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Editorial

Is the Monkeypox Outbreak a Public Health Emergency?

August 15, 2022

Via: Natalie Dunn

COVID-19 has undoubtedly changed the way people around the world think about diseases, and it also changed the way policymakers, scientists, and health authorities respond to new outbreaks. After more than two years of fighting the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a recent […]


News

Ground ambulance costs rose by hundreds of dollars from 2017 to 2020, FAIR Health analysis finds

February 23, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

The cost of an average ambulance ride has risen hundreds of dollars in recent years due in large part to advanced life support services that comprise more than half of all private ground ambulance claims, according to a new analysis […]


Regulatory

House Republicans press HHS to end COVID-19 emergency, but hospitals want extension

February 14, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

House Republicans are demanding the Biden administration starts winding down the COVID-19 public health emergency, while hospital lobbying groups are pressing it to do the opposite. A group of more than 70 House Republicans wrote Thursday to Department of Health […]


News

States ask for more guidance from HHS on when COVID-19 emergency will end

January 21, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

State officials want more time and predictability from the Biden administration before the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency and with it a massive undertaking to redetermine eligibility for Medicaid coverage. Several state officials and advocates discussed their current […]


News

A Rural Georgia Community Reels After Its Hospital Closes

December 10, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

Lacandie Gipson struggled to breathe. The 33-year-old woman with multiple health conditions was in respiratory distress and awaiting an ambulance. About 20 minutes after the emergency call, it arrived. The Cuthbert home where Gipson lived was less than a mile […]


News

Study identifies predictors of hospitalizations or emergency department encounters for older people

September 9, 2021

Via: The Medical News

One in five South Australians will experience an unplanned hospitalization or emergency department presentation within 90 days of undertaking an aged care assessment, according to new research by the University of South Australia and the South Australian Health and Medical […]


News

WHO Panel Authorizes Emergency Use of China’s Sinopharm Vaccine

May 7, 2021

Via: Time Health

The World Health Organization gave emergency use authorization Friday to a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China’s Sinopharm, potentially paving the way for millions of the doses to reach needy countries through a U.N.-backed program rolling out coronavirus vaccines. The decision […]


Regulatory

Abbott receives FDA emergency use authorisation for new Covid-19 test

March 30, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorisation (EUA) for Abbott’s new molecular point-of-care test to detect coronavirus (Covid-19). The latest test runs on the company’s ID NOW platform and delivers positive results in five minutes […]


Regulatory

FDA grants emergency use authorisation for Abbott’s Covid-19 test

March 19, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorisation (EUA) for Abbott’s molecular test for coronavirus (Covid-19). The molecular tests are run on the company’s m2000 RealTime System, a molecular solution with a broad range of tests. […]


Regulatory

Trump calls emergency meeting with top health officials at White House, top lawmaker says

March 11, 2020

Via: CNBC

President Donald Trump has summoned top U.S. health officials to an emergency meeting at the White House Wednesday, cutting a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill short, said Rep. Carolyn Maloney, chairwoman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. “This morning […]


Regulatory

Italy passes 10,000 coronavirus cases as national quarantine moves closer to total shutdown

March 11, 2020

Via: CNBC

More than 10,000 people have now been confirmed to have the coronavirus in Italy as a national lockdown remains in place, with even tougher measures being considered. Italy has now 10,149 confirmed cases of the virus, according to Johns Hopkins […]


News

Hospitals across the US prepare for coronavirus outbreak to become global pandemic

February 20, 2020

Via: CNBC

“This is the time to open up your pandemic plans and see that things are in order,” Anne Schuchat, a top official of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, urged hospitals last week. “For instance,” she continued, health-care providers […]


Regulatory

FDA approves emergency use of coronavirus diagnostic test

February 5, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued emergency use authorisation (EUA) of a diagnostic test for the novel coronavirus, reported to infect more than 24,000 people and kill over 400 since emerging in China in December 2019. Developed […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Reducing The Annual Rate Of Suicide In The US By 20% By 2025

January 14, 2020

Via: Forbes

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has a bold new plan for reducing the annual rate of suicide in the U.S. by 20% by 2025. AFSP’s Project 2025 is using the “top minds in the mental healthcare field coupled […]


News

Primary Care Is Integral To Improving U.S. Healthcare, But Is Falling Further Behind

September 16, 2019

Via: Forbes

Judging from healthcare advertisements on the Internet, television, and radio, specialists rule the roost as healthcare providers in the U.S. healthcare system. From orthopedic surgeons to cancer centers to ophthalmologists, it’s hard to avoid the onslaught of advertising for specialist […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Health Officials Confirm Three Cases of Measles in Atlanta

January 31, 2019

Via: Time Health

Across the country from a measles outbreak that has prompted a state of emergency, three people were diagnosed with the highly contagious virus in Atlanta, Georgia, health officials confirmed. All three individuals are family members and were not vaccinated, the […]


News

What The U.S. Can Learn From India’s Emergency Response System

January 23, 2019

Via: Forbes

Minutes and sometimes seconds can often mean the difference between life and death. Knowing that, India took on the herculean task of transforming their fragmented and unreliable emergency response system into a groundbreaking one that is now the largest and […]


Innovation, Research

More sensitive blood test diagnoses heart attacks faster

August 6, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The new high-sensitivity blood test for cardiac troponin, given in a hospital emergency room, was also found to be safe and effective. When patients present to emergency rooms with heart attack symptoms, doctors assess them in part by using a […]


Regulatory

HHS declares public health emergency in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

August 29, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service has declared a public health emergency in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s devastation in Texas. The agency will give providers greater flexibility in treating patients in emergency situations, as many Medicare beneficiaries […]


Innovation, Med Tech

VirtuMedix bets telehealth can improve emergency medicine

February 19, 2016

Via: HealthcareITnews

EMS physicians, for example, can use telemedicine technologies to give patients the ability to access provider organizations in an on-demand fashion, according to VirtuMedix group vice president Kannan Sreedhar. On the other side, patients can enter e-mails or mobile numbers […]