Regenstrief and IU Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI faculty member Nir Menachemi, PhD, MPH, was interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered about the project he is leading to study population prevalence of COVID-19 in Indiana.
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly increased the use of telehealth. Regenstrief research scientist Joy L. Lee, PhD, spoke to Health Leaders about fostering a positive patient-provider relationship.
COVID-19 survivors who were treated in the intensive care unit may face other challenges after leaving the hospital. Associate director of the Indiana University Center for Aging Research at Regenstrief Institute, Babar Khan, MD, spoke about the potential impact of post-intensive care syndrome.
How should summer camps operate during the COVID-19 outbreak? Regenstrief Vice President for Faculty Development Aaron Carroll, M.D., wrote about reducing the risks in a New York Times opinion piece.
Shaun Grannis, M.D., Regenstrief vice president for data and analytics, explained to FOX59/CBS4 how public health officials are monitoring COVID-19 exposure as businesses start to open.
Regenstrief research scientist and head of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI, Nir Menachemi, PhD, MPH, discussed the key findings of the first phase of the Fairbanks School of Public Health and Indiana State Department of Health study on the prevalence of COVID-19 in Indiana on Inside Indiana Business.
During Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s press conference, State Health Commissioner Kristina Box presented the latest numbers from the Regenstrief COVID-19 dashboard.
The City of Indianapolis announced its plans to begin reopening restaurants and businesses, which is different from Indiana’s plan. Regenstrief Institute and IU Fairbanks School of Public Health expert Joshua Vest explained to the IndyStar how data is playing a role in these decisions.
In the face of COVID-19, some states are flying blind as they reopen, but not Indiana, according to Regenstrief Vice President for Faculty Development Aaron Carroll, M.D. His thoughts on Indiana’s data-driven approach were published in a New York Times opinion piece.
Regenstrief research scientist and IU Fairbanks School of Public Health faculty member Nir Menachemi, PhD, MPH, announced the findings from the first round of testing to determine the prevalence of COVID-19 in Indiana during Governor Holcomb’s press conference.
The ongoing COVID-19 study to give Indiana information and visibility about the status of the virus through the state was lauded in the New York Times as an example of critical informational gathering. The study is a partnership with the State of Indiana and is being led by Regenstrief research scientist and IU Fairbanks School of Public Health faculty member Nir Menachemi.
Hospital systems across the country are sharing data during the COVID-19 pandemic. Regenstrief President and CEO Peter Embí, MD, spoke to Becker’s Hospital Review about the effort to gather information in Indiana and Regenstrief’s role in the collaboration.
The coronavirus is taking a heavy toll on nursing home residents and workers. Regenstrief research scientist Kathleen Unroe, MD, MHA, spoke to the publication HealthLeaders about care considerations for this group.
Regenstrief Vice President for Data and Analytics Shaun Grannis, MD, explains how Regenstrief plans to use AI in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges for those with substance use disorder. Regenstrief and IU research scientist Debra Litzelman, M.D., explained how the CARE Plus program has adapted.
Regenstrief research scientist Joshua Vest, PhD, was a panelist on the Indiana Public Broadcasting podcast All IN. He spoke about Governor Holcomb’s plan to reopen Indiana.
The Regenstrief COVID-19 dashboard now allows users to see county-level data across Indiana. Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box spoke about the new functionality at Governor Holcomb’s daily press conference.
Regenstrief, Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE) and Indiana University have partnered to create a dashboard to support public health professionals, health systems and other partners as they address the COVID-19 outbreak.
The combination of data from private and public sectors helps provide a more complete picture of the pandemic in Indiana.
During Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s daily press conference, the State’s chief medical officer, Lindsay Weaver, MD, referred people to the Regenstrief COVID-19 dashboard for more information related to the virus in Indiana.
After a predictive model increased the number of projected deaths from COVID-19, Regenstrief Director of Public Health Informatics Brian Dixon, PhD, MPA, explained how those numbers are calculated to Indianapolis media. He also provided perspective on the flattening number of hospitalizations across Indiana.
As Indiana begins to gradually lift restrictions, Regenstrief VP for Data and Analytics Shaun Grannis, MD, spoke to FOX59/CBS4 about the trends in the data.
Regenstrief researcher Shelley Johns, PsyD, says the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in new sources of anxiety and stress for cancer patients and survivors. Dr. Johns spoke to the National Cancer Institute about the challenges.
Epidemiologists are using some of the findings from the Spanish Flu outbreak in 1918 to inform the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Regenstrief and IU Fairbanks School of Public Health Director of Informatics Brian Dixon, PhD, MPA, explained the lessons learned to FOX59.
