Health officials ramp up Covid-19 vaccinations with new sites, eligibility
The Arizona Department of Health Services said Friday it is expanding its Covid-19 vaccination programs, adding distribution at pharmacies and at a second state-run site in the East Valley and broadening the number of people eligible for the vaccine. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 16, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Health officials ramp up Covid-19 vaccinations with new sites, eligibility
The Arizona Department of Health Services said Friday it is expanding its Covid-19 vaccination programs, adding distribution at pharmacies and at a second state-run site in the East Valley and broadening the number of people eligible for the vaccine. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 16, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Gov. Evers Announces DHS Assisted Living Facilities Will Begin Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines
Gov. Tony Evers today announced the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has officially activated Part B of thePharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program, which provides COVID-19 vaccinations to Wisconsin assisted living facilities. Assisted living facilities will be hearing directly from pharmacies to plan their vaccination efforts in the coming days. Pharmacies that have completed vaccinations at their nursing homes can begin vaccinating...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 15, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Public Inspection: HHS, Department of the Treasury: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2022; Updates to State Innovation Waiver Implementing Regulations
Pre-publication notice of final rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of the Treasury setting parameters for risk adjustment, user fees, and cost-sharing for state and federal-based exchanges. This rule also establishes a direct enrollment option for federally-facilitated Exchanges and State Exchanges and implements changes related to section 1332 State Innovation Waivers. These regulations are effective March 15, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 15, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Feds Plead for Greater Use of Monoclonal Antibodies to Fight COVID Feds Plead for Greater Use of Monoclonal Antibodies to Fight COVID
The US Department of Health and Human Services is supporting three infusion sites but gave no indication it would offer any other assistance.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Employer-based Covid-19 vaccination sites are 3rd priority in DOH strategy
About 17% of Washington adults who received their flu shots did so at employer-based vaccination sites in 2019 and 2020, according to the Washington State Department of Health. That’s why state officials have placed establishing employer sites as the third-highest priority in its Covid-19 vaccination strategy. As of Monday, the state has administered about 32% of the total vaccines received. Adding additional methods for distribution of the vaccine will help the state reach its goal of doubling… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

DHS Unveils Enhancements to COVID-19 Vaccine Data Page
The Department of Health Services (DHS) has released two new data features on theCOVID-19 vaccine data page. The first is a new visualization that shows the number of Wisconsinites who have successfully completed their COVID-19 vaccine series. The second new feature allows users to filter theCOVID-19 vaccines administered per day graph by county or healthcare emergency readiness coalition (HERC) region...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 14, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

DHS Announces Weekly Newsletter to Keep Public Informed of COVID-19 Response and Vaccine Progress
The Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today a newsletter the public can sign up for to get direct information about the COVID-19 response and vaccine rollout. Every Friday, a COVID-19 update newsletter will be sent via email to people who sign up to receive it.Registration is now open, and archived copies of the weekly newsletter will also be available. “Throughout this pandemic, we have...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 14, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology, DHSC (updated 14th January 2021)
How the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) puts together the contact-tracing data in its weekly reports. 14 January 2021Added information about how cases and contacts are reached. 7 January 2021Updated to reflect changes in the reporting of positivity rates and lateral flow tests. 31 December 2020Updated to add clarity on number of contacts who were reached by the phone or onli ne. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HHS: Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will hold a virtual public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health on January 29, 2021 from 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern. The purpose of the meeting is to finalize recommendations to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health for improving access to and utilization of preventive services among racial and ethnic minorities. Registration for the meeting is required by January 28, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 14, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

HHS Expands Access to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) publishedPractice Guidelines for the Administration of Buprenorphine for Treating Opioid Use Disorder, which exempts physicians from certain certification requirements needed to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment. Details the exemptions that aim to expand access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT). (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - January 14, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

State health officials say next Covid-19 vaccine phase could come this week
Washington State Department of Health officials announced plans Wednesday to speed up the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, but their ability to sustain that effort depends on a nonexistent national strategy, Health Secretary Umair Shah said. The Trump administration asked states Tuesday to speed up their vaccination rollouts and widen the eligible age group to anyone older than 65, which left the state health department “uncertain on the path forward,” Shah told reporters Wednesday. This came about… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

