Tag Archives: Healthcare

Regulation, Reimbursement, and Interoperability Block Health Systems’ Digital Transformation – The State of Healthcare in 2021 From HIMSS

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic motivated health care providers, payers, and patients to adopt digital tools and contact-less services, allowing people to deliver and receive medical care. Still, 18 months into the pandemic, now endemic and in its fourth wave of cases spiking around the world and in many parts of the… Read More »

OSHA issues long-delayed COVID-19 safety rules for healthcare workplaces

Dive Brief: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued an emergency temporary standard Thursday that healthcare employers specifically must abide by to better protect workers from the spread of COVID-19. The ETS requires hospitals, nursing homes and other sites of care to provide employees with paid time off to get vaccinated and to recover from… Read More »

Google strikes deal with hospital chain to use patient data for healthcare algorithms

Google struck a deal with national hospital chain HCA Healthcare to use its patient data to develop algorithms that could guide doctors’ medical decisions, increasing the tech giant’s foothold in the healthcare sector. HCA, which operates 181 hospitals and more than 2,000 healthcare sites in 21 states, would give Google anonymized data from patient health… Read More »

Signature HealthCARE nursing home chain lays off 100 employees at Louisville headquarters – Courier Journal

Deborah Yetter Louisville Courier Journal Published 8:51 AM EDT Jun 11, 2020 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Signature HealthCARE, the state’s largest nursing home chain, is eliminating 100 jobs from its headquarters in Louisville, citing soaring costs of the coronavirus pandemic, the company announced Wednesday. “We have had to make some very tough decisions that are nothing… Read More »