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Apr 3, 2020 by Rick Pollack
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the AHA has been sounding the alarm for policymakers and government leaders to make sure our field gets the tools and resources we need to win this war.
Apr 2, 2020
The AHA’s American Society for Health Care Engineering has named Deanna Martin as its new executive director. A certified association executive, Martin has worked with ASHE for nine years, most recently as deputy executive director for operations.
Apr 2, 2020
Hospital emergency departments treated 4.3% more nonfatal overdoses in 2017 than in 2016, with the visit rate increasing for all drugs except benzodiazepines, including an increase of 32.9% for cocaine, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Apr 2, 2020
President Trump today directed the Health and Human Services Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, to use Defense Production Act authorities to facilitate the supply of materials to produce ventilators.
Apr 2, 2020
The Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services announced they will distribute personal protective equipment seized from hoarders to those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response in New York and New Jersey.
Apr 1, 2020
Some COVID-ID patients in Singapore likely transmitted the virus to others on the island before they were symptomatic, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Apr 1, 2020
The official guidelines for the new ICD-10-CM code go into effect April 1 through Sept. 30 and have been posted by the Centers for Disease Control.
Apr 1, 2020
Hospitals and health systems are encouraged to direct COVID-19 questions to a new Department of Health and Human Services email.
Apr 1, 2020
Responding to requests from hospitals and health systems, the AHA has compiled resources, tools and sample policies that hospital and clinical leaders may find helpful in developing their own organization’s approach to caring for patients with limited resources or under crisis circumstances.
Apr 1, 2020
The Department of Labor March 28 released a set of frequently asked questions, which included information on how it defines “health care provider” and “emergency responder” under policies established by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.