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economist.com - The digital surge in health care
The digital surge in health care
The Economist

VAST, BUREAUCRATIC and amorphous, health care has long been cautious about change. However, the biggest emergency in decades has caused a revolution. From laboratories to operating theatres, the industry's metabolism has soared, as medical workers…

today.com - Maura Hohman - It's dangerous': Is the decontamination of N95 masks hurting health care workers?
It's dangerous': Is the decontamination of N95 masks hurting health care workers?
TODAY

Shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) have plagued the U.S., on and off, since the start of the coronavirus epidemic. As the nation faces an alarming increase in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, concerns about the safety of heath…

ctpost.com - Amanda Cuda and Peter Yankowski - Official: Badges could mark health care workers who are COVID vaccinated
Official: Badges could mark health care workers who are COVID vaccinated
Connecticut Post

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 fell for the second day in a row Friday, even as the state recorded 1,538 new cases. The number of people hospitalized with the virus fell by 41, bringing the statewide total to 1,150 — still roughly the number…

tmj4.com - Katie Crowther - Local health care providers prepare to administer COVID-19 vaccine
Local health care providers prepare to administer COVID-19 vaccine
TMJ4

MILWAUKEE — Some local healthcare providers and organizations have already received approval from the state to administer the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it becomes available. Progressive Community Health Centers are among them. Leaders at…

ksl.com - Ashley Fredde - Sanford Health suspends merger discussions with Intermountain Healthcare after CEO's exit
Sanford Health suspends merger discussions with Intermountain Healthcare after CEO's exit
KSL.com

SALT LAKE CITY — Sanford Health has indefinitely suspended conversations regarding its planned merger with Intermountain Healthcare. According to a press release from Intermountain Healthcare, the decision comes after Kelby Krabbenhoft…

fox13now.com - Jeff Tavss - Intermountain Healthcare merger with Sanford Health called off
Intermountain Healthcare merger with Sanford Health called off
KSTU

SALT LAKE CITY — The proposed merger between Utah's Intermountain Healthcare with Sanford Health has been called off. Sanford Health officials announced Friday the merger deal has been 'indefinitely suspended.' Intermountain Healthcare would…

sltrib.com - Sanford Health suspends merger talks with Intermountain Healthcare
Sanford Health suspends merger talks with Intermountain Healthcare
The Salt Lake Tribune

Sioux Falls, S.D. • More than a week after Sanford Health parted ways with its longtime CEO, the health system announced that it has indefinitely suspended merger talks with Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare. Sanford Health and…

theatlantic.com - Robinson Meyer - The Worst-Case Scenario Is Happening-Hospitals Are Overwhelmed
The Worst-Case Scenario Is Happening-Hospitals Are Overwhelmed
The Atlantic

Since the beginning of the pandemic, public-health experts have warned of one particular nightmare. It is possible, they said, for the number of coronavirus patients to exceed the capacity of hospitals in a state or city to take care of them. Faced…

wral.com - Keely Arthur - Local health care workers split on getting COVID vaccine
Local health care workers split on getting COVID vaccine
WRAL.com

Although health care workers are slated to be first to have access to the COVID-19 vaccine, the employees at local hospitals are split when it comes to enthusiasm for getting vaccinated. Some of the health care workers at places like WakeMed, UNC…

marketwatch.com - Sunny Oh - Wall Street and finance workers could get COVID vaccines before most Americans
Wall Street and finance workers could get COVID vaccines before most Americans
MarketWatch

Wall Street could get a shot in the arm in the coming months, while much of Main Street waits months for their COVID inoculations. Lenders, bank tellers and traders could jump ahead of most Americans for vaccines, after such remedies receive…

techcrunch.com - Sarah Cole - Enter new markets and embrace a distributed workforce to grow during a pandemic
Enter new markets and embrace a distributed workforce to grow during a pandemic
TechCrunch

Image Credits: Fiordaliso / Getty Images Many companies will not see the uncertainty of a global pandemic as the perfect moment to go international, but for others (particularly in healthcare, online communications, and workplace mobility) the…

shrm.org - Joanne Sammer - Income-Based Premiums Help Make Health Care Affordable
Income-Based Premiums Help Make Health Care Affordable
Blog.SHRM.org

As employees pay more for employer-sponsored health coverage, lower-paid workers may not be able to afford payroll deductions for plan premiums. It may be time to shake things up and consider tying premium contributions to employees' earnings by…

publishedreporter.com - Michelle Andrews - Think Your Health Care Is Covered? Beware of the 'Junk' Insurance Plan
Think Your Health Care Is Covered? Beware of the 'Junk' Insurance Plan
The Published Reporter®

NEW YORK, NY – Looking back, Sam Bloechl knows that when the health insurance broker who was helping him find a plan asked whether he'd ever been diagnosed with a major illness, that should have been a red flag. Preexisting medical…

pressherald.com - Maine announces plan to give first vaccinations to health care professionals, long-term care residents
Maine announces plan to give first vaccinations to health care professionals, long-term care residents
Press Herald

Maine plans to use its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to protect front-line health care professionals at regional hospitals and the residents of long-term care facilities across the state, according to an announcement Friday afternoon. State…

ajc.com - Fayette healthcare education program gets certified
Fayette healthcare education program gets certified
ajc

Starr's Mill High School's healthcare science program has become the first in Fayette County to receive state certification. The school earned the Healthcare Science Education Industry Certification through the Georgia Department of Education after…

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