Weekly News Roundup: March 13, 2020


COVID-19 News and Resources for Health Systems

Steps Healthcare Facilities Can Take Now to Prepare for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The true impact of a COVID-19 outbreak in a U.S. community cannot be predicted. However, all healthcare facilities can take steps now to prepare for such an outbreak and protect both their patients and staff. Read More

How the Health System that Found U.S. Coronavirus Patient 1 Has Responded

The health system at ground zero of the U.S. novel coronavirus epidemic is taking a three-pronged approach to clinical care for the viral disease. Read More

COVID-19 Maps & Visuals From the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy

The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) has put together a collection of maps and visuals about COVID-19. Read More

Interim Guidance for Healthcare Facilities: Preparing for Community Transmission of COVID-19 in the United States

This interim guidance outlines goals and strategies for all U.S. healthcare facilities to prepare for and respond to community spread of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). Read More

Doctors Report Canceled Procedures Amid COVID-19

A new report from the investment bank Jefferies finds that almost one-quarter of doctors surveyed have had procedures canceled or deferred within the past two weeks as COVID-19 cases rise in the U.S. Read More

COVID-19: A Stress Test for A U.S. Healthcare System Already Under Stress

Experience from past health emergencies suggests that in the coming days and weeks hospitals, clinics, and health care systems around the US may need to ensure they have well-functioning surge plans to deal with the advancing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including provisions for increased numbers of staff, hospital beds, and supplies. Read More

The American Healthcare System is Only Making COVID-19 Worse

The patchwork of public and private care-and a lack of mandatory paid sick leave-makes the country more vulnerable. Read More