For UConn Health, the opportunity to leverage its interface with Jackson Laboratories – and its partnership with Epic – to help lead the initiative to deploy statewide Covid-19 testing was too good to pass up, says interim CIO Chuck Podesta in this podcast interview.
Of the myriad questions surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of Covid-19, the one that seems so simple — how do you know if a patient has the virus — is perhaps the most complex, says Dirk Stanley, MD, who describes the challenges facing EHR users.
When a pandemic hits, it’s not just the IT strategy that goes out the window, but the list of responsibilities tied to each role, says CIO Michael Mistretta, who talks about how Virginia Health Center responded to Covid-19.
Like most health systems, Mount Sinai had to find a way to enable caregivers to communicate with patients while also reducing the use of PPE. But unlike other systems, the NYC-based organization decided to partner with Google, says Robbie Freeman.
After analyzing the data, we know that Covid-19 testing has increased – but not enough. We know that overall visit volume is way down, and symptoms are decreasing. But what does that actually tell us? CT Lin, MD, does some digging.