By combining our unique data and analytics together with those of other industry stakeholders, we created the COVID-19 data set and interactive visualization in order to provide insights on at-risk populations and care capacity risks.
LexisNexis Health Care provides market-leading analytics that help healthcare organizations improve population health, manage provider data workflows, and gain claims intelligence. In response to the global pandemic, LexisNexis Health Care brought these data assets together and embarked on an industry partnership to engage thought leaders and aggregate data to help our customers, public health officials, and health researchers gain additional insights for the purpose of combatting COVID-19. This first phase focused on answering two primary questions:
As COVID-19 continues to impact the delivery of healthcare services in typical care settings, many providers have transitioned to using telehealth services. Telehealth refers to a broad range of healthcare services that enable providers to leverage telecommunication systems for remote patient evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment.
The nationwide expansion of telehealth has helped to maintain continuity of care and support social distancing requirements. At-risk communities have benefited from vital services that reduce potential care gaps and limit patient exposure. Telehealth services reduce Provider Risk by expanding the breadth of practitioners available to at-risk communities regardless of location, as well as reduce Socioeconomic Risk by mitigating some factors that may limit the accessibility of care.
This graph represents the national change in telehealth claim volumes, showing the weekly percent increase of 2020 claims compared with those in 2019. It reveals the increase in telehealth adoption and utilization during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This graph represents the top national change in telehealth claim volumes by specialty, showing the weekly percent increase of 2020 claims compared with those in 2019. It reveals specialty treatment areas that are seeing a significant adoption of telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The LexisNexis Risk Solution data and analytics team designed the COVID-19 data set by combining proprietary data assets and models from LexisNexis Health Care with data from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, which includes data from WHO, CDC, and other independent sources, and data from the American Hospital Association (AHA).
Data used in this analysis was contributed from the following sources:
Additional health and medical research on COVID-19 is available through the Elsevier Novel Coronavirus Information Center:
COVID-19 is known as the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 Case and Death counts are updated daily, other data attributes are updated at various frequencies. The LexisNexis Risk Solutions COVID-19 Data Resource Center is optimized for Google Chrome browsers.
LexisNexis Health Care is making this data publicly available for broad, noncommercial public use including by medical and public health researchers, policymakers, government officials, and analysts.