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COVID-19 caused hospital ED visits to dive more than 40%

Dive Brief: Hospital emergency department visits dropped precipitously during the first weeks of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Visit rates fell between 41.5% and 63.5% across the hospitals studied, according to research published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine. Meanwhile, hospital admission rates from the ED rose as much as nearly… Read More »

Florida hospital system CEO says ICUs are stocked, fully prepared, and not overwhelmed

The CEO of one of Florida’s largest healthcare providers says it has the intensive care unit capabilities to handle the recent uptick in coronavirus-positive tests. “We have adequate personal protective equipment,” AdventHealth CEO Terry Shaw said. “We have a stockpile of ventilators, and we have an amazing clinical team that have taken best practices from… Read More »

How Philips Has Pivoted In the COVID-19 Pandemic: Connected Care From Hospital to Home

What a difference 90 days makes. I was scheduled to meet with Roy Jakobs, Chief Business Leader of Connected Care at Philips, at HIMSS in Orlando on 9th March 2020. I’d interviewed Roy at CES 2020 in Las Vegas in January to catch up on consumer health developments, and the March meeting was going to… Read More »