Kiani Gardner, a Democratic congressional candidate in Alabama, on April 30 donated her kidney to Alabama resident Tyson Bell, who had been living with polycystic kidney disease for years, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Alabama, California, and Michigan.
President Trump and officials in his administration on Friday outlined new details of Trump's ambitious effort to develop and manufacture hundreds of millions of doses of a vaccine against the new coronavirus by the end of this year, which, if successful, would significantly undercut the average timeframe for developing and approving new vaccines.
A new study finds the simple act of talking can release air droplets that linger for more than eight minutes, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology partner to develop a face mask that can detect Covid-19, and more.
Before America's new coronavirus epidemic, average physician pay had risen in 2020, according to Medscape's Physician Compensation Report 2020. But Advisory Board's Sarah Hostetter and Eliza Campbell note that average compensation now is likely to decline—and argue that the time is ripe for physician executives to overhaul physician compensation models.
The Covid-19 epidemic has led to an unprecedented shift in patient volumes across settings. But Advisory Board's Carolyn Buys and Aliki Karnavas note that health systems that own post-acute facilities are in a unique position to leverage those assets to rebalance capacity across the system.
As states begin to reopen nonessential businesses amid America's new coronavirus epidemic, the lack of a national strategy for screening workers for Covid-19 has resulted in body temperature thresholds that vary by state, the Washington Post's Todd Frankel reports.