Tag: hospitals


U.S. is ready to roll out J&J vaccine ‘without delay,’ pending FDA clearance, Biden health officials say

February 24, 2021


The United States stands ready to deliver up to 4 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine as soon as next week if the Food and Drug Administration authorizes the shot for emergency use, the Biden administration’s Covid-19 response […]

Innovation, Patient Experience, Research

Asthmatics at no higher risk getting or dying from COVID-19, assessment of studies consisting of 587,000 people shows

February 19, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A new study looking at how COVID-19 affects people with asthma provides reassurance that having the condition doesn’t increase the risk of severe illness or death from the virus. George Institute for Global Health researchers in Australia analysed data from […]


Rural hospital remains entrenched in COVID ‘war’ even amid vaccine rollout

February 17, 2021

Via: Modern Healthcare

The “heroes work here” sign in front of St. James Parish Hospital has been long gone, along with open intensive care unit beds in the state of Louisiana. Staffers at the rural hospital spent hours each day in January calling […]


CMS inpatient only policy threatens patient access to appropriate surgical setting

February 16, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

The continued surge of COVID-19 cases has forced more than 100 hospitals to postpone elective surgeries. Patients are suffering as a result. Arthritis patients in need of joint replacements have been inactive for months. Patients with severe back pain — […]


Can AI Pave the Path to Reducing Physician Burnout?

February 11, 2021

Via: HitConsultant

The timing couldn’t be more critical for us to start making serious headway to reduce the growing problem of burnout among America’s physicians. In 2018, physician burnout was already at an alarming 42%, but that number is growing as COVID-19 […]

Innovation, Med Tech, Research

AI Uncovers Occult Long QT Syndrome

February 10, 2021

Via: MedPageToday

More people were correctly identified as having long QT syndrome (LQTS) when their electrocardiograms were analyzed with artificial intelligence (AI) rather than the QTc metric alone, researchers reported. The task of differentiating people with LQTS from peers, evaluated for the […]

Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Hospital interest in patient monitoring tools rising, survey finds

February 9, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

The feedback from hospitals purchasing executives, gathered in the fourth quarter of 2020, shows capital equipment budgets remain resilient in the face of COVID-19. Most purchasing executives expect their capital budgets to grow rather than shrink: 64% of managers predict […]

Innovation, Research

New method developed for ‘up-sizing’ mini organs used in medical research

February 8, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

A team of engineers and scientists has developed a method of ‘multiplying’ organoids: miniature collections of cells that mimic the behaviour of various organs and are promising tools for the study of human biology and disease. The researchers, from the […]


If this self-sufficient hospital cannot stand alone, can any public hospital survive?

January 29, 2021

Via: The Medical News

In America’s health care system, dominated by hospital chain leviathans, New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, is an anomaly. It is a publicly owned hospital that boasts good care at lower prices than most and still flourishes […]

Innovation, Research

Study provides a mathematical description of how tumor metastasis starts

January 18, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A scientific study carried out by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) has produced a mathematical description of the way in which a tumor invades the epithelial cells and automatically quantifies the […]


U.S. health officials push hospitals to administer unused Covid antibody drugs

January 15, 2021


The U.S. has shipped over half a million doses of antibody treatments that have the potential to keep high-risk Covid patients out of hospitals if given early enough in their infection. This would help already overburdened hospitals avoid additional strain, […]


Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem virus and steady economy

January 14, 2021

Via: Modern Healthcare

President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic’s prolonged economic fallout. Called the “American Rescue […]


BioNTech says Covid vaccine is effective against key new strains; to publish more data in days

January 11, 2021


The CEO of German pharmaceutical company BioNTech has said he remains confident the company’s Covid vaccine, developed in partnership with Pfizer, will be effective against the highly-infectious variants of the virus discovered in the U.K. and South Africa. “We are […]

News, Regulatory

WHO warns of tipping point in Covid pandemic, says Europe likely seeing ‘most acute’ phase of virus spread

January 7, 2021


The World Health Organization on Thursday warned of a tipping point in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, amid growing fears over more infectious variants of the virus that have resulted in a surge of infections. Countries are scrambling to […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Manufacturing process of ultra-thin sensor for smart contact lenses

January 6, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Smart contact lenses could soon become mainstream thanks to a new manufacturing process that has allowed researchers to develop a multifunctional ultra-thin sensor layer. In a paper published by the journal Matter, engineers from the University of Surrey together with […]