Online ECHO Clinic | May 6, 2020
Presentation Titles: Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists COVID-19 Case Definition | Laboratory Testing for COVID-19 | Example Population Testing Strategy for Tribes
In this series of presentations, Dr. Harry Brown, Medical Epi Consultant for the United Southern and Eastern Tribes, discusses laboratory testing for COVID-19. Dr. Alex Wu, an Epidemic Intelligence Officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Dr. James Winde, Medical Director at Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center, present an example COVID-19 Testing strategy for tribes. Then, Dr. Katie Johnson, EHR Integrated Care Coordinator at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, provides and overview of billing and coding of COVID-19 medications. Finally, Dr. Tom Weiser provides an overview of the COVID-19 Case Definition created by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists.
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.
Alexander Wu, ScD, MPH, is an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
James Winde, MD, is the Medical Director at Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center.
Katie Johnson, PharmD, is the EHR Integrated Care Coordinator at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board. Katie joined the U.S Public Health Service as a Commissioned Corps Officer and completed an ASHP Pharmacy Practice Residency at Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center. She continued to work with the IHS at Whiteriver Indian Hospital where she worked as both a pharmacist and Clinical Applications Coordinator. She then moved to the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board in 2011 to take on Health IT policy initiatives and EHR support for the 43 Tribes in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
Harry J Brown, MD, is a Medical Epidemiology Consultant for the United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.