Health Workforce Innovations in Response to the COVID Pandemic
Emergency child minding service for health staff
The coronavirus pandemic is helping to shine the spotlight on the use of telehealth and mHealth to improve care coordination in places ranging from a patient’s home to an accident scene.
With COVID-19 patients, providers are using a teletriage platform to diagnose patients at home and develop care management plans that can evolve into remote patient monitoring programs. These same tools have been used by first responders, meanwhile, to improve care coordination in the field, reducing ER transports and improving care outcomes for people who spend a lot of time going to and from the hospital.
IT/infrastructure for virtual care
Community Health Workers
Medical Imaging Workers
Medical Laboratory Technologists
Mental Health Workers
Military Health Workers
Non-traditional Health Workers
Nurses - Licensed Practical
Nurses - Registered
Personal Support Workers
Physicians - Emergency
Physicians - Intensive Care
Physicians - Primary/Family
Physicians - Specialists
Public Health Workers
Other Health Care Workers
With COVID-19 still rampant, health systems and EMS providers are partnering in mobile integrated health programs that stress telehealth and mHealth in the home.