Today's Top 20 Articles
  1. Hospitals and unions: 6 recent conflicts, agreements

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital-union events in March and April.
  2. 'Tonight was the breaking point': DMC Sinai-Grace nurses protest ER staffing

    A group of nurses at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit recently staged a sit-in at the hospital to protest  emergency room staffing levels, according to Michigan Radio.
  3. Online calculator helps hospitals assess staff, supply needs

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, an individual hospital with 100 intensive care beds and 75 ventilators may exceed capacity in less than 31 days, according to a new online calculator created by researchers at Stanford (Calif.) University.

How healthcare workers will respond to Coronavirus depends on us

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) actively spreading, and so many uncertainties about its course, it may seem we are in unchartered territory.
  1. The race to create a COVID-19 vaccine: 5 updates

    A vaccine to prevent COVID-19 is being developed in record time, with only 63 days between the time researchers identified the genetic sequence of the virus to the time the first vaccine candidate was injected into a human, according to USA Today.
  2. 11 key coronavirus study findings

    Here are 11 clinical findings on the new coronavirus, as reported by Becker's Hospital Review in the last two weeks.
  3. Clinicians fighting pandemic seek HHS support 'against financial peril'

    More than 100 physician organizations wrote a letter urging HHS to provide one month of revenue to each physician, nurse practitioner and physician assistant enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid to account for financial hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
  4. 51 recovered COVID-19 patients in South Korea retest positive

    South Korea health authorities say that 51 people there who had recovered from COVID-19 have tested positive again, according to the Yonhap News Agency.

COVID-19 and its impact on physician compensation

Health systems and their associated employed provider networks are beset with immediate financial losses, and future financial uncertainty as elective care was essentially eliminated by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic in the United States.
  1. AAMC creates database for COVID-19 guidance

    The Association of American Medical Colleges created a repository of COVID-19 information as a resource for hospitals and healthcare providers amid the pandemic.
  2. World may be short 5.7M nurses by 2030: 4 report takeaways

    The world's nursing workforce increased by 4.7 million nurses between 2013 and 2018, although the threat of shortages still exists, according to a new report the World Health Organization released April 6.
  3. Blood from recovered COVID-19 patients helps current patients, small study shows

    Preliminary results from a 10-person study show that a dose of antibodies from the blood plasma of recovered COVID-19 patients can help reduce the duration of symptoms, improve oxygen levels and speed up viral clearance among patients with COVID-19, according to the Los Angeles Times.
  4. 49 hospitals furloughing workers in response to COVID-19

    Many U.S. hospitals and health systems have suspended elective procedures to save capacity, supplies and staff to treat COVID-19 patients.

Achieving mobile success: Enabling adoption, ensuring security, and improving workflows

Make the most of mobile: A live discussion on improving workflows and care quality with a mobile strategy.
  1. COVID-19 may disproportionately affect African Americans 

    Emerging data from a handful of states and cities suggest that COVID-19 is disproportionately sickening African Americans, reports STAT.
  2. Few children with COVID-19 are hospitalized, CDC finds

    Relatively few children with COVID-19 have been hospitalized in the U.S., new data from the CDC shows.
  3. 'Don't let shiny object syndrome prevail': Spectrum Health's CIO shares how to keep IT strategy on track during pandemic

    Hospitals' IT strategies must change just as quickly in response to the rapidly escalating COVID-19 pandemic, according to Jason Joseph, CIO at Spectrum Health.
  4. Nurse helps raise $12K for protective gear, gets suspended by hospital for passing it out

    An ICU nurse who helped raise more than $12,000 through a GoFundMe campaign to buy personal protective equipment for staff at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center has been suspended by the hospital for distributing the "unauthorized" gear, ProPublica reports.
  5. How NYC Health + Hospitals is using tech in its COVID-19 response, keeping staff motivated

    At NYC Health + Hospitals in New York City, which is the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders have optimized the system's EHR and telehealth services to treat COVID-19 patients.
  6. Thomas Jefferson University researchers develop COVID-19 vaccine candidate

    Researchers at Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University have developed a vaccine candidate to combat COVID-19 and are starting safety testing in animals.
  7. The 4 benchmarks needed to end social distancing

    Until there is a vaccine or effective treatment against COVID-19, states should direct efforts toward four major criteria that will help determine local progress, according to a report cited by The New York Times.
  8. India lifts ban on hydroxychloroquine exports after Trump threatens retaliation

    India lifted its export ban on hydroxychloroquine after President Donald Trump threatened retaliation against the country, Business Insider reported. 
  9. AMA president Dr. Patrice Harris urges public health experts to rely on science during pandemic

    The American Medical Association President Patrice Harris, MD, gave a national address April 7 on the need for the nation to rely on science and data to protect public health in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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