State health officials say next Covid-19 vaccine phase could come this week
Washington State Department of Health officials announced plans Wednesday to speed up the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, but their ability to sustain that effort depends on a nonexistent national strategy, Health Secretary Umair Shah said. The Trump administration asked states Tuesday to speed up their vaccination rollouts and widen the eligible age group to anyone older than 65, which left the state health department “uncertain on the path forward,” Shah told reporters Wednesday. This came about… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Interim Phase 1/2a Data Published in New England Journal of Medicine
January 13, 2021 -- Interim Phase 1/2a data were published today in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrating that the Company’s single-dose investigational COVID-19 vaccine candidate (JNJ-78436735) – being developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson – provided an immune response that lasted for at least 71 days, the duration of time measured in this study in participants aged 18-55 years. A preview of part of these interim data was posted on medRxiv in September 2020.The Phase 1/2a interim analysis showed that the Company’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate induced a...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

TBJ Plus: Triangle hospitals' Covid status; Apple boosts Shaw, St. Aug's; Pharma startup expands to Raleigh
DATA REVEALS HOSPITALS' COVID STATUS: As North Carolina continues to face a concerning trend of new cases of Covid-19, hospitals around the region and the state face the risk of being overwhelmed with patients. In December, the federal Department of Health and Human Services began releasing facility-level data for hospitals around the country. Now, The Covid Tracking Project has visualized that data using an interactive map. The data, which is updated on a weekly basis, shows the number of Covid… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: David Purtell Source Type: news

Seattle Fire Will Go Door to Door with Coronavirus Vaccines
David Gutman The Seattle Times (MCT) The Seattle Fire Department on Thursday will begin vaccinating residents of adult family homes throughout the city, after the city was approved late last week as a distributor of COVID-19 vaccines, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced. Durkan framed the new push as the first in what will eventually be a major city effort to distribute the vaccine from sites spread throughout the city. “We have to get these shots out of refrigerators and into people’s arms,” she said. “We hope that if we get steady supplies, we will stand up mass vaccination sites...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed Fire Department EMS Washington Source Type: news

Seattle Fire Will Go Door to Door with Coronavirus Vaccines
David Gutman The Seattle Times (MCT) The Seattle Fire Department on Thursday will begin vaccinating residents of adult family homes throughout the city, after the city was approved late last week as a distributor of COVID-19 vaccines, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced. Durkan framed the new push as the first in what will eventually be a major city effort to distribute the vaccine from sites spread throughout the city. “We have to get these shots out of refrigerators and into people’s arms,” she said. “We hope that if we get steady supplies, we will stand up mass vaccination sites...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed Fire Department EMS Washington Source Type: news

Seattle Fire Will Go Door to Door with Coronavirus Vaccines
David Gutman The Seattle Times (MCT) The Seattle Fire Department on Thursday will begin vaccinating residents of adult family homes throughout the city, after the city was approved late last week as a distributor of COVID-19 vaccines, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced. Durkan framed the new push as the first in what will eventually be a major city effort to distribute the vaccine from sites spread throughout the city. “We have to get these shots out of refrigerators and into people’s arms,” she said. “We hope that if we get steady supplies, we will stand up mass vaccination sites...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed Fire Department EMS Washington Source Type: news

Seattle Fire Will Go Door to Door with Coronavirus Vaccines
David Gutman The Seattle Times (MCT) The Seattle Fire Department on Thursday will begin vaccinating residents of adult family homes throughout the city, after the city was approved late last week as a distributor of COVID-19 vaccines, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced. Durkan framed the new push as the first in what will eventually be a major city effort to distribute the vaccine from sites spread throughout the city. “We have to get these shots out of refrigerators and into people’s arms,” she said. “We hope that if we get steady supplies, we will stand up mass vaccination sites...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed Fire Department EMS Washington Source Type: news

Seattle Fire Will Go Door to Door with Coronavirus Vaccines
David Gutman The Seattle Times (MCT) The Seattle Fire Department on Thursday will begin vaccinating residents of adult family homes throughout the city, after the city was approved late last week as a distributor of COVID-19 vaccines, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced. Durkan framed the new push as the first in what will eventually be a major city effort to distribute the vaccine from sites spread throughout the city. “We have to get these shots out of refrigerators and into people’s arms,” she said. “We hope that if we get steady supplies, we will stand up mass vaccination sites...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed Fire Department EMS Washington Source Type: news

Seattle Fire Will Go Door to Door with Coronavirus Vaccines
David Gutman The Seattle Times (MCT) The Seattle Fire Department on Thursday will begin vaccinating residents of adult family homes throughout the city, after the city was approved late last week as a distributor of COVID-19 vaccines, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced. Durkan framed the new push as the first in what will eventually be a major city effort to distribute the vaccine from sites spread throughout the city. “We have to get these shots out of refrigerators and into people’s arms,” she said. “We hope that if we get steady supplies, we will stand up mass vaccination sites...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed Fire Department EMS Washington Source Type: news

