Provider Connection | July/August 2020
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Discover what’s new in pediatric healthcare. Stay on the cutting edge with regular updates on research, medical news, continuing medical education opportunities and more.

A physician shares his best tips for a successful telehealth practice
In this Q & A, a CHOC pediatric ophthalmologist outlines his success in integrating telehealth into his practice, and shares his best tips that a variety of specialists can implement today to grow their telehealth services.

Study results reveal racial lines in COVID-19 cases among healthcare workers
A new study from Harvard Medical School researchers shows that healthcare workers of color are twice as likely as their White counterparts to get COVID-19, among other findings. The study drew from data of more than 2 million app users in the U.S. and United Kingdom this past spring. Read the full study.

Updated MIS-C guidance: What providers should know now
With nearly 600 children admitted to U.S. hospitals with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), what the medical community knows about the condition continues to grow. In this Q & A, a CHOC infectious disease specialist discusses updated guidance for the condition formerly known as PIMS that is surfacing worldwide in some pediatric patients, some of whom previously had COVID-19.

COVID-19 may be changing Americans’ opinion of providers – and for the better
A new poll indicates that COVID-19 has shifted Americans’ perception of physicians, with more respondents now believing providers are working for the public good. Thirty-six percent of respondents in the Kaiser Family Foundation poll thought physicians were mostly interested in public good, and 60 percent of respondents thought that of nurses. Read on for more details – including perceptions of insurers and drug companies.

Supporting COVID-19 patients through convalescent plasma therapy
CHOC’s Blood Bank is collecting plasma from eligible COVID-19 survivors to help support pediatric patients, as well as others in the community. So far, more than a dozen CHOC patients have benefited from donations – and the need is expected to grow. Learn about this program.

Mark your calendars
CHOC offers a host of continuing medical education events to help clinicians stay on the cutting edge of practice.

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