Rick Bright, who had served as HHS' deputy assistant secretary for preparedness response and director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, says he was dismissed from the positions this week after he insisted the agency conduct more research on whether the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine can treat Covid-19, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Louisiana, and Missouri.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a week at St. Thomas' Hospital receiving treatment for Covid-19. After his discharge, Johnson released a video thanking two ICU nurses who stood by him "when things could have gone either way."
Health systems have had to rethink care delivery to accommodate a surge of Covid-19 patients. Advisory Board's experts note that these changes disrupt or delay care for non-Covid 19 patients with chronic conditions—and have implications for the way health systems conduct patient outreach.
The House on Thursday voted 388-5 to approve a $484 billion stimulus package that includes $75 billion in grants for health care providers and $25 billion to support coronavirus testing, sending the measure to President Trump, who is scheduled to sign it today.
A global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) remains one of the principal barriers to safely caring for patients during the Covid-19 outbreak. Advisory Board's Taylor Hurst and Virginia Reid recently spoke to Matt Warrens, Managing Director of Innovation at UnityPoint Health, about the organization's entrepreneurial approach to sourcing PPE.
Nearly 90% of Covid-19 patients placed on ventilators at a New York health system died, according to a study published Wednesday in JAMA, and a separate analysis published this week argues that some Covid-19 patients shouldn't be placed on ventilators at all.
As more states weigh plans to reopen nonessential businesses, it's becoming clear that Americans may be in store for a new "normal." Daily Briefing's Ashley Fuoco Antonelli details how your work environment, shopping at your favorite retailer, and even eating at your favorite restaurant could be very different going forward—and how those experiences could vary depending on where you live.
Stevan Whitt, CMO of University of Missouri Health Care (MU Health Care), recently spoke with Advisory Board's Steven Berkow about what criteria the health system is using to make tough trade-offs amid the U.S. coronavirus epidemic and determining when to restart canceled services.