Reforming the Mental Health Act
Department of Health and Social Care -An independent review of the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA), published in 2017 , looked at how it ’s used and made suggestions for improvement. It concluded that the MHA does not always work as well as it should for patients, their families and their carers. A wide range of changes are now proposed, based on four principles that have been developed with people with lived experience of the MHA. They are: choice and autonomy; least restriction; therapeutic benefit; and the person as an individual. The consultation closes on 21 April 2021.ConsultationDepartment of Health and Social Ca...
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - January 13, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Consultations Mental health Source Type: news

DHS and Laboratory Partners Identify Variant Strain B.1.1.7 of SARS-CoV-2 in Wisconsin
On January 12, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and laboratory partners identified a variant strain of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in Wisconsin. The particular variant, referred to as B.1.1.7, was first discovered circulating widely in England during November and December of 2020. Based on epidemiologic and modeling studies, researchers believe that this new strain spreads more rapidly and easily than the original strain of SARS-CoV-2. However, there is no evidence...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 13, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Gov. Evers and DHS Announce $86 Million in Funding for Local and Tribal Health Departments
Governor Tony Evers joined the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) in announcing an additional $86 million in funding for local and tribal health departments today. The funds, designed to help alleviate the immense strain the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on public health departments across the state, will be dedicated to off-setting COVID-19 related expenses, such as vaccine administration. It will support testing and contact tracing, and also support vaccine administration. “Our...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 13, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

The Mental Capacity Act (2005) (MCA) and deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: additional guidance, Department of Health and Social Care
Best interest decisions Offering a vaccine to someone who lacks the relevant mental capacity Healthcare professionals offering a COVID-19 vaccine to someone who may lack the mental capacity to consent should take all practicable steps to support the person to make the decision for themselves. Planning should happen in advance and information should be provided about the vaccine, the likely side effects, what administering the vaccine will involve, and when it will happen. This is so that, where possible, the person can make a decision for themselves. These actions should be recorded (for NHS workers in England there is a r...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Muskogee (OK) Police to Provide Transport to Free Up Ambulances
D.E. Smoot Muskogee Phoenix, Okla. (MCT) Escalating numbers of new COVID-19 cases requiring emergency health care or hospitalization continue to hobble local resources. An increase in the number of patients requiring hospitalization and staffing shortages have resulted with a shortage of available hospital beds at area hospitals. As a result, Muskogee County Emergency Medical Service employees have experienced a corresponding increase in the amount of time spent on calls. Extended transports to hospitals in Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri limit the number of ambulances availa...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed EMS Oklahoma Police Source Type: news

Muskogee (OK) Police to Provide Transport to Free Up Ambulances
D.E. Smoot Muskogee Phoenix, Okla. (MCT) Escalating numbers of new COVID-19 cases requiring emergency health care or hospitalization continue to hobble local resources. An increase in the number of patients requiring hospitalization and staffing shortages have resulted with a shortage of available hospital beds at area hospitals. As a result, Muskogee County Emergency Medical Service employees have experienced a corresponding increase in the amount of time spent on calls. Extended transports to hospitals in Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri limit the number of ambulances availa...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed EMS Oklahoma Police Source Type: news

Muskogee (OK) Police to Provide Transport to Free Up Ambulances
D.E. Smoot Muskogee Phoenix, Okla. (MCT) Escalating numbers of new COVID-19 cases requiring emergency health care or hospitalization continue to hobble local resources. An increase in the number of patients requiring hospitalization and staffing shortages have resulted with a shortage of available hospital beds at area hospitals. As a result, Muskogee County Emergency Medical Service employees have experienced a corresponding increase in the amount of time spent on calls. Extended transports to hospitals in Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri limit the number of ambulances availa...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed EMS Oklahoma Police Source Type: news

Muskogee (OK) Police to Provide Transport to Free Up Ambulances
D.E. Smoot Muskogee Phoenix, Okla. (MCT) Escalating numbers of new COVID-19 cases requiring emergency health care or hospitalization continue to hobble local resources. An increase in the number of patients requiring hospitalization and staffing shortages have resulted with a shortage of available hospital beds at area hospitals. As a result, Muskogee County Emergency Medical Service employees have experienced a corresponding increase in the amount of time spent on calls. Extended transports to hospitals in Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri limit the number of ambulances availa...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed EMS Oklahoma Police Source Type: news

