Today's Top 20 Articles
  1. Some drugs show promise against COVID-19, WHO says

    Early research shows that some drugs may help combat COVID-19, but more research must be done, World Health Organization officials said, according to CNBC.
  2. 9 health systems suspending billing for COVID-19 testing, treatment

    In response to concerns that patients may avoid seeking medical care related to the novel coronavirus due to costs, several health systems in the U.S. announced plans to suspend bills for the testing and treatment of COVID-19.
  3. Erlanger to furlough staff, reduce leadership pay

    Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health system said it is implementing a cost-reduction plan that includes furloughs and pay reductions for leadership prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. 

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  1. Prisma Health furloughs clinical, administrative workers

    Citing the financial hit from the COVID-19 pandemic, Greenville, S.C.-based Prisma Health said it plans to furlough both clinical and administrative workers, according to Greenville News.
  2. Novel coronavirus contaminates patient environment, new evidence shows

    A new study shows that the novel coronavirus contaminates the environment where COVID-19 patients receive care.
  3. 4 recent hospital, health system executive resignations

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system executive resignations in March.
  4. Symptom screening for COVID-19 at nursing homes may not be effective, CDC says

    Screening for COVID-19 symptoms may not be effective at preventing outbreaks at nursing homes, according to a CDC analysis of a nursing home outbreak in Washington state.

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  1. ICU nurse dies from COVID-19 in Florida

    An intensive care unit nurse treating COVID-19 patients at Miami-based Jackson Memorial Hospital died March 27, reports CBS News.
  2. New guidelines for hospitals providing CPR to COVID-19 patients

    The American Heart Association has issued new interim guidelines for providing CPR and emergency cardiovascular care for patients with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19.
  3. UPMC protects 89,000 workers' salaries through May 9

    UPMC said it is protecting pay of its  89,000 employees through May 9 as it fights the coronavirus pandemic.
  4. New York cancer center exec fired over social media posts criticizing federal coronavirus response

    A top Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center executive who criticized the federal government's COVID-19 pandemic response on social media has been fired over the posts, The Buffalo News reported.

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  1. Stanford Health, Premier, Resilinc create medical supply exchange

    California-based Stanford Health Care along with group purchasing organization Premier and Resilinc, a supply chain risk management software company, have created a cloud platform that will allow hospitals to identify, locate and exchange critical medical supplies. 
  2. Private, public New York hospitals to fight coronavirus as one system, governor says

    New York's private and public hospitals will unite to manage patient load and share resources during the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
  3. Viewpoint: Let triage panels buffer clinicians from life-or-death ventilator decisions

    Creating triage committees, responsible for allocating ventilators in hospitals facing a shortage, can help shield clinicians from having to make those distressing decisions, three clinicians from Harvard Medical School in Boston and Boston Children's Hospital argue.
  4. Pandemic will overwhelm Louisiana health system by April, governor says

    With more than 3,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of March 30, Louisiana's healthcare system will be overwhelmed by the first week of April, Gov. Jon Bel Edwards told ABC News.
  5. Federal officials warned of PPE shortages early in US outbreak, KHN finds

    A senior Veterans Affairs official warned of looming personal protective equipment shortages in late February as American clinicians first started to treat COVID-19 patients, according to internal emails reviewed by Kaiser Health News.
  6. Mount Sinai, Brigham and Women's Hospital expand 'hospital at home' programs to include COVID-19 patients

    By leveraging an algorithm based on information from China and Italy, Boston-based Brigham and Women’s Hospital is selecting COVID-19 patients who can be sent home for the rest of their treatment, according to NBC News.
  7. UCSF completes 50% of visits virtually

    More than 50 percent of the encounters at UC San Francisco are being conducting virtually, leaving the emergency room only "moderately busy," according to a CNBC report March 27.  
  8. Pandemic highlights risk of Medicaid block grants, Urban Institute argues

    An option that allows states to cap annual Medicaid funding in exchange for more flexibility would be particularly harmful during a pandemic like COVID-19, according to an analysis from the left-leaning think tank Urban Institute.
  9. Humana, Cigna waive costs for COVID-19 treatment

    Humana and Cigna joined Aetna in waiving cost-sharing for treatment related to COVID-19, the health insurers said March 30. 

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