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Nurses, service workers set to strike at University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago

Dive Brief: More than 1,000 nurses at the University of Illinois’ Hospital (UIH) in Chicago are set to strike for a week starting Sept. 12, following a breakdown in negotiations over a new contract. The three-year-contract they were under expired Aug. 24 and was extended until Monday. The Illinois Nurses Association said safe staffing is… Read More »

COVID-19 highlights need for more efficient and safer hospital communications

COVID-19 has put a focus on the need for a more expedient and safer way for hospital staff to talk to one another, according to executives for Vocera, which provides hands-free communications technology. A Vocera wearable badge can be worn under personal protection equipment. Caregivers don’t have to leave a room and remove their PPE… Read More »

Maine hospital sees coronavirus resurgence after state visitors report positive tests

A Maine hospital saw a resurgence of coronavirus cases after months without a positive COVID-19 test after visitors to Acadia National Park learned they tested positive during a trip to the Pine Tree State. “After several months without a positive COVID-19 test result, Mount Desert Island Hospital has resulted in three new cases in the… Read More »

The Median Hospital Charge In the U.S. for COVID-19 Care Ranges From $34-45K

The median charge for hospitalizing a patient with COVID-19 ranged from $ 34,662 for people 23 to 30, and $ 45,683 for people between 51 and 60 years of age, according to FAIR Health’s research brief, Key Characteristics of COVID-19 Patients published July 14th, 2020. FAIR Health based these numbers on private insurance claims associated with… Read More »

Trump Administration Bypasses CDC on Collection of Coronavirus Hospital Data

WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2020 As 64,000 new U.S. coronavirus cases were reported Tuesday and states struggled to control the spread of the virus, the Trump Administration stripped the country’s leading public health agency of the ability to collect hospitalization data on COVID-19. Instead of patient information going to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and… Read More »