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Improved Testing for COVID-19 in Skilled Nursing Facilities: IMPACT-C

Project status
Ongoing
Contact
Sarah Berry, Vincent Mor
Institution web page
https://impactcollaboratory.org/improved-testing-for-covid-19-in-skilled-nursing-facilities-impact-c/
Host institution
IMPACT Collaboratory Brown University School of Public Health, Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife
Team members
Sarah Berry (Co-PI, Hebrew SeniorLife), Vincent Mor (Co-PI, Brown University School of Public Health), David Gifford (American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living), Jill Harrison (Brown University School of Public Health), Michael Mina (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health), Douglas Fridsma (Inicio Health), Ed Davidson, (Insight Therapeutics), Stefan Gravenstein (Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School), Jonathan Jackson (Massachusetts General Hospital), Kimberly Johnson (Duke University School of Medicine), Rosa Baier (Brown University School of Public Health), Ana Montoya (University of Michigan Medical School), David Grabowski (Harvard Medical School), Cyrus Kosar (Brown University School of Public Health), Keith Goldfeld (New York University School of Medicine), Jasmine Travers (New York University School of Nursing), Maricruz Rivera-Hernandez (Brown University School of Public Health), Shekinah Fashaw (Brown University School of Public Health), Jeff Hiris (Brown University School of Public Health), Susan Mitchell (Hebrew SeniorLife), Elizabeth White (Brown University School of Public Health)
Funding information (if funded)
National Institute on Aging, IMPACT Collaboratory supplement, 3U54AG063546-02S2
Project Summary

Our goal is to leverage the foundation of the NIA IMPACT Collaboratory to establish IMPACT-COVID-19 (IMPACT-C), which will be dedicated to developing and evaluating SARS-CoV-2 testing strategies among highly vulnerable skilled nursing facility (SNF) residents and workers. The organizational, administrative, and expertise components for IMPACT-C will include: leadership, regulatory structures, dissemination, and investigators. We will leverage IMPACT Collaboratory’s Data Sharing Collaborative that includes 11 national companies with >1,000 SNFs. We have established the infrastructure to securely and regularly receive daily EMR and COVID-19 data from this consortium and link it to Medicare claims and Minimum Data Set assessments. Using this rich and representative database, we will conduct a series of models to inform policies on SARS-CoV-2 testing and to forecast outbreaks. We have additionally designed a cluster RCT of 120-150 facilities to compare the effect of novel, point-of-care testing versus usual care on the rate of COVID-19 infections. Data will be shared with the RADx-UP Coordination and Data Collection Center.

Outputs / Expected Outputs

Starting early 2021

Project website
https://impactcollaboratory.org/improved-testing-for-covid-19-in-skilled-nursing-facilities-impact-c/

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Improved Testing for COVID-19 in Skilled Nursing Facilities: IMPACT-C