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Member News Alert – August 10

 

Physicians Gather Virtually for KMA’s First COVID-19 Town Hall During 2020 Annual Meeting  
Physicians from across the state gathered virtually on Thursday during the first in a series of live COVID-19 town hall sessions offered as part of KMA’s 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting.  

“Clinical Considerations of COVID-19” featured panelists Steven Stack, M.D., Kentucky Public Health Commissioner, Steven Hester, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Norton Healthcare and Barbara Logan, Director of Clinical Research at St. Elizabeth Healthcare. The conversation was moderated by KMA Vice Speaker and current Greater Louisville Medical Society President Monalisa Tailor, M.D.  

The panelists spoke candidly about challenges and successes experienced while battling COVID-19, as treatments and best practices have evolved with ever-changing research. “The virus had a head start on us,” said Dr. Stack. “We are constantly learning new information.”  

The next KMA Virtual Town Hall will be held this Thursday, Aug. 13. “Telemedicine: Today and Tomorrow” will feature discussion on the current status of relaxed regulations and what this may mean for the future. Success stories and challenges in patient care will also be explored.  

For more information and to register for the 2020 KMA Virtual Annual Meeting, visit https://kyma.org/2020-kma-annual-meeting/.  



“Clinical Considerations of COVID-19” Clockwise from left: Barbara Logan, Director of Clinical Research at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Steven Stack, M.D., Kentucky Public Health Commissioner, Moderator Monalisa Tailor, M.D., and Steven Hester, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Norton Healthcare.    

Kentucky Department for Public Health Updated COVID-19 Guidance and Reporting Requirements  
KMA has been asked to share two guidances regarding COVID-19 reporting requirements and processes from the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH). KDPH has asked that clinicians statewide be aware of the need for continued diligence in reporting COVID-19 cases in order to characterize the outbreak and allow for effective public health actions.

Kentucky COVID-19 Clinician Reporting Guidance
Kentucky COVID-19 Laboratory Reporting Guidance    

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