Private Sector Coalition to Combat COVID-19 with Real-Time Data
Why the new U.S. interoperability rules matter during the COVID-19 pandemic
GoodSAM app being used to recruit NHS volunteers
- Delivering medicines from pharmacies
- Driving patients to appointments
- Bringing them home from hospital
- Making regular phone calls to check on people isolating at home
Sick notes to be automated through NHS 111 to prevent Covid-19 spread
Coronavirus news round-up: Digital Health debrief
U.S. preparing guidelines to classify county COVID-19 risk: Trump
Apple announces COVID-19 website and app in partnership with CDC and the White House
- Apple has developed a new website and app that will provide a screening tool for COVID-19 symptoms as well as up-to-date information from trusted sources about the coronavirus outbreak.
- The software announced Friday was developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House-led coronavirus task force and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
- Apple is not providing any tests.
Health information technology’s national blueprint for COVID-19
Skype, WhatsApp and FaceTime for consultations is fine, NHS tells doctors as it ramps up video conferencing
Elderly in UK care home embrace technology to beat coronavirus lockdown
Octogenarians prepare for three weeks of isolation.
New Initiative Will Leverage Supercomputers to Combat COVID-19
COVID-19 Affects Mental Health of Nurses, Frontline Workers More Than Others
Due to the toll COVID-19 is taking on both patients and providers alike, Jianbo Lai, MSc, and a team of China-based investigators used data from >1200 healthcare workers to assess the magnitude of mental health outcomes and associated factors among those treating patients who were exposed to the virus in China.
The team found that among the Chinese workers exposed to COVID-19, women, nurses, those in Wuhan, and frontline healthcare workers had a greater risk of worsening mental health outcomes than average.
The findings suggested that such individuals may need psychological support or interventions.
James Dyson designed a new ventilator in 10 days. He's making 15,000 for the pandemic fight
Rapid Response to COVID-19: Health Informatics Support for Outbreak Management in an Academic Health System
Germany benefits from digital health infrastructure during COVID-19 pandemic
How hospital IT departments can prepare for COVID-19
Technology lessons learned for temporary hospital deployments
Coronavirus pandemic puts focus on strengths, weaknesses of EHRs
Best Practices for Health System Emergency Preparedness
The coronavirus outbreak is forcing health systems to examine their emergency preparedness strategies and understand if they are truly ready to take on an influx of patients while also slowing the pandemic’s curve.
Machine Learning Tool Uses Real-Time Data to Monitor Flu Trends
Coronavirus Relief Package Needs Privacy Focus, Groups Tell Congress
Any Coronavirus relief packages drafted by Congress must center around patient privacy protections, and waivers must exclusively serve public health, civil-society groups urge.
Can location data from smartphones help slow the coronavirus? Facebook is giving academics a chance to try
Headlines have touted AI over docs in reading medical images. New review finds evidence is limited
Former FDA chief Gottlieb has dire warnings about hitting the brakes on social distancing measures
OCR Shares COVID-19 PHI, Data Sharing Guidance for First Responders
Collective Medical debuts free tool to help public health response to pandemic
Getting it right: The rise of digital health
How one statewide HIE is helping coordinate coronavirus response
Change Needed to Make ONC Interoperability Rule Work for ACOs
New Coalition Forms To Share Data, Coordinate Response To COVID-19 Threat
Movement Data from Sees Drop Amidst COVID-19 Social Distancing
Patient Portal Use in Senior Patients Soaring, Spur Adoption Goals
Best Practice Cybersecurity Methods for Remote Care, Patient Portals
Electronic Health Records Need an Ethical Tune-Up
Six 2020 predictions for real-world evidence
No privacy review completed of controversial Telus Health Babylon app
Alberta privacy commissioner says review of privacy implications could take a year
Clinical AI vendor Jvion unveils COVID Community Vulnerability Map
WHO, coronavirus testing lab hit by hackers as opportunistic attacks ramp up
Health IT heavy-hitters join forces for COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition
Health Care Technology Leadership in the Midst of COVID-19
4 Ways You Haven't Thought About Using Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Learn how healthcare systems are using telehealth to address workforce issues, care for at-risk populations, and deliver more efficient care.
Britain challenges start-ups to support mental health of self-isolators
£25,000 grants available for digital solutions that can be running in next few weeks.
Special Report: Imaging (PACS)
States Move Quickly to Address Coronavirus Pandemic With Telehealth
Geisinger, UPMC among health systems fast-tracking tech, telehealth projects for COVID-19
IBM, White House, Department of Energy, and others launch consortium to give coronavirus researchers access to supercomputers
Smartphones help track global virus spread
How Vendors are Using EHR Optimization to Combat Coronavirus
AI algorithm IDs abnormal chest X-rays from COVID-19 patients
AWS initiative to accelerate COVID-19 diagnostics, research
The program, which is backed by an initial investment of $20 million, is open to accredited research institutions and private entities using AWS to support research-oriented workloads for the development of point-of-care diagnostics.
Is Artificial Intelligence Mature Enough to Combat COVID-19?
Weekly News Recap
- Hospitals ask the federal government for a $100 billion bailout to offset their costs of diagnosing and treating COVID-19.
- COVID-19 predictions and recommended federal government actions dominated the news.
- HHS announces that it will allow physicians to practice across state lines, although individual states must waive their own requirements.
- HHS OCR relaxes its requirements on the use of consumer video technologies such as Skype and FaceTime for offering telehealth services.
- Telemedicine companies struggle with a high volume of demand that strains their infrastructure and provider availability.
- WebMD acquires StayWell.
- Epic cancels its XGM conference.
- Cerner asks all employees who are able to work from home to do so.