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Now on Demand—Coping With COVID-19: A Guide to Navigating Uncharted Waters

Manatt’s Recent Webinar Examined COVID-19 Through the Eyes of Healthcare Stakeholders—and Shared Practical Approaches for Meeting the Regulatory, Financial and Operational Challenges. 

With the spread of COVID-19 accelerating across the country, most healthcare organizations are in uncharted territory in terms of how to respond. While there has been a flood of communications with updates on the crisis and its implications, it can be difficult to translate that information into meaningful, practical plans and actions.

To help you navigate the crisis, Manatt Health created a webinar specifically for healthcare stakeholders—and we want to be sure you don’t miss any of the valuable information shared during the program. If you or anyone on your

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eHealth Initiative Leads Effort to Request Relief for Providers Fighting COVID-19

Washington, DC – March 23, 2020 – Today, eHealth Initiative (eHI) sent a letter to Congress, signed by 21 leading digital health and health IT organizations, outlining support for certain provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, as well as additional steps to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Digital health, telehealth, and remote monitoring technology can help providers effectively triage and treat COVID-19 patients,” says Jennifer Covich Bordenick, Chief Executive Officer of eHI. “There is an urgent need to remove regulations and help providers scale this technology quickly.”

The letter outlines support for telehealth provisions, including increased funding, as well as provisions related to the sharing of

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Helping You Stay Informed About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

UnitedHealthcare is waiving your costs for COVID-19 testing provided at approved locations in accordance with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. 

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Helpful Information About the Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19

Across the world, new cases of COVID-19 are being reported, and the U.S. has declared a national emergency. However, according to the CDC, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low for the majority of people. Providence continues to follow established infection prevention protocols and remain prepared to care for patients. They have protocols in place, including training their staff and practicing for these scenarios, and for how they work with infection control and prevention teams, the CDC, and public health authorities. They are monitoring this issue closely and taking necessary precautions to ensure the safety of patients, caregivers, visitors, and the community.

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Cerner's Aproach to the COVID-19 Pandemic

At the recommendation of the COVID-19 Taskforce, associates worldwide have been educated on best practices to prevent transmission, and Cerner is continually monitoring the WHO, CDC and government recommendations worldwide.  

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Internists Ask Government to Do More to Address COVID-19

In a series of recommendations provided to the Trump administration and Congress today, the American College of Physicians (ACP) laid out a series of steps federal, state and local governments, and other stakeholders should be taking to help address COVID-19 (the Novel Coronavirus). 

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ACC President Message: ACC Issues COVID-19 Clinical Guidance For the CV Care Team

This resource provides an overview of COVID-19, and outlines what's currently known from the published literature about the acute cardiac complication of COVID-19 and its implications for patients with underlying cardiovascular conditions. It also includes clinical guidance given current COVID-19 uncertainty, as well as recommendations for cardiac-specific preparedness.

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Coronavirus Outbreak Solution – World first from Orion Health

Orion Health has developed the first comprehensive pandemic outbreak monitoring platform to alleviate demand on health systems and reduce the risk of further spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Orion Health software that supports this will be offered at no cost to existing and future customers.

Core functionality of the solution includes the ability to remotely monitor and engage patients in their homes, facilitating communication between quarantined people and the healthcare service, as well as maintaining visibility of those recently discharged. The intention is to alleviate spikes in demand on health systems, reducing the risk of further spread of the virus and flattening the epidemiological curve.

 

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Major North American and European Radiology Organizations Publish Statement on Ethics of AI in Radiology

Experts in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology, from many of the world’s leading radiology, medical physics and imaging informatics groups, today published an aspirational statement to guide the development of AI in radiology.

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PCPs Outpace Specialists in Embracing Digital Health Tools

For every new medical device or piece of equipment family physicians encounter, questions inevitably arise. For digital health tools such as telemedicine software or EHRs, those questions are often even more important because these tools can have a substantial effect on an FP's practice every day. 

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