Dr. Kaija Saranto has shared a link to a publication on : Personal Health Information Management: Tools and Strategies for Citizen’s Engagement.


Evidence based OMAHA System guidelines pandemic response app

Dr. Karen Monsen, Professor University of Minnesota

The Omaha System Guidelines Pandemic (COVID-19) Response app is now publicly available for free download at:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/omaha-system-guidelines/id1509287713 (iTunes)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.omahasystemguidelines.app (Google Play)

https://app.omahasystemguidelines.org (web-based interface)

We have 90 encoded interventions with over 125 links to WHO and CDC sources. Our continued work depends on your help – We need your feedback! Send it through the “feedback” form, and answer our brief survey in the app. Please share this message with anyone you think could download the free iOS and Android app to support their personal or professional response to COVID-19. Together we will share the best available evidence to beat this pandemic.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine

Rapid Expert Consultations on the COVID-19 Pandemic (14 March-18 April 2020)

Scroll down web site to see downloadable collection…you will need to set up a Free account to access all materials.


American Red Cross and American Academy of Nursing

Closing the Gaps: Advancing Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery for Older Adults25 Evidence-Informed Expert Recommendations to Improve Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery for Older Adults Across the United States


COVID-19 Tools and Resources for the Health IT and Clinical Community


“To support HHS’s ongoing response efforts to the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), ONC has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to share various resources for reporting and tracking COVID-19, as well as general clinical guidance to the health IT community and healthcare providers. Health IT now plays a crucial role in the collecting and reporting of COVID-19 data. Additionally, electronic health information exchange can facilitate effective strategies to combat COVID-19, including:”

  • Surveillance
  • Public health reporting
  • Laboratory testing
  • Clinical data collection
  • Case investigation and management
  • Reporting outcomes
  • Workforce Safety and Health (please visit https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/index.htm)

Social Determinants of Health and COVID-19: Implementing COVID-19 Community Outreach Data Collection Tool to Engage Vulnerable Individuals with Low Socioeconomic Status and Inform Decision Makers on Needs of Population

This project seeks to develop and test a community outreach and data collection tool to mitigate risk of COVID-19. To learn more about this click on the following documents:

MyStrengths MyHealthTM (MSMH) is a whole-person strengths-based consumer-facing
mobile enhanced application designed for individuals, families, and/or communities to self-identify
strengths, challenges, and needs.

Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health: App for Consumer‐generated Population Health Data
University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Center for Nursing Informatics

Pursuing Data on COVID-19: National Academy of Medicine Video

As we learn more about COVID-19, the information about the pandemic we receive is fluid. Most recently, there have been some limited data regarding the disproportionate burden of the pandemic on communities of color. This is of course a major concern for all who are focused on achieving health equity.

Click here to access video and slides

American Nursing Informatics Association Interviews with informatics specialists at various organization and their response to COVID-19


AMIA Nursing Informatics in Times of COVID-19: Achievements, Challenges, and New Ideas

This webinar includes several speakers discussing the following topics:

  • ANI Survey and COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Nursing Plans
  • ML-based models to support operations and resources in NYC
  • COVID-19 Response Guidelines encoded with SNOMED CT & the Omaha System
  • The Role of a Cognitive Patient Care Device

The video is available at: https://vimeo.com/411544574/52a02612ba

Slides can be viewed at: https://www.amia.org/sites/default/files/AMIA-COVID19-Webinar-Series-NIWG-ANI-Clinical-Informatics-3.pdf

Harvard Health Publishing

COVID -19 Fact Sheets in 35 languages. This is part of their health literacy project


A Patient’s Guide to Telemedicine:

What to Do When Your Doctor Calls or Video-Chats with You.  The HIMSS  website has some good information about how to do a patient visit.


Institute for Health Care Improvement

Telemedicine: COVID-9 and beyond

A virtual learning session on growth and continued development of telemedicine – https://youtu.be/Kb4DI1JF1P8

The American Nurses Association has developed a Mental Health Initiative

As part of their initiative to promote wellness and resilience of nurses, here is one recommended app.

The first app is Moodfit, published by Roble Ridge Software.  This app allows you to keep track of daily goals, how to boost your mood and how to gain insights as to what affects your mood.


Taiwan Implements Technology Based Prevention Measures in Response to COVID-19

Technology Based Prevention Measures in Response to COVID-19 document 

National Academy of Medicine Supporting Clinician Well-Being During COVID-19

Check out the various free resources from this webinar.


Office of the National Coordinator for HIT

Patient Engagement Playbook


Responding to COVID-19 –  The UW Medicine Information Technology Services Experience


Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Blog: Ways to prevent telemedicine from becoming lesser medicine


Recommendations for Designing High Quality Telehealth


The Keys to Effective telemedicine for Older Adults


Virtual Learning Hour Special Series: Telemedicine: COVID-19 and Beyond


Nature Journal

Real time Tracking of self-reported symptoms to predict potential COVID -19


Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and Midwifery (NIPEC) 

The launch of ‘Representing what we do as Nurses and Midwives – Terminologies and Standardised Languages: Systematic Literature Review and Key Considerations’