Will we really have a coronavirus vaccine in 12 to 18 months?

The Trump administration has set a goal of developing and manufacturing "hundreds of millions" of doses of a vaccine against the new coronavirus by the end of this year, but experts say, while that timeline is possible, it's not very likely—and it could involve some potentially dangerous compromises.

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The 45 health care companies that made this year's Fortune 500

Fortune on Monday released its 66th annual ranked list of the 500 companies that generated the most revenue in the previous fiscal year, and five health care systems—as well as dozens of other companies in the health care industry—made the list.

3 ways rural hospitals can secure PPE amid the nationwide shortage

As personal protective equipment (PPE) and other needed supplies become increasingly scarce in the United States, rural hospitals must get creative to find and secure the items they need to care for a potential influx of Covid-19 patients. Advisory Board's Madeline Chaillet and Darby Sullivan outline three ways rural hospitals can use their local communities to mitigate essential equipment shortages.

Trump says he's taking hydroxychloroquine in hopes of preventing Covid-19. Here are the risks.

President Trump on Monday announced he's taking the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in hopes of preventing the new coronavirus, but health experts note the drug hasn't been approved to treat or prevent Covid-19 and can cause patients to experience serious heart rhythm problems.

Are your patients refusing home health visits for fear of Covid-19 exposure? Here's how to overcome their fears.

Across the nation, patients are foregoing home health visits out of concerns they will be exposed to the virus that causes Covid-19. The result means lower home health visit volumes and lower reimbursements for home health agencies. Advisory Board's Sandra Agik and Monica Westhead outline key ways HHAs can help patients overcome their fears.

In absence of approved treatments, here's how doctors are trying to treat Covid-19

While there's no FDA-approved treatment to fight Covid-19, some clinicians say they've developed a workable "toolbox" of different treatments that give "patients a better shot at survival," Ariana Eunjung Cha reports for the Washington Post.

Around the nation: White House announces new members of coronavirus task force

Vice President Pence said new members of the White House's coronavirus task force include experts in vaccines and therapeutics as well as experts in workplace safety, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia and Florida.