By John Racine – Five Critical Issues Your Organization Can’t Afford to Overlook. Managing through this COVID-19 crisis has required healthcare systems to expand some aspects of their workforce and redeploy others virtually overnight.Read More
National increase from 0.15 percent of medical claim lines in April 2019 to 13.00 percent in April 2020, according to new data from FAIR Health’s Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker. The data represent the privately insured population, excluding Medicare and Medicaid.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases established new clinical trials network aiming to enroll thousands of volunteers in large-scale clinical trials testing vaccines and monoclonal antibodies intended to protect people from COVID-19.
By Phil Galewitz – Elliot Truslow went to a CVS drugstore on June 15 in Tucson, Arizona, to get tested for the coronavirus. The drive-thru nasal swab test took less than 15 minutes. More than 22 days later, the University of Arizona graduate student was still waiting for results.
By Gopal Khanna MBA – AHRQ’s Expertise Helps Identify Next Steps. While the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed troubling vulnerabilities in our healthcare system, it has also pointed to one area of immense benefit: telehealth.
By Anna Abram & Mark Abdoo – The European Union (EU) is one of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s most important collaborators in tackling public heath challenges. The FDA and the European Commission (EC) and its European Medicines Agency (EMA) have long leveraged each other’s expertise and experience…
We’ve rounded up some of the latest news and announcements pertaining to the coronavirus and the healthcare industry.
By Stephen M. Hahn MD – One of the challenges facing the FDA during the COVID-19 pandemic is how to ensure the timely reviews of medical product applications despite a surge in volume of work and practical constraints that may impact our ability to conduct on-site inspections.
By Art Gross – COVID-19 has presented businesses with a new challenge in keeping their company safe and it starts with employee health. As they re-open in the wake of the pandemic, they must keep track of individual health with regard to who is sick and how it might affect the company as a whole.