Some of the nation’s largest healthcare systems have joined forces with technology companies, including Amazon and Microsoft, nonprofits and academic institutions to form a coalition dedicated to mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic and saving lives.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is jumping in to help curb the spread of COVID-19 with a new Diagnostic Development Initiative to support customers working on bringing better, more accurate diagnostic solutions to market.
“The Facebook crowd-sourcing exercise showed how Trump‘s team is scrambling for solutions to confront the outbreak after weeks of criticism for the administration's sluggish response, a shortage of tests and the president’s own rhetoric downplaying the pandemic,” Politico reported.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has cancelled its 2020 conference scheduled for March 9-13 in Orlando, Florida, due to concerns and risks over the new coronavirus, COVID-19.
Humana is working on another way to address social determinants of health through a new value-based care payment initiative targeting food insecurity, social isolation, loneliness and housing insecurity––with Oschner Health as its first participant.