AskMayoExpert’s COVID-19 information made available to public
AskMayoExpert, Mayo Clinic’s primary intranet clinical knowledge resource for providers at the point of care, is publicly sharing its COVID-19 content.
“Mayo leadership has requested that we make all COVID-19 information available to the public,” says Scott D. Eggers, M.D., medical editor of AskMayoExpert. “There’s a great desire and need right now by other hospital systems and providers for trusted clinical guidance on COVID-19 management. By making this content available publicly, Mayo is not claiming expertise on treating COVID-19, but is instead sharing the knowledge we are using to guide our practice.”
Anyone outside of Mayo Clinic can now access AskMayoExpert’s COVID-19 information through an intuitively designed navigator page with outpatient, inpatient, and Emergency Department headings.
- The outpatient information offers guidance on screening, transmission, symptoms, clinical monitoring, treatment options, and comorbid condition management.
- The inpatient information provides recommendations on screening, evaluation, isolation, personal protective equipment for procedures, drug treatments, respiratory management, resuscitation, and dismissal planning.
- The Emergency Department information offers guidance on screening, evaluation, isolation, personal protective equipment, resuscitation, respiratory management, and disposition.
Established in 2009, AskMayoExpert represents 56 areas of Mayo’s practice. Each area has a corresponding provider group, known as a knowledge content board, which meets on a regular basis to create, update, and annually review its clinical content.
AskMayoExpert has about 1,400 topics and 270 clinical algorithms, known as care process models. However, the public will only have access to COVID-19 information.