Today's Top 20 Articles
  1. 20 US counties where people traveled most as of last week

    Residents in Greenville County, S.C., traveled the most of all U.S. counties between Feb. 28 and March 27, according to an analysis from The New York Times.
  2. How Northwell Health's CIO updated its EHR to manage surge of patients, additional beds

    In the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., New York City-based Northwell Health has built various tools into its EHR to manage the surge of patients flooding its 23 affiliated hospitals. 
  3. When will COVID-19 peak? A state-by-state analysis

    Peak demand for hospital resources due to COVID-19 is expected by mid-April in the U.S., according to an analysis from the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle. 

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  1. 8 things to know about drugs touted as coronavirus game changers

    Two decades-old drugs designed to treat malaria, called chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, have been touted by the Trump administration as "game changers" in the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic. 
  2. Top 5 pharmacy stories in March

    Below are the five top pharmacy stories published by Becker's Hospital Review in March, beginning with the most popular:
  3. CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid coronavirus response updates

    The country's top retail pharmacy chains have taken several steps they say will help ensure customers' don't lose access to needed prescriptions and other health products during the coronavirus pandemic.
  4. FDA launches emergency program to speed COVID-19 drug development

    The FDA has launched an emergency program with the goal of expediting the development of safe, effective drugs to treat COVID-19. 

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  1. Upstate New York hospital accepts 14 COVID-19 patients from New York City

    Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center has accepted 14 patients with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 from hospitals hit hard by the pandemic in New York City.
  2. One-third of US physicians in vulnerable COVID-19 category, study shows

    Nearly 1 in 3 licensed physicians in the U.S. are older than 60 years, placing them in the age range that is particularly vulnerable to developing severe cases of COVID-19, according to a new study.
  3. Some COVID-19 patients only show digestive symptoms, study finds

    A subgroup of COVID-19 patients may show symptoms of digestive issues, such as diarrhea, a new study shows.
  4. 7 recent hospital, health system CEO moves

    Becker's Hospital Review reported the following hospital and health system CEO moves in the last week. 

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  1. Florida hospitals cut healthcare workers' hours

    Some Florida hospitals are reducing hours for healthcare workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to TV station WJXT.
  2. Stanford tests EHR tool that can predict if COVID-19 patients will need intensive care

    Stanford (Calif.) Health clinicians are testing a machine-learning algorithm developed by Epic that may be able to identify whether a COVID-19 patient will need intensive care before their condition deteriorates, according to an April 1 Stat report.
  3. 2 Arkansas hospitals furlough workers

    Two Arkansas-based hospitals will furlough workers due to an expected financial hit from the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  4. Medical staffing company cuts pay for physicians, nurses

    One of the largest medical staffing companies in the U.S. will cut pay and retirement benefits for its physicians, nurses and administrative staff, according to ProPublica.
  5. George Washington University uses virtual reality to view COVID-19 patient's damaged lungs

    George Washington University Hospital used virtual reality technology to create a 360-degree view of a COVID-19 patient's lungs, according to a recent episode of the hospital's podcast.
  6. Stanford Children's Health now completing 500 virtual visits daily

    Stanford (Calif.) Children's Health providers are now performing up to 500 telehealth visits per day to support both COVID-19 evaluations as well non-coronavirus related healthcare, according to a March 30 hospital blog post.
  7. UCSF seeks 1 million participants for COVID-19 tracking app

    University of California San Francisco physician-scientists launched a new research initiative that uses consumer insights and data to track the spread of COVID-19.
  8. Dr. Eric Topol: Why remote healthcare 'will be here to stay' after COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been an accelerant to the use of technology in the remote healthcare space. And while it will not serve as the single solution to the pandemic, it will "be one of the lasting consequences," according to Eric Topol, MD, director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute in La Jolla, Calif.
  9. California requires insurers to cover telehealth services

    The California Department of Insurance on March 30 issued a notice to all health insurers that they must increase access to services delivered via telehealth during the COVID-19 state of emergency.

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