COVID-19: Caring for Patients and Communities

Nov 12, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response has released guidance on considerations for health care providers exploring high-flow nasal cannula therapy, a less-invasive oxygen therapy than mechanical ventilation that has shown…
Nov 10, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration Nov. 10 issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for Eli Lilly and Company’s monoclonal antibody therapy, bamlanivimab. The EUA authorizes the product’s use, but only in outpatient settings; additionally, it sets forth the type of patients eligible to receive the…
Nov 9, 2020
In a study of 106,543 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 between March and July, 9% were readmitted to the same hospital within two months of discharge, the Centers Disease Control and Prevention reported.
Nov 5, 2020
Existing hospital or community based infusion centers Existing clinical space (e.g. urgent care, emergency depts) Ad hoc new infusion sites (e.g. "hospitals without walls”) Initial version of playbook focused on:
Nov 3, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services launched the Nursing Home Resource Center to provide the latest COVID-19 information, guidance and data. CMS said the centralized hub includes resources for clinicians, including facility inspection reports, training and payment policy information.
Nov 2, 2020
For the last several months, disturbing and unproven theories have gained attention about the death count for COVID-19. We find these erroneous and egregious charges leveled against doctors – which have been repeated during the past few weeks – dismaying, disconcerting and disturbing.
Oct 30, 2020
We’ve been discussing for months how hospitals and health systems are contending with the worst financial crisis in their history as they continue to serve on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.
Oct 29, 2020
“The COVID-19 pandemic has proved that crisis tends to be a driver of innovation,” writes Jonathan Bandel, vice president of strategy and innovation for New York’s White Plains Hospital.
Oct 29, 2020
White Plains Hospital in Westchester County, New York, found itself at the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis. A team led by our chief information officer began to investigate more efficient methods to automate temperate screenings, including using thermal cameras to take temperatures. They went with…
Oct 27, 2020
The AHA released a new public service announcement emphasizing the importance of wearing a mask to help Americans get back to doing the things they love.