Covid-19A Year Into Pandemic, Federal Officials Design New Mask Guidelines to Better Protect More Workers
The changes come as U.S. mask-makers say the demand from hospitals is so sluggish that they've laid off 2,000 workers...
Covid-19Fauci Thanks US Health Workers for Sacrifices but Admits PPE Shortages Drove Up Death Toll
Shortages were compounded by the federal government's failure to maintain a national stockpile of personal protective equipment.
NursingNew Survey Reveals How Hospital Supply Chains Affect Nurses, Patient Safety, and Margins
Nearly 90% of surveyed nurses say their supply chain management system causes them stress.
NursingLaw requiring California hospitals to maintain PPE stockpiles takes effect today
RNs applaud legislation as crucial to healthcare worker safety.
FinanceHospital Revenues in 2021 Could Drop $122B Below Pre-pandemic Levels
A new forecast suggests that pandemic-related financial stressors will continue well into the new year and could threaten patient care...
Covid-19Feds OK'd Export of Millions of N95 Masks as U.S. Workers Cried for More
The disconnect between front-line workers going without better protection and federal officials suddenly exporting masks boils down to one thing,...
Covid-19Counterfeit N95 Scam Widens as Senator Demands FTC Investigation
Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) said she would ask the FTC to look into 1.9 million counterfeits shipped to hospitals in...
Covid-19Besieged Providers Cheer Biden's Coronavirus Plan
Executive orders to fix the PPE supply chain, expedite and accelerate vaccinations, and address healthcare disparities are roundly lauded.
TelehealthAnalysis Predicts Telehealth in 2021 Will Mitigate Rising COVID-19-related Costs
Telehealth will have a more significant positive impact on cost trends in 2021 and beyond as its usage becomes more...
Covid-19States' Face-Covering Mandates Leave Gaps in Protection
Many public health experts wonder whether it's time to move beyond the anything-goes approach toward more standardization and higher-quality masks.
Covid-19ECRI: Half of Disposable Isolation Gowns Don't Pass Muster
Safety experts warn healthcare organizations against using PPE made outside the United States or by non-traditional suppliers.
FinanceHead of Healthcare for Amazon Business on Meeting PPE Demand Amid Flu, COVID
Bill Kopitke, Amazon Business' head of healthcare, says the company is "bringing meaningful change to purchasing systems" for the healthcare...