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

Chairman Alexander Statement on COVID-19 Testing
Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) made the following statement on COVID-19 testing: “Without more tests with quick results, it will be difficult to contain this disease and give Americans confidence to go back to work and back to school. In the last month, Congress has given federal agencies up to $38 billion to develop tests, treatments, and vaccines. Nothing is more important than finding a new diagnostic technology that will make it possible to test tens of millions of Americans, something our country has never tried to do before. We should start by using the money Congress has already provided, put politics aside, and work together on more tests with quick results.”

MTBC Practice Pulse Shows Telehealth Adoption Surging Amidst COVID-19 Crisis
MTBC, Inc. (@carecloud), a provider of cloud-based healthcare IT solutions and services, including telehealth, is helping medical groups stay informed and quickly address those areas posing the biggest risk to their practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Initial findings show that practices are most focused on staying in close contact with patients, migrating in-office visits to telehealth and protecting patients and staff from infection.

Kaufman Hall and Hagerty Consulting Establish a Partnership to Help Healthcare Organizations Navigate and Implement COVID-19 Recovery Strategies
Kaufman Hall (@KaufmanHall), a provider of healthcare strategic financial planning and other consulting solutions, and Hagerty Consulting, an emergency management and homeland security consulting firm, announced a partnership to help healthcare organizations understand the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and implement disaster cost recovery strategies. This new partnership brings together Kaufman Hall’s expertise in healthcare strategic financial planning with Hagerty’s leading long term disaster cost recovery consulting capabilities into a single, comprehensive solution for US’s healthcare providers.

COVID-19 Initiatives: Ways to get Involved
Burst IQ’s (@BurstIQ) Research Foundry is a coalition of health-focused researchers, organizations, and innovators from all over the world. Currently a variety of initiatives are being offered for COVID-19 such as data contribution, creation of private data collaboration zones, submission of research project proposals and more.

Slow COVID-19: CommonWell Member Resources & Initiatives
Since its inception, CommonWell members have been innovators and game changers in the health IT space. CommonWell will share and update what their members are doing in the fight to slow COVID-19, provide necessary care coordination resources, and ultimately, help save lives.

Lumiata Brings AI to the Forefront with COVID-19 Global AI Hackathon
Lumiata (@Lumiata) uses artificial intelligence to address the cost and risk of healthcare for customers. As the provider of an AI-powered platform and models for the healthcare industry, Lumiata accelerates its focus on the world’s most pressing issue, COVID-19, with the Lumiata COVID-19 Global AI Hackathon. Lumiata invites data scientists, machine learning practitioners, developers, health IT professionals, public health experts and others around the globe, to participate in the hackathon and address current challenges posed by COVID-19 and/or the future impact of COVID-19 on global healthcare.

Visit the Lumiata COVID-19 Global AI Hackathon page for more information and to register. Follow the hackathon at #LumiataCOVID19.

Join Weekly Zoom Event on COVID-19
Day Health Strategies hosts weekly Zoom meeting series every Wednesday at 12 noon ET, Leading Through the COVID-19 Crisis. No need to register.

Products and Technology

GlobalMed Offers Free Consultations to Healthcare Organizations Under Pressure to Implement Telehealth to Handle COVID-19 Surge
GlobalMed (@globalmed_usa) knows that implementing a virtual health program can seem daunting. However, given the explosive rise of COVID-19 cases, there is an unprecedented demand for solutions to tackle the pandemic. To this end, GlobalMed is offering a free 30-minute consultative session for care providers, practices, and health systems interested in deploying telehealth. Whether this means rapid deployment with simple video capabilities or virtual management of highly complex disease states on a modular, robust platform, GlobalMed stands ready to assist.

COVID-19 saliva tests: What is the benefit?
Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic (@mayoclinic) infectious diseases expert, discusses new saliva test to detect COVID-19.

To Read

Ruderman Family Foundation
The Ruderman Family Foundation (@RudermanFdn), a disability rights organization, published a new white paper which offers recommendations to help health policymakers make decisions to ensure the lives of people with disabilities are not secondary amid the collective public health goal to save the most lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Fair Resource Allocation During the COVID-19 Pandemic” calls for the implementation of triage guidelines in a way that is as objective as possible.

Deaconess Health System Delivers Crucial and Timely Information to Staff Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Last month, MobileSmith Health (@TheMobileSmith) announced the launch of their COVID Response Mobile Apps. The apps were designed to engage hospital patients, staff and volunteers by relaying the latest and most accurate guidance, data and alerts related to the global pandemic. Read how the MobileSmith Managed Services team is working closely with health system customers like Deaconess to guide and expedite the implementation of these apps.

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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