COVID-19 Report

NursesNow Roundup April 2020: Special Edition

May is National Nurses Month! We’d like to extend a big thank you to all of the nurses who took a moment during this intense time to answer our questions. Nurses are working around the clock as they combat the coronavirus pandemic. Hear from a few nurses on the front lines answering some most frequently asked questions in response to this global problem. Additionally, check out these messages, playlists and freebies to celebrate and honor nurses around the globe from HealthcareNOW Radio’s Friday Five last week.

To Listen

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

Products and Technology

MediVisum Partners with Equipo Health for Secure Remote Patient Care and Video Services that Protect Patient Privacy and Anticipate Changes in Healthcare Post COVID-19
MediVisum, a UMS Health Company, has partnered with Equipo Health to provide a full suite of HIPAA compliant, web-based, video-conferencing enabled remote patient care solutions as a secure, uncompromising response to the healthcare delivery and subsequent data security challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.

AdvaMed Announces VentConnect Online Platform to Scale the Production and Distribution of Ventilators
As part of the medical technology industry’s multi-front battle to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Advanced Medical Technology Association (@advamedupdate) announced the launch of a new platform ( to connect ventilator companies with component suppliers to help quickly scale production and distribution of these vital devices.

News and Noted

Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NEHII), NextGate, InterSystems and KPI Ninja Partner to Support Statewide COVID-19 Data Collection and Reporting
To help the state of Nebraska accurately track COVID-19 cases and test results, the Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NEHII), in cooperation with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, has gone live with its COVID-19 data-monitoring platform. Using technology from NextGate (@NextGate), InterSystems and KPI Ninja, public health officials and care teams across Nebraska have accesss to accurate, comprehensive data on COVID-19 patients as well as key resource utilization.

To Read & Watch

Mental Health Is the Next Pandemic
According to GlobalMed’s (@globalmed_usa) Joel E. Barthelemy, while many of us are sheltering in place to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, a massive mental health pandemic is also brewing. Fears about COVID-19, the economic meltdown, and prolonged social-isolation are all taking a toll on mental health. Above all else, Americans say their mental health is suffering more than their physical and financial health due to COVID-19.

Power Over Uncertainty: Five Steps for ACOs to Take Now – The COVID-19 pandemic has created great uncertainty for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Instead of backing away, now is the best time for ACOs to remain engaged in value. HealthEC offers five steps we suggest ACOs take now to improve quality outcomes today while also ensuring organizational sustainability for tomorrow.

Is Covid-19 the Argument Health Data Interoperability Needed? | WTF Health
Health Catalyst (@HealthCatalyst) CEO, Dan Burton, talked with Jessica DaMassa from WTF Health about the COVID-19 pandemic and how the Touchstone™ platform addresses interoperability gaps hindering COVID treatments and recovery efforts. Watch the video to learn more.

Down the Rabbit Hole with HealthcareNOW Radio’s Roberta Mullin
Save hours of falling down your own rabbit hole and dive into Roberta’s with her instead.


When: May 12, 2020 | 1:00 pm EST
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Innovation and Collaboration in Virtual Care: How healthcare organizations are finding creative solutions to provide remote care during this time of crisis – There’s never been a more important time for innovation and collaboration in the world of healthcare. Creative solutions are needed now more than ever—solutions that can be quickly implemented to protect the lives of patients, their communities, and the healthcare team who serve them. In this webinar, Wendy Deibert and Scott Andrus of Caregility and Jonathan Witenko of Lee Health will present examples and case studies of innovative telehealth solutions being deployed during the COVID-19 crisis.

When: Thursday, May 14, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
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ACOs During COVID-19: Five Steps to Take Now – The predictions for ACOs during and post-pandemic is anything but positive. But are these rumors fact or fiction? What is the new reality for ACOs amid changing rules and a post-COVID world? ACOs can stay healthy and strong with new tactics to manage and maintain quality, cost and risk. Webinar presenters Dr. Sanjay Seth and Dr. Jenifer Jaeger lay out five practical steps ACOs should take now to perform even better under risk-based contracts tomorrow.

When: Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:00 PM ET
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Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (PRI)
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays (through end of May) 5:30 – 6:30 pm ET
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COVID-19 Group Support Virtual Meetings for All Medical Professionals and Healthcare Workers – Joseph Weiner MD, PhD will be facilitating complimentary Virtual Peer Support Groups. to all members of the healthcare team in New York and beyond during the COVID-19 Pandemic. They are not limiting this group to physicians and nurses – all healthcare workers are welcome. Dr. Weiner is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Medicine and Science Education in the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He is an expert in crisis management with healthcare professionals.

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COVID-19 Resources
HealthcareNOW Radio rounded up some health IT resources being offered by companies to help healthcare professionals, American citizens and all of those affected in the fight against the coronavirus.

Canceled/Rescheduled Due to Coronavirus

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