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.Read More
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.
By Mark Stephan MD – In the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic that has already infected more than one million Americans, it’s difficult to think too distantly into the future. Right now providers are concerned about the health and wellbeing of their patients, many of whom have avoided care over the past several months.
By Craig Adkins – The pandemic has brought many challenges to physician practices, especially small, independent providers operating outside the domains of COVID-19 treatment. Fewer outpatient visits and even fewer procedure have led to serious financial hardship for many providers.
By Susan Dentzer – Add to the long list of reasons to “get the medications right” the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s clear that the fight against the SARS-CoV-2 virus will include an arsenal of therapies to combat the virus and its devastating effects on the body.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration, awarded more than $21 million to support health centers’ COVID-19 response efforts. The majority of this investment—$17 million—supports 78 Health Center Program look-alikes with funding to expand capacity for COVID-19 testing.
We’ve rounded up some of the latest news and announcements pertaining to the coronavirus and the healthcare industry.