The changing nature of healthcare compliance during Covid-19
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The changing nature of healthcare compliance during Covid-19

The onset of Covid-19 has dramatically reshaped life as we know it. This is especially true in healthcare, where health systems and clinicians are treating unprecedented numbers of patients. The palpable stress caused by the uncertainty of a patient’s well-being coupled with daily media updates surrounding Covid-19’s devastating impact is accelerating the need for fast […]

Virtual Conference, COVID-19 TikTok, DIY Masks
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Nurses Behaving Badly on TikTok

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. From bad behavior on TikTok to free in-hospital haircuts to a text chain by female ICU physicians, here’s what medicine on social media is talking about related to coronavirus. The Dark Side of Medical TikTok Healthcare providers are increasingly using the […]

Stanford Health Care hospitals resume almost all procedures after widespread employee testing
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Stanford Health Care hospitals resume almost all procedures after widespread employee testing

STANFORD — Previously delayed surgeries, diagnostic tests and other procedures at Stanford Health Care hospitals resumed on Monday after the system tested over 11,000 of its 14,000 employees. The university health care system announced on Tuesday that 99.7 percent of employees without symptoms tested negative following a decision to provide COVID-19 exams for all patient-facing […]

Wide variation from county to county suggests that rural hospitals may need to prepare differently than their big-city counterparts.
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Rural Hospitals Prepare Differently for COVID-19

Sheila Mulrooney Eldred May 4, 2020 — The Saturday before school closed for the year, more than 400 people attended a quinceañera in rural Doniphan, Nebraska — population 829. Two of the attendees later tested positive for COVID-19. And now, 7 weeks later, Hall County, home to Doniphan, leads the state in COVID-19 incidence. It […]

Hospital Hacks, Tips for Small Practices
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New Study Tracks US Response, Hospital Inequities

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today. New Study Tracks Public Health Efforts As governors across the country struggle with the question of how and when to safely reopen parts of […]

Virtual march for PPE, preparation of rural hospitals
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Virtual march for PPE, preparation of rural hospitals

Editor’s Note: Find the latest news and guidance from COVID-19 at the Medscape Coronavirus Resource Center.Here are the coronavirus stories that Medscape editors around the world think you need to know today: Marching (virtually) through masksHealth professionals today led a “virtual march” nationwide to demand adequate supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE). Organizers of the […]

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Nearly half of British doctors forced to find their own PPE, new data shows | UK news

Almost half of Britain’s doctors have sourced their own personal protective equipment or relied on a donation when none was available through normal NHS channels, according to a survey. The British Medical Association said that while PPE supplies have improved, their data from more than 16,000 doctors shows there is room for improvement in protecting […]