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  1. 11 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week: 
  2. Flu has killed 24,000 this season, CDC says

    The CDC estimates flu has caused 39 million illnesses, 400,000 hospitalizations and 24,000 deaths this season, according to the agency's most recent FluView report.
  3. 5 tips for hospitals to enhance telehealth services

    As health systems and hospitals become overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, the transition to virtual care platforms makes sense.

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  1. Michigan hospitals decline handmade face masks — for now

    Hospitals in the Detroit area are declining donations of handmade masks from the public, but at least one says it may need them in the future, WXYZ, a local ABC affiliate reported.
  2. 10 countries with most COVID-19 cases, deaths

    The U.S. has reported more COVID-19 cases than any other country in the world, while Italy has confirmed the most deaths related to the pandemic.
  3. How Providence outfitted its EHR within 24 hours of its 1st COVID-19 patient

    As soon as the care team at Renton, Wash.-based Providence realized they had their first case of COVID-19 in late January, the IT team sprang into action to update their Epic EHR with tools to support identifying and treating future patients with the coronavirus.
  4. Illinois, New Jersey see largest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases + 24 other updates from the hardest-hit states

    President Donald Trump is pushing more action on the COVID-19 pandemic to the state level.  Below are key updates from March 26-27 from the states hardest hit by the coronavirus:

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  1. 5 leaders sickened by COVID-19

    Several prominent world leaders have been sickened by COVID-19. Below is a list of five infected politicians as of March 27.
  2. Devicemakers ask feds to prioritize states getting ventilators

    Medical devicemakers are asking the Trump administration for guidance on which states to prioritize sending ventilators to, as they are in severe shortage across the country, NPR reported.
  3. Retired hospital executive Gary Olson rejoins Missouri hospital as interim CEO

    St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo., has tapped Gary Olson to serve as interim president and CEO for its healthcare network. 
  4. Tenet hospital CEO in Florida resigns

    Tara McCoy, CEO of Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., is resigning to pursue other opportunities, according to the hospital's owner.

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  1. $2 trillion stimulus package includes $185M for telehealth at critical access hospitals

    The House on March 27 approved a $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package that the Senate passed on Wednesday, which will provide $185 million to support telehealth programs for rural critical access hospitals. 
  2. US reports most COVID-19 cases in world; White House reconsiders $1.5B deal for 80K ventilators

    The U.S. COVID-19 case count is the highest in the world, surpassing even that of China, with 86,012 cases as of 11:45 a.m. CDT March 27. Nationwide, 1,301 Americans have died from the virus, while 753 have recovered. 
  3. During the coronavirus pandemic, 'innovation isn't optional, it's required': Key insights from UPMC Enterprise President Tal Heppenstall

    Hospitals and health systems across the country are focused on their response to the coronavirus pandemic. In hot spots like Seattle or New York City, hospital CEOs are already in the midst of responding to the crisis; in other communities, executives are developing protocol to prepare for more cases.
  4. 7 states waiving telehealth restrictions during coronavirus pandemic 

    As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, various states have begun to expand their availability of telehealth services to promote virtual care during the pandemic. 
  5. Anthem hit with federal lawsuit alleging Medicare fraud

    The Department of Justice sued Anthem March 26, alleging the health insurance company submitted inaccurate diagnosis codes to the federal government to get higher reimbursement.
  6. Where employees have tested positive for COVID-19: March 25-27

    Hospital employees are among the confirmed cases of COVID-19. Here are U.S. hospitals or other healthcare sites where employees have tested positive during the pandemic.  
  7. WHO director, Amazon CEO talk using tech to flatten COVID-19 curve

    The World Health Organization director general and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos discussed how the two could work to control the spread of COVID-19 during a recent video conference, Yahoo Finance reports.
  8. Coronavirus March 27: 13 notes directly from physicians, hospitals

    Here are 13 notes from hospitals, health systems and physicians on their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  9. Demand for hospital beds in US will peak by mid-April, analysis finds

    The demand for hospital beds in the U.S. is projected to far exceed capacity by the second week of April, according to a new analysis from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle.

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