How COVID-19 Will Help Denver Doctors Revolutionize Health Care5280 Apr 1, 2021
As the medical director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Denver Health, Ivor Douglas [professor of medicine at CU School of Medicine] knows better than most how devastating a toll COVID-19 has taken. “We’ve lost 400,000 people, which is as many Americans as were lost in the Second World War,” he says. (The number topped 520,000 in early March.) “And we’ve done it in a year.”
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus’ Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine launched its Biobank in 2016 to become the repository of such info for UCHealth. It has since signed up more than 173,000 patients—but owes its biggest surge in outreach to COVID-19....“We’ve actually been able to reach out to more potential volunteers for the Biobank than we ever could have done before,” says Kathleen Barnes, director of the center.
Director of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus’ Center for Bioethics and Humanities, Matt Wynia not only advised on state policy, but also helped oversee the UCHealth triage team as it made critical decisions.Read more