Here’s a great opinion piece that appeared last week in the New England Journal of Medicine called On Becoming a Plague Doctor. It’s written by Dr. Mark Earnest, a member of ECHO Colorado’s COVID-19 series task force. Dr. Earnest is Division Head, General Internal Medicine at the School of Medicine.
May 26, 2020
On Becoming a Plague Doctor
Here’s a great opinion piece that appeared last week in the New England Journal of Medicine called On Becoming a Plague Doctor. It’s written by Dr.View Details ►
May 8, 2020
How does COVID-19 impact the reproductive health of teen patients?
Read the latest Adolescent Reproductive Health clinical pearl. It’s full of tips and resources for providers in the time of COVID-19. Special thanks to Eliza BuyersView Details ►
Apr 20, 2020
UCHEALTH’s VIRTUAL VISITS INCREASE SIGNFICANTLY AFTER VIRTUAL EDUCATION SESSIONS OFFERED USING ECHO COLORADO
Physical distancing has been the only widespread intervention to slow the spread of COVID-19. This has upended the majority of health delivery models. Virtual visits wereView Details ►
Physical distancing has been the only widespread intervention to slow the spread of COVID-19. This has upended the majority of health delivery models. Virtual visits were quickly identified as a key piece of maintaining routine health care in the ambulatory space. In March 2020, after several teams accomplished a large amount of software build and expansion of hardware capacity, UCHealth’s Virtual Health Operations Team partnered with ECHO Colorado to provide virtual education across a health care enterprise comprised of several hundred clinics and twelve hospitals. Educational efforts focused on training providers and staff as a group of super users so there was a deeper understanding of each individual role during implementation. These individuals then served as onsite support, with a command center call line that was available for questions that were not able to be answered by onsite staff. The Virtual Visit training sessions focused on visit scheduling, patient check in, provider and patient connecting in the virtual space, documentation, billing and virtual visit best practices.
A total of 125 sessions were provided over a two week training period, which were attended by more than 1,600 trainees. Subsequently, the number of virtual home visits between patient and provider went from averaging 25 visits per day to over 3,600 per day in April 2020.