A way to triage COVID-19 patients using telehealth in New York City, carbon-neutral status for a healthcare giant in California, and more. See how LUMEDX clients from coast to coast are adapting to the changing global landscape in this edition of Clients in the News.
NYU hospitals create blueprint for COVID-19 triage by telehealth
Two New York health systems have published a blueprint for using telehealth to diagnose and treat patients infected with the coronavirus. The report, “A Telemedicine Approach to COVID-19 Assessment and Triage,” was published earlier this month in the scientific and medical journal Medicina by researchers and clinicians from NYU Langone Health and the NYU Long Island School of Medicine. (mHealth Intelligence)
COVID-19 accelerates Yale New Haven's telehealth plan
Telehealth became a service that required a "clinical champion" to a necessary part of Yale New Haven Health Services' offerings, says Dr. Pam Hoffman, medical director of telehealth services at the health system. (Healthcare IT News / HIMSS TV)
Kaiser Permanente's health system reaches carbon-neutral status
Integrated, nonprofit health system Kaiser Permanente has become the first health system in the U.S. to reach carbon neutrality, through moves such as making buildings more efficient, investing in more sustainable business practices, and purchasing carbon offsets. (Fierce Healthcare)
How a hard-hit Brigham and Women’s cleaned COVID’s proverbial clock
During a 12-week peak in the COVID-19 crisis, an 800-bed academic hospital in a frenetic American city admitted more than 9,000 inpatients—including almost 700 with COVID—while letting only two infections sneak in unchecked. Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston relays its infection-control success story in a study posted September 9 in JAMA Network Open. (Health Exec News)
HCA offers COVID-19 bonuses to employees
Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare will provide a one-time bonus to full-time and part-time facility-based employees in November as part of actions to recognize their service during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Becker’s Hospital Review)
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