Vaccines rev up the immune system to recognize the virus, something that's harder to do if someone's immune cells aren't in good working order.
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The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 15-year job creation tax credit for the Cleveland Clinic Foundation — an unusual move because the board typically focuses on corporate expansions. The vote came as state officials were preparing to announce the creation of the Cleveland Innovation District, a partnership involving Cleveland’s three major hospital systems and two universities.
Healthcare providers still struggle to find travel nurses to handle the COVID-19 surge. And those workers come at a price, with the competition doubling or even tripling normal compensation.
Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said President Donald Trump's handling of the virus caused so much damage to public perceptions of its severity that it's important for President Joe Biden to set a contrasting tone.
State health officials said they rely on a very complex set of measurements that would confuse and potentially mislead the public if they were made public.
Mark Erceg will join Cerner Corp. as the company's new chief financial officer Feb. 22. He's the third leadership appointment Cerner has announced since the start of 2021.
Going forward, UnitedHealthcare expects to add 1.5 million members in 2021, with enrollment in government plans continuing to drive growth.
The penalty resolves alleged HIPAA violations stemming from a data breach that took place from December 2013 to May 2015 and compromised data on 9.3 million people, according to HHS' Office for Civil Rights.
As a Biden administration takes shape, Federation of American Hospitals President and CEO Chip Kahn hopes Democrats and Republicans can “return to normalcy and civility” and address the health and economic toll of the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led hospitals to move even more quickly toward outsourced revenue cycle management.