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  1. Tennessee hospital furloughs more than 200 employees

    Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tenn., said it will place more than 200 employees on temporary furlough leave to sustain its financial resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  2. Nurses use baby monitors to interact with COVID-19 patients

    Nurses nationwide are turning to two-way baby monitors to interact with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients in isolation, reports ABC News.
  3. NYC nurse details grim conditions on COVID-19 front lines

    A New York City nurse working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic outlined the harsh reality of caring for patients amid severe supply shortages and a lack of personal protective equipment in a recent article from The Wall Street Journal.

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  1. Coronavirus April 1: 13 notes from physicians, hospitals

    Thirteen notes from hospitals, health systems and physicians on their response to the COVID-19 pandemic:  
  2. Hospitals begin daily COVID-19 data reports to the federal government: 5 things to know

    On March 29, hospitals received a letter from CMS on behalf of Vice President Mike Pence asking them to report additional information about COVID-19 testing and hospital resources during the pandemic to the federal government.
  3. 6 key updates for CIOs as COVID-19 surges across the US

    The rules around telehealth continue to evolve and the federal government now wants hospitals to report more about COVID-19.
  4. 5 hospital-created tech dashboards for COVID-19

    With the coronavirus pandemic's rapid spread across the world, hospitals and health systems in the U.S. have responded by creating digital tools and dashboards to help track the spread of the disease. 

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  1. Baptist Health to furlough some employees

    Little Rock, Ark.-based Baptist Health is furloughing employees to remain financially stable as it focuses on treating COVID-19 patients, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
  2. Florida health system uses robots to disinfect N95 masks

    Jacksonville, Fla.-based Baptist Health has started using robots to disinfect N95 masks.
  3. LifeBridge, Under Armour join to make personal protective equipment

    Baltimore-based LifeBridge Health is working with Under Armour to make more than 50,000 face masks, 1,000 face shields and thousands of hospital gowns, according to the Capital Gazette.
  4. 'It's just not possible': Rural hospitals struggle to virtually reach patients

    Although many hospitals are ramping up telehealth efforts, rural hospitals often can't provide virtual services due to lack of broadband access, according to NBC News.

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  1. US pushing unapproved drug from Japan to fight COVID-19

    The Trump administration is asking health regulators to allow use of a Japanese flu drug as a COVID-19 treatment despite concerns about the risks associated with it and limited data proving it works, Politico reported. 
  2. CVS, Walgreens say they're feeling the pinch of pandemic costs

    Despite an uptick in online sales and more foot traffic in stores, retail pharmacy chains are feeling the financial effects of COVID-19, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  3. Michael Irvin named CEO of HCA's Palms of Pasadena Hospital

    Michael Irvin has been appointed CEO of Palms of Pasadena Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., HCA Healthcare West Florida announced.
  4. M Health Fairview cuts employee hours

    Minneapolis-based M Health Fairview said it expects to cut work hours for some of its staff beginning April 6, the Star Tribune reported.
  5. HHS permits ventilator-sharing; Trump warns of 'very painful' 2 weeks ahead and 4 other COVID-19 updates

    The U.S. COVID-19 case count is the highest in the world, with 190,740 cases as of 11:30 a.m. CDT April 1. Nationwide, 4,127 Americans have died from the virus, while 7,147 have recovered. 
  6. Alaska hospital COO fired after sending email questioning COVID-19 threat

    The COO of a hospital in Alaska was fired after she sent an email to managers that questioned the seriousness of COVID-19 and suggested it could be a political conspiracy, according to the Anchorage Daily News.
  7. Florida hospital under investigation for price gouging, governor says

    Larkin Community Hospital in Hialeah, Fla., is being investigated for price gouging after it reportedly charged individuals $150 for COVID-19 tests, according to TV station WSVN.
  8. 'This is healthcare's Amazon moment': Dr. Stephen Klasko's 5 predictions on healthcare delivery post-COVID-19

    Health systems have accelerated their digital health, telehealth and virtual care capabilities in the past 30 days forcing them to disrupt themselves, says Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health President and CEO Stephen Klasko, MD.
  9. Drugs needed to put patients on ventilators in short supply

    Drugs that are needed to keep patients on ventilators are facing shortages across the country as demand spikes, Stat reported. 

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