As it became clear shortages of N95 respirator masks would stymie providers and put them in grave danger as they responded to COVID-19, hospitals around the nation began to brainstorm ways to boost supplies.
While the regulatory easing will provide some relief to providers grappling with staffing shortages amid the unprecedented pandemic, states will need to craft a more permanent solution.
Using self-driving vehicles could reduce the risk of exposing workers to the novel coronavirus, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Hospitals are tapping chatbots to help triage patients and even screen their own employees in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Telemedicine advocates for years have pushed to make it easier for patients to access care remotely. Many, but not all, of those barriers fell last month.
More than 2,500 healthcare providers have requested protective gear for their employees via Project N95, one of the latest volunteer-based efforts to mitigate equipment shortages spurred by COVID-19.
COVID-19 has exposed one of the industry's vulnerabilities—surge capacity, prompting the search for solutions to mitigate future disasters.
Researchers and companies are trying new approaches to map the novel coronavirus' spread. It's a challenge, given the limited number of tests available to confirm where cases actually are.
Mount Sinai Health System in New York has set up a three-part action plan to address the stresses COVID-19 is creating for its workforce.
An arguably tight timeline for complying with the CMS' interoperability rule could put a strain on insurers as they dedicate more resources and attention toward addressing the coronavirus outbreak.
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