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How Incident Command Teams Shaped COVID-19 Hospital Response

The COVID-19 threat that gripped the world left most healthcare systems across the United States little time to prepare for a pandemic surge unprecedented in modern times. How did Hartford HealthCare manage it? Incident Command teams throughout the system learned, adapted and strategized to create and implement plans for patient intake, [...]

5 Common Summer Rashes and How to Prevent Them

One of the most common causes for a summer visit to the doctor’s office is a rash. Although a sudden outcropping of skin bumps and lumps can be disturbing to anyone, summer rashes are often treated effectively. A rash that appears suddenly and spreads quickly on both sides of the [...]

It’s Time to Stand Together, Again

This message from Jeffrey Flaks, Hartford HealthCare President and Chief Executive Officer, was shared with the healthcare system’s 30,000 employees. Dear Colleagues: As a healthcare community, we are here to heal. The very core of our calling is as plain as can be in our mission statement: “To improve the [...]

Cellphone Location Data in May Shows Big Behavior Changes in Connecticut

Your cellphone doesn’t lie. Google’s latest Community Mobility Report, dated May 25, reflects an overwhelming desire by Connecticut residents to get outdoors — and still avoid going into their workplace — as the state economy reopens and the weather brightens during the COVID-19 pandemic. Use of parks, from April 13 [...]

HealthCenter, New in Mystic, Adapts to Covid-19 World

By Elissa Bass Hartford HealthCare quietly opened its state-of-the-art primary care and multispecialty HealthCenter in Mystic at the end of January. Doctors and staff moved into offices, the physical therapy center was furnished with equipment, the imaging machines went online, and patients began to flow into the three-story, glass-front building. [...]

MIT-Hartford HealthCare Model Shows No ‘Significant Second Wave’ of COVID-19 This Summer

So far, so good, is the assessment from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) analytics team that partnered with Hartford HealthCare (HHC) to track and predict the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides being “remarkably accurate” in pinpointing the peak of infection activity thus far, Dr. Dimitris Bertsimas, the dean [...]

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