With a very quick ramp up of Telehealth due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a large shift has been made to virtual care delivery models. Preparing providers for this to be a new normal mode of healthcare delivery is crucial to providing a safe and seamless care experience comparable to an in-office visit. One of the ways to best prepare for this transition is to provide easy access to IT support & designate a dedicated IT resource to step in if problems arise. Read more here
A new survey from cybersecurity firm CynergisTek found that 70% of respondents they polled plan to continue using Telehealth even after the Covid-19 pandemic subsides. But the poll also revealed that privacy and data security will play a big part in that continuity with patients & that security breaches may end patient use of Telehealth for good. Read More Here
Since the beginning of the year, Covid-19 has been the main focus of health systems as they work to flatten the curve, putting EHR Optimization and Health IT Projects on the back burner. With the initial surge of cases slowing down & better containment practices in place, health centers are able to put more focus into these projects to better their systems and utilize grant money to strengthen their infrastructure before a potential resurgence in the pandemic. Read More Here
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded $165 million to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in rural communities. This funding will support 1,779 small rural hospitals and provide additional funding to 14 HRSA-funded Telehealth Resource Centers to provide technical assistance on Telehealth to help rural and underserved areas combat COVID-19.
New vaccines for COVID-19 (coronavirus) are in the works right now. Here are a few of the most promising ones according to experts.
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