This week's Insider News provides a roundup of relevant COVID-19 news coverage and helpful resources. We'll continue to share COVID-19- related updates as the crisis unfolds, and new information is available, in the coming weeks.
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Pandemic is prime time for health tech
One way health care providers can control surges in health care utilization is through a process called “forward triage.” A 21st century approach to forward triage is the use of telemedicine, which is being employed throughout the country as the medical industry faces the Coronavirus pandemic head-on. More than 50 U.S. health systems have implemented telemedicine programs that leverage telehealth technology and allow clinicians to see patients who are at home. With an exponential rise in Covid-19 cases anticipated in the coming weeks, telemedicine allows patients to be efficiently screened 24/7, and protects patients, clinicians and the community from exposure.
Efforts by health systems and governments to contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, have largely overlooked patients with opioid use disorder and how to slow the spread of the coronavirus in this vulnerable population.
A regularly updated listing of what's open and what's closed in Massachusetts from masslive.com.