Hennepin Healthcare physician and HHRI researcher Dr. Tyler Winkelman was Dr. David Hilden’s guest Healthy Matters on WCCO 830-AM radio on Sunday, September 26, talking about the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Consortium, COVID-19 vaccinations and stats, health equity, and how Minnesota collaborates. Dr. Winkelman leads the Minnesota consortium. Their mission is to improve health by informing policy and practice through data-driven collaboration among Minnesota’s healthcare community members.
The EHR Consortium aims to shift how tough health care problems are tackled. A specific example of the challenging health problems EHR faces is COVID-19, which is not isolated to one health care system. The consortium focuses on COVID-19 and works together to understand what is going on. They also engage with the leaders of the healthcare system and the Minnesota Department of Health to respond to the pandemic as effectively as possible.
Dr. Winkelman talked about the COVID vaccination and hospitalization rates, vaccination issues, spike in RSV in young children, the highest level of COVID in kids, and COVID booster shots.
Listen to the podcast: