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Study of Spanish youth transitioning to adult care shows positive outcomes, but some face challenges

A study of young people living with HIV in Spain found that after transitioning to adult clinics, virological suppression and CD4 count improved in the following three years. The study led by Dr David Aguilera-Alonso of the Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón is one of the largest published descriptive studies about transition from paediatric care.… Read More »

Test and Trace was hit by ‘huge’ IT problems that led to ‘delays in squashing care home outbreaks’

Bungling Test and Trace scheme was hit by ‘huge’ IT problems last month ‘that led to delays in squashing outbreaks in care homes’ – as official data suggests system is finally getting better Leaked NHS emails reveal an IT failure occurred in mid-October At the time, the second wave of the coronavirus was in full… Read More »

Application period for FCC Connected Care Pilot Program now open

Tpen for the next 30 days, through December 7. WHY IT MATTERSThe Connected Care Pilot Program, first formalized on March 31, 2020, is open to nonprofit and public eligible healthcare providers nationwide. The program will use Universal Service Fund cash over three years to help defray connected care costs for selected providers, good for for… Read More »

ADA ‘respectfully yet strongly disagrees’ with WHO guidance recommending delay of dental care – American Dental Association

August 12, 2020 By Mary Beth Versaci The American Dental Association released a statement Aug. 12 stating it “respectfully yet strongly disagrees” with the World Health Organization’s interim guidance recommending that “routine” dental care be delayed in certain situations because of COVID-19. “Oral health is integral to overall health. Dentistry is essential health care,” ADA… Read More »

Beyond Care and Outcomes, Hospitals Must Deliver on Civics, Inclusivity, Equity, and Value – Lown Institute’s Best Hospitals

The core business of hospitals is patient care, often baked with teaching and research. But wait — there’s more, asserts the Lown Institute in their approach to ranking America’s Best Hospitals in 2020. The Institute’s methodology for assessing what’s “best” addresses ten pillars. Several of these are the “stick-to-the-knitting” components of the Webster Dictionary definition… Read More »

Telehealth’s Missing Link: In the Rush to Implement Virtual Care, What Did CMS Leave Out?

By RAY CONSTANTINI, MD Imagine three months from now when the predicted ‘second wave’ of COVID-19 is expected to resurge and we’re still without a vaccine. Telehealth has become the entry-point to care, widely adopted by patients both young and old. Now, when an elderly diabetic patient wakes up in the middle of the night… Read More »

Applying symptom tracking to COVID-19 outpatient care using famotidine

A patient-reported symptom tracking method used for patients with cancer has now been adapted for patients with COVID-19. Investigating the effect of famotidine, a potential treatment for COVID-19, on non-hospitalized patients with COVID-19, clinicians at Northwell Health and cancer researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) developed the method to use in addition to laboratory… Read More »