The convention, which had been scheduled to take place in mid-July, is now scheduled to begin Aug. 17, and last four days, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Oregon, and Wisconsin.
The number of reported U.S. deaths from the new coronavirus spiked over the weekend, nearing 10,000, and U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Sunday warned Americans to brace themselves for one of the "the hardest and saddest" weeks of their lives as the United States' Covid-19 case and death counts are expected to grow.
John Newton—VP of Operations at The Everett Clinic, a physician-led group in Washington's Snohomish and King counties—recently spoke with Advisory Board's Taylor Hurst and Virginia Reid about how the group launched self-testing across their drive-thru testing sites—and how patients and providers are responding.
Health care experts believe one-third of patients with the novel coronavirus and who are tested for it receive negative test results—meaning some people who are infected could be spreading the virus unknowingly.
Nearly 10 million Americans have lost their jobs in just the last two weeks due to the economic disruption caused by the new coronavirus—and tens of thousands of health care providers are among those facing unemployment. Advisory Board's Sarah Hostetter and Matt Stevens explain the two paths organizations have taken to address staffing during the crisis.
Five weeks into activating their emergency playbook, HR leaders at a Seattle-area hospital stress: Covid-19 is not your average crisis. Advisory Board's Craig Pirner outlines lessons the leaders have learned during their Covid-19 response.