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Jun 16, 2021
On this AHA Advancing Health podcast, Leon Caldwell, AHA’s senior director of health equity strategies and innovation, talks with Keith Ellison, program director of the Urban League of Philadelphia Entrepreneurship Center, about how the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the pivotal role local businesses play in advancing equitable health outcomes, as well as the challenges and opportunities they face during the road to recovery.
Jun 16, 2021
A National Institutes of Health-led review of more than 24,000 stored blood samples suggests that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 was present in the U.S. as far back as December 2019.
Jun 16, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration authorized for emergency use one more batch of drug substance manufactured for the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine at an Emergent BioSolutions facility in Baltimore.
Jun 16, 2021
Rhode Island health care providers may no longer order the monoclonal antibodies bamlanivimab and etesevimab until further notice due to rising prevalence of the SARS-CoV-2 P.1 and B.1.351 variants, which are not susceptible to the combination therapy, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response announced.
Jun 16, 2021
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission issued its June report to Congress on refinements to Medicare payment systems and issues affecting the Medicare program, which includes recommendations approved by the commission in April.
Jun 16, 2021
Moderna Inc. announced an agreement with the U.S. government for the purchase of an additional 200 million doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, along with an option to purchase other COVID-19 vaccine candidates in the biotech company’s development pipeline.
Jun 16, 2021
As requested by the AHA, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it will continue to remain flexible in its approach to surveys if a hospital experiences a COVID-19 surge.
Jun 15, 2021
In this AHA blog Priya Bathija, vice president of strategic initiatives, and Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of clinical affairs and workforce, share five ways to improve collaborations between administrative and clinical leaders when designing and implementing value-based strategies.
Jun 15, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a COVID-19 Viral Testing Tool to help health care providers and individuals understand their COVID-19 testing options and take appropriate next steps.
Jun 15, 2021
Only 11% of pregnant women in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Vaccine Safety Datalink, which includes vaccine safety monitoring data from nine integrated health systems, were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by May 8, compared with 25% of non-pregnant women, the CDC reported.