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  1. Coronavirus data surge freezes Washington state's disease-reporting system

    A surge in COVID-19 case data has overwhelmed the Washington Department of Health's disease-reporting system, bringing it to a halt, officials told The Seattle Times March 31.
  2. COVID-19 strikes patients with underlying conditions harder, CDC study confirms

    People with one or more reported underlying health conditions are more likely to require hospitalization and intensive care unit admission than those without underlying health conditions, new CDC data shows.
  3. 16 insurers waiving costs for COVID-19 treatment

    Here are 16 insurers waiving cost-sharing for treatment related to COVID-19 as of April 3, 5:17 p.m. CDT:

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  1. Where 4 hospital CEOs have tested positive for COVID-19

    Here is where four hospital CEOs have tested positive for COVID-19 as of April 1: 
  2. Hospital CEOs, execs forgo pay amid COVID-19: 7 updates

    CEOs and executives at hospitals across the country are taking pay cuts or donating their pay to employee assistance funds to help offset the financial fallout from COVID-19.
  3. Top 5 supply chain stories in March

    Below are five of the top supply chain stories published by Becker's Hospital Review in March, beginning with the most popular:
  4. FEMA, HHS create supply chain task force

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency and HHS have created a supply chain stabilization task force to address the limited supply of critical protective equipment across the country.

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  1. Northwell turns BiPAP machines into ventilators

    New York City-based Northwell Health said it has developed a protocol to transform a BiPAP machine into a functional ventilator and that it plans to share the design online so other hospitals facing ventilator shortages can prepare. 
  2. New coronavirus shortages: Thermometers, oxygen, ventilator therapists

    Shortages caused by the coronavirus pandemic are going beyond personal protective equipment and ventilators, affecting things such as personal care thermometers, oxygen and medical professionals trained to care for ventilated patients. 
  3. 10 top infection control, patient safety stories in March

    A look back at the 2009 swine flu pandemic captured readers' attention the most in March.
  4. Telehealth companies race to hire physicians

    Teladoc and Doctor on Demand are competing to recruit hundreds of physicians to join their teams, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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  1. Why some hackers are targeting healthcare facilities during coronavirus pandemic

    Healthcare organizations are more likely to pay a ransom during a ransomware attack because of the time constraints and pressure they are under, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Bloomberg.
  2. Barry Moss promoted to CEO of Merit Health Jackson Market

    Barry Moss has been named CEO of Merit Health's Jackson (Miss.) Market.
  3. Harvard project translates COVID-19 resources into 37 languages

    Harvard Medical School's COVID-19 Health Literacy Project has translated essential information about COVID-19, including prevention and potential treatments, into 37 languages to reduce the risk of infection for non-English speakers in the U.S., STAT reports.
  4. A trauma surgeon on gun violence: 'Please stop shooting. We need the beds'

    Elinore Kaufman, MD, a surgical critical care and trauma surgery fellow at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, is battling two public health crises right now: COVID-19 and gun violence, she wrote in an op-ed for The New York Times.
  5. New York is the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic + 21 other updates from the 6 hardest-hit states

    Below is a breakdown of 22 updates from the six states hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic:
  6. How protective gear shortages are causing tension between hospitals, clinicians

    As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the U.S., hospitals and health systems across the country are facing shortages of personal protective equipment such as masks, gowns and face shields. This has prompted healthcare workers to speak publicly about a lack of protections, resulting in disciplinary action at some organizations.
  7. Illinois to reopen Sherman Hospital

    A shuttered hospital in Elgin, Ill., will be reopened to serve as an overflow facility as the state prepares for a surge in COVID-19 patients, according to The Daily Herald. 
  8. Boston Medical Center furloughs 700 staffers, cites revenue loss of $5M per week

    Boston Medical Center is furloughing 700 staff members, or 10 percent of its workforce, due to financial losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to The Boston Globe.
  9. 500 Essentia Health workers placed on administrative leave

    Citing a severe disruption in services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Essentia Health has placed about 500 nonclinical staff on administrative leave. 

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