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Northwestern – Coronavirus Chicago: Man becomes 2nd COVID-19 survivor to receive rare double-lung transplant

Northwestern Medicine surgeons performed a second double-lung transplant on a COVID-19 patient last weekend.

Baystate – Massachusetts COVID-19 health equity task force, which is examining disparities exposed by pandemic, off to slow start

A health equity task force charged with addressing racial, geographic and other disparities during the coronavirus pandemic is off to a slower start than anticipated, missing its June 30 interim filing deadline.

Partners – New technique evaluates connectivity of brain networks in COVID-19 patients

Investigators led by a team at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) now describe a patient with severe COVID-19 who, despite prolonged unresponsiveness and structural brain abnormalities, demonstrated functionally intact brain connections and weeks later he recovered the ability to follow commands.

Mercy Virtual and COVID-19: Healthcare Redefined

Keith M. Starke, MD, FACP, SVP & CQO; Joseph Kelly, EVP Office of Transformation; Gavin Helton, MD, SVP Population Health; and Ashok Palagiri, MD, Physician Lead for Virtual Hospital Medicine, Mercy Health. Mercy Virtual was established over a decade ago, initially as a centralized teleICU monitoring center, supporting 38 hospitals spread across Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Oklahoma, with the...

COVID-19-related Diagnostic Errors

Tejal Gandhi, MD, Chief Safety and Transformation Officer at Press Ganey, and Hardeep Singh, MD, Chief of Health Policy, Quality and Informatics at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston.  The COVID-19 pandemic increases the risk of diagnostic error because the disease itself is new and knowledge of its clinical manifestations is still evolving.  In addition, both physical and psychological safety...

COVID-19 and Health Disparities: Addressing Health Disparities Now, Preparing for Vaccination and Beyond at CCHMC

Rob Kahn, MD, MPH, Physician Lead, Community and Population Health, and Andy Beck, MD, MPH, Associate Professor & Attending Pediatrician, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.  The COVID-19 pandemic shines a light on disparities by race, ethnicity and poverty that have long been present across a range of health outcomes. To respond to COVID-19, from surge to vaccine, strategies that promote health equity must be identified...

Pre, During and Post-COVID-19, The Future of Healthcare Analytics is Now

Soyal Momin, SVP & Chief Analytics Officer, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, and Liam Bouchier, Principal, Impact Advisors.  Soyal and Liam discuss Presbyterian Healthcare’s analytics strategy, developed over the last five years, which supported their preparation for, management through, and future planning beyond COVID-19.  The analytics ecosystem and supporting data allowed Presbyterian Healthcare Services to support its own patients, members and providers, as...

University Hospitals – NASA teams with University Hospitals to combat COVID-19

NASA’s Glenn Research Center and University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland have collaborated to develop new methods and technologies for decontaminating personal protective equipment (PPE) for aerospace applications and for safeguarding the health of workers caring for patients with coronavirus (COVID-19).

Memorial Health System – Don’t ‘Break the Bank’ When Innovating for COVID-19 and Beyond. What One Health System Did

The Memorial Health System team used standard data management and visualization tools to create a powerful dashboard, contact tracing system, and PPE and community hot spot surveillance tools without additional workforce. Their approach could serve as inspiration to small- and medium-sized health systems.

COVID-19 Procedural PPE Utilization Forecast Tool at Sharp

Jon McManus, VP Enterprise Analytics, and Dan Exley, Principal Data Architect, Sharp HealthCare.  Jon and Dan explain how Sharp HealthCare has integrated data from across the organization to forecast detailed PPE requirements related to the resumption of Medically Necessary, Time-Sensitive and Elective Procedures in the COVID-19 era. Find out how you can develop a similar process to equip your...