The U.S. needs to review and overhaul its medical supply chains amid the pandemic, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle said Tuesday.Speaking at The Hill’s “America’s Agenda: COVID-19 & A Responsive Rx Supply Chain” event, Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D…
Overnight Health Care: Trump testing czar says rise in cases is real | Obama rips Trump’s pandemic response | CDC: Increasing numbers of adults say they wear masks
Welcome to Tuesday’s Overnight Health Care, with one week to Election Day.The Trump administration is taking credit for ending the coronavirus pandemic. The problem, of course, is that the pandemic is getting worse and cases are spiking. Former…
The pandemic and flu season haven’t stopped the hospital chain from shifting into the black. Tim Hingtgen will replace Wayne Smith effective January.
As the coronavirus pandemic has worn on, an increasing percentage of adults have reported wearing face masks in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.But, while…
Home health industry turnover rates have once again worsened in 2020, especially for front-line worker positions. That’s according to the latest Home Care Salary & Benefits Report from the Oakland, New Jersey-based Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service, which provides salary and benefits studies for the… Read More »Home Health Turnover Rate Hits 22.18%
The Trump administration’s testing czar, Brett Giroir, said Tuesday that the country’s increase in coronavirus cases is not just because of more testing but also a surge in the disease across the country.His comments offer a stark contrast with…
Human API, a startup making it easier for consumers to share their health data, raised $20 million in funding. The company plans to use the funds to build out new features for clinical trial recruitment, insurance and digital health
In response to ongoing opposition from both lawmakers and providers, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced it has made changes to its rules surrounding COVID-19 relief funding. The department’s amended rules now allow providers to use Provider Relief Fund (PRF) money… Read More »HHS Loosens Provider Relief Fund Restrictions, Allows Agencies to Cover Lost Revenue
Experts say new colorectal cancer screening recommendations could significantly help address the increases in cases among younger adults.
Wayne Smith has led Community Health Systems for nearly 23 years.
The coming announcement from CMS aims to align the time-consuming process for securing Medicare coverage of a new treatment with the rapid campaign to have a coronavirus vaccine ready for initial distribution once it is ready.
Why prioritizing health equity in the Covid-19 vaccine distribution is not just right, but necessary
Even though Covid-19 is distinct from any health crisis the country has previously faced, assessing U.S. public health strategies during past crises can provide insight into what has contributed to a more or less equitable response.
Today’s health care landscape is focused largely on patient experience and patient needs. That’s part of what makes EVV so important. The 21st Century Cures Act mandates Electronic Visit Verification, or EVV, in which all providers of Medicaid personal care services (PCS) and home health… Read More »[Sponsored] Improving the Patient Experience: The Value of EVV
The White House science office listed “ending the COVID-19 pandemic” as the top accomplishment of President Trump’s first term, even as the U.S. has set records for new daily infections and numerous hospitals across the country are stretched to…
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People that have suffered severe cases of COVID-19 may experience mental decline equal to the brain aging by a decade, according to a new study released this month. Researchers from the U.K. analyzed the test data of over 84,000…
What You Should Know: – Human API, the consumer-controlled health data platform announced it has closed a Series C round of $20M+ this week. – Human API’s consumer-controlled platform gives users a streamlined means of accessing and sharing their personal health records with physicians, trusted… Read More »Human API Raises $20M+ to Scale User-Controlled Health Data Ecosystem
Intuitive Surgical’s parent company has opened a $100 million venture-capital fund to invest in early-stage startups working on precision diagnostics, digital tools and other technologies that support minimally invasive surgical care.
RWJBarnabas Health’s new program aims to identify social barriers to care without stigmatizing patients
The New Jersey-based health system’s culturally nuanced social determinants of health program will screen all patients for social and behavioral factors that impact their health, in the hopes of improving outcomes and encouraging appropriate use of healthcare services.
Scientists have shown that a potent antibody from a COVID-19 survivor interferes with a key feature on the surface of the coronavirus’s distinctive spikes and induces critical pieces of those spikes to break off in the process.
A new study from researchers at the New York Genome Center searched for human genes that are needed for viral infection. They conducted a genome-scale, loss-of-function CRISPR screen to identify which genes, when lost in lung cells, made them more resistant to infection.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged providers in significant ways, it unfortunately has also created new opportunities for a small handful of bad actors to take advantage of the outbreak to increase their reimbursement. Here’s how Cotiviti recently worked with MetroPlus Health Plan in New… Read More »Case study: Identifying potential fraud, waste, and abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Russia’s sovereign wealth fund has filed applications with the World Health Organization (WHO) that if approved could see the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine backed for use in many countries around the world. The applications are for two WHO mechanisms, aimed at providing a route to… Read More »Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine filed with WHO, as MHRA reviews Moderna shot
Pfizer is one of the front-runners in the race to approve a COVID-19 vaccine but the US company has had to weather lower revenues for the third quarter due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19. Despite the decline, biopharma revenues increased overall. Total third-quarter 2020… Read More »COVID-19 bites into Pfizer’s Q3, but biopharma revenues rise
Stephen Hahn, MD, Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Remarks to the Intergovernmental Working Meeting on Drug Compounding, 10/27/2020
The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Taken a Higher Toll on Nursing Homes with Relatively High Shares of Black or Hispanic Residents
Nursing homes with a relatively high share of Black or Hispanic residents are more likely to have had a resident die of COVID-19 than homes with lower shares of such residents, finds a new KFF analysis. Nationwide, 63 percent of nursing homes with a relatively… Read More »The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Taken a Higher Toll on Nursing Homes with Relatively High Shares of Black or Hispanic Residents
What You Should Know: – Clinical trials technology company Medidata has acquired the digital biomarker business of MC10. – MC10’s offerings will bring novel clinical analytics and biosensor capabilities to Medidata’s existing technology solutions, enhancing Medidata’s capabilities to integrate data from wearable sensors – including… Read More »Medidata Acquires Digital Biomarker Business of MC10 / Clinical Trials & Wearable Sensors
Catabasis has conceded defeat with its Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug edasalonexent, pulling the plug on the drug after a phase 3 trial echoed the results of a failed mid-stage study. The PolarisDMD study failed across the board, leaving Catabasis with no choice but to abandon… Read More »Catabasis craters after giving up on muscular dystrophy lead
Honor — the technology-enabled home care startup that partners with independent agencies through the Honor Care Network — is gearing up for a major expansion. Those expansion plans are built around a substantial infusion of new capital, too. The San Francisco-based Honor announced Tuesday it… Read More »Honor Raises $140M to Fuel National Expansion
Eli Lilly continues to back a potential COVID-19 treatment despite research showing that it may not work on hospitalized patients.
A key panel of experts on Tuesday recommended for the first time that people get screened for colorectal cancer starting at age 45, instead of age 50, pointing to new evidence of the cancer in younger people. The recommendation from the U.S….
Information on how practices will be reimbursed for PPE costs incurred during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic will be ‘announced shortly’, according to NHS England.
Michael A Greely, Co-Founder & General Partner at Flare Capital Partners This will be ugly and sad. Racism has cost this country $16 trillion over the last twenty years according to a recent Citigroup report. Much of this loss ($13 trillion) was attributed to discriminatory lending… Read More »COVID-19 Pandemic Further Exposes Systemic Racism…
Pharmacy interns and techs who meet HHS requirements can administer childhood, COVID-19 vaccines Tue, 10/27/2020 – 12:35 [email protected] Tue, 10/27/2020 – 12:22 According to the new guidance, to be deemed a “qualified person” under federal law—that is, authorized and granted liability coverage to administer FDA–authorized or FDA-licensed COVID-19 vaccines to patients ages 3 or… Read More »Pharmacy interns and techs who meet HHS requirements can administer childhood, COVID-19 vaccines
Founded in 2017, Artidis has raised $15.1 million and hopes to enter the U.S. market for cancer diagnosis by 2022. But the startup first has to convince the FDA that its device works.
Pfizer’s much-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine data has yet to materialize. Can it still roll out this year?