Muskogee (OK) Police to Provide Transport to Free Up Ambulances
D.E. Smoot Muskogee Phoenix, Okla. (MCT) Escalating numbers of new COVID-19 cases requiring emergency health care or hospitalization continue to hobble local resources. An increase in the number of patients requiring hospitalization and staffing shortages have resulted with a shortage of available hospital beds at area hospitals. As a result, Muskogee County Emergency Medical Service employees have experienced a corresponding increase in the amount of time spent on calls. Extended transports to hospitals in Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri limit the number of ambulances availa...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed EMS Oklahoma Police Source Type: news

Muskogee (OK) Police to Provide Transport to Free Up Ambulances
D.E. Smoot Muskogee Phoenix, Okla. (MCT) Escalating numbers of new COVID-19 cases requiring emergency health care or hospitalization continue to hobble local resources. An increase in the number of patients requiring hospitalization and staffing shortages have resulted with a shortage of available hospital beds at area hospitals. As a result, Muskogee County Emergency Medical Service employees have experienced a corresponding increase in the amount of time spent on calls. Extended transports to hospitals in Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri limit the number of ambulances availa...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed EMS Oklahoma Police Source Type: news

New Manitoba health minister not responsible for reproductive health, despite holding purse strings
Manitoba's Department of Health may be in charge of the funding, but the Progressive Conservative government has decided talking about reproductive health care — including abortion — remains a women's issue. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Roche confirms US government agreement to purchase additional doses of Regeneron ’s casirivimab and imdevimab
Basel, 12 January 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today confirmed that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Defense (DOD) will purchase additional supply of Regeneron ’s casirivimab and imdevimab antibody cocktail for use in non-hospitalised COVID-19 patients as part of Operation Warp Speed. The US government said it will provide these additional doses at no cost to patients, though healthcare facilities may charge fees related to administration, and will conti nue to coordinate allocation of the antibody cocktail to state and territorial health departments. Under the...
Source: Roche Media News - January 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche confirms US government agreement to purchase additional doses of Regeneron ’s casirivimab and imdevimab
Basel, 12 January 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today confirmed that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Defense (DOD) will purchase additional supply of Regeneron ’s casirivimab and imdevimab antibody cocktail for use in non-hospitalised COVID-19 patients as part of Operation Warp Speed. The US government said it will provide these additional doses at no cost to patients, though healthcare facilities may charge fees related to administration, and will conti nue to coordinate allocation of the antibody cocktail to state and territorial health departments. Under the...
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

1,371 COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Arkansas Set State Record
Hospitalizations for the illness caused by the new coronavirus have set a second record high Monday for Arkansas in three days, the state Department of Health reported. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 12, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: DoH rebrands 'professional' kits as NHS self-tests
EXCLUSIVE: The UK Department of Health said the Innova rapid test, which is for use by 'trained clinical personnel' was rebranded as an NHS test so it could be 'flexible' and used as a self-test. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. expands COVID-19 vaccine priority to include all seniors 65 and up
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services officials Tuesday expanded COVID-19 vaccine availability during the initial phase of distribution to include people age 65 years and older. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HHS: Grants Regulation
Notice of final rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services enacting changes to certain provisions in the Department's Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for HHS awards (UAR). This rule is effective February 11, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 12, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Nationwide Study Shows Continued Rise in Opioid Affected Births
Provides overview of study conducted by researchers at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that found the rates of pregnant women diagnosed with opioid use disorder and of babies born with withdrawal symptoms increased from 2010-2017. Identifies rural, white, and Medicaid populations with the highest rates of maternal opioid-related diagnoses and neonatal abstinence syndrome. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - January 12, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Department of Health Services Announces Police and Fire are Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today that Police and Fire personnel will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning January 18, 2021, which begins the first step into phase 1B for Wisconsin. Wisconsin has been vaccinating the 1A population since December 14, 2020, which includes front line health care workers and residents of long term care facilities including nursing homes and assisted living facilities. There are 1,098 entities fully registered and ready to...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 11, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Chilean Satellite of Cochrane EPOC vs COVID-19: Supporting decision makers
The newChilean Satellite of theCochrane Effective Practice of Care  (EPOC) Review Group works with the Ministry of Health to help inform decisions.In April 2020, the Chilean Satellite of Cochrane EPOC contacted the Department of Health Technology Assessment and Evidence Based Health in the Chilean Ministry of Health (HTA). They knew that the Ministry was likely to need evidence-based responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Review Group staff suggested that they could help to summarise the existing evidence so it could support the Ministry of Health at a time when rapid decision making was needed.As of December 2020, t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 8, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

