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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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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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The Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved Veklury (remdesivir) to treat COVID-19 patients age 12 and older who are hospitalized and weigh at least 40 kilograms (about 88 pounds). The agency said the antiviral treatment should only be administered in a hospital or comparable acute care setting. “Today’s approval is supported by data from multiple clinical trials
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The AHA’s Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management has elected Jimmy Chung, M.D., associate vice president, perioperative portfolio at Providence St. Joseph Health, as chair-elect of its 2021 board. The professional membership group also elected as provider representatives on the board Amanda Chawla, vice president of supply chain for Stanford Hospital, Stanford Children’s
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AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity talks with Deepa Sheth, M.D., oncologist and assistant professor of radiology at University of Chicago Medicine, about the health system’s innovative strategy to increase breast cancer screening to reduce disparities, supported by a grant from IFDHE and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. Read more.
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