Pfizer’s much-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine data has yet to materialize. Can it still roll out this year? kblankenship Tue, 10/27/2020 – 12:01
Federal researchers have ended a study into the effectiveness of Eli Lilly’s antibody treatment for hospitalized COVID-19 patients due to a lack of effectiveness.The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is funding the…
The US Food and Drug Admnistration (FDA) has approved a Phase IIb/IIIa outpatient study testing the safety and efficacy of the NOviricid (30mg sodium nitrite oral lozenge) in treating African Americans diagnosed with COVID-19. NOviricid is a fast-acting nitrous oxide (NO) therapeutic with proven vasodilatory… Read More »Trial to evaluate oral nitric oxide therapy in COVID-19 patients
This data note presents national data that shows that nursing homes with a high share of Black or Hispanic residents were more likely to have at least one coronavirus case, at least one COVID-19 death, and (among facilities with cases) more severe case outbreaks than… Read More »Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Nursing Homes
Today on Health in 2 Point 00, we have some hot gossip re: Glen Tullman starting his own SPAC. On Episode 161, Jess and I discuss Bind Benefits raising $105 million, BridgeHealth merging with Transcarent and raising $40 million in a Series A, and Loyal… Read More »#Healthin2Point00, Episode 161 | Partnerships galore & a new SPAC
The Supreme Court on Friday will consider whether to review a Mississippi law that bans virtually all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, which could set the newly 6-3 conservative majority court on a collision course with the landmark 1973…
The Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 point of care antigen tests can diagnose coronavirus infection in as little as fifteen minutes.
Merck looks ahead to a COVID drug and vaccine—and a Gardasil recovery—as pandemic takes a $2.5 billion toll
Merck looks ahead to a COVID drug and vaccine—and a Gardasil recovery—as pandemic takes a $2.5 billion toll fkansteiner Tue, 10/27/2020 – 10:35
This page contains the Medical Imaging Drugs Advisory Committee roster, which lists the current members and the current number of vacancies for the committee.
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Unfortunately, we’re getting a dose these days of “That’s why you run clinical trials”. Word came Monday evening (Peter Loftus in the WSJ, and a Lilly statement) that the ACTIV-3 trial being run by the NIH has shown lack of efficacy for the combination of… Read More »More Antibody Data
Indian drugmaker Cadila looks for outside production boost for COVID-19 vaccine: report kblankenship Tue, 10/27/2020 – 09:07
With state and city government support, developers are building laboratories for medical research and incubator spaces for biotech start-ups amid the race for a coronavirus vaccine.
Spectrum’s Rolontis hits another setback as FDA faces COVID-19 plant inspection backlog esagonowsky Tue, 10/27/2020 – 08:54
Lower utilization of healthcare services during the quarter was partially offset by higher testing and treatment costs for COVID-19, the payer said. Analysts called the results “good enough.”
The overhaul has been dogged by delays, management turnover, snowballing spending and operational issues since it launched in 2018.
The International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) is urging pharmaceutical manufacturers to review their anti-counterfeiting plans in the likelihood of the UK leaving the EU without a Brexit deal. According to the global trade body, the UK could see a flood of counterfeit medicines after the… Read More »Pharma urged to review anti-counterfeiting strategies ahead of no-deal Brexit
Shots: The approval is based on ABRE clinical study assessing the Abre stent in 200 patients with iliofemoral venous outflow obstruction across the spectrum of deep venous obstruction including those with the post-thrombotic syndrome, NIVL & those who presented with an aDVT. The study also… Read More »Medtronic’s Abre Venous Stent Receives the US FDA’s Approval to Treat Venous Outflow Obstruction
WebMD Health Corp. is acquiring coliquio, a digital medical information company for German-speaking health professionals. Coliquio is used by doctors to share educational content and will be added to WebMD’s flagship brand, Medscape. WebMD Health Corp is one of the largest providers of online health… Read More »WebMD buys German health information company coliquio
Eli Lilly says no more patients will be treated with its COVID-19 therapy bamlanivimab in a trial run by the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), as results to date suggest it is unlikely to be effective. The ACTIV-3 study was comparing… Read More »NIAID drops Lilly antibody from ACTIV-3 COVID-19 trial
In 2011, Denmark introduced the world’s first tax on saturated fat. “After only 15 months, however, the fat tax was abolished,” due to massive pressure from farming and food company interests. “Public health advocates are weak in tackling the issues of corporate power…A well-used approach… Read More »No Purveyor of Unhealthy Products Wants the Public to Know the Truth
Analysing real-world health data could help overcome the bias towards men in traditional medical research, says Sensyne Health’s Dr Lucy Mackillop. Collecting and analysing anonymised patient data has the potential to generate valuable insights that can catalyse research, lead to improved patient care, and power… Read More »What can we learn from women’s health data?
