What You Should Know:
– Today the American Hospital Association (AHA) and AVIA, a digital transformation partner for healthcare organizations across the country, announced the launch of the COVID-19 Digital Response Pulse.
– This online tool, free to AHA members, will enable 5,000 hospitals across the country to determine the types of digital tools they need immediately to confront COVID-19 clinically and operationally and provide guidance on how they can scale the new solutions they adopt to effectively address challenges associated with the crisis.
– The COVID-19 Digital Response Pulse will also enable collaboration across hospitals so they can share what’s working at their respective organizations as this crisis hits new communities over time
Today, the American Hospital Association (AHA) & AVIA are reaching out to all AHA members with the launch of COVID-19 Digital Response Pulse, a new tool for rapid, critical support to deal with COVID-19. The nationwide roll out of theCOVID-19 Digital Response Pulse to all 5,000 members of the AHA provides a free online tool that allows hospitals and health systems to immediately assess critical digital capabilities they will need to meet the challenges of COVID-19 over the weeks and months ahead, and links directly to further information about how members can access and implement the solutions they select.
Members face immediate challenges to stand up a virtual approach for screening, testing, triage, primary care, and specialty care for worried, anxious patients in their communities – all to avoid being at the hospital unless absolutely necessary. These solutions need to leverage scarce clinician resources and build trust and confidence in doing so.
COVID-19 Pulse Resource Hub Overview
The COVID-19 Pulse shows members where they have gaps in these capabilities and offers specific steps that can be taken now to prevent the spread of the virus, allocate resources, care for the sick, and protect clinicians.
The COVID-19 Pulse contains a framework of 13 critical capabilities identified by AVIA and its Network members, including screening and triage, remote workforce, and addressing social needs for COVID-19, that can effectively be supported by high-value digital solutions. Upon completion, hospitals and health systems receive aggregated data-driven insights into how their organization compares to peers that are also responding to COVID-19. This information will also jumpstart new connections across the AVIA Network, so that hospitals and health systems can share emerging best practices and foster real-time learning.
“We don’t have in-house experts and large teams to figure all this out, and we all wear so many hats, so we need partners to help us,” said Liz Dean, Executive Director of Strategy and Business Development at Riverwood Healthcare in Aitkin, Minnesota. “The COVID-19 Pulse helped us quickly identify virtual health solutions. We gained insights on best practices, resources and reassurance that we were on the right track. Because we used this tool, we were able to implement virtual solutions very quickly and efficiently.”