Healthcare News & Insights

Fighting coronavirus using data collection: Latest for hospitals

New York City-headquartered data and analytics company Information Builders has launched a COVID-19 Resource Center to help healthcare organizations better understand and manage the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to affect daily life in the U.S. 

Preparing for a potential surge in deferred non-coronavirus care

The prioritization of creating capacity for coronavirus patients and preserving personal protective equipment (PPE) meant making the costly move of postponing elective procedures and preventive diagnostic services. Meanwhile, patients with chronic and acute conditions in need of care may be avoiding hospital settings to avoid contracting COVID-19. 

Coronavirus: Antibody testing, development of treatments & vaccines underway

The next wave of coronavirus testing involves serology tests to identify antibodies that help fight off the infection. 

Next coronavirus curve to flatten: Managing your staff’s mental health

Your staff has been going above and beyond for more than two solid months treating cases of COVID-19 and containing community spread of the coronavirus. But it may be coming at the cost of their mental well-being. 

Coronavirus: Latest on telehealth, technology & treatments

Sishir Reddy, co-CEO of the Los Angeles-based healthcare tech services company Episource, saw an industry pivot toward telehealth coming even before the coronavirus forced it to the forefront of patient care. 

Taking extra precautions for surgeries during the coronavirus emergency

Some procedures can’t be put off, even during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Coronavirus: Emergency aid, new reporting options for hospitals

To help in the battle against coronavirus, hospitals will be getting an additional $75 billion from a new $484 billion stimulus package signed into law at the end of last week. 

Medicare authorizing telehealth coverage, relaxing rules during coronavirus emergency

To prevent potential spread of the coronavirus, Medicare is now covering the costs associated with doctor appointments done via phone or videoconference. 

Coronavirus: Additional federal funds to support hospitals announced

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has upped the amount of accelerated Medicare payments the agency wants to get to healthcare providers to help them weather the coronavirus crisis from $34 billion to more than $51 billion. 

Coronavirus: What the $2 trillion stimulus could mean for your hospital

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes provisions to help hospitals dealing with unprecedented demand due to the still-developing COVID-19 national public health emergency.