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Providence’s "DetectionMap" Provides a Nearly Real-Time View of Local COVID-19 Prevalence Among its Patients, Down to the Neighborhood Level

With its new DetectionMap, Providence is making information about local COVID-19 infections available to the people of the communities in which it operates. "DetectionMap", is a publicly available online “heat map” that shows where COVID-19 is prevalent in a given geographical area where Providence cares for patients. Unlike most county-level reporting tools, "DetectionMap", lets people zoom into their neighborhood to see how many patients with COVID-19 Providence is seeing in that area.

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UHC Collaborates with Janssen to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccine Research

The coronavirus continues to have a profound impact on the health of people around the world, in particular those who may be at higher risk for symptomatic infection, including older people, essential workers and diverse communities that have been disproportionately affected.

To help advance efforts to prevent the disease, UnitedHealth Group is collaborating with Johnson & Johnson and its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies to share information about their Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine candidate trial to members, customers and employees to help meet enrollment goals.

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Johnson & Johnson Initiates Pivotal Global Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Janssen’s COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

The Company is in ongoing discussions with many stakeholders, including national governments and global organizations, as part of its efforts to meet its commitment to make the vaccine candidate accessible globally, provided the vaccine is demonstrated to be safe and effective and following regulatory approval.

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Close to 17 Percent of Patients Recovered From COVID-19 Could Still Carry the Virus

A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, presents new data that address important questions pertaining to the containment of the coronavirus pandemic: When should COVID-19 quarantine really end and which continuing symptoms may be more indicative of a positive test in recovered patients?

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Privacy and Security Considerations for Employers Grappling with Introducing Social Distancing and Contact Tracing Technologies in the Workplace

As employers continue their efforts to safely bring employees back to the workplace, many have moved beyond initial pre-entry wellness checks or questionnaires and are considering technology solutions that monitor social distancing and conduct contact tracing in real-time. 

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Countering COVID-19: Using Phased Data Analytics to Shape Benefits Plans.

The same data that offered benefits insights before COVID-19 can do so now—it just needs to be viewed through a different lens. Rani Aravamudhan, Senior Clinical Consultant for HDMS explains.  

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Updox Seeing Significant Demand for Telehealth; Will Present on Navigating Virtual Care Post-COVID at MGMA 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Updox, the only place to manage healthcare communications across both in-person and virtual care, continues to see an unprecedented need for innovative, easy-to-implement virtual care solutions for physicians and healthcare practices. In response, the company continues to facilitate more than 15,000 telehealth visits per day and is launching new solutions to meet practice and health system needs.

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Airlines Are Testing an App to Help Verify Passengers' COVID-19 Test Results

The "CommonPass" can be programmed to meet the specific restrictions a municipality has enacted to stem the spread of coronavirus, and it should make it easier for travelers to keep up with what can be rapidly changing travel restrictions.

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Is Value-Based Care Stalled?

Payers and providers have mutually become increasingly vocal about their desire to accelerate the transition to value-based care. This willingness by both payers and providers has grown as the COVID-19 pandemic continues crushing provider volume, exposing some of the fundamental flaws of a fee-for-service system. Kevin Hutchinson, CEO, from Apervita explains.

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The Opportunity For Expanding Reimbursement in 2021 - Automated Virtual Care Using Patient Generated Health Data (PGHD)

Under COVID, the use of Communication Technology-Based Services (CTBS) has become essential to the delivery of safe, affordable and high quality care. Telehealth services (synchronous technology-enabled care) has grown exponentially.

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