COVID-19 Report

To Listen

We have compiled a playlist from all our shows and podcasts on our network that discuss the current COVID-19 pandemic.

News and Noted

Americans’ Perceptions of Telehealth in the Era of COVID-19
Sykes reports, “With increased reporting of a surge of telehealth visits and a boost in mental health app usage in the midst of a global pandemic, we wanted to better understand how people all over the U.S. perceive virtual health care, what they’re hopeful about and what they’re skeptical about, in this new era of COVID-19. We surveyed 2,000 adults from around the United States between March 19-20, 2020 via Pollfish, a third-party consumer-focused survey platform, in order to assess their perceptions of and experiences with telehealth.”

Usage of Telehealth and Retail Clinics Grew from 2017 to 2018 While That of ERs, ASCs and Urgent Care Declined
From 2017 to 2018, telehealth use grew 12 percent and use of retail clinics grew 10 percent, but use of urgent care centers, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and emergency rooms (ERs) all declined, according to newly released findings from FAIR Health. Urgent care center use fell 11 percent, ASC use fell 12 percent and ER use fell 15 percent. These are among the findings in a new FAIR Health (@fairhealth) white paper containing the third annual edition of FH® Healthcare Indicators and FH® Medical Price Index.

HIMSS COVID-19 Digital Think Tank
In light of the COVID-19 crisis, Healthbox, a HIMSS (@HIMSS) Solution, has developed a digital think tank where healthcare professionals across the globe can share best practices about how to best test, triage and treat patients and manage their facilities during the pandemic.

Products and Technology

Capacity Planning Tool from Health Catalyst
This tool was developed by Health Catalyst (@HealthCatalyst) to assist healthcare systems with their modeling and forecasting of COVID-19 infection rates in their local catchment region, and the subsequent impact of those rates on care delivery capacity. Experts will explain the tool and how it’s best leveraged in a 30-minute online live demonstration on Wednesday, April 8th at 4pm EST. Register now.

Wolters Kluwer Releases Healthcare IT Tools to Aid COVID-19 Monitoring & Reporting by Hospitals & Labs
Wolters Kluwer, Health (@Wolters_Kluwer) is making it easier for hospitals and laboratories to monitor COVID-19 cases from lab test to diagnosis, to treatment. Wolters Kluwer’s Sentri7® tools provide a centralized, global view of COVID-19 cases coupled with real-time alerting and automated notifiable conditions for reporting to public health agencies. Plus, Health Language® has accelerated solution updates with new SNOMED CT and ICD-10 codes to code, analyze and address COVID-19 cases.

4medica and KPI Ninja Launch COVID-19 Alerts and Reporting Solution to Identify At-Risk Patients to Support Treatment and Prevention Efforts
4medica (@4medica) and KPI Ninja (@kpininja) announced teaming up to launch a comprehensive lab analytics solution to support rapid treatment, prevention and spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The COVID-19 Alerts and Reporting Solution™ helps healthcare organizations and medical professionals identify and prioritize patients at higher risk of contracting severe forms of the respiratory disease. The solution also finds and tracks healthcare facility and ICU bed utilization across the U.S.

Capsule Ventilated Patient Surveillance Workstation
Continuous clinical surveillance can help extend the reach of ICU staff over the full range of intensive care patients, wherever they receive care in the facility. Capsule Ventilated Patient Surveillance (@capsule_tech) workstation (using the Bernoulli One Enterprise Software) is available to hospitals using Capsule Medical Device Information Platform version 9 and higher.

We’re Offering Complimentary Support to Clients for COVID-19 Best Practices
It is not business as usual for our clients, and PerfectServe (@perfectserve) wants to help. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare organizations are working quickly to address potential capacity challenges, communication needs, patient education opportunities, clinician staffing shortfalls, and more. We have already supported many clients in their COVID-19 efforts, and we’ve assembled lists of best practices to share with the industry.

Breakthrough Initiative Addresses Shortage of Personal Protective Equipment fro Nation’s Healthcare Workers in Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic
Global Center for Medical Innovation (@medtechinnovate), the Southeast’s first and only comprehensive medical device innovation center, announced a collaboration that addresses the severe shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for protecting the nation’s hospital workers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative provides, free-of-charge, the designs, with necessary regulatory guidance, for any Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) compliant manufacturing facility to use in the production and distribution of face shields to healthcare workers.

CV19 Lab Testing Dashboard powered by hc1 launched to support public health response with detailed national lab testing trends
Bioinformatics leader hc1 (@hc1dotcom) has launched a dynamic dashboard that displays lab testing insights to support leaders on the front lines who are actively working to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Anonymized trending data from a coalition of more than 20,000 lab testing locations supports the dashboard’s visualizations of COVID-19 testing rates, positive and negative test results, and key demographic filters like age and gender down to the county and neighborhood (Public Use Microdata Area) level.

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Canceled/Rescheduled Due to Coronavirus

What: ATA2020 Conference
When: May 3-5, 2020
Going Virtual

What: InstaMed 2020 Healthcare Payments Summit
When: May 5-6, 2020
Where: Philadelphia PA

Patient Experience Symposium
What: Patient Experience Symposium 2020
When: September 30 – October 2, 2020