Today's Top 20 Articles
  1. Envision slashes senior leaders' pay in half, will furlough, cut salaries of nonclinical staff

    Envision Healthcare said it has cut salaries of its senior leaders in half and plans to cut salaries of nonclinical employees and furlough them.  
  2. New Jersey uses drones to distribute social distancing guidelines

    The Elizabeth (N.J.) Police Department is using drones with a recorded message of the mayor telling residents to keep six feet apart, according to NJ.com.
  3. OSU Wexner Medical Center coverts 40 exam rooms into telehealth stations, updates 500 computers

    Columbus-based Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has bolstered its telehealth capabilities to meet patient needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  1. California secures 200M masks per month; Massachusetts gives $800M to providers + 20 other updates from the 6 hardest-hit states

    Below are 22 updates from the six states hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic:
  2. Suicide rate jumps 35% since 1999: 4 things to know

    The national suicide rate has increased 35 percent from 1999 to 2018, according to new data from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics.
  3. 5 asks clinicians have for their hospitals amid the pandemic

    Hospitals and health systems should look at five main areas to ensure they are fully supporting clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an article published in JAMA.
  4. 1,500 symptomatic Beaumont Health workers staying home

    About 1,500 employees of Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health are staying home due to their symptoms consistent with COVID-19, the health system confirmed to Becker's April 7.

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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. 10 updates on telehealth amid COVID-19 pandemic 

    The fast spreading novel coronavirus has altered telehealth adoption and usage across the U.S., ranging from relaxed federal and state regulations, large influxes in virtual visits and new challenges providers must navigate. 
  2. Lyft expands hospital, Medicaid partnerships: 4 updates

    Ride-share company Lyft expanded its partnerships with hospitals and state Medicaid agencies to help patients access treatment amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  3. UnitedHealthcare, Cigna sued for allegedly underpaying behavioral health claims

    The behavioral health units of UnitedHealthcare and Cigna face four class-action lawsuits claiming the insurers conspired with a third-party company to underpay providers and balance bill patients hundreds of millions of dollars.
  4. Upstate New York hospital CIO talks priorities for COVID-19 fight and beyond

    Tom Barnett, CIO of University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center, and his team have been supporting front-line clinicians and staff to ensure patients with COVID-19 get care in one of the hardest hit states in the nation.

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  1. 10 updates for CIOs during the COVID-19 pandemic

    The trend toward data-sharing locally and nationally accelerated with new platforms and efforts across the U.S. to coordinate COVID-19 treatment efforts.
  2. AtlantiCare CIO: Why the coronavirus pandemic has spurred 'real innovation' + how healthcare will move forward 

    Federal and state regulatory relaxations coupled with increasing social distancing guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic have accelerated telehealth adoption and paved a new way for healthcare innovation, according to Christopher Scanzera, vice president and CIO at AtlantiCare. 
  3. DEA eases production limits for some narcotics amid shortage during pandemic

    The Drug Enforcement Administration has increased production limits for some controlled substances that have seen demand spike due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Regina Leader-Post reported.  
  4. GM awarded $489M contract to build 30,000 ventilators

    General Motors will build 30,000 ventilators for the national stockpile under a $489.4 million contract with the federal government, CNBC reported. 
  5. Hacking group targeting hospitals, FBI warns

    The FBI has released a warning to hospitals and health systems about the operators of the Kwampirs Remote Access Trojan.
  6. 4 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system CEO moves in the last week. 
  7. UnitedHealth fast-tracks $2B in payments to providers

    UnitedHealth Group will accelerate nearly $2 billion in payments and financial support to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers to help address the significant financial pressure many are facing due to COVID-19.
  8. CMS will speed $34B in payments to hospitals

    CMS has approved nearly $34 billion in payments to hospitals and other healthcare providers in the past week through the expansion of the Accelerated and Advance Payment Program, the agency announced April 7. 
  9. A breakdown of 6 of the most promising COVID-19 treatments

    Hundreds of drugs are being tested to treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Below are six of the most promising treatments, according to Business Insider: 

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