By Stephen M. Hahn MD – If you want to know the FDA’s impact on COVID-19, look no further than the numbers. In a few short months, the agency’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health’s response to the pandemic has been unprecedented in terms of volume, speed, and agility – spanning multiple areas, including:
By Devin Partida – As the COVID-19 pandemic posed an increasing health threat worldwide, many fraudsters saw opportunities to trick unsuspecting victims. Here are three kinds of fraud that spiked during the novel coronavirus, and how people in the medical sector can alert and protect their patients.
Schools across the country have been in session for a few weeks now whether that means a school bus is transporting children to a physical building or a child is turning on a computer in their bedroom. Districts in all corners of the country including suburban, rural and urban, have developed multiple plans to figure out how to make the 2020-2021 school year happen.
We here at HealthcareNow Radio have been on top of the latest on coronavirus since it became a threat in the United States. This week’s Friday Five includes the most up-to-date statistics, facts, and figures, HCNR episodes, compiled resources, and information about the importance of the flu vaccine this year.
As we move through the summer months, we’re seeing a potential spike in COVID-19 cases all over the country. In this episode, Daniel J. Marino and Shaillee J. Chopra talk to Dr. Michael Hill, MD, an infectious disease specialist, to understand the concerns hospital leaders must consider as the country enters the fall and winter seasons.
By Hannah Norman – In some ways, the nation’s COVID testing system is like a game of Jenga: When one piece falters, the entire tower collapses. Take Sacramento County, home to 1.5 million people and California’s capital. Coronavirus cases started surging in late June.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved $22.6 million in funding for seven studies assessing various health care approaches to improve outcomes among people infected by the novel coronavirus and lessen the effects of COVID-19 on patients, health care workers and communities.
While all of impacts of the global pandemic COVID-19 cannot be determined yet both the Healthcare and the HealthIT industries have been altered significantly. While it may take years before all of the adverse effects come to light, this week’s Friday Five focuses on studies discussing the impacts of COVID-19.
By Catherine Short – Emily A. Johnson and Courtney Tito, Members, at McDonald Hopkins LLC recently presented the webinar “COVID 19: Testing, Reimbursement, and Provider Relief Funds.” Emily and Courtney returned to answer many commonly asked questions from the webinar.