Category: Health and Fitness

  • Is the Pandemic Over? If Only It Were That Simple

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    Sept. 21, 2022 – President Joe Biden says the pandemic is over. The World Health Organization says the end is in sight. Many of us would rather talk about almost anything else, and even New York City has dropped most of its COVID protocols. Biden’s claim (made to reporter Scott Pelley on Sunday on 60 […]

  • Telehealth, in-person visits comparable in quality: study

    Telehealth, in-person visits comparable in quality: study

    Telehealth visits for primary care can be comparable in quality to in-person visits, suggesting remote testing and screenings are valuable tools to augment patient care. The finding follows a study of more than 500,000 patients across 200 outpatient care sites in Pennsylvania and Maryland who either had exposure to telemedicine or only had in-person visits between […]

  • Agile practices – they’re not just for software development

    Agile practices – they’re not just for software development

    Agile software development methodologies such as Scrum and Kanban have been widely adopted by industry software development teams. Although agile practices originated in the realm of software development, other types of information technology teams can benefit from adopting similar approaches. Fundamentally, agile methods are a set of practices that help teams to collaborate, organize their […]

  • FIRST LOOK: VA Hampton Roads Community Based Outpatient Clinic

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    To meet the needs of one of the fastest-growing veteran populations in the country, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is adding a new outpatient clinic to the Hampton VA Healthcare System in Hampton Roads, Va. Partnering with developer The Molasky Group of Companies (Las Vegas) Gresham Smith (Charlotte, N.C.) is providing planning, architecture, and […]

  • How to Stay Safe in a Storm

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    Sept. 22, 2022 — Sonia Chavez was on the balcony of her midrise Dallas apartment when the unthinkable happened: As she was filming a thunderstorm with her cellphone, lightning struck her in a flash of blinding light and searing heat that knocked her off her feet. The thunderbolt, which Chavez captured on film, damaged her […]

  • Not-for-profit health systems navigate lower cash reserves

    Not-for-profit health systems navigate lower cash reserves

    Days cash on hand at not-for-profit hospital systems is trending downward as the sector recalibrates after last year’s higher-than-normal balances.  For some, it’s requiring tough choices to be made.  Trinity Health is looking for ways to stabilize its portfolio, while also deferring capital expenses, even as demand increases to improve equipment and facilities, CEO Michael Slubowski said. The […]

  • HCD Conference Preview: Design, Operational Considerations For Pediatric Mental Health

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    The 2022 Healthcare Design Conference + Expo will be held Oct. 8-11 in San Antonio. The annual event will offer a variety of keynote and breakout sessions on a range of topics. Healthcare Design is previewing some of the upcoming educational sessions in a series of Q+As with speakers, sharing what they plan to discuss and key […]

  • Desperate Long COVID Patients Turn to Unproven Alternative Therapies

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    Editor’s note: Find more information about long COVID in Medscape’s Long COVID Resource Center. Sept. 22, 2022 – Entrepreneur Maya McNulty, 49, was one of the first victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Schenectady, NY, businesswoman spent 2 months in the hospital after catching the disease in March 2020. That September, she was diagnosed with […]

  • The Accurate Provider Directory – The Health Care Blog

    The Accurate Provider Directory – The Health Care Blog

    Health Tech BY JESSICA DaMASSA It’s one of the greatest mysteries of the era of health data digitization: Why is provider directory still so hard to get right?? Ribbon Health’s co-founder & CEO Nate Maslak explains how Ribbon (which started out in the symptom-checker biz) pivoted to take on, once-and-for-all, the miserable state of provider […]

  • CommonSpirit Health loses near $2B in 2022

    CommonSpirit Health loses near $2B in 2022

    CommonSpirit Health reported a $1.85 billion net loss for fiscal 2022 and closed out the year with a -3.8% operating margin, the Catholic not-for-profit health system disclosed Thursday. The Chicago-based company’s performance during the fiscal year that ended June 30 compares to a $5.19 billion net gain during the prior 12-month period. Operating expenses were up 9% to $35.2 […]