What You Need to Know:
– Today, TransformativeMed announced that it has expanded its free Cores COVID-19 App to an additional 10 health systems and medical centers across the U.S., as well as King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Saudi Arabia.
– The Cores COVID-19 App is embedded in Cerner’s EHR and allows physicians and clinicians to track patient tests, segment them based on results, monitor symptoms checklists, track lab results, and summarize and react to comments and other information.
– The app also allows health systems and medical centers to submit information to the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
TransformativeMed, which transforms electronic health records (EHRs) with directly embedded apps, has extended its offering of the Core COVID-19 App to several health systems and medical centers across the U.S. free of charge during the COVID-19 outbreak. These institutions are:
– Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va.
– EvergreenHealth in Kirkland, Wash.
– George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
– Holy Cross Health, a member of Trinity Health, Silver Spring and Germantown, Md.
– Inspira Health Network in Woodbury, N.J.
– MedStar Health in Columbia, Md.
– UAB Medicine in Birmingham, Ala.
– University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.
– University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn.
– UW Medicine (University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington Northwest Hospital) in Seattle, Wash.
– Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond, Va.
– King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Saudi Arabia.
How Core COVID-19 App Works
The app fully integrates and is embedded within Cerner’s Millennium EHR, allowing physicians and clinicians to track patient tests and segment them based on their test results as well as monitor symptoms checklists, track lab results, react to summarized comments and submit information to state health departments and, as now required, to the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
Planned enhancements will offer hospitals and health systems relevant operational insight such as mechanical ventilator availability, personal protective equipment inventory levels, intensive care unit bed vacancy and physician availability status.
“As hospitals and health systems face surges of patients with COVID-19, we are learning that it has become difficult to track them all through the EHR alone as they move through different phases of testing and treatment,” said Rodrigo Martinez, M.D., chief clinical officer for TransformativeMed. “The Core COVID-19 App is helping sift through all the data, identify who has tested positive, where they are in the care protocols, all while staying inside the EHR workflow. Even in this chaotic time, the app is simplifying coronavirus triage, management and reporting.”
Core COVID-19 App Development Background
The existing Core Work Manager App provides specialty-specific workflow and content, integrates workflows and coordinates patient handoffs. A development team at TransformativeMed worked around the clock to make program updates customized for COVID-19. The newly designed app was first implemented in the Seattle-area UW Medicine facilities in early March when the metropolitan area became one of the first hot spots in the U.S. Since then, the virus has spread rapidly throughout the country while new cases and deaths in the Seattle area and throughout Washington appear to have slowed.
TransformativeMed’s Core COVID-19 application is still free of charge during the coronavirus outbreak to all other hospitals and health systems using the Cerner Millennium EHR system. For more information, please visit transformativemed.com.