Clients in the News: HCA forms COVID-19 research consortium with Duke and others

HCA Healthcare has formed a consortium of prominent public and private research institutions to leverage its vast datasets on COVID-19 hospital care to improve patient outcomes and public knowledge. The institutions—including LUMEDX partner Duke University Hospital, as well as the federal Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ), Johns Hopkins University, Meharry Medical College, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, and others—will gain access to the data in a research program directed by the HCA Healthcare Research Institute. (Business Wire)

In other client news:

Predictive analytics warns of complications from COVID-19 at UVA Health

A team from University of Virginia Health has developed a predictive analytics tool that can determine COVID-19 patients’ risk of experiencing an adverse event over the next 12 hours. The tool, called CoMET, uses continuous monitoring and analytics algorithms to help clinicians measure patients’ stability and risk for clinical issues, as well as decide which actions should be taken to protect patients’ health. (Health IT Analytics)

Baylor Scott & White brings at-home monitoring to pediatric COVID-19 patients

Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health rolled out new digital care options via its mobile app and online patient portal that allow children who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to be monitored from their homes. (Becker’s Hospital Review)

Mount Sinai CIO: Resilient teams key to Covid-19 pandemic response

In a wide-ranging interview, Mount Sinai Health System CIO Kristin Myers shared key lessons learned in 2020, plans for the year ahead and what she thinks a Biden presidency means for health IT policy. (MedCity News)

Black California surgeon at UC Davis Health ‘walks the walk’ on virus vaccine

Dr. David Tom Cooke, head of general thoracic surgery at UC Davis Health, participated in Pfizer’s clinical trial for the coronavirus as part of an effort to reduce skepticism about the vaccine among African Americans. He’s now promoting the vaccine’s safety and the importance of taking it on his social media pages. (Associated Press)

Posted by Jana Ballinger 02/04/2021 Categories: Clients in the News COVID-19