Identify those at the Highest Risk from COVID-19
At Lightbeam, we continue to carefully monitor the COVID-19 situation with two primary goals in mind: the safety of our employees and the public, and the continued service to our valued clients.
We want to thank everyone on the front lines of this pandemic across the nation. The selflessness of all healthcare workers in a time of crisis, caring for the most vulnerable, offers reassurance and comfort. Our hearts go out to those impacted by COVID-19, and we wish those who have contracted the virus a safe recovery.
Many of the coronavirus’s properties are still unknown, but worldwide observations indicate that the highest number of people perishing are older persons age 60 and above, and especially those combating underlying conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, lung disease, cancers, heart disease, respiratory conditions, and other conditions that weaken the immune system.
As coronavirus continues to spread and create challenges worldwide, we believe our technology can play a part in its containment for our clients and the patients they serve. The situation evolves every day, but based on what we know, Lightbeam users can help to prepare for and prevent further infection in their patient populations.
Quickly Identify and Stratify At-Risk Individuals
Johns Hopkins ACG® Diagnosis Categories in the Lightbeam Cohort Builder can help identify patients within each age group at the highest risk of fatality from COVID-19, based on currently available statistics. By identifying older patients, patients with underlying conditions, patients who smoke, or have a respiratory condition, providers can zero in on who needs immediate outreach.
Care Manage At-Risk Patients
Once these patients are identified, the Lightbeam platform can be set up automatically to assign a care manager to each cohort, update or design a new care plan in light of COVID-19, and configure their methods and frequency of outreach to keep an eye on them in the coming weeks.
If you do not have the patient engagement module activated and would like help reaching out to patients in your population, contact your advisor.
We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and will keep everyone informed of additional updates. For more resources on symptoms and precautions to take, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. Stay informed on the latest in your community by monitoring your state and local news.