As HCAA Members navigate healthcare’s new normal, HCAA interviewed a few experts on how they’ve overcome business challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. This feature highlights Rob Gelb, CEO of Vālenz where he discusses the importance of staying organized and communicative with your team.Read More
We’ve rounded up some of the latest news and announcements pertaining to the coronavirus and the healthcare industry.
By Dr. Francis Collins – Developing faster, more convenient ways of testing for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) will be essential to our efforts to end this deadly pandemic. Despite the tremendous strides that have been made in diagnostics over the past seven months, we still need more innovation.
By Matt Volz & Phil Galewitz – HELENA, Montana — States frustrated by private laboratories’ increasingly long turnarounds for COVID-19 test results are scrambling to find ways to salvage their testing programs. Montana said that it is dropping Quest Diagnostics, one of the nation’s largest diagnostic testing companies.
By Ashley Gold – While the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black and Hispanic Americans is no secret, federal officials have launched studies of the disparity that they hope will better prepare the country for the next great epidemic.
By Andy Aroditis – While widespread testing is key to safely reopening the economy and easing social distancing restrictions, issues such as accessibility, delayed or missing results, and concerns over accuracy continue to loom nationwide.
By Sarah Mardjuki – The COVID-19 pandemic has forced companies to rethink how they interact with their customers. Major retailers have redesigned store fronts to optimize for curbside pickup. Restaurants have created fast lanes for delivery drivers.
A new report from the U.C. Berkeley Labor Center and Working Partnerships USA released shows how technology is likely to impact job quality in healthcare and suggests that technological adoption may accelerate as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Mark LaRow, Jeffrey Allen, MD, Jennifer Briggs, & Geremy Gersh – The COVID-19 pandemic will undoubtedly leave a lasting imprint on the healthcare landscape, with a heightened emphasis on technologies and data that support efficient, effective, highly coordinated care.