The administration had been considering relaunching HealthCare.gov to allow Americans to enroll in exchange coverage via a special enrollment period due to the country's coronavirus epidemic, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.
The number of U.S. deaths from the new coronavirus is nearing 5,000, as U.S. officials on Wednesday reported more than 1,000 deaths in a span of 24 hours—and warned that the national stockpile of personal protective equipment is almost depleted. See the states most affected by COVID-19 with our interactive maps.
Organizations both within the health care industry and without are increasingly entering into novel partnerships in response to the COVID-19 emergency. Advisory Board's Matthew Stevens explains how recent federal actions are aiming to make those collaborations easier to get off the ground.
As hospitals around the country run out of ICU beds and staff to treat COVID-19 patients, some are finding new ways to deploy tele-ICU technology to increase their ability to monitor patients, Christopher Mims reports for the Wall Street Journal.
Federal health officials in an open letter to U.S. health care workers on Tuesday said hospitals "as an absolute last resort" may split one ventilator between two COVID-19 patients to keep up with demand for the life-saving technology. Advisory Board's Colleen Keenan and Ari Prescott offer two things providers can do to procure ventilators.