HHS on Monday finalized a rule that relaxes some privacy restrictions related to patients' substance use disorder records, allowing providers to share the records more easily, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Massachusetts.
As the United States continues to see near-record increases in its daily number of new coronavirus cases, the number of U.S. patients hospitalized for Covid-19 also is nearing a record high—and hospitals in many states are facing capacity and staff shortages. See which states have the most Covid-19 hospitalizations on our interactive map.
Most physician specialties saw increases in average offered salary from 2019 to 2020, but the coronavirus epidemic has "flipped" America's physician job market from a "buyer's" to a "seller's" market, according to a new report from physician recruiting firm Merritt Hawkins.
Researchers from Columbia University and Vanderbilt University used pigs to repair damaged, human lungs to the point that they could be viable for transplant, according to a new study—a revelation that could increase the number of lungs available for patients in need.
The Covid-19 epidemic has had a significant impact on patient volumes, with hospitals having to suspend scheduled procedures and some even having to furlough staff. In a recent episode of the Radio Advisory podcast, host Rachel Woods spoke with Advisory Board's Anna Yakovenko about what hospitals can expect patient volumes to look like for the rest of 2020.
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