Tag: COVID-19

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Addressing COVID-19 Health Disparities While Lowering Nursing Demands

In July 2020, the COVID-19 Health Disparities Action Act of 2020 was introduced to Congress to help address the inequality in outcomes impacting minority populations. But the hard work of closing care gaps is still left to nurses. In July 2020, the COVID-19 Health Disparities Action Act of 2020 was introduced to Congress. With a growing body of evidence pointing to the pandemic’s outsized...

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COVID-19 vaccination

The COVID-19 Vaccine Is Available—Now What?

With the COVID-19 vaccine roll out intensifying, the hard work of getting vaccines to patients is left, in large part, to providers. The complexity of the task is just like the pandemic–unprecedented. Providers, who are already strained with spikes in COVID-19 patients, lower rates of elective procedures, and staff shortages, are asked to: help dispel misinformation about the vaccine,...

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Preventive Screenings, Cancer Screenings

Delayed Cancer Screenings Lead to Dramatic Decrease in Newly Diagnosed Patients

LexisNexis Highlights How Stay at Home Orders Have Impacted Preventive Screenings, Diagnoses Information and analytics provider LexisNexis recently reported that stay-at-home orders have led to alarming trends in preventive screenings for cancer, with reductions of up to 91% in April and May 2020, when compared to the same time period in 2019. The decrease in screenings produced double-digit...

Cancer, Cancer Navigation, COVID-19, Oncology

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UAB PARTNERS WITH GUIDEWAY CARE TO EXPAND GUIDESAFE™

UAB PARTNERS WITH GUIDEWAY CARE TO EXPAND GUIDESAFE™

Partnership Increases Access, Support for COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Platform BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug 5, 2020: Guideway Care today announced a new partnership with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), part of the University of Alabama System, to increase access to and support for the GuideSafe™ platform, a set of online tools designed to mitigate the risk of exposure and spread of COVID-19....

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Coding COVID-19 Claims | A healthcare worker in protective gear conducts a lab test.

Coding COVID-19 Claims

Healthcare providers are working tirelessly to care for patients during the COVID-19 crisis. Many are isolated from their families so they can take care of our families. Supporting them are countless non-clinical professionals working to keep their organizations operating and create plans for how to successfully transition out of this crisis when the time comes. A big part of that is properly coding...

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COVID-19 Pre-screening | Elderly Man Reading Messages on Smartphone

COVID-19 Pre-screening: The Importance of Proactive Outreach

In a situation report released on March 11th 2020, the World Health Organization characterized the quickly spreading novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic.¹ With the number of COVID-19 cases rising by the day and concern over whether the outbreak could overwhelm the U.S. healthcare system, it is important to be proactive in the way that patients are screened and educated in the event that they...

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