HIMSS organizers said that they canceled the health technology conference slated to start Monday in Orlando, Florida as the number of new coronavirus cases in the United States rises, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Florida, and Indiana.
The number of reported cases of the new coronavirus in the United States rose to more than 200 as of Friday morning, as states and health insurers announced efforts to limit patients' out-of-pocket costs for being tested for the virus.
Researchers at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University on Wednesday announced that scientists for the first time used the gene-editing tool CRISPR to edit DNA inside a patient's body, as part of an effort to restore vision to a patient who lost it due to a genetic disorder.
Every year, Americans spring forward into daylight saving time. But research shows the practice is unpopular—and potentially harmful—and now some health experts are calling for daylight saving time to be abolished.
Major health insurers are increasingly buying up health care clinics and establishing plans that encourage their members to go to those sites for care—raising concerns for hospitals and physician groups, many of which are aiming to compete for the same patients, Anna Wilde Mathews reports for the Wall Street Journal.
Stock prices in the United States and around the world have fallen sharply because of worries about the new coronavirus. But amid the market meltdown, some companies—including major health care organizations—have actually seen their stock prices spike. Daily Briefing's Ashley Fuoco Antonelli breaks down what you need to know.
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