Business/Technology

AMA Urges FDA to Ensure Transparency in COVID-19 Vaccine Development to Promote Vaccine Confidence Among Physicians, Public  

Aug 26, 2020 at 08:15 pm by pj

    With COVID-19 vaccine development moving at a rapid pace, the American Medical Association (AMA) is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to work.... Read More

Rather Than Give Away Its COVID Vaccine, Oxford Makes a Deal With Drugmaker

Aug 25, 2020 at 01:36 pm by pj

  By Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News  In a business driven by profit, vaccines have a problem. They’re not very profitable — at least not wit.... Read More

Inside the Race to Build a Better $500 Emergency Ventilator

Aug 25, 2020 at 01:01 pm by pj

  By Erin Schulte, Kaiser Health News As the coronavirus crisis lit up this spring, headlines about how the U.S. could innovate its way out of a pending ventilator.... Read More

Trump Is Sending Fast, Cheap COVID Tests to Nursing Homes

Aug 25, 2020 at 12:50 pm by pj

  By Rachana Pradhan, Kaiser Health News   The Trump administration’s latest effort to use COVID-19 rapid tests — touted by one senior offic.... Read More

Swab, Spit, Stay Home? College Coronavirus Testing Plans Are All Over the Map

Aug 25, 2020 at 12:44 pm by pj

  By Michael McAuliff and Sebastián Martínez Valdivia, KBIA and Christine Herman, Side Effects Public Media and Stephani.... Read More

Deadly Mix: How Bars Are Fueling COVID-19 Outbreaks

Aug 25, 2020 at 12:39 pm by pj

  By Will Stone, Kaiser Health News From the early days of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, states have wrestled with the best course of action for bars and nightclu.... Read More

Administration Launches Training Program for Nursing Home Infection Control Practices

Aug 25, 2020 at 11:56 am by pj

  New training provides education on critical safety measures to keep residents safe The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is implementing an unprecede.... Read More

Scam Alert: Things a COVID Contact Tracer Wouldn’t Say

Aug 20, 2020 at 12:15 pm by pj

  By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News State officials and federal agencies warn there’s a new phone scam circulating: Some callers posing as COVID-19 contac.... Read More

The Explosion of US Cannabis Sales and its Effect on American Healthcare

Aug 20, 2020 at 05:55 am by pj

  By MICHAEL C. PATTERSON   The Marijuana Business Factbook, provided by Marijuana Business Daily, has recently projected that the U.S. Cannabis market (medical a.... Read More

American Lung Association Calls on Florida Residents to Pledge to Stand Up for Clean Air, Take Action on Climate Change

Aug 20, 2020 at 05:39 am by pj

   Stand Up for Clean Air initiative encourages collective action to address public health threats of climate change and air pollution.   The Clean Air Act,.... Read More

Developing a Next-generation Coronavirus Test for Home Use

Aug 18, 2020 at 02:47 pm by pj

Piyush Jain was headed home from another late night in his University of Florida lab when he got the word from his grad student — the rapid test they had been tr.... Read More

PPE Shortage Could Last Years Without Strategic Plan, Experts Warn

Aug 18, 2020 at 12:06 pm by pj

  By Jessica Glenza, The Guardian, Kaiser Health News Shortages of personal protective equipment and medical supplies could persist for years without strategic gov.... Read More

COVID Data Failures Create Pressure for Public Health System Overhaul

Aug 15, 2020 at 10:33 am by pj

  By Harris Meyer, Kaiser Health System After terrorists slammed a plane into the Pentagon on 9/11, ambulances rushed scores of the injured to community hospitals,.... Read More

Primary Care Doctors Look at Payment Overhaul After Pandemic Disruption

Aug 13, 2020 at 01:18 pm by pj

  By Steven Findlay, Kaiser Health News For Dr. Gabe Charbonneau, a primary care doctor in Stevensville, Montana, the coronavirus pandemic is an existential threat.... Read More

Nurses and Doctors Sick With COVID Feel Pressured to Get Back to Work

Aug 13, 2020 at 01:06 pm by pj

By Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News The first call in early April was from the testing center, informing the nurse she was positive for COVID-19 and should quaran.... Read More

Fine-Tune Prior Auth Now: Get Ahead of the Elective Procedure Rush

Aug 12, 2020 at 11:09 pm by pj

  By MARCIA LEIGHTON    In a pre-COVID-19 world, prior authorizations were a top concern of CFOs as a major source of claims&nb.... Read More

Innovation in a Pandemic: Using Your Parking Lot as a Waiting Area

Aug 12, 2020 at 07:06 pm by pj

  Sponsored  If nothing else, today’s challenges have brought innovation to the small business world. Simple processes have turned into monumental challenges.... Read More

COVID-19 Demands Correspond with Uptick in Burnout Among Healthcare Professionals

Aug 11, 2020 at 04:59 pm by pj

  By BECKY GILLETTE Burnout among nursing professionals was an issue long before the coronavirus disease 2019 hit the U.S. beginning in March putting nurses on the fron.... Read More

HIPAA Security Rule: Even More Crucial

Aug 11, 2020 at 02:28 pm by pj

By S. LAMAR BARNETT, MS I shook my head as I carried the second of two clinic desktops to my car. I would never return to Dr. Langston's (named changed) office, closed perma.... Read More

Notes from a Frustrated Publisher

Aug 11, 2020 at 01:30 pm by pj

Perspective from a Registered Independent…   I am FRUSTRATED! Frustrated by Local, State & Federal governments across this great nation! Mask mandates and co.... Read More