Tag Archives: hospitals

When hospitals become home: Children put up in wards when both parents have COVID

Breadcrumb Trail Links Toronto News Health Canada The unusual scenario underscores how spread within households amid stay-at-home orders is playing a key role in fuelling the pandemic. With a heavy impact on certain families Author of the article: Tom Blackwell Publishing date: May 04, 2021  •  19 hours ago  •  3 minute read  •  16 Comments… Read More »

Vocera to buy PatientSafe Solutions, with eye toward small and mid-sized hospitals

Vocera to buy PatientSafe Solutions, with eye toward small and mid-sized hospitals Its addition will boost its ability to combine secure messages, nurse calls, checklists and other notifications within the electronic  health record at the point of care. Vocera Communications on Thursday announced its acquisition of San Diego-based PatientSafe Solutions. Terms of the deal were… Read More »

Hospitals and health systems post-pandemic, and how to prepare for future outbreaks

It’s been more than a year since the World Health Organization officially declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. According to a McKinsey report, an estimated 25% of outpatient services could move to telemedicine, which is among the necessary changes that could mean preparation and prevention for future health epidemics and pandemics, said Dr. Muhammad Ali… Read More »

Removing regulatory barriers has helped hospitals save lives during the pandemic

As the coronavirus began to spread throughout the country, hospitals have been repeatedly overwhelmed by waves of infected patients who need immediate access to medical care. In response, governors and legislators took groundbreaking steps to waive government barriers that prevent hospitals from increasing the number of beds and adding additional services to care for these… Read More »

Hospitals saw fewer heart attacks and strokes as the coronavirus pandemic struck — and nobody knows why

Science Photo Library | Getty Images Covid-19 patients might have been flooding into emergency departments in the spring, particularly in states like New York. But for everything else — heart attacks, strokes and other kinds of emergencies — the numbers were down for many hospitals across the country.  A new study collating data from five… Read More »

Japan says drugmaker Gilead’s COVID-19 treatment remdesivir now in use in hospitals

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan has begun treating severely ill COVID-19 patients with Gilead Sciences Inc’s COVID-19 remdesivir drug, a health ministry official said, just days after giving the drug emergency approval as it seeks to curb the coronavirus outbreak. FILE PHOTO: An ampule of drugmaker Gilead’s remdesivir, which has won emergency approval as a treatment… Read More »

Homeless people receive less treatment in hospitals for heart attacks, have higher readmission rates

Homelessness has become a social crisis and public health problem around the world, affecting people of all ages. Most homeless people are disadvantaged by having far fewer resources, and they may or may not have adequate health insurance. Mental illness and substance abuse are common issues in the homeless community, and people living on the… Read More »