The next month threatens to be one of pandemic's hardest for health care workers, as a massive surge in patients—combined with widespread staff absences—overwhelms many health systems. Here are four steps to take right now to prepare your workforce, according to Advisory Board's Carol Boston-Fleischhauer and Junhong Peng.
While flu activity last year was abnormally low—likely because of Covid-19 precautions—flu activity this season is starting to rise, raising fears that the U.S. could face a "normal flu season" on top of a severe Covid-19 surge.
CDC last week reduced its isolation guidelines for people who test positive for Covid-19 to five days. Many health experts have pushed back on the guidelines, arguing that the shortened isolation period without producing a negative test could lead to more coronavirus transmission, and the agency on Tuesday updated its guidelines with a testing suggestion—but not a requirement.
When a 58-year-old man asked his dermatologist about "strange grooves" on his scalp, he immediately recognized them as cutis verticis gyrate—a rare, progressive, and usually benign condition. But when his doctor dug deeper into the cause of the condition, he uncovered a more serious disorder, Lisa Sanders writes for New York Times Magazine.
Although telehealth use surged in 2020, a new analysis by Trilliant Health found that utilization saw a significant dip in 2021—even as many health experts continue to push for expanding telehealth coverage in the future.
CMS' proposed rule on Affordable Care Act marketplace reforms would reverse a Trump-era policy that removed non-discrimination provisions related to sexual orientation and gender identity, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Maryland, New York, and Tennessee.
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