Press Release

ASAHP Partners with CastleBranch to Fight Back Against COVID-19

June 10, 2020

 

WILMINGTON, NC—The Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions (ASAHP) is providing a no–cost solution to its members to help mitigate the risk of COVID-19 and assist health professions students in safely returning to clinical rotations. The solution, CastleBranch’s CB COVID-19 Compliance application, can be used to screen for common COVID-19 symptoms, high–risk indicators, and help students prove their safe to return to onsite clinical experiences.

 

The CB COVID-19 Compliance tool closely aligns with ASAHP’s values of preparing safe and competent professionals, benefitting from the power of a united approach and bringing creative and innovative solutions to its members. CB COVID-19 Compliance will enable ASAHP’s members to screen students for a fever, collect information on a student’s travel and exposure to COVID-19, and provide education on proper protocol and practices to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. The application follows CDC guidelines and was inspired by the Infectious Disease Council, an international panel of experts representing the fields of infectious disease policy, education, healthcare, diagnostic and medical testing, and law. Members include, among others, Donna Meyer, CEO of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing, and Dr. Deborah Trautman, CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

 

“Our healthcare professions schools and students are facing extraordinary challenges as the pandemic both highlights, and elevates, the central role healthcare workers play in the wellbeing of our nation,” said John Colbert, Esq., executive director of ASAHP. “We must work to protect our next generation of healthcare workers, and to fight against the threat to their education, training, and clinical experience process. By partnering with CastleBranch, we are taking proactive steps to empower our next generation of health professionals and get them back into clinical rotations during this unprecedented time.”

 

CB COVID-19 Compliance is built upon CastleBranch’s existing enterprise–level clinical experience platform, CB Bridges™, which is designed to support millions of users. The platform is compliant with all relevant regulations governing the collection and usage of private data, including FERPA, FCRA, CCPA and more. CB COVID-19 Compliance will be available to all ASAHP members and allied health programs, regardless of whether they’re current CastleBranch clients.

 

“It’s crucial that we take all available measures to help the healthcare community during this time of crisis, and that includes helping health students get back to the classroom and back into clinical rotations to continue their education,” said Brett Martin, CEO of CastleBranch. “These students are the next generation of healthcare professionals we’ll rely on to help our communities respond to and recover from COVID-19.”

 

CB COVID-19 Compliance will be available to ASAHP members, students, and associated healthcare facility partners at no cost through December 2020.

 

For more information, please visit https://discover.castlebranch.com/covid-19-resources-cu/ or call 888.914.7279 or email CastleBranch at covid19@castlebranch.com.

 

Media Contact: Daniel Schechtman, CastleBranch Director of Communications
Email: CBCovid_Press@CastleBranch.com
Phone: 888.723.4263 ext. 7164


About CastleBranch:
Located in Wilmington, N.C., CastleBranch is a compliance management and infectious disease screening company serving over 17,700 healthcare programs, 1 million students, and thousands of employers and healthcare facilities nationwide. CastleBranch has 20+ years of experience, employs over 400 team members and has a long track record of providing innovative solutions for complex problems.

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