Online ECHO Clinic | April 6, 2020

Presentation Titles: COVID-19 Epi Update | COVID-19 Updates

Dr. Tom Weiser shares an epi update on COVID-19, and Dr. Jorge Mera, Director of Infectious Diseases for Cherokee Nation Health Service, provides an overview of some of the latest relevant studies.

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Presenter Bios

Thomas Weiser, MD, MPH, has been with Portland Area Indian Health Services since 1998, initially serving as an Indian Health Services Medical Officer in Whiteriver, Arizona from 1998-2005. He completed the CDC Epidemiology Intelligence Service from 2005-2007, assigned to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. In 2007, he began his new position assigned to the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and Northwest Tribal Epidemiology Center. Dr. Weiser is passionate about improving the quality of healthcare services, data access and data quality for American Indian and Alaska Native populations; human subjects protection; infectious disease epidemiology and surveillance.

Jorge Mera, MD, FACP, is the Director of Infectious Diseases for Cherokee Nation Health Service, the largest tribally operated health care system in the United States. He oversees surveillance, policies, and programs to treat and prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and HCV.

Presentation Slides

COVID-19 Epi Update

COVID-19 Updates

Resources Provided

COVID-19 Patient Monitoring workflow

COVID19-PHN Scheduled Home Visit

COVID-19 Visitor Policy

PHN – Scheduled Home Visits

CN COVID-19 Coronavirus Call Center Workflow 3-19-20

Portland Area Indian Health Service Interim Testing Recommendations for COVID

Portland Area Indian Health Service Guidance on Mask Usage for Patients