Nir Menachemi, PhD, a Regenstrief research scientist, is leading the partnership between the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI and the Indiana State Department of Public Health to test Hoosiers for COVID-19. The work was highlighted in several media outlets.
Regenstrief Institute researcher Kathleen Unroe, M.D., was a guest on the GeriPal podcast to discuss geriatric and palliative care during the COVID-19 outbreak. She spoke about how the virus affects people with dementia, people in assisted living and providers who are caring for those groups.
Probari, a company in which Regenstrief holds a stake, is working with the Indiana State Department of Health to help assisted living facilities train staff in infectious disease control and prevention. Probari founder and Regenstrief researcher Kathleen Unroe, MD, spoke to Inside Indiana Business about the partnership with the State.
Regenstrief and IU Fairbanks School of Public Health Director of Public Health Informatics Brian Dixon, PhD, MPA, spoke to the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette about contact tracing during the COVID-19 pandemic and its challenges.
Regenstrief Vice President for Faculty Development Aaron Carroll, MD, believes there is only one way to reopen the economy. His perspective was published in a New York Times opinion piece.
Brian Dixon, PhD, MPA, Regenstrief and Fairbanks School of Public Health director of public health informatics, spoke about Regenstrief’s effort to leverage the power of real-world data to better understand COVID-19 in an interview with HealthIT Analytics.
Indiana Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box used data from the Regenstrief COVID-19 dashboard to provide an update on Indiana COVID-19 hospitalization rates during the governor’s daily press conference.
The Indiana State Department of Health and the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI are partnering to measure the spread of COVID-19 throughout Indiana. Regenstrief and Fairbanks researcher Nir Menachemi, PhD, is leading the project, which will test 20,000 Hoosiers across the state.
Regenstrief and Indiana University School of Medicine researchers are conducting a survey to understand how many COVID-19 survivors are dealing with delirium-related distress and post-intensive care syndrome following their recovery. The goal is to provide insight into what survivors are dealing with and what can be done to help them.
Seniors with COVID-19 may not have the typical symptoms of COVID-19. Regenstrief researcher Kathleen Unroe, M.D., was one of several experts interviewed by Kaiser Health News who helped explain why symptoms of the virus present differently in older people.
Data models tracking COVID-19 in Indiana continue to change. Regenstrief Vice President for Data and Analytics Shaun Grannis, MD, explained to FOX59 why those numbers can fluctuate and the overall trends that public health leaders are looking for.
Regenstrief research scientist Brian Dixon, PhD, MPA, and affiliate scientist Paul Halverson, DrPH, presented during an American Medical Informatics Association COVID-19 webinar on public health. They and other experts spoke about maximizing health IT and other public health tools during the COVID-19 outbreak. Dr. Dixon is the director of public health informatics for Regenstrief and Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. Dr. Halverson leads Fairbanks School of Public Health as its founding dean.
Regenstrief Institute research scientist Shelley Johns, PsyD, spoke to Healio about the chronic stress that many are feeling because of the COVID-19 pandemic. She addressed the important role clinicians play in mitigating the impact of that stress.
The Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University are launching a survey to conduct research about COVID-19 symptoms. The anonymous survey data generated by the project could be used to help state, federal and international health agencies monitor trends and anticipate outbreaks. The survey is being shared via Microsoft News.
Indiana State Health officials meet regularly with public health experts and data scientists from Regenstrief Institute, drawing on the Institute’s data expertise to analyze different models to understand the COVID-19 situation in Indiana.
In an interview with ABC News, Regenstrief Vice President for Faculty Development Aaron Carroll, M.D., said the nation cannot rush back to normal. Dr. Carroll was one of several national experts who spoke about the challenges of reopening in the country.
Regenstrief Institute Vice President for Data and Analytics Shaun Grannis talked to the IBJ in a wide-ranging article about COVID-19 in Indiana. The article also quoted Gov. Eric Holcomb, ISDH Commissioner Kristina Box and Regenstrief’s Nir Menachemi. The article mentioned the capabilities of the Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), predictions and analysis of data from hospitals around Indiana to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and predict surges in cases and healthcare utilization.
The Indiana State Department of Health released statistics showing minorities in the state represent a disproportionate share of COVID-19 patients. In an interview with Indianapolis Fox affiliate, FOX59, Regenstrief Vice President for Data and Analytics Shaun Grannis, MD, explained the push to gather data to better understand the characteristics of individuals who are contracting the virus.
