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Jul 6, 2020
The AHA, American Medical Association, and American Nurses Association sent a letter urging the public to take simple steps known to help stop the spread of COVID-19 — wearing a face mask, maintaining physical distancing and washing hands.
Jul 6, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
The AHA releases Stem the Tide: Opioid Stewardship Measurement Implementation Guide, a new data-driven guide as the “how to” part of the Stem the Tide initiative. It connects knowing to doing, offering hospitals and health systems actionable ideas for program development and implementation.
Jul 2, 2020
The departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services and the National Security Agency alerted the field to a significant vulnerability affecting the Palo Alto Networks’ PAN-OS firewall software that cyber attackers could easily exploit remotely via the internet.
Jul 2, 2020
The AHA, California Hospital Association, and Washington State Hospital Association urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to reverse a district court decision in a lawsuit brought by data analysis company Integra Med Analytics that “gives private plaintiffs broad license to file suits under the False Claims Act in ways that Congress never intended and expressly barred.”
Jul 2, 2020
The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention July 7 at 12 p.m. ET will host a webinar on decontaminating respirators for health care personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul 2, 2020
The health care field added 358,000 jobs in June, increasing 2.3% to a seasonally adjusted 15.6 million, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.
Jul 2, 2020
The blanket data reporting exceptions and extensions implemented in March across Medicare quality reporting and value-based payment programs for hospitals expired July 1.
Jul 2, 2020
The House of Representatives voted 233-188 along party lines to pass a $1.5 trillion bill (H.R. 2) introduced by Democratic leaders to rebuild American infrastructure, including roads, bridges, transit, housing and health care.
Jul 2, 2020
The House of Representatives passed by unanimous consent legislation (S. 4116) extending the Paycheck Protection Program loan application period through Aug. 8.
Jul 2, 2020 by Rick Pollack
As James Madison wrote in the First Amendment of our Bill of Rights, we have the right to “petition the government for a redress of grievances.” We also have an important right that many in other countries don’t – the right to vote. These two rights go hand in hand as a foundation of our democracy.