EHR Intelligence October 28, 2020
Researchers at the epicenter of COVID-19 quickly developed an EHR COVID-19 screening tool to help clinicians and boost patient care.
The development of an EHR-integrated COVID-19 screening tool can result in a population health tracking dashboard to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published in Healthcare.
The first confirmed case of COVID-19 occurred in January 2020 in Washington state, with the first COVID-related US death happening at the end of February. Puget Sound, WA saw the nation’s first COVID-19 outbreak, prompting the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to give out screening recommendations shortly after.
As a result, the Veterans Affairs (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System expected an influx of COVID-19 screenings and...