Drug maker Eli Lilly and Company today said its neutralizing antibodies cocktail of bamlanivimab and etesevimab combine to significantly reduce hospitalizations and deaths attributed to COVID-19. Lilly said that based on results from a phase 3 clinical trial comprised of more than 1,000 patients it could conclude that the antibody cocktail reduced viral load and
The National Institutes of Health has launched an online data portal to collect clinical information on neurological symptoms, complications and outcomes related to COVID-19. The NeuroCOVID project will collect de-identified information and biospecimens from clinical studies, procedures and tests. U.S. health care providers and researchers can request access to the database, created and maintained by
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Inspired by recent examples in sports and a Hamilton show tune, Kenneth Kaufman, managing director and chair of management consultancy KaufmanHall, challenges senior health care leaders to “make 2021 the year of true advancement in diversity, equity, and inclusion.” Read more.
President Biden today announced the federal government will purchase an additional 200 million doses of the two COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use. Biden said that even without other vaccines gaining emergency use authorization approval from the FDA, the purchase, which will be delivered this summer, would give the
Ingrid Johnson, R.N., works with Atlantic Health System in Morristown, New Jersey, to raise awareness of human trafficking and how health care leaders can better identify victims and properly respond. This month, the health system proudly displayed a giant banner in Atlantic’s Overlook Medical Center emergency department to help educate individuals and shine a light
A year since COVID-19 hit U.S. shores, the pandemic is still raging as deaths and cases strain hospital resources. Amid the scrambling, however, providers and payers are adjusting to a new normal likely to continue for months if not beyond. Though arrival of vaccines has prompted hope, the rollout has been slow and fragmented, left up to each
As the healthcare industry is witnessing a deadly pandemic disproportionately claim the lives of Black patients, it is now facing a reckoning over its role in the health disparities that exist throughout the country. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the stark health inequities as it has disproportionately infected and killed people of color. That
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
In this AHA Hospitals Against Violence Q&A blog, AHA General Counsel Mindy Hatton interviews Curt Kirschner, partner and a leader of Jones Day’s Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force, to discuss the partnership working to expand hospitals’ leadership roles in the fight against human trafficking. Read more.
In this report, we analyze transparency data released or updated in 2020 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to examine claims denials and appeals among issuers offering individual market coverage on HealthCare.gov; data are from plan years 2018 and 2019. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires transparency data reporting by non-grandfathered group
Dive Brief: Global healthcare investment hit a record high last year, with $80.6 billion in equity funding across more than 5,500 deals, according to a new report from market intelligence firm CB Insights. The acceleration was especially acute in the digital health sector, an arena that’s seen unprecedented investor interest during the coronavirus pandemic. Equity
The AHA today announced Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt., as the 2020 recipient of the Rural Hospital Leadership Award. The award recognizes small or rural hospital leaders who guide their hospital and community through transformational change on the road to health care reform. AHA recognizes SVMC for using its nursing workforce as part
Dive Brief: UnitedHealth Group beat Wall Street expectations for both earnings and revenue in fourth-quarter financial results released Wednesday, as care consumption and prescriptions returned to more normal levels despite fears of renewed deferrals as COVID-19 cases surge. The Minnetonka, Minnesota-based health giant reported quarterly revenue of $65.5 billion, up almost 8% year over year.