Month: August 2020

Dive Brief: The country’s largest nurses union filed a complaint with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration on Monday, alleging workplace safety hazards at 17 HCA hospitals it wants the agency to inspect. According to National Nurses United, fines for “willful violations” causing workplace safety hazards could amount to $134,937 per facility, or $2.3 million if
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Dive Brief: Advocate Aurora Health reported a slight year-over-year profit increase in the second quarter to $408 million, according to financial results released Tuesday. Like other health systems, the nonprofit saw a rebound after shutdowns induced by COVID-19 forced major losses in the first quarter. Still, it suffered a harsh year-over-year operating margin plummet from 5.7% to
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Dive Brief: Google is investing $100 million in Amwell, one of the biggest telehealth companies in the country, in a concurrent private placement with Amwell’s initial public offering, the two companies announced Monday. As part of the multiyear partnership, Amwell will become Google Cloud’s preferred telehealth platform and Amwell will migrate its video capabilities over
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The Democratic Republic of the Congo has reported 100 confirmed or probable Ebola cases and 43 deaths in Equateur Province since June 1, the World Health Organization reported Friday. The outbreak is the 11th for the African nation, including a brief one in the same province in May 2018.
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Associations Now, the American Society of Association Executives’ magazine for nonprofit professionals, has named AHA to its list of “100 Associations That Will Save the World.” The magazine recognized AHA in the list’s Coronavirus Response category for its 100 Million Mask Challenge nationwide campaign to rapidly produce personal protective equipment on a large scale for
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Dive Brief: Private equity investment appears to have an impact on the way hospitals conduct business, resulting in significantly higher charges and huge surges in profitability, according to a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers from Harvard Medical School, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Massachusetts General Hospital compared the operations of
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Statistics show that doula services — which provide help and suggestions on comfort measures such as breathing, relaxation, movement and positioning — are effective in reducing stress and anxiety in expectant mothers, while improving birthing experience and outcomes. In this podcast, two experts from Brookings (S.D.) Health System discuss the impact of the volunteer doula
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Despite the recent attention on health inequities endured by Black, Indigenous and people of color and efforts to close health equity gaps, disparities in behavioral health care persist within these communities, writes Rebecca Chickey, senior director of AHA’s Behavioral Health Services and Field Engagement. This AHA blog shares a variety of resources to aid hospitals
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