Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Aug 10, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals remain cornerstones of their communities, as they’ve always been. They continue to serve and heal, provide jobs, food, social services and education around sound health practices. 
Aug 7, 2020
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the reopening of the state’s coronavirus emergency enrollment period. The reopening of enrollment, which is for private health plans only, will last through Dec. 15.
Aug 7, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report describing the characteristics of multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), a rare but serious condition that states have reported in more than 500 children with COVID-19.
Aug 7, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration Tuesday authorized the emergency use of three types of ventilator accessories for treating COVID-19 patients.
Aug 7, 2020
President Trump last night signed an executive order intended to increase domestic production of essential medicines, medical equipment and protective gear.
Aug 7, 2020
Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Tim Scott, R-S.C., introduced the Getting Early Treatment and Comprehensive Assessments Reduces Emergencies (GET CARE) Act, which would encourage patients to continue seeking preventive care during the COVID-19 pandemic, including disseminating scientific and evidence-…
Aug 7, 2020
Rural hospitals, already facing enormous challenges, quickly adapted when COVID-19 reached their communities. In this blog, John Supplitt, senior director of AHA Rural Health Services, points to the many examples of rural teams using innovative measures to improve quality of patient care during the…
Aug 7, 2020
A divided Congress. A lapsed deadline to pass important legislation. And uncertainty about how the situation will end.
Aug 6, 2020
Virginia launched the first COVID-19 contact tracing app based on the exposure notifications system application programming interface developed by Apple and Google.
Aug 6, 2020
The National Institutes of Health announced the Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center, a public-private initiative that will create medical imaging tools to detect and personalize therapies for COVID-19 patients.