Telemedicine Implementation Trends in Surgical Specialties Before and after COVID-19 Shelter in Place: Adjusting to a Changing Landscape

COVID-19 pandemic caused a shift from in-person medical care to telemedicine. We evaluated trends and efficiency of telemedicine usage within surgical specialties in a regional integrated health care delivery system before and after Northern California SIP orders (March 16, 2020).
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: General Surgery Source Type: research

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Conclusions Our results confirm earlier prospective and retrospective data regarding the efficacy and importance of C/M-ECT as relapse prevention. After treatment discontinuation, close monitoring of early warning signs for relapse is crucial, especially in the first few months. With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing, our data provide an indication of the necessity to ensure adequate care and access to ECT not only for the acutely ill but also for the vulnerable patients who are depending on C/M-ECT.
Source: The Journal of ECT - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of ECT - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research
Dr. Mandy Cohen, North Carolina's top health official who became the face of the Covid-19 pandemic in the state, is stepping down. Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday that Cohen, the state's Secretary of Health and Human Services, is leaving her position after almost five years in the role. Cohen began leading DHHS and its 17,000 employees in January 2017. The department, which has an annual budget of $20 billion, is home to t he state's Medicaid, public health, mental health, early childhood education…
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When skies were blue and air pollution was reduced during stay-at-home lockdowns at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were fewer severe heart attacks in the United States, a new study suggests.
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This study aimed at quantifying the impact of the first COVID-19 lockdown in France on nuclear medicine examination volume together with volume of examination cancellation and non-attendance.MethodsWe retrospectively assessed the volume of planned examinations from 1  month before to 1 month after the first lockdown in French high-volume nuclear medicine departments (NMD) sharing the same information management system including both university hospitals, UH (n = 7), and cancer centres, CC (n = 2).ResultsThe study enrolled 31,628 consecutive patients referred for a nuclear medicine examinati...
Source: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionThe year 2020 has a significant decrease in nuclear medicine diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as a result of the pandemic-related challenges. In June, the global decline recorded in the survey was greater than in October when the situation began to show improvement. However, the total number of procedures remained below those recorded in April 2020 and fell to less than half of the volumes normally carried out pre-pandemic.
Source: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
Things are getting better financially at Allegheny Health Network, but the Covid-19 pandemic, higher staffing costs and labor shortages are also current and future challenges.
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Dr. Mandy Cohen, North Carolina's top health official who became the face of the Covid-19 pandemic in the state, is stepping down. Gov. Roy Cooper announced today that Cohen, the state's Secretary of Health and Human Services, is leaving her position after almost five years in the role. Cohen began leading DHHS and its 17,000 employees in January 2017. The department, which has an annual budget of $20 billion, is home to the state's Medicaid, public health, mental health, early childhood education…
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Then something started to percolate in Wuhan, and we thought,"Maybe this will end up in the book." We had no idea it was going to become a global pandemic.WebMD Health News
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Dr. Mandy Cohen, North Carolina's top health official who became the face of the Covid-19 pandemic in the state, is stepping down. Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday that Cohen, the state's Secretary of Health and Human Services, is leaving her position after almost five years in the role. Cohen began leading DHHS and its 17,000 employees in January 2017. The department, which has an annual budget of $20 billion, is home to t he state's Medicaid, public health, mental health, early childhood education…
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