The Impossibility of Legal Accountability for COVID-19 Torts

Bill of Health

Since the first days of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers, businesses, and other entities have anticipated litigation around tort claims associated with the novel coronavirus. They explore barriers to successful tort claims for infection and other sequelae of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Liability for COVID-19 Vaccine Harms: We Need to Do Better

Bill of Health

COVID-19 vaccines are extremely safe , and serious harms are rare. In an emergency, the concern is even higher: COVID-19 came with a large vaccination effort, and however safe the vaccines, claims of harm after them were inevitable. By Dorit Reiss.

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Could Amtrak’s Quiet Car Be a Model for COVID-19 Travel Policies?

Bill of Health

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this same approach could be taken in relation to masking. Ending universal masking — and having optional masking only — led to significant, avoidable COVID-19 spread: an additional 44.9 By Terri Gerstein. Consider the quiet car.

COVID-19 and the Problem of Multiple Sufficient Causes

Bill of Health

Although politicians and pundits warned that businesses would drown in a “ tidal wave ” of lawsuits seeking to hold them liable for COVID-19 infections, plaintiffs face significant barriers to recovery. At the time of the lunch, both were COVID-19 positive. By Nina A.

COVID-19, Patents, and Trade Secrets

Bill of Health

Has the worldwide distribution of COVID-19 vaccines been impacted by patent rights? What role do patents play in terms of COVID-19 therapeutics? The post COVID-19, Patents, and Trade Secrets appeared first on Bill of Health. By David Gindler & Jasper L.

COVID-19 as Disability Interest Convergence?

Bill of Health

Some have suggested that the COVID-19 pandemic could be a moment of what critical race theorist Derrick Bell called “ interest convergence ,” where majority interests align with those of a minority group to create a critical moment for social change. By Jasmine E. Harris.

OSHA moves ahead with permanent COVID-19 standards for health workers

Healthcare Dive

The submission for permanent COVID-19 safety standards comes after temporary pandemic requirements for medical facilities were withdrawn last December

Relying on the Unreliable? COVID-19 Claims Can’t Proceed Without a Proper Standard of Care

Bill of Health

It is no surprise, therefore, that similar claims have been filed for damages arising from the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The heavily disclaimed guidance “ may help prevent workplace exposures to COVID-19 in non-healthcare settings ” (emphasis added). By Michelle Richards.

It’s Time for the Federal Government to Get Back to Protecting the Nation Against COVID-19

Bill of Health

The FDA has always known that COVID-19 presents severe risks to children, both on initial infection and in the damage it leaves behind. The post It’s Time for the Federal Government to Get Back to Protecting the Nation Against COVID-19 appeared first on Bill of Health. By Jennifer S.

Stopgap Senate bill advances, but leaves COVID-19 funding behind

Healthcare Dive

The bill cuts funding for COVID-19 and monkeypox aid but extends two rural hospital programs

Achieving Economic Security for Disabled People During COVID-19 and Beyond

Bill of Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the pervasive inequities experienced by historically marginalized communities, including people with disabilities. People with disabilities also experienced difficulties getting hired because of health-related discrimination in the COVID-19 context.

California Supreme Court to Decide If Employers May Be Liable for ‘Take-Home’ COVID-19

Bill of Health

The California Supreme Court has adopted take home asbestos liability and the California Court of Appeals has applied this to COVID-19 , but the California Supreme Court has yet to rule on this specific issue. Mr. Kuciemba soon developed COVID-19, which he brought home. By Mark A.

How the Unpredictable Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 Infection Pose a Challenge That Tort Law Cannot Meet

Bill of Health

The longer the pandemic continues, the more obvious it is how effective the sweeping federal and state laws shielding medical providers from malpractice associated with COVID-19 have been. population experiences multiple COVID-19 infections do not meet any of them. By Jennifer S.

COVID-19 telehealth diagnoses fell in August

Healthcare Dive

There was no change in telehealth use in the Midwest and Northeast in August, but utilization rose 4.7% in the South and fell 1.4% in the West

New CDC Guidelines on COVID-19

American Medical Compliance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a statement saying that people no longer need to quarantine if they are exposed to someone with COVID-19. They also should test for COVID-19 on day 5. CDC covid-19 covid-19 test infection control

AHIMA Recommendations During COVID-19

Electronic Health Reporter

Release of patient information during COVID-19 What insiders have long known has become clear during the COVID-19 pandemic: health data is […]. The article AHIMA Recommendations During COVID-19 appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial AHIMA American Health Information Management Association COVID-19 Julie Pursley Dooling Release of patient information during COVID-19 Telehealth during COVID-19

What Happened to the COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Waiver?

Bill of Health

In June 2022, after almost two years of debate over a potential COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver, the World Trade Organization adopted the Ministerial Decision on the TRIPS Agreement (“WTO Decision”), which provided for a partial waiver of intellectual property rights. By Sarah Gabriele.

Physicians are experiencing delayed COVID-19 burnout

Healthcare Dive

Physician burnout has risen during the most recent phase of the pandemic, resulting in exacerbated retention challenges among healthcare workers, an MGMA survey and other recent reports have found

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic

Healthcare Dive

Hospitals overhauled their operations in COVID-19's early days. Now, two years into the pandemic, they are looking ahead at the future of their business, including revenue diversification and workforce stability

Nanotechnology vs. SARS-CoV-2: Can Nanomedicine Help Combat COVID-19?

Electronic Health Reporter

The article Nanotechnology vs. SARS-CoV-2: Can Nanomedicine Help Combat COVID-19? Editorial Can Nanomedicine Help Combat COVID-19 This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

Blue Booking Long COVID: Accounting for Long-Term COVID-19 Complications in Social Security Disability Benefits Evaluations

Bill of Health

Those experiencing Long COVID face long-term neurological issues, heart problems, lung damage, and myriad other complications following an initial bout with COVID-19. By Jacob Madden. Long COVID has left an estimated 1.6 million Americans unable to work.

AMA Updates COVID-19 Vaccine CPT Codes

Electronic Health Reporter

The article AMA Updates COVID-19 Vaccine CPT Codes appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial AMA CPT codes AMA Updates COVID-19 Vaccine CPT Codes CPT codes for COVID vaccines Pfizer vaccine codeThis article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

Driving Mammograms During COVID-19

Electronic Health Reporter

The article Driving Mammograms During COVID-19 appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial Dr. Chantal Reyna Jaci Haack Mammograms During COVID-19 Welltok Women’s healthThis article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

Pfizer forecasts $100B in sales, fueled by COVID-19 vaccine, pill

Healthcare Dive

The company estimated revenue from its COVID-19 vaccine and new antiviral pill Paxlovid will total $54 billion this year

What is consumerism amid COVID-19?