Shots: CStone to receive $150M up front and $1.15B as milestones for both drugs along with royalties on each drug. EQRx get an exclusive right to lead global development and commercialization excluding Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau CStone retains rights to CS1003 in… Read More »CStone Signs an Out-Licensing Agreement with EQRx for Sugemalimab and CS1003
Novartis Presents Results of Iptacopan (LNP023) in P-ll Study for C3 Glomerulopathy at ASN Annual Meeting 2020
Shots: The P-II study involves assessing the efficacy, safety and PK of Iptacopan (LNP023) in patients with C3G (Cohort A) and patients who have undergone a kidney transplant and have C3G recurrence (Cohort B), interim results presented at ASN 2020 Result: @12wks., reduction in proteinuria… Read More »Novartis Presents Results of Iptacopan (LNP023) in P-ll Study for C3 Glomerulopathy at ASN Annual Meeting 2020
FDA and state regulators worked to identify opportunities to better protect public health by strengthening oversight of compounders through improved federal-state collaboration
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Value-based care is widely considered the solution to rising healthcare costs—moving away from fee-for-service by aligning financial incentives to produce higher quality and better results. But important policy adjustments are necessary to finally make this transition.
Strategic research agreement announced with Milton Keynes University Hospital Foundation Trust
Investigational oral treatment is being investigated in C3 glomerulopathy
Drug authorised for use in non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer
Trial was paused in September following participant illness
When Tiffany Qiu heard how much her surgery was going to cost her, she was sure the hospital’s financial department had made a mistake. Qiu, who already knew from a breast cancer scare earlier that year that her plan required a 30% coinsurance payment on… Read More »Savvy Patient Fought for the Price She Was Quoted − And Didn’t Give Up
Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. Sixty-five-year-old Karen Endicott-Coyan is living with a blood cancer. Her chemotherapy takes less than 30 minutes. Before the hospital closed, it was just a short drive into the small town of Fort Scott, Kansas, for her to… Read More »‘No Mercy’ Chapter 5: In Rural America, Cancer Care Is Often Far From Home
As COVID-19 took hold in March, U.S. doctors limited in-person appointments — and many patients avoided them — for fear of infection. The result was a huge increase in the volume of remote medical and behavioral health visits. Doctors, hospitals and mental health providers across… Read More »Telemedicine or In-Person Visit? Pros and Cons
Norma Crosby remembers when she relied on blind faith to cast her vote. The 64-year-old Texan was born virtually without sight, a side effect of her mother catching rubella while pregnant with her. Friends and relatives stood beside her and filled out her ballot at… Read More »For People With Visual Impairments, Truly Secret Ballots Are Elusive
If President Donald Trump wins reelection next week, it seems unlikely he will unveil the health plan he’s been promising since before his election in 2016. Still, other aspects of health care could be featured in his second-term agenda. Not having a replacement plan for… Read More »If Trump Wins, Don’t Hold Your Breath Waiting for That ACA Replacement Plan
Sanofi and Regeneron Report Results of Dupixent (dupilumab) in Part A of P-lll Study for Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
Shots: Part A of P-lll study involves assessing of Dupixent (qw, 300mg) vs PBO in 81 patients aged≥ 12 yrs. with EoE. The study resulted in meeting its co-primary and all key 2EPs, presented at the virtual ACG 2020 and UEG Week 2020 Results: Patients… Read More »Sanofi and Regeneron Report Results of Dupixent (dupilumab) in Part A of P-lll Study for Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
As Black History Month comes to close, will this mean that the achievements and contribution of black people in the UK and the need to take action will be packed away for another year, asks Dr Shera Chok, co-founder of the Shuri Network.
