CMS' Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation last week announced changes and updates to several of the center's Medicare payment models in light of the new coronavirus epidemic, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Maryland, and New York.
While most people who contract the new coronavirus develop a mild case of Covid-19, for some the disease is deadly—and researchers are exploring whether a person's DNA may play a role in determining the disease's severity.
Preliminary data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the U.S. health care industry recovered an estimated 312,400 jobs in May, after losing 1.4 million jobs in April due to the financial constraints caused by the new coronavirus pandemic.
EHRs have been implemented in hospitals across the country to help warn physicians of medication errors that could result in adverse drug interactions, allergic reactions, or death—but according to a study published in JAMA last month, the systems fail to detect more than 30% of these errors.
A number of Covid-19 patients and survivors have reported feeling isolated and ostracized by their communities, even after they've recovered from the disease, and many are turning to online support groups to cope.