Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• With the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines now being administered across the United States, questions abound about who can safely get them. Expect answers to these questions to evolve as the vaccines go into broader use, but here’s what is known so far, and what experts at or advising the CDC recommend regarding their use at this point. Read More
• Experts say that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital health and virtual care forward by at least three years. The industry has fast-forwarded in areas like telehealth, remote monitoring, and artificial intelligence, which is predicted to cause disruptive changes that will significantly impact the technology market. Many of these experts, for example, expect that communication and collaboration tools will explode in 2021. Read More
• Three of the most influential associations in U.S. health care joined forces this week to ask all health care workers to get vaccinated for COVID-19. The American Hospital Association, American Medical Association, and American Nurses Association present their plea in a short open letter, addressing the audience as fellow workers whose duties transcend their job descriptions. Read More
• HHS began distributing the third phase of COVID-19 relief funding for providers this week, with $24.5 billion to go to more than 70,000 providers through the end of January. This phase opened applications up to providers who had previously received or been rejected for, provider relief funds as well as behavioral health providers and those who began practicing between January and March of this year. Read More
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