University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center will be prepared to provide medical care to attendees of Tuesday's presidential debate—which will take place at Case Western Reserve University—if needed, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Indiana, Maryland, and Ohio.
The number of reported deaths tied to the novel coronavirus worldwide surpassed one million as of Tuesday morning, with the United States reporting more coronavirus-related deaths than any other country. Public health experts say the reported death tolls likely are undercounts.
Universal Health Services (UHS), which operates more than 250 U.S. hospitals and other clinical facilities, has been hit with an apparent ransomware attack that has reportedly locked staff out of computers and impacted other digital devices. In a statement, UHS said that no data belonging to patients or employees "appears to have been accessed, copied, or misused," and that "[p]atient care continues to be delivered safely and effectively."
While wearing masks is necessary to help curb the novel coronavirus's spread, masks can hinder nonverbal communication by hiding much of a person's face—potentially undermining our ability to build a rapport with our colleagues. Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Maryville University's Dustin York offers eight tips on how to overcome those disadvantages.