In early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic created a fast-moving, widespread public health crisis. In May 2020, PCORI expanded its PCORI Health Care Horizon Scanning System (HCHSS) to elucidate the landscape of potentially impactful applications for COVID-19. The HCHSS COVID-19 supplement scans for, identifies, monitors, and reports on emerging and available COVID-19-related treatments, diagnostics, preventive measures, management strategies, and systems changes with potential for high impact to patient outcomes—for individuals and populations—in the United States in the next 12 months.

These Biweekly COVID-19 Scans provide ECRI Horizon Scanning with a vehicle to inform PCORI and the public in a timely manner of important topics of interest identified during ongoing scanning and topic identification or through the ECRI stakeholder survey process.

The PCORI Health Care Horizon Scanning System is operated by ECRI under contract to PCORI, Washington, DC (Contract No. MSA-HORIZSCAN-ECRI-ENG-2018.7.12). The content included in this document does not necessarily represent the views of the PCORI. PCORI does not make any guarantees with respect to the accuracy or reliability of the information in this content, nor does PCORI necessarily endorse the content or results contained therein.

Commentary in COVID-19 Scans reflect preliminary views of ECRI Horizon Scanning and internal ECRI stakeholders.
The information contained in the documents has not been vetted by other stakeholders.

We welcome your comments on the Scans. Send them by email to [email protected].

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