Patient Safety

Read: Staff No-Shows Prompt Evacuation of California Nursing Home

Staff No-Shows Prompt Evacuation of California Nursing Home

More than 80 patients were moved from the nursing home. The state licensing board will review if the employee no-shows could rise to the level of abandonment.

Read: Rice Offering Housing to Hospital Personnel Working to Fight COVID-19

Rice Offering Housing to Hospital Personnel Working to Fight COVID-19

Rice University is located directly adjacent to the Texas Medical Center, which is the largest medical complex in the world.

Read: OCR Issues Guidance to Help Ensure First Responders and Others Receive Protected Health Information about Individuals Exposed to COVID-19

OCR Issues Guidance to Help Ensure First Responders and Others Receive Protected Health Information about Individuals Exposed to COVID-19

Here’s how covered entities may disclose protected health information about an individual who’s infected with or exposed to COVID-19 to law enforcement, paramedics, other first responders, and public health authorities.

Read: COVID-19 Patient Escapes Connecticut Hospital

COVID-19 Patient Escapes Connecticut Hospital

The 55-year-old homeless male, who had tested positive for COVID-19, left on foot.

Read: Colleges Prepping Dorms for Overflow Coronavirus Patients

Colleges Prepping Dorms for Overflow Coronavirus Patients

Many U.S. colleges and universities are prepping empty dorms and other large facilities to house both coronavirus patients and healthcare workers.

Read: Which Hospital Regions Are Most Prepared for Coronavirus Patient Influx?

Which Hospital Regions Are Most Prepared for Coronavirus Patient Influx?

Data from the Harvard Global Health Institute estimates a fifth of adults who are infected with the virus will need to be hospitalized.

Read: Diarrhea is a Prominent Symptom of COVID-19

Diarrhea is a Prominent Symptom of COVID-19

Most patients with COVID-19 present with typical respiratory symptoms and signs. However, early experience with the outbreak in Wuhan, China revealed that many patients experienced digestive symptoms as their chief complaint.

Read: Trump Expands Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19 Outbreak

Trump Expands Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19 Outbreak

Beneficiaries will now be able to receive a wider range of healthcare services without having to travel to a healthcare facility.

Read: 57% of IoT Devices Vulnerable to Severe Attack, Report Finds

57% of IoT Devices Vulnerable to Severe Attack, Report Finds

The report also found 98% of all IoT devices are unencrypted, potentially exposing personal and confidential data.

Read: Rise in Healthcare Workers Quarantined for Coronavirus Raises Concerns

Rise in Healthcare Workers Quarantined for Coronavirus Raises Concerns

Experts say the spreading of the coronavirus has also shown many hospitals are not prepared to handle a public health crisis.

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