Tag Archives: Amid

OSHA standard compliance date arrives amid confusion, industry pushback

Dive Brief: Healthcare facilities must be in full compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Emergency Temporary Standard as of Wednesday, including requirements around ventilation, physical barriers and training. The American Hospital Association, Association of American Medical Colleges and other groups had pushed the agency to delay compliance dates, contending providers needed more time… Read More »

Anthem beats in Q3, but profit plummets amid rising costs

Dive Brief: Anthem beat Wall Street’s third-quarter expectations on earnings and reported revenue of $ 31.2 billion, up 16.8% from the year prior, in results released Wednesday morning. Expenses, however, were up more than 22% year over year, leaving profit to plummet roughly 80%. Total medical membership jumped 4%, attributed to increases in Medicare and… Read More »

Hawaii public health shakeup follows other states’ amid coronavirus pandemic

The public health leadership in Hawaii appears to be in turmoil amid the coronavirus pandemic after the state’s embattled epidemiologist was placed on paid leave Friday. Dr. Sarah Park became the third public health official to depart recently. Earlier in the week, Bruce Anderson, director of the state Health Department, announced he was stepping down,… Read More »

Zoom users flock to cosmetic surgeons amid COVID-19 pandemic

Whether the camera lies or not, Americans seeing their own faces on it as video-conferencing apps take the place of in-person conversations during the coronavirus pandemic, are craving cosmetic enhancement. Now that the option of elective surgeries has been restored, they’re crowding appointment books at a time when many other medical fields are trying to regain… Read More »

Gottlieb, Azar push for safe school reopenings amid coronavirus

Two of the nation’s top health experts this week advocated for school reopenings contingent on local coronavirus conditions. Former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb and current Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar advocated for the reopenings during appearances on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “We don’t believe there are uniform thresholds for school reopenings,” Azar… Read More »