The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office has now provided $350 million in funding to support health care systems in their critical response to the pandemic response in 2020.
State hospital associations received $100 million in funding through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act passed in March 2020. In June, state hospital associations received a second round of funding totaling $250M through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the funds, among other uses, may be utilized to “support hospitals and other health care entities to….coordinate effectively across regional, state and jurisdictional, and local health care facilities to respond to COVID-19.”
Many state hospital associations have already received preliminary approval from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR) to use these funds for the purchase of CORVENA’s COR Platform to conduct a demonstration project to augment COVID-related data collection and reporting.
“We are proud to team up with our nation’s state health care systems and first responders to provide critical resources to support their COVID-19 response efforts,” said CORVENA CEO Marcus J. Mollmann, who served in the White House during the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001, and helped coordinate the federal government’s response in the subsequent days and months.
CORVENA’s COR Platform streamlines the collection and reporting of COVID19 Essential Elements of Information from participating hospitals for reporting to county, state and federal agencies.
The COR Platform automatically collects and reports bed availability data to alleviate hospitals and health facilities from the time-consuming manual entry of bed data into multiple systems several times per day.
The COR Platform also provides hospital association members a common operating picture and the platform’s automated compliance documentation saves 80 hours per incident or exercise, reducing annual reporting workload by nearly 500 hours per hospital.
Additionally, CORVENA’s COR platform augments preparedness planning and activities to assess situational information related to suspect or confirmed cases of COVID-19 for transport, within a jurisdiction’s patient transport plan and provides data to allow for appropriate intra- and inter-state transport of potential or confirmed COVID-19 patients, as necessary.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar stated that this additional funding secured from Congress is targeted directly to tools like the COR Platform to help healthcare providers prepare for and treat patients with COVID-19.
“By supporting coordination among different healthcare facilities across a region, HHS is helping communities care for COVID-19 patients while also addressing day-to-day medical needs,” Azar said.
By procuring COR utilizing CARES Act funding and providing COR to its members, a state hospital association can provide its members with a valuable response resource.
In addition, state hospital associations will gain access to critical preparedness and response intelligence and be better prepared to support their members’ response efforts.
COR solutions utilized during the pandemic include:
- COR, an enterprise-wide common operating picture
- CORbeds, which monitors real-time staffed and available beds by type across a network, an enterprise, or region, with -real-time automated updates directly from hospitals’ EMR system.
- CORsurvey, which ascertains resource shortages and other essential elements of information.
- CORpatients, tracks patients through the entire continuum of care.
- CORinsight, a data visualization dashboard with mapping capabilities and summary metrics.
To find out more about how CORVENA can support your organization, please contact us today.
CORVENA mitigates threats to operational continuity and contains the costs of critical events by providing a common operating picture, improving coordination, streamlining workflows, and automating the generation of after-action reports and compliance documentation. Our incident management technology platform is the only mission-ready incident management product providing enterprise-wide visibility and interoperability from a comprehensive, integrated platform with a single sign-on.
CORVENA is utilized by over 19,000 active users in more than 26 U.S. states. CORVENA has supported over 380,000 emergency response incidents and has supported the treatment or transfer of over 22,000 patients.