In an Indiana Business Journal Forefront article, Regenstrief President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Embí, M.D., and Vice President for Data and Analytics Shaun Grannis, M.D., explained perquisites that are necessary before COVID-19 community-mitigation measures such as social distancing and business closures can be ended. They provided insights on the data that is needed to make informed decisions that protect the health of the public.
Shaun Grannis, MD, Regenstrief’s vice president for data and analytics, was a presenter in the American Medical Informatics Association’s COVID-19 webinar series. The presentation included experts from various places in the U.S. Dr. Grannis spoke about leveraging health information exchanges to support response to the virus.
Regenstrief and Indiana University of Medicine geriatrician Kathleen Unroe, MD, MPA, was live on FOX59 in Indianapolis to talk about challenges related to caring for older adults during the COVID-19 crisis. She spoke about how the symptoms in seniors can present differently and how social distancing presents new complications.
A Politico article states that COVID-19 appears to be hitting minority Americans especially hard, but spotty data collection and publication could prevent resources from getting to the communities most in need. In an interview for the article, Regenstrief and Fairbanks School of Public Health Director of Public Health Informatics Brian Dixon, PhD, MPA, cited gaps in reporting in Indiana. He attributed the under-reporting to manual data entry and pressure to return rapid results.
Brian Dixon, PhD, MPA, director of public health informatics at Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI, provided insight into how the COVID-19 situation in Indianapolis compares to other Midwestern cities. In an interview with the IndyStar, he explained factors that may be influencing the numbers and why it is so difficult to make comparisons.
Regenstrief Institute research scientist Kathleen Unroe, MD, MPH, provided insight into caring for older adults during the COVID-9 pandemic. In an interview with All IN, a show on WFYI radio, Dr. Unroe discussed her experience in the nursing home during this crisis and what facilities are doing to prepare for the possibility of an infection, as well as the importance of advance care planning.
Older adults are at an elevated risk from COVID-19. Regenstrief scientist Kathleen Unroe, MD, MPH, and colleagues lay out guidelines and best practices for healthcare providers and family caregivers who are providing care for seniors during the pandemic. Their recommendations are published in the Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine.
Nationally recognized health expert Aaron Carroll, M.D., from Regenstrief Institute vice president for faculty development, has been a major voice on policy. Before many social distancing orders were issued, Dr. Carroll was recommending exactly that action. He’s written articles for, and been interviewed by The New York Times, CNBC, MSNBC, Vox, The Atlantic, Slate and other media outlets.
Regenstrief researcher and board-certified clinical health psychologist Shelley Johns, PsyD, offers advice on how to deal with stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her advice has been featured in Cure Today and Healio.
LOINC®, a universal medical coding system maintained at Regenstrief Institute, has been a leader in fostering communication during the global COVID-19 pandemic. As the virus was first identified, the LOINC team created universal codes to identify lab tests and results related to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. These codes are crucial to helping public health leaders track cases around the world. LOINC (Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes) coordinated with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health and reference labs, and in vitro diagnostic manufacturers to create standardized terms to allow health organizations to collect and share results from testing for the virus.
With the coronavirus now a pandemic, the LOINC team at Regenstrief is working continuously to create new codes to help public health officials around the globe track cases of the virus. Coordinating with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health and reference labs, and in vitro diagnostic manufacturers, the team has created about two dozen new codes to identify lab tests and results related to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. The codes are part of the LOINC® (Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes) terminology system, created and maintained at Regenstrief, that is used around the world to identify laboratory and other health observations.
In a New York Times article and several national interviews, Aaron Carroll, M.D., Regenstrief Institute vice president for faculty development and a nationally recognized health expert, expressed his concern about the potential for the coronavirus (COVID-19) to overwhelm the U.S. healthcare system if action is not taken to slow its spread.
The lack of interoperability in the U.S. healthcare system could add another challenge to coronavirus response. Regenstrief researcher Brian Dixon, PhD, explained to Politico why keeping track of test results will be difficult. Dr. Dixon also spoke to the IndyStar about the importance of testing for the virus and was featured as part of a segment in WISH-TV evening news.
As part of the global effort to manage and contain the COVID-19 pandemic, two global health standards organizations, Regenstrief Institute and SNOMED International, are doing their part to support care teams globally to code and track SARS-CoV-2 testing and COVID-19 cases, and by extension support clinicians and researchers in their efforts to address its containment.
As public health leaders from around the world, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, work to contain the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, a team at Regenstrief Institute, an international leader in health information technology, is providing help to track cases of the illness.