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Nanotechnology vs. SARS-CoV-2: Can Nanomedicine Help Combat COVID-19?

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. In a very short period, the novel coronavirus has caused a very significant impact on the global health and socio-economic sector.

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Legal and Ethical Analysis of Court-Ordered Ivermectin Treatment for COVID-19

Bill Of Health

By Jennifer S. Bard. A judge in Ohio ruled on Monday that a hospital in the region must administer ivermectin to a patient very sick with COVID-19 in their ICU, despite the decision by the medical staff, in agreement with recent statements by the U.S.

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Hospitals lose legal challenge over changes to DSH payments

Health Care Dive

A federal judge sided with HHS, pointing to a portion of the Medicare law that prohibits any administrative and judicial review of how the department arrived at its calculations

‘We Want to Support People Being in Their Home’: Walmart, Amazon Outline Health Care Strategies

Home Health Care

If home-based care is not a very real part of both Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) and Walmart’s (NYSE: WMT) future health care plans, each has done a bad job of hiding it lately.

DirectTrust Acquires Assets of SAFE Identity

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. DirectTrust has acquired the assets of SAFE Identity, including its Trust Framework. The acquisition substantially extends DirectTrust’s capabilities and services and is expected to enable new and expanded interoperability use cases. SAFE Identity (SAFE) is […]. The article DirectTrust Acquires Assets of SAFE Identity appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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How Social Movements Have Facilitated Access to Abortion During the Pandemic

Bill Of Health

By Rachel Rebouché. Before the end of 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will reconsider its restrictions on medication abortion.

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Staffing Shortages Force Home Health Giant Bayada to Deny 64% of Referrals in Key Markets

Home Health Care

Aging services providers are holding their collective breath as Congress moves toward a vote on the budget reconciliation package, which could designate massive amounts of money to home- and community-based services.

Ensuring High Quality Virtual Care Requires Telehealth Training for Clinicians

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Vikram Savkar, vice president and general manager of the medical segment at Wolters Kluwer’s Health Learning, Research and Practice business During the pandemic, nearly every healthcare provider in the country had to execute a rapid, […]. The article Ensuring High Quality Virtual Care Requires Telehealth Training for Clinicians appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Mitigating Bias in Direct-to-Consumer Health Apps

Bill Of Health

By Sara Gerke and Chloe Reichel. Recently, Google announced a new direct-to-consumer (DTC) health app powered by artificial intelligence (AI) to diagnose skin conditions.

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New Jersey hospitals appeal FTC merger challenge

Health Care Dive

Hackensack Meridian Health, the largest health system in New Jersey, wants to to acquire a close competitor. The Federal Trade Commission won an injunction to stop the deal, which is now headed to an appeals court

How CommonSpirit Reduced Medicare Spending by $136M

Home Health Care

CommonSpirit Health carved out $136 million in savings to Medicare for 2020, while also improving overall outcomes for hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries, the company recently announced.

Medication Mistakes Among Seniors And Tips On How To Prevent Them

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Taking medication is essential to treat some health conditions if they are taken the prescribed way. However, when you skip your dose or take an overdose, the results can be deadly. Medication nonadherence among the […]. The article Medication Mistakes Among Seniors And Tips On How To Prevent Them appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Should We Regulate Direct-to-Consumer Health Apps?

Bill Of Health

By Sara Gerke and Chloe Reichel. According to one estimate , over 318,000 health apps are available in app stores, and over 200 health apps are added each day. Of these, only a fraction are regulated by the U.S.

Actuaries suggest individual insurance premiums won't see large swings in 2022

Health Care Dive

There is more information available now about how COVID-19 continues to affect healthcare spending and utilization, unlike the 2021 rate-setting season, and "those impacts are not expected to be material," according to a report

‘Mass Exodus’ of Nursing Home Staff Likely to Impact Home Health Providers

Home Health Care

The Biden administration announced last week that all nursing home staff must be vaccinated against COVID-19, or operators would risk losing Medicare or Medicaid funding. That prompted concern among nursing home stakeholders and rumors that home health providers’ staff may not be far behind.

Research Analyst – Population Health Team

NASHP

The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) is seeking an individual to join the Population and Public Health Team as a Research Analyst. The Research Analyst will assist team-based initiatives designed to support state policymakers in improving population health and wellbeing.

CMS, CDC and NHSN Post Latest COVID-19 Data

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. CMS posted the latest nursing home data for week ending August 22, 2021. Comparing the data from 8/15 to 8/22, each one of the 6 categories reported rose with this latest report: Resident vaccination rose 0.5%

Hospitals boost hiring efforts, sweeten employee benefits, survey finds

Health Care Dive

The findings from employment services firm Aon contrast sharply with this time last year, when widespread shutdowns of nonemergency care led systems to institute furloughs and other cost-cutting measures

How Geriatric Care Management Businesses Can Accelerate Growth for Home Care Operators

Home Health Care

Geriatric care managers. Care coordinators. Aging life care professionals. Care navigators. Whatever you want to call them, the experts trained and experienced at handling the care needs of aging adults are playing an increasingly important role in the home care industry.

Clinical Trials: 4 Strategies to Maximize Patients Referrals

HIT Consultant

Jai Singh, SVP of Growth at Reify Health. Clinical trials were front and center in 2020, as pharma companies raced to develop and prove the safety and efficacy of their COVID-19 vaccines.

Recent CDC Updates: COVID-19 Information

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. COVID-19 Vaccines for Long-term Care Facility Residents was updated August 31, 2021. It’s not clear exactly what was updated on this website but there is a lot of good information.

Pfizer, Merck launch large new trials of oral COVID-19 drugs

Health Care Dive

Both companies are racing to prove their oral antivirals are effective as treatments for COVID-19. Key clinical results could come later this year

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Provider-Vendor Hybrid PathWell Acquires Caring Angels Home Health

Home Health Care

The home health company PathWell began as a technology company aiming to help other operators with back-end issues. But when COVID-19 hit, it changed direction to become a provider itself, equipped with the capabilities it once exclusively sought to give to others.

Osso VR Launches VR-based Surgical Proficiency Assessment Tool

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Osso VR , a San Francisco, CA-based virtual reality-based surgical training company, today announced the launch the of its VR-based multimodal assessment experiences.

CMS’s COVID-19 Data Included Required Information from the Vast Majority of Nursing Homes, But CMS Could Take Actions to Improve Completeness and Accuracy of the Data

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) posted this 43-page report on September 1, 2021. OIG’s objective was to determine whether CMS’s COVID-19 data for nursing homes were complete and accurate.

Medicare insolvency still expected by 2026, unchanged by COVID-19, trustees say

Health Care Dive

The forecast is a bit of a bright spot for the otherwise grim financial prospects of the program, as experts worried COVID-19 would result in the fund that finances Medicare Part A running out of money faster than previously expected

‘We Are Losing Excellent Direct Care Staff’: Home-Based Care Providers Report Vaccine-Mandate Blowback

Home Health Care

Hundreds of in-home care workers in Rhode Island have resigned from their posts due to the state’s mandatory vaccine policies, the Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care announced Tuesday. That, in turn, has jeopardized patient care in the state. An emergency declaration was made Aug.

Sanas’ Accent-Matching Solution for BPOs Launches with $6M

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Today Sanas.ai – which has been operating under stealth for a couple of years – is launching and announcing seed funding. Their AI platform for audio matches the accent of the person you’re speaking with to yours with no perceptible lag time.

View Each State’s Efforts to Extend Medicaid Coverage to Postpartum Women

NASHP

View Each State’s Efforts to Extend Medicaid Coverage to Postpartum Women Updated September 3, 2021. Extending Medicaid coverage to postpartum women beyond 60 days is emerging as a key state strategy to address the maternal mortality crisis.

Philips sleep apnea, ventilator recall triggers US lawmaker scrutiny, legal woes

Health Care Dive

Patients seeking class-action status and Sen. Richard Blumenthal are questioning the medtech's timing of the recall and outreach to patients. Philips has not quantified the impact of the suits but said it could be material

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Home Health Services Critical for Lowering Rehospitalization Rates for Medicare Patients with Diabetes

Home Health Care

Medicare patients with diabetes are more likely to be sent back to the hospital if they do not receive home health services within two days of discharge from an acute setting, new research has found.

PreciseMDX Launches Digital Health Platform to Automate Diagnostic Testing Experience

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – PreciseMDX , the leading end-to-end digital health platform, introduces a cloud-based solution that automates and simplifies the diagnostic testing experience, empowering labs to deliver a transformative journey to providers and patients.

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Health Apps: Good, Bad, and Regulation?

Healthcare Leadership

Health apps are meant to be easy and convenient tools that help us live healthier, change bad habits into good ones, help us manage chronic conditions…the list is endless. Look up any health-related topic on Apple’s App Store or Google Play and you’ll get dozens, if not hundreds of apps.

Embracing transformation to thrive in the future of healthcare

Health Care Dive

Healthcare leaders identify their top priorities and investments in the months ahead