Hospital Administration

Dive Brief: Moderna on Monday said its vaccine for COVID-19 should still protect against coronavirus variants first detected in the U.K. and in South Africa, citing results from laboratory testing that showed the blood of immunized volunteers in an early study contained antibodies capable of neutralizing the virus.  Even so, the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotech plans
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Dive Brief: The Federal Trade Commission sent orders to six health insurance companies to obtain patient-level claims data for inpatient, outpatient, and physician services from 2015 to 2020, the agency said Thursday. The FTC wants to figure out how hospitals’ acquisitions of physician practices has affected competition.   The agency sent orders to some of the
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With two highly effective coronavirus vaccines now being distributed across the country, the U.S. government’s announcement Thursday to set aside $2.6 billion for purchasing an antibody drug for COVID-19 may have raised a few eyebrows.  After all, the two currently authorized antibody drugs, from Regeneron and Eli Lilly, have not been widely used since the
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Dive Brief: As distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines slowly rolls out throughout the U.S., Mayo Clinic, Epic, Cerner, Microsoft and Oracle are among a coalition of providers and software giants working on an initiative to try and make it easier for recipients to prove they’ve received a shot. The Vaccination Credential Initiative is spearheaded by the
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Dive Brief: Ascension is selling several of its hospitals and clinics in Wisconsin to nonprofit health system Aspirus Health, the two companies announced Tuesday. Catholic health giant Ascension has signed an agreement to transfer ownership of seven hospitals, 21 physician clinics and an air and ground medical transport business located in north and central Wisconsin
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Dive Brief: Nitrile gloves are the latest item of personal protective equipment challenging supply chains as the coronavirus pandemic stretches into another calendar year. Nitrile gloves are used across industries from food preparation to administering vaccines. Nitrile gloves were the second-most sought after item reported by the Thomas Index Report in Q4. The item is
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