Big Tech rivals Apple and Google on Friday announced a joint partnership aimed at using a tool most Americans already have at their disposal—Bluetooth-enabled smartphones—to trace the spread of Covid-19. Advisory Board's Jackie Kimmell and Jordan Angers outline everything you need to know about the tool—and it's potential limitations.
The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, also known as the "Thunderbirds," on Saturday flew over major hospitals in the Las Vegas valley to honor frontline health care workers combating Covid-19, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Massachusetts, Nevada, and South Carolina.
Governors in several states on Monday announced they are launching working groups to develop regional plans to ease social distancing measures and reopen local economies, as the number of reported deaths from the new coronavirus in the United States topped 23,000.
The new coronavirus has hit thousands of nursing homes throughout the United States, leading health experts to call on the federal government to release data on exactly how many deaths from Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, have occurred in the facilities.
CMS has released proposed rules to update Medicare payments for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), hospices, and inpatient psychiatric facilities for fiscal year 2021. Advisory Board's Monica Westhead explains why SNFs should take advantage of the rule's lighter update to double down on their ability to care for complex medical patient.
The new coronavirus epidemic has spurred an unprecedented level of social distancing guidelines and shelter-in-place orders that's left millions of seniors across the country alone in their homes. Advisory Board's Tripti Rathi and Carolyn Buys outline three actions providers and community organizations can take to mitigate the effects of social isolation among this vulnerable population.
Daniel Simon, MD, President of University Hospital Cleveland Medical Center and UH Chief Clinical and Scientific Officer, recently spoke with Steven Berkow, Advisory Board's VP of Provider Research, to discuss the Cleveland, Ohio-based system's emergency planning for the new coronavirus epidemic and the steps needed to begin re-opening the health system to non-Covid patients.