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February 28, 2020

Advocacy Groups Stress the Critical Importance of Telemedicine During Emergencies

As coronavirus emerges as a potential threat, telehealth advocacy groups are advocating that Congress take action. Spearheaded by the Alliance for Connected Care, recommendations have been made to include a provision in the COVID-19 supplemental appropriations package that would allow telemedicine visits to be covered in traditional Medicare during the public health emergency. 

February 20, 2020

News Release: New App Will Streamline Health Care Emergency Plans

Most facilities update their emergency operation plans using paper and ink, a two-thousand year old technology, failing to keep up with a digital world. To solve this problem HAPevolve, a subsidiary company of The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) has launched a new tool to help health care facilities streamline emergency preparedness. HAPevolve’s new tool, the Portable Response Emergency Plan (PREP), moves paper emergency operation plans out of a three-ring binder and into a mobile, web-based, customizable solution.

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