expressed are those of the author alone and do not reflect an institutional position of the Gardner Institute. We hope the opinions shared contribute to the marketplace of ideas and help people as they formulate their own INFORMED DECISIONS™.

Rising COVID-19 cases, social distancing, and potential shut-downs are changing the way we think about our health and how we intersect with the health care system. On Wednesday, July 15, the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute hosted a Newsmaker Breakfast that focused on the short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on Utah’s health and health care industry.

Attendees had an opportunity to hear from Dr. Amy Khan, M.D., M.P.H., Executive Medical Director of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah; Mikelle Moore, Senior Vice President, Chief Community Health Officer at Intermountain Healthcare; and Steve Walston, Ph.D., Director, Master of Healthcare Administration Program at the University of Utah. Sterling Petersen, Analytics Lead for the Utah Department o