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FDA Approves Pfizer COVID-19 Boosters for Older and At-Risk People

2021 23 Sep

Today, 23 September, the US FDA amended the EUA for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to permit a booster dose for those who are 65 years and older, who are at risk for severe disease, and whose professions bring them occupational exposure. This booster dose can be administered at least six months after completion of the primary two-dose regimen.... Read more

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Two Doses Make Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine 94% Effective

2021 22 Sep

In July, New York University researchers published results (Tada et. al, 2021) indicating the one-shot Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine was less effective at preventing Delta variant infections. Although the study is not yet peer-reviewed, this finding is troubling given that the Delta variant now accounts for most US COVID-19 cases. Booster doses were... Read more

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Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Safe for Children Ages 5 and Up

2021 21 Sep

Given that children and adolescents can get sick with COVID-19, attending K-12 schools in-person remains a risk. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children accounted for 25.7% of US cases for the week of 16 September (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2021), while hospitalisations averaged 311 children/day (Centers for Disease Control... Read more

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National Healthcare CXO Summit 2021

2021 24 Oct

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Health and the City: The Pandemic, Climate Change and Building Smart Cities

2021 21 Sep

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Is Your Hospital Ready for ANOTHER Wave of COVID-19?

2021 20 Jul

The initial global outbreak of COVID-19 revealed cracks in pandemic preparedness - from PPE to ventilators and oxygen, hospitals and skilled healthcare workers were stretched the brink in often physically and emotionally gruelling environments. Emerging variants and under-vaccination threaten future waves of the virus. Is your hospital ready?... Read more

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How to Step Up Your Post-Pandemic Leadership Game

2021 06 Jul

COVID-19 has not just impacted the world at large, but also it has also changed the DNA of our healthcare workplaces in many ways. Leaders must change and adapt communication and management techniques to lead effectively in this new era. HealthManagement offers healthcare leaders a few takeaways to consider in your newly transformed role. If... Read more

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Healthcare 4.6

2021 01 Jun

I am delighted to be taking over the editorial helm at HealthManagement.org from the very capable hands of Christian Lovis and happier still that this, my first issue as Editor-In-Chief – IT, is focussed on Healthcare 4.6 – the way to the future of healthcare 5.0? – a topic of extreme importance and interest to me. If the recent pandemic has... Read more

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COVID-19 Sparked a Digital Health Boom – But Will it Last?

2021 01 Jun

Digital health has experienced a boom during the pandemic, with solutions such as AI and telemedicine being adopted with speed across Europe. However, as many instances of such adoption have been the result of temporary or emergency measures, there is a question mark over whether solutions will continue to be leveraged after the pandemic, or whether... Read more

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Empowering Communities to Support Telemedicine and its Business Model

2021 01 Jun

The Telemedicine Community Readiness Tool proves its worth in supporting communities internationally on their journey towards expanded telemedicine use. Key Points Empowering communities, while preparing for long-term telemedicine implementation and use, is vital. It can encourage telemedicine deployment during ongoing waves of the... Read more

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Long COVID and Autonomic Dysfunction

2021 01 Jun

Long COVID patients suffer from autonomic dysfunction with persistent long-term symptoms. CNSystems’ non-invasive technology significantly contributes to a well-founded cardiovascular diagnosis of COVID-19 survivors and enables a quick check of treatment efficacy. Key Points Many patients who survive acute COVID-19 infection suffer... Read more

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No Country is ‘Out of the Woods' Yet, WHO Cautions about Pandemic

2021 26 May

While overall COVID-19 cases and deaths have fallen worldwide over the past few weeks, the threat from the now 18-month pandemic has not passed and the world remains in a dangerous situation, according to the director-general of the World Health Organization. "No country should assume it is out of the woods, no matter its vaccination rate,"... Read more

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Has the Pandemic Given Telehealth a Boost?

2021 14 May

When COVID-19 came on the scene in early 2020, and in-person medical care, aside from emergencies was deemed verboten, health systems were forced to find other care options. Clinicians, who were used to diagnose and treat patients in a clinical setting, were compelled to provide care by phone and video. The overnight transition to Telehealth was riddled... Read more

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Healthcare Leaders Discuss Pandemic Role of the Chief Wellness Officer

2021 13 May

Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare systems struggled to manage the mental health and wellbeing of their diverse healthcare workforce who often suffered from stress, anxiety, long working hours and other related issues, which can lead to workplace burnout.  The relatively new role of the chief wellness officer (CWO) are tasked with... Read more

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Key learnings from the COVID-19 Pandemic

2021 21 Oct

Speaker Dr. Arturo Casadevall Chair, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Find Ortho Clinical Diagnostics On Social Media Read more

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UN: Global Shortage of Nearly 1 Million Midwives Will Cost Lives

2021 06 May

A new  report from the United Nations raises the alarm on the number of midwives, warning that millions of lives could be saved if the shortfall were addressed. The acute shortage of 900,000 midwives represents a third of the required global midwifery workforce, says a study carried out jointly by the UN Population Fund, the World Health Organization... Read more

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Call to Action: We Must Address Mental and Physical Needs of Female Staff

2021 06 May

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on women working in health and social care in the UK, a newly released report  from the NHS Confederation’s Health and Care Women Leaders Network has revealed.   The report outlines the results of a survey of more than 800 health and care workers in England who identified as female. The survey,... Read more

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COVID-19: Outcomes in Healthcare Staff

2021 25 Apr

A new study explores the data on COVID-19 infections and deaths among healthcare workers around the world and outlines some implications for policy and practice.   You might also like: Almost 1 in 3 COVID-19 patients admitted to ICU in U.S. hospitals died, although the mortality rate decreased over the course of the pandemic, a new... Read more

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Healthcare Workers During Pandemic: Major Factors for Well-being

2021 23 Apr

A new study looks into prevalent determinants of psychological well-being in healthcare workers based on survey data collected in three countries.   You might also like: A nurse looks back: what has happened to the profession over the last 12 months? Learn more   Already a crisis in pre-pandemic times, burnout, anxiety and other... Read more

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EMA’s Conclusion on Janssen Vaccine and Blood Clots

2021 21 Apr

The European Medicines Agency has completed its safety review for Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen giving conclusions similar to those on AstraZeneca’s Vaxzevria.   You might also like: EMA announced that the single dose Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use in individuals 18 years of age and older in the European... Read more