COVID-19: Original Response Plan Framework

Since January 2020, when an influx of news reports detailed an unknown pneumonia-like outbreak sickening residents of Wuhan, China - speculations on how this outbreak of the virus known as COVID-19  would be handled in the U.S. began forming. Nationwide response efforts at hospitals and health system tributaries had their response plans organized into seven main categories: leadership, screening, triage, communication, education and training, supply chain, and telehealth. We are seeing many of these plans in their full fruition as...

Point-of-Care Preventative Health Services to be Added in Retail Chain Pharmacies Across the Country

Blood testing and other CLIA-waived preventative health services will be offered in retail chain pharmacies. Clinical laboratory companies such as eTrueNorth are beginning to offer more testing in non-traditional locations with non-traditional delivery systems. The idea behind the shift is to make healthcare delivery more convenient than ever - alleviating overbooked healthcare providers and empowering local pharmacists to administer standard healthcare screenings.  The company eTrueNorth has already partnered with Walmart, Winn-Dixie, Kroger, and several other known retailers to begin offering...