As Mutated Strains of COVID-19 Surface, Can the U.S. Overcome Its Vaccine Rollout Hurdles?
Twenty million. That was the number of Americans who were supposed to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by now. Instead, more than 5 million people have received a shot, and 17 million doses have been shipped to the states and other jurisdictions that are distributing them to hospitals, doctors and pharmacies. “There is a complete lack of federal leadership, and it’s just horrifying,” says Dr. Tom Frieden, a former director of the CDC. “We heard, ‘It’s our job as Operation Warp Speed to deliver vaccines to states. Then it’s their job from there.’ But that’s not how public ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Magazine Source Type: news

Public Inspection: HHS: Grants Regulation
Pre-publication notice of final rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services enacting changes to certain provisions in the Department's Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for HHS awards (UAR). This rule is effective 30 days after publication, which is scheduled for January 12, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 8, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

HRSA: Meeting of the Council on Graduate Medical Education
Announcement of public meetings of the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) to take place throughout the 2021 calendar year. The COGME makes recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Congress on policy and program development for section 762 of Title VII of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act). Agenda items may include a discussion of topics surrounding the rural health workforce and training. Draft agendas and meeting materials will be posted 30 calendar days before each meeting. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 8, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

More than 100,000 Wisconsinites receive Covid-19 vaccine
Wisconsin Department of Health Services deputy secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk called the Covid-19 vaccination process “the most significant public health intervention of our time.” (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Margaret Naczek Source Type: news

Cochrane South Africa vs COVID-19: Very rapid reviews to inform National treatment Guidelines
There were no prevention or treatment protocols in place when COVID-19 reached South Africa. Policy-makers needed to work rapidly to support our diverse communities.   There were thousands of studies emerging from around the world, but there was a lot of duplication, variable quality and sometimes contradictory findings. The South African (SA) GRADE Network, co-lead byCochrane South Africa and the Centre for Evidence-based Health Care, wanted to help policy-makers make decisions based on the best available research evidence in a timely way.The SA GRADE Network worked with a sub-committee of the National Essential Medi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Hospitals say CA Officials Too Slow in Virus Crisis
By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and DON THOMPSON Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — California reported its second-highest number of daily coronavirus deaths Wednesday with 459 lives lost, bringing the death toll to 2,504 in the last week as more than a quarter-million new weekly cases portended a continued overwhelming crush on hospitals and intensive care units strained to the breaking point. “The numbers are extraordinary,″ said Carmela Coyle, president and CEO of the California Hospital Association. “We’re not going to dodge this math. We need the state’s help.” Related Break...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus California Hospital Source Type: news

Hospitals say CA Officials Too Slow in Virus Crisis
By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and DON THOMPSON Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — California reported its second-highest number of daily coronavirus deaths Wednesday with 459 lives lost, bringing the death toll to 2,504 in the last week as more than a quarter-million new weekly cases portended a continued overwhelming crush on hospitals and intensive care units strained to the breaking point. “The numbers are extraordinary,″ said Carmela Coyle, president and CEO of the California Hospital Association. “We’re not going to dodge this math. We need the state’s help.” Related Break...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus California Hospital Source Type: news

Hospitals say CA Officials Too Slow in Virus Crisis
By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and DON THOMPSON Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — California reported its second-highest number of daily coronavirus deaths Wednesday with 459 lives lost, bringing the death toll to 2,504 in the last week as more than a quarter-million new weekly cases portended a continued overwhelming crush on hospitals and intensive care units strained to the breaking point. “The numbers are extraordinary,″ said Carmela Coyle, president and CEO of the California Hospital Association. “We’re not going to dodge this math. We need the state’s help.” Related Break...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus California Hospital Source Type: news

Hospitals say CA Officials Too Slow in Virus Crisis
By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and DON THOMPSON Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — California reported its second-highest number of daily coronavirus deaths Wednesday with 459 lives lost, bringing the death toll to 2,504 in the last week as more than a quarter-million new weekly cases portended a continued overwhelming crush on hospitals and intensive care units strained to the breaking point. “The numbers are extraordinary,″ said Carmela Coyle, president and CEO of the California Hospital Association. “We’re not going to dodge this math. We need the state’s help.” Related Break...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus California Hospital Source Type: news