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HEALTH CARE WEEK IN REVIEW: The Wuhan Coronavirus Finally Has An Official Name, Robot Surgery Could Be The Future Of Health Care In Remote Areas, Health Systems Spent $2.5 Billion On Social Determinants, Healthgrades' Best 50 US Hospitals for 2020


Here's The Latest in Health Care:


It’s official, the deadly coronavirus which has cost the lives of more than 1,000 people, is no longer nameless. Drumroll please, the World Health Organization has named the virus COVID-19.  After taking nearly two months to name the disease, W.H.O decided not to include a location, animal, or group of people, to avoid any stigma.  Read More

Imagine you need surgery, and the best surgeon for the job is in New York City. However, there is one big problem; you live four hours away from the city. Worry not, advances in telerobotics and 5G are paving the way for doctors to perform remote surgeries, expanding health to remote areas. These applications have the potential to drastically curb the damage caused by cardiovascular disease, the most common cause of death in the world.  Read More

Social determinants of health (SDOH), such as housing insecurity, employment, education, and transportation, have become an important issue in recent years, accounting for $2.5 billion in the last two years. Although there have been significant investments made recently, a report found that only 57 of the country’s 626 health systems committed funds to address social determinants directly.  Read More

Healthgrades has released its list of America's 50 best hospitals, representing the top one percent of hospitals in the nation. Healthgrades analyzed the performance of nearly 4,500 U.S. hospitals in treating 32 conditions and procedures, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and sepsis. California leads the way with 13 hospitals on the list.  Read More

Each Friday, Signor Goat reports the latest from the week in health care. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of health care news. Brought to you by pMD, innovators in charge capture, secure messaging, clinical communication, and care navigation software.
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