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Months into a crisis that highlighted flaws in the global supply chain, concerns around personal protective equipment still linger for healthcare providers. Thankfully, the pain today isn’t as acute. Hospitals are in a much better position now than at the beginning of this year. They’ve sourced through new channels, begun stockpiling efforts and used newly
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The AHA and American Medical Association have released a resource to help physicians working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic protect their personal computer, network and mobile devices safe from cyber-threats that could disrupt their practice, the hospital or negatively impact their patients’ safety and well-being. The resource includes recommended actions to strengthen and safeguard
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Dive Brief: Hospitalizations for several medical conditions at a major New York City-area hospital system plunged after the COVID-19 pandemic began, a new research letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine by researchers at New York University and the University of Michigan medical schools finds. And even amid a recent rebound, admissions still remain well below
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The national election eight days from today will affect many aspects of our society. And once again, health care is front and center. Those elected will face a full plate of new and ongoing health care issues, including providing additional financial support for struggling hospitals and health systems during the COVID-19 pandemic. Candidates for every
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U.S. counties with more racial and ethnic minority residents, people living in crowded housing and other social vulnerabilities were more likely to become COVID-19 hotspots in June and July, according to a study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This was especially true in less urban areas. “Building on previous work,
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Three leadership capabilities consistently rise to the top when Andy Shin, chief operating officer for the AHA’s Center for Health Innovation, interviews hospital and health system leaders navigating the pandemic. “These capabilities can serve as our North Star as we look to rebuild and reimagine our health care system after COVID-19,” Shin writes. Read more.
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today released a FAQ on the Community Health Access and Rural Transformation Model. Announced in August, the two-track model seeks to provide up-front funding and predictable payments, reduce regulatory burden and increase flexibilities for rural participants. Applications to participate in the Community Transformation Track are due Feb. 16. CMS
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