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University Hospitals’ ‘playbook’ serves as syllabus for schools reopening amid COVID-19

The anxiety and excitement of a new school year have morphed into concern and caution. The COVID-19 pandemic has school districts all across Northeast Ohio taking an in-depth and all-encompassing look at their policies, programs and procedures as the first day of school approaches.

Providence Health – Ramping up for Round II of COVID-19: 10 Key Lessons Providence Learned from Round I

Prior to January 21, 2020, “coronavirus” was another interesting infectious disease dynamic with very distant implications for the western United States. With very little warning, we received the first confirmed COVID-19 patient at our facility in Everett, Washington. A major outbreak was soon detected in a Kirkland, Washington nursing home.

Expert Insights into National COVID-19 Vaccine Development

Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD, Dean, School of Tropical Medicine, UT Houston; Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine; Chair, Tropical Pediatrics, Texas Children’s Hospital; and Director, Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development (CVD). COVID-19 vaccine development, manufacturing, and distribution is a complex and multi-layered process.  From his perspective as a vaccine scientist and public health professional,...

Scripps Research Studying Wearable Devices to Detect COVID-19

In a unique research collaboration, digital medicine experts at Scripps Research are partnering with transit and healthcare workers in San Diego to accelerate the detection and surveillance of COVID-19 and other viral illnesses using wearable devices.

Advocate Aurora – The heart: Before, during and after COVID-19

COVID-19 can not only exacerbate existing heart problems, but cause new ones.

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, Shannon Sock, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer & CFO, Gavin Helton, MD, SVP Population Health, and Ashok Palagiri, MD, Physician Lead for Virtual Hospital Medicine.  Mercy Virtual was established over a decade ago, initially as a centralized teleICU monitoring center, supporting 38 hospitals spread across Missouri,...

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...