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Protenus Resource List for the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

The team at Protenus appreciates all of the work the healthcare community has done to respond to the COVID-19 health crisis. To help our customers and their colleagues, we have compiled a list of helpful resources. 

Resources for Compliance Professionals

HealthIT COVID-19 Resources
HHS and CDC guidance for the healthIT community on how to best respond to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Office of Civil Rights, U.S Department of Health and Human Services
Focuses on HIPAA, specific groups (e.g., business associates, first responders) and circumstances (e.g., telehealth and national emergency), with FAQs and updates.

Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency
Information from HHS on updates regarding telehealth services and complying with HIPAA.

OCR Privacy Listserv
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Digital Leaders in COVID-19: Hot Spots Share 8 Key Lessons Learned
From the journal CHIME, with ideas from preparedness to leadership to making way for innovation.

Protenus Patient Privacy Monitoring for COVID-19 Patients
Gain further insight into patient privacy monitoring for COVID-19 patients.

Diversion Control Division, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Department of Justice
Guidance to help ensure ongoing and adequate supply of controlled substances for patients during the national emergency.

Legal Considerations for Telehealth in the Age of the Coronavirus Pandemic
An attorney offers insights on legal considerations about adopting and using telehealth during the national emergency--and after it ends. 

General COVID-19 Information

Center for Connected Health Policy: Telehealth Coverage Policies during COVID-19
A fact sheet on evolving federal and state policies related to COVID, including coverage for care. 

COVID-19 Hospital Impact Model for Epidemics (CHIME)
Developed by Penn Medicine for the Philly region, this open-source model can be used by other hospitals to develop up-to-date projections of additional resources that might be required, and estimates of how many patients will need hospitalization, ICU beds and mechanical ventilation.

Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center
Information for and from experts, clinicians, and the public to help advance the understanding of the virus, inform the public, and brief policymakers in order to guide a response, improve care, and save lives.

Duke Forge
Based at Duke University’s School of Medicine, focused on using data science to develop “actionable insights and improve outcomes,” the Forge has several recent blog posts and articles devoted to preparedness and the pandemic.  

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