Vaccine being trialled by Oxford University and AstraZeneca offers hope for all age groups Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage One of the world’s leading Covid-19 experimental vaccines produces an immune response in both older and young adults, raising hopes of a… Read More »Oxford Covid vaccine works in all ages, trials suggest
Samsung Bioepis Reports Results of Renflexis (biosimilar, infliximab) from Two Studies in IBD Patients
Shots: The company reported results from two real-world studies of Renflexis (infliximab-abda) in patients with IBD registered in the US Veteran Affairs Healthcare System database. Data were presented at ACG 2020 One study assesses the safety of switching from reference infliximab or infliximab-dyyb to Renflexis… Read More »Samsung Bioepis Reports Results of Renflexis (biosimilar, infliximab) from Two Studies in IBD Patients
27/10/2020 The cost of work-related accidents and diseases in Austria Occupational accidents and illnesses cause suffering for the people concerned and their families and high economic costs for health systems and society. As part of a multi-year research project that ended in 2019, EU-OSHA published… Read More »The cost of work-related accidents and diseases in Austria
Jazz Pharmaceuticals Acquires SpringWorks’ FAAH Inhibitor Program for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Shots: SpringWorks to receive $35M as upfront and $ 375M as clinical, regulatory, and commercial milestones and is eligible to receive royalties on future net sales of PF-04457845. Jazz to get an exclusive license of all assets relating to the FAAH inhibitor program including PF-04457845… Read More »Jazz Pharmaceuticals Acquires SpringWorks’ FAAH Inhibitor Program for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
With the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, there is long wait for the vaccine to be approved. Even after the vaccine gets approved, there is no assurance of the complete eradication of virus. There will still be percentage of people who contract the illness. Therefore, it… Read More »Harnessing The Power of Real World Evidence to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic
President Trump’s administration plans to announce that coronavirus vaccines will be covered under Medicare or Medicaid once they are full developed and released, Politico reported Monday.Four people with knowledge of the pending announcement told…
While Cadila’s plasmid DNA candidate doesn’t use an infectious agent like others, and instead introduces the DNA sequence encoding the antigen, the other tests being done are for traditional delivery methods. Serum Institute is conducting tests for the candidate developed by Oxford University. Dr Reddy’s… Read More »Cadila, one of India’s two Covid vaccine makers, is going in for a huge capacity boost
Despite having some of the most restrictive public health requirements since the start of the pandemic, New Mexico has seen three record-setting days for daily COVID-19 case totals in just over a week.
Scientific and ethical principles underlying recommendations from ACIP for COVID-19 vaccination implementation
Scientific and ethical principles underlying recommendations from ACIP for COVID-19 vaccination implementation Sun, 10/25/2020 – 20:00 cbaker_admin Mon, 10/26/2020 – 20:30 The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is tasked with guiding public health policy related to vaccines. Three of the panel’s 14 voting members—Beth… Read More »Scientific and ethical principles underlying recommendations from ACIP for COVID-19 vaccination implementation
Boston pharmacies will now have to provide sharps disposal Sun, 10/25/2020 – 20:00 cbaker_admin Mon, 10/26/2020 – 20:30 A new law in Boston requires large pharmacies that sell hypodermic syringes to provide kiosks for safe disposal of sharps. According to Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George, the… Read More »Boston pharmacies will now have to provide sharps disposal
Dartmouth-Hitchcock opening new pharmacy in Vermont Sun, 10/25/2020 – 20:00 cbaker_admin Mon, 10/26/2020 – 20:30 In Vermont, the Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, part of the New Hampshire-based Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system, is opening a new pharmacy at its satellite clinic Ottauquechee Health Center in… Read More »Dartmouth-Hitchcock opening new pharmacy in Vermont
Walgreens expands eligibility age for COVID-19 testing Sun, 10/25/2020 – 20:00 cbaker_admin Mon, 10/26/2020 – 20:30 Walgreens is expanding the age range for its COVID-19 testing at all of its testing sites. The company now is offering COVID-19 tests for those aged 3 years old… Read More »Walgreens expands eligibility age for COVID-19 testing
The Trump administration shut a vaccine safety office last year. What’s the plan now? Sun, 10/25/2020 – 20:00 cbaker_admin Mon, 10/26/2020 – 20:30 Tracking outcomes in COVID-19 vaccine recipients to ensure the product is not causing harms after coming to market is an enormous undertaking,… Read More »The Trump administration shut a vaccine safety office last year. What’s the plan now?
As sales dropped, some pharmacies turned to pet meds to stay open Sun, 10/25/2020 – 20:00 cbaker_admin Mon, 10/26/2020 – 20:30 Shantelle Brown, owner of Hope Pharmacy in Richmond, VA, says business slowed considerably in April amid the coronavirus pandemic. In response, the pharmacy started… Read More »As sales dropped, some pharmacies turned to pet meds to stay open
Rite Aid COO Jim Peters outlines company’s new strategy Sun, 10/25/2020 – 20:00 cbaker_admin Mon, 10/26/2020 – 20:30 Speaking at HLTH VRTL 2020, Rite Aid COO Jim Peters discussed the company’s RxEvolution strategy, pointing out that more than 90% of consumers say they trust their… Read More »Rite Aid COO Jim Peters outlines company’s new strategy
Bayer to buy gene-therapy firm AskBio for up to $4 billion Sun, 10/25/2020 – 20:00 cbaker_admin Mon, 10/26/2020 – 20:30 Bayer AG says it will pay $2 billion now for Asklepios BioPharmaceutical Inc. (AskBio), a gene therapy company in North Carolina, and as much as… Read More »Bayer to buy gene-therapy firm AskBio for up to $4 billion
Efficacy of tocilizumab in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 Sun, 10/25/2020 – 20:00 cbaker_admin Mon, 10/26/2020 – 20:30 Researchers investigated the use of tocilizumab in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 but not mechanically ventilated. The BACC Bay Tocilizumab Trial included 243 patients with severe cases, hyperinflammatory conditions,… Read More »Efficacy of tocilizumab in patients hospitalized with COVID-19
Study: Universal mask-wearing could save 130,000 lives by spring Sun, 10/25/2020 – 20:00 cbaker_admin Mon, 10/26/2020 – 20:30 A study in Nature Medicine estimates that universal mask-wearing could prevent nearly 130,000 deaths from COVID-19 through the end of February 2021, and nearly 96,000 deaths if… Read More »Study: Universal mask-wearing could save 130,000 lives by spring
CDC investigating multistate outbreak of <i>Listeria</i> infections linked to deli meats Sun, 10/25/2020 – 20:00 cbaker_admin Mon, 10/26/2020 – 20:30 CDC warned Friday about a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections. In its food safety alert, CDC reported that 10 people have been infected with… Read More »CDC investigating multistate outbreak of Listeria infections linked to deli meats
Pivotal studies of COVID-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca, J&J resuming Sun, 10/25/2020 – 20:00 cbaker_admin Mon, 10/26/2020 – 20:30 AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson on Friday announced that their respective trials of potential COVID-19 vaccines are ready to resume, after each was temporarily halted to investigate… Read More »Pivotal studies of COVID-19 vaccines from AstraZeneca, J&J resuming
27/10/2020 Turkey- Online Webinar on MSDs – Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load To launch the Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load Campaign, the Directorate General of Occupational Safety and Health of Turkey organised an online workshop presenting the new campaign’s topic and raising awareness on musculoskeletal… Read More »Turkey- Online Webinar on MSDs – Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load
27/10/2020 Macedonia – National Award for Companies with best OSH Practices Marking the European Week for Safety and Health at Work 2020 and the launch of the Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load Campaign in the Republic of North Macedonia, the Minister of Labor and Social… Read More »Macedonia – National Award for Companies with best OSH Practices
27/10/2020 Preventing work-related MSDs — how body and hazard mapping can help Body mapping is a method of finding out how work might be harming people’s bodies, while hazard mapping helps pinpoint workplace risks to health. These interactive techniques — carried out using simple tools… Read More »Preventing work-related MSDs — how body and hazard mapping can help
If the merger is approved, the combined health system would operate 70 hospitals and employ 89,000 people. Intermountain CEO Dr. Marc Harrison would lead the new system, estimated to generate about $15 billion in annual revenue.
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Top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said Monday that “no matter how you look at” the latest surge in COVID-19 cases in the U.S., “it’s not good news.”Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told…
Almost 800,000 children in the U.S. have been infected by COVID-19 this year, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said Monday, adding that current cases among children are rising.In their latest state-level data report, the AAP…
27 October, 2020: In this issue of Inside Digital Health, hear from pharmacists using electronic prescriptions in our new podcast series, and learn about ransomware to avoid your data being held hostage. Read more: Inside Digital Health – COVID-19 special edition no.6, October 2020
Researchers writing in JAMA Internal Medicine suggested patients may be avoiding the hospital or may have lost health insurance as a result of the economic fallout from the pandemic.
After Teladoc and Livongo merge, several of the company’s top executives, including CEO Zane Burke and President Dr. Jennifer Schneider, will leave the combined company, according to a recent filing.
A new survey finds that health system leaders are actively seeking new commercial relationships with startups regardless of when “normal” returns but startup success hinges on not only addressing solutions that are on health systems’ shortlist but also data supporting a clear ROI.
Overnight Health Care: US sets a new record for average daily coronavirus cases | Meadows on pandemic response: ‘We’re not going to control it’ | Pelosi blasts Trump for not agreeing to testing strategy
Welcome to Monday’s Overnight Health Care.Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are rising sharply even as President Trump continues to downplay the pandemic. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said the administration has effectively given up…
FDA collaborates with state officials in a variety of ways, including by sharing information about compounders who engage in poor practices that could put patients at risk, sharing information about complaints and adverse events, and sharing findings from inspections.
What You Should Know: – Intermountain Healthcare and Sanford Health sign a letter of intent to merge that will created a combined health system employing more than 89k people at 70 hospitals and 435 clinics across seven states. Intermountain Healthcare and Sanford Health, one of… Read More »Intermountain, Sanford Health Signs Intent to Merge
“I’ll be frank with you, we are concerned,” John Wright of Intermountain Healthcare said. “We have concerns just in our manufacturers’ abilities to keep up with demand on a global basis. Because it’s a global issue”.
Many provisions of the CARES Act ran out in July. Soon, state unemployment insurance will start to run out for people who lost work at the beginning of the pandemic. Congress and the White House have failed to pass new support, and even if an… Read More »Listen: The Virus Is Peaking, but Help Is Going Away
What You Should Know: – Cerner today announced the historic and successful first deployment of a modern EHR at Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, WA. – The go-live marks the first time in history three federal departments (VA, DOD, and USCG) are using the… Read More »VA Announces First Cerner EHR Go-Live at Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center
Rural hospital chain Ballad Health is poised to postpone elective procedures at three of its Tennessee hospitals following a spike in COVID-19 cases.
Researchers use experimental artificial intelligence system called DrugCell to predict the best approach to treating cancer.
The seven-day average for new COVID-19 cases hit 68,767 on Sunday, shattering the previous high set in July. Meanwhile, Friday and Saturday took over as the two highest days for new cases since the pandemic began. Despite mitigation efforts and progress on rapid testing, the… Read More »Home Health Providers Prepare for ‘Very Tough Winter’ Ahead
Recently, the Translational Research Institute for Space Health selected three innovative biotech companies using VR, conversation-bots, and probiotic therapeutics to combat mental health risks.
Doctors Develop Safety Guidelines for Halloween 2020 It is possible to have fun this Halloween and stay safe too despite COVID-19. Here are 10 safety guidelines developed by doctors The Doctor Weighs In
States with the Most ‘Primarily Health-Related’ Medicare Advantage Opportunities for Home Care Agencies
With hundreds of plans reportedly offering in-home support services in 2021, the coming year is certain to bring more Medicare Advantage (MA) opportunities for home care agencies. But some home care operators will have more opportunities than others due to geographic variability across the MA… Read More »States with the Most ‘Primarily Health-Related’ Medicare Advantage Opportunities for Home Care Agencies
Deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. are on the rise again, just as health experts had feared, and cases are climbing in nearly every state, despite assurances from President Donald Trump over the weekend that “we’re rounding the turn, we’re doing great.”
The number of women and infants affected by opioid use has increased in recent years but they often don’t get effective treatment, and the pandemic may be worsening that problem.
EVisit, an Arizona startup that is building an end-to-end telehealth platform for health systems and physician practices, raised $14 million.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has offered further clarification on its COVID-19 testing strategy for home health agencies. According to an online “index” of its distribution efforts, HHS is sending tests to the “largest 100+” home health and hospice agencies, with… Read More »HHS Prioritizing ‘Largest’ Home Health Agencies for Federally Distributed COVID-19 Tests
This article is sponsored by MatrixCare. In this interview, Home Health Care News sits down with ResMed Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Nick Knowlton to learn why one of his driving mottos is “Do right,” how interoperability is helping home health operators provide better patient… Read More »Voices: Nick Knowlton, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, ResMed
COVID-19 cases are surging in rural places across the Mountain States and Midwest, and when it hits healthcare workers, ready reinforcements aren’t easy to find.
Barrett’s potential impact on the ACA was a central issue in her confirmation hearings.
El Paso County, Texas, has imposed a two-week stay-at-home order with a daily curfew in an attempt to slow the rapid spread of the coronavirus.El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego issued the order Sunday night, requiring all residents to stay home…
The repeal of the ACA could mean loss of Medicaid coverage for up to 15 million that were enrolled in the ACA Medicaid expansion group prior to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, repeal could also mean significant changes to Medicaid prescription drug policy with implications for… Read More »What Happens to Medicaid Drug Policy if the ACA is Overturned?
The SEC on Covid-19 permitted the company to conduct phase-II trials with caveats such as that the participants should not be more than 65 years of age. It also asked the company to add more government sites and that the sites should be geographically distributed.… Read More »Mylan set to use hepatitis C combo drugs in COVID-19 phase-2 trials
Revenue for the three months that ended Sept. 30 was $2.8 billion—a 42.5% increase from the same period last year. Earnings for the nine months that ended Sept. 30 were $6.4 billion—an 11% increase from the previous year.
Healthcare consumers want the same level of ease when scheduling a health check-up as they have when booking an Uber, and younger generations of Americans are increasingly hinging their care selection preferences on facilities that offer a user-friendly digital front door, a new report shows.
The deal, offering $2 billion up front and $2 billion in future milestone payments, includes a gene therapy manufacturing facility and a pipeline that includes treatments for Parkinson’s and congestive heart failure.
What You Should Know: – Healthcare innovators NCH Health Systems and eVideon, have partnered to transform the health systems’ patient rooms into an immersive digital experience. – eVideon’s Smart Room solution includes smart TVs, tablets, digital whiteboards, and more to be implemented across NCH hospitals… Read More »Florida Health System to Implement Fully Digital Patient Smart Rooms
GPs at a practice in Bristol arrived at work this week to find abusive graffiti daubed on the wall of their premises in foot-high letters.
HCA Healthcare has weathered the coronavirus pandemic a little bit better than most health systems, in part due to a long-standing approach the organization has had, become what it calls a learning organization.
HCA Healthcare has weathered the coronavirus pandemic a little bit better than most health systems. Part of HCA’s ability to navigate the pandemic can be attributed to a long-standing approach to become what leaders there call a learning organization.
The combined health system would include 70 hospitals and approximately 100,000 employees.
FDA Drug Topics: Labeling Made Simple: The How, What, and Where of Drug Interactions in Prescribing Information – October 27, 2020
FDA’s Division of Drug Information in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) is excited to present a series of educational webinars targeting the needs of all health care professionals and students, including physicians, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians
What You Should Know: – Nuance Communications, Inc. announced the Kettering Health Network has selected ED Guidance for Nuance Dragon Medical Advisor. – This AI-powered computer-assisted physician documentation (CAPD) solution will help reduce physicians’ administrative burden while lowering the risk of adverse safety events, missing… Read More »Kettering Health to Deploy Nuance’s AI-Driven Physician Documentation for ED
The North Carolina Healthcare Association, the hospital trade group, has endorsed State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s Democratic challenger. It is a rare instance of a healthcare lobby seeking to topple an incumbent.
GP leaders have accused the government of ‘behaving as if the second wave is an unexpected surprise’ as practices in COVID hotspots battle to maintain services with little to no extra support.
HCA Healthcare drew $668 million in profit in the third quarter of 2020, even after returning all of the federal grant money it had recognized in the second quarter.
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Monday rejected the notion that the Trump administration has given up on fighting the spread of the coronavirus, but then doubled down on his controversial remarks that the U.S. will not control the virus.”…
A leader from the drug research and development company discusses unique problems faced by COVID-19 patients with prior cancer and autoimmune diagnoses.
T-cells taken from the blood of people who recovered from a COVID-19 infection can be successfully multiplied in the lab and maintain the ability to effectively target proteins that are key to the virus’s function, according to a new study.
A new study demonstrates how changes in human genes can reduce SARS-CoV-2 infection and describes a wide array of genes that have not previously been considered as therapeutic targets for SARS-CoV-2.
The United States set a record on Sunday for new coronavirus cases averaged over a seven-day period, as cases march steadily upward.The average new cases per day over a seven-day period was 68,954 on Sunday, according to the Covid Tracking Project,…
FDA won’t require manufacturing inspections for emergency COVID vaccine use: Bloomberg esagonowsky Mon, 10/26/2020 – 11:30