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CHEST Responds to Need for Clinicians in Hard-hit Areas with Unique Matching System

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JUNE 2020


CHEST Responds to Need for Clinicians in Hard-hit Areas with Unique Matching System

In response to the need for trained critical care providers in areas of the US hard-hit by COVID-19, CHEST has created the Clinician Matching Network to rapidly pair volunteers with healthcare facilities in need of their help via an online platform. Joining CHEST in the effort are the American Thoracic Society, the American Association for Respiratory Care, and the American Society for Anesthesiology. PA Consulting participated in administration of the program.

The effort resulted from CHEST members’ request for their professional society to assist in providing the resources needed to meet the growing needs of the surge of ICU patients, particularly in New York. As Robert Musacchio, CHEST EVP/CEO explained, “With the existing CHEST Analytics platform already in place, CHEST was able to quickly verify member information and match clinicians with facilities most in need of their expertise.“

To learn more about the Clinician Matching Network, go to www.chestnet.org/clinician-matching or email covidcarehelp@chestnet.org.


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Introduction to the New Health Policy and Advocacy Committee

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CHEST’s Cooperative Involvement Related to COVID-19

Support for Healthcare Infrastructure and Accessibility

Telehealth Changes

CHEST Responds to Need for Clinicians in Hard-hit Areas with Unique Matching System

Government Actions of Note to CHEST Members