In collaboration with Partners in Health, the state is hiring and training around 1,000 workers to call patients who tested positive for the new coronavirus and ask for information on people with whom they may have had contact, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Massachusetts, New York, and Texas.
The number of Americans dying from the new coronavirus continues to rise each day, with U.S. officials reporting 28,586 U.S. deaths linked to the virus as of Thursday morning—up by more than 2,600 deaths from Wednesday. See the states with the most reported Covid-19 cases and deaths on our interactive maps.
CDC on Tuesday released a report offering the first look at how health care workers are being hit by Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. As the number of infected health care workers is expected to rise, Advisory Board's Taylor Hurst and Virginia Reid outline six "no regrets" steps leaders can take to protect care teams.
Nurse executives across the country are working to expand their acute staffing pool ahead of the Covid-19 surge. Advisory Board's Lauren Rewers explains why leaders should consider a team-based approach to scale critical care RN expertise—and two tips for doing it successfully.
Many Americans are hopeful that the summer will mark the end of social distancing, but health experts are projecting that some forms of social distancing will be in place for months—with one group of researchers predicting the United States will need to practice intermittent social distancing through 2022.
Hospitals across the country are developing contingency plans for a surge in Covid-19 patients, but the actual timing of the surge in any given community remains something of a mystery. Advisory Board's Aaron Mauck recently spoke with leaders at Stanford Hospital about a new tool they developed to identify new infection hot spots across the country—days before patients reach the hospital.