New York University's Grossman School of Medicine is allowing students to graduate early if they begin working in internal or emergency medicine beginning in April, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, New York, and Rhode Island.
The United States now has reported more cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, than any other country in the world. See which states have been hit the hardest on our interactive map.
As providers shift their focus and resources toward combating the new coronavirus, the Trump administration offered providers some relief on reporting requirements for several value-based payment programs. Daily Briefing's Ashley Fuoco Antonelli digs in on which reporting requirements are changing—and what those changes mean for providers.
Last week, MVP Health Care (MVP) launched a free virtual emergency triage service to reduce COVID-19 spread. Advisory Board's Natalie Trebes and Tabiya Ahmed recently spoke with Kimberly Kilby, senior leader of MVPs regional medical directors, to learn more about the service and how MVP was able to mobilize to get it up and running.
A national shortage of personal protective equipment is forcing U.S. health systems to deploy creative strategies to conserve and improvise alternatives to face masks, respirators, eye protection, and gowns. Advisory Board's Virginia Reid and Taylor Hurst share some creative strategies hospitals are adopting to reuse—or replace—protective gear.
Some public officials, including President Trump, have expressed a desire to end social distancing practices sooner rather than later, but studies of the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic show that easing social distancing efforts related to the new coronavirus too early could lead to a spike in deaths.