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Banner Health launches telehealth in all hospital COVID-19 units

In a rapid, yet expansive, deployment of “telehealth” in the acute-care setting, hospitalists and specialists at all 28 Banner Health hospitals now can conduct virtual patient visits on COVID-19 units. This greatly preserves personal protective equipment (PPE) and allows for greater efficiency and patient and staff safety in these busy patient care units.The next phase of this telehealth technology...

Cedars-Sinai – COVID-19: Patients receive first dose of potential antibody treatment

Patients have been given the first dose of a potential antibody treatment designed to fight coronavirus. The immune system produces antibodies to fight off foreign invaders when it detects infection. Scientists developed the antibody in just three months after identifying it from blood taken from one of the first American patients to recover from COVID-19.

Munson – How 2 Michigan health systems revolutionized their revenue cycle process after COVID-19

Revenue cycle collections required extraordinary efforts before the COVID-19 pandemic, but as unemployment rates rise and the number of clinical visits fall, having affordable and self-service payment options that are flexible for patients is more important than ever.

Advocate Aurora, Froedtert, Ascension – Potential average cost of COVID-19 treatment with complications could be more than $20,000

If you get COVID-19 and you find yourself in the hospital, the last thing you need is to get a big medical bill for your stay. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act covers the cost of COVID-19 testing, but it doesn't cover the cost of treatment.

CommonSpirit Rapidly Scaled Digital Innovations for COVID-19

Many healthcare systems are deploying digital innovations to address COVID-19. CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system operating in 21 states, had to do this on an unprecedented scale, accelerating deployment of solutions already in use and developing new adaptations to address the specific needs of the pandemic.

Children’s Minnesota – How COVID-19 Is Having A Disproportionate Effect On Minority Communities

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, explains.

Banner Health IT rallies to overcome COVID-19 challenges

Deanna Wise, CIO of Banner Health, sees a stronger and more agile team emerging from the coronavirus crisis.

Current and Future Ethical Challenges of Vaccination for COVID-19

Arthur Caplan, PhD, Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and Founding Head of the Division of Medical Ethics, NYU School of Medicine.  Many believe that the only solution to the COVID-19 plague is to find a vaccine.  Efforts to speed that discovery involve unprecedented investments of money, involvement by hundreds of research teams and novel collaborations.  But...

Beaumont, UChicago – Ford to provide COVID-19 testing for symptomatic employees in SE Michigan, Kentucky, Missouri and Illinois

Ford today announced it had signed contracts with health systems in four metro areas with major company facilities to quickly test hourly and salaried employees with suspected symptoms of COVID-19.

AUDIO | Avera – A COVID-19 Update

The coronavirus pandemic began a couple of months ago and as time passes by, our health professionals are learning more and more. We've been talking with local medical professionals to tell us what we know now that we didn't know let's say last week. Dr. Kevin Post is chief medical officer with the Avera Medical Group .