March 30, 2020: Pediatric hospitals are playing a major role in the crisis and for today’s field report, we had Dr. Dan Nigrin, CIO of Boston Children’s Hospital join us to share his experiences. Dr. Nigrin starts by giving some insight into the spirit of collaboration between providers in Boston as efforts to scale increase. He advises as to the role of children’s hospitals in the crisis, and what Boston Children’s’ efforts to scale have looked like from an IT perspective too. We hear about the increase in COVID-19 cases in people below 30, and how pediatric hospitals should prepare to take more child patients from hospitals overloaded with adult COVID-19 cases. Dr. Nigrin also speaks about the amazing increase in virtual interactions his healthcare system has orchestrated, whether it be telehealth, in-person visits, or remote working, and the logistics required to enable this. Make sure you listen in for a brief but informative glimpse into the situation on the ground in Boston.
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