South Georgia has been hit particularly hard with the latest COVID-19 case surge and according to a recent article
, the impact is worse than the previous surges.
How hospitals and providers are coping with this influx of patients in addition to providing care to this largely rural market will be the topic of our next GaHIN/DCH webinar: “COVID-19 – Where We Are Today, What the Future Holds.”
Speakers will be Knicole Lee, DNP, MSEd, MSN, FNP-BC, and Mark Renfro, Executive Director of HealtHIE Georgia, who will discuss their efforts to address COVID as well as the ongoing opioid epidemic, behavioral health and chronic disease.
Dr. Lee and Mr. Renfro will discuss what they experienced during the first year of the pandemic, the rollout and current status of vaccines, and how connectivity through HealtHIE Georgia and GaHIN are supporting care coordination across the continuum of care.
Dr. Lee was recently named the 2021 Community Star for the state of Georgia by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health. She has created innovative programs to improve access to care in rural communities by instituting telehealth programs, promoting care coordination and providing non-emergency transportation.
Wednesday, August 25