Coronavirus is surging in Texas. Here's how hospitals are responding.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday said the new coronavirus has taken a "very swift and a very dangerous turn" in Texas, as the rate of positive coronavirus tests rose to 13% in the past month—the highest since April—and Texas hospitals are seeing a surge of new coronavirus patients.

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These new Apple Watch features could help doctors monitor you remotely

Apple last week announced a series of updates coming to its Apple Watch, including a feature that will allow clinicians to remotely monitor their patients' movement and walking speed. But clinicians are divided on whether the upgrades could meaningfully improve health care—or whether "[w]e need more creative innovation from Apple."

What the Covid-19 epidemic means for behavioral health

On the Radio Advisory podcast, host Rachel Woods spoke with Clare Wirth, an Advisory Board consultant who leads research on behavioral health and care delivery transformation, about how the Covid-19 epidemic is affecting behavioral health services—and what executives should be doing in the behavioral health sphere right now.

Around the nation: Starbucks barista receives more than $87K in donations after enforcing mask-wearing policy

Supporters started a GoFundMe for the barista after a customer criticized him on social media and threatened to report him to the corporate office for asking her to wear a mask, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Ohio, and Washington.

HHS will buy 500,000 treatment courses of remdesivir for U.S. hospitals

HHS on Monday announced it has entered an agreement to acquire large supplies of remdesivir—the most promising experimental treatment for Covid-19 so far—for U.S. hospitals, as cases of the new coronavirus in the United States reached more than 2.6 million and regional surges prompted state officials to roll back reopening plans.

Why it can still be so hard to get a coronavirus test

Many public health officials have urged Americans to get tested for the new coronavirus if they've participated in activities that heightened their risk of exposure. But getting a coronavirus test can be difficult and potentially costly for some people—particularly if they're not experiencing symptoms of Covid-19.