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  1. Hospital demand for N95 masks at 17 times the norm, survey says

    Hospitals should prepare for a demand for medical supplies as much as 17 times higher than normal,  a survey of 1,591 hospitals conducted by Premier suggests. 
  2. NewYork-Presbyterian's CXO: A dispatch from the front line of the COVID-19 emergency

    As I write this, I am sitting in my office in Manhattan, part of an amazing team of people at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital taking the COVID-19 emergency head on.
  3. NYU Langone, Providence & 5 other hospitals experiencing telehealth surges

    As the federal and state governments continue to expand telehealth access and enact social distancing guidelines due to COVID-19, hospitals and health systems are reporting sharp increases in virtual care visits.

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  1. 5 states expanding telehealth access

    Several states have begun to expand their availability of telehealth services to promote virtual care during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  2. Led by COVID-19 surge, virtual visits will surpass 1B in 2020: report

    Virtual visits in the U.S. are expected to exceed 1 billion in 2020 largely because of COVID-19, according to recent Forrester report.
  3. Ascension will protect pay of employees shifted, unable to work during pandemic, CEO says

    In an email to 160,000 employees, Ascension's CEO said the St. Louis-based hospital system will protect their pay if they're temporarily assigned to different jobs or unable to work for reasons linked to COVID-19.
  4. IRS issues warning on coronavirus stimulus check phishing scams

    The Internal Revenue Service is warning consumers of a spike in phishing scams related to the coronavirus stimulus payments, according to The Hill.

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  1. How Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is communicating COVID-19 information

    Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is leveraging IBM's virtual assistant to deliver information and updates about the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Statesman.
  2. Executive order lets New York take, redistribute ventilators + 23 other updates from the 6 hardest-hit states

    Below are 24 updates from the six states hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic:
  3. 17 women making moves in healthcare leadership

    Becker's Hospital Review reported on the following women who left, announced plans to leave, assumed or were named to new hospital positions in March:
  4. Social distancing in recreational areas: How states compare

    In an apparent response to social-distancing guidelines since the coronavirus pandemic, American are moving around a lot less in recreational areas, a Google tracking initiative confirms.

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  1. NorthShore University HealthSystem CEO shares COVID-19 diagnosis, recovery

    J.P. Gallagher, president and CEO of NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Ill., tested positive for COVID-19 and has since recovered, he said in an April 2 memo to staff shared with Becker's Hospital Review. 
  2. 8 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system executive moves in the last week: 
  3. COVID-19 sickens 1M+ globally: 4 updates

    Confirmed COVID-19 cases have surpassed 1 million worldwide, with 1,039,166 cases reported  as of 10 a.m. CDT April 3. The U.S. has reported 245,646 COVID-19 cases and 6,068 deaths. 
  4. Moffitt Cancer Center's virtual visits up 5,000% in response to COVID-19

    With federal and state governments loosening restrictions on telemedicine due to the coronavirus pandemic, hospitals such as Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center have reported steep increases in virtual visits with patients. 
  5. NewYork-Presbyterian offers $1,250 bonus to employees who were on front lines in March

    New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian will give a $1,250 bonus to employees who have worked in or supported the COVID-19 front lines, according to the health system.
  6. 8 hospitals furloughing staff 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.
  7. Quorum Health faces bankruptcy as COVID-19 bears down

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Quorum Health, which operates 24 hospitals across the U.S., is preparing Chapter 11 bankruptcy plans as COVID-19 puts pressure on hospital operators' finances, according to Bloomberg.
  8. Tenet furloughs 500, offers $700M senior secured notes due to COVID-19

    Citing financial uncertainty brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare plans to raise cash and implement a cost-savings program that includes furloughing 500 workers and deferring capital projects, according to an investor presentation April 2. 
  9. What CIOs need to know about sharing COVID-19 information

    As COVID-19 sweeps the country, hospital CIOs are juggling the information that is necessary to share with public health officials and other employees throughout their organizations. 

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