Healthcare's earthquake: Lessons from COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally disrupted U.S. healthcare organizations. Hospitals have faced drug and device shortages and created new ICUs overnight. Care plans have evolved out of necessity, and hospitals' carefully constructed patient flow systems were up-ended.
Eye-tracking Tech Helps Aged Care Assessment
Memory loss among older Australians is on the rise as the Baby Boomer generation enters retirement - but a new technique that investigates cognitive skills through eye-tracking technology may be used to help incorporate all older people's preferences into aged care policy and practice.
Opioid Risk Is Higher For Patients Transitioning To Skilled Nursing Facilities
Hospital patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities often bring a high-dose painkiller prescription with them, suggesting more attention should be paid to opioid safety for those patients, research from the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy shows.
Some Patients Are Returning To Hospitals To Finally Get That Knee Replacement, Others Remain Wary Of Elective Surgeries.
Hospitals cautiously resumed serving patients beginning in May, but the return to normal has been more of a jog than a sprint. Few offered every procedure immediately because they needed time to set up new safety measures for staff and patients.
$15 billion revenue loss projected for US primary care due to COVID-19 shutdowns
Primary care practices are projected to lose more than $65,000 in revenue per full-time physician in 2020, following drastic declines in office visits and fees for services from March to May during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study led by researchers in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School.