Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 21, 2020
AHA, others urge President to immediately use Defense Production Act to increase domestic production of medical supplies. The AHA, American Medical Association and American Nurses Association this afternoon urged President Trump to immediately use the Defense Production Act to increase the domestic…
Mar 21, 2020
At an AHA press briefing today, hospital and health system leaders from across the country described the urgent need for federal aid to ensure that frontline medical personnel have the tools and resources they need to effectively respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
Mar 20, 2020
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell yesterday introduced the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, (S. 3548). The bill, also known as an economic stimulus package, is the third large-scale congressional effort in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Mar 20, 2020
New - Participate in the AHA’s new digital community specifically for hospital and health system CEOs. In this digital forum, you will hear the latest updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and have the opportunity to share your questions and experiences with the AHA team and your colleagues…
Mar 20, 2020
Health care providers can now use FDA-cleared non-invasive remote devices to monitor a patient’s vital signs, the agency said.
Mar 20, 2020
CMS has approved a Section 1135 waiver for Washington state’s Medicaid program, making the state the second such recipient. The waiver streamlines Washington’s process of provider enrollment, allowing the state to temporarily waive providers’ application and enrollment fees, criminal and background…
Mar 20, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration reinforced the need for blood donations, encouraging healthy individuals who are able to do so.
Mar 20, 2020
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education announced it is suspending routine GME operations to allow organizations and faculty members to focus on the needs of patients with COVID-19 and “the careful and appropriate integration of residents and fellows into that process.”
Mar 20, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration has updated its COVID-19 diagnostic testing FAQs, a reference for clinical laboratories, commercial manufacturers, and Food and Drug Administration staff.
Mar 20, 2020
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued guidance for identifying which infrastructure sectors and essential workers needed to maintain services and functions during the COVID-19 pandemic response, including in the health care and public health sector.