At the Forefront of Healthcare Transformation 

 ILHITREC Interchange Newsletter 
April 2020

Telehealth Summary Sheet
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Join Us for Going Beyond Medicaid PI -
Using Your Data for Practice Improvement
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 PM CST
This webinar will focus on strategies and best practices to meet the most challenging Stage 3 Objectives for the Medicaid Promoting Interoperability (PI) program. 

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Rural America
braces for
Rural health systems are bracing for a surge in patients suffering from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, that could overwhelm small and
underfunded hospitals in areas where populations are particularly vulnerable to serious symptoms.
The coronavirus outbreaks in the United States have been the most intense in major cities and suburbs like New York, New Orleans, Detroit, Se attle and the Washington, D.C., area. But experts in rural health say they know the virus is headed their way, and they worry that smaller communities are even less prepared to handle an influx of cases than their big-city colleagues. READ MORE.
9 ways hospitals can leverage AI to combat coronavirus
As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, hospitals are incorporating artificial intelligence into their daily operations. READ MORE. 
AI Might Spot Which COVID-19 Patients Are at Risk of Severe Disease 
An international team has designed a computer program that predicts with up to 80% accuracy which COVID-19 patients will develop serious respiratory disease. READ MORE.
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About Support Provided by ILHITREC
The Illinois Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (ILHITREC), under contract with the Illinois Department of Health and Family Services (HFS), is providing education, outreach, EHR, and Meaningful Use support to Medicaid providers for the Promoting Interoperability Program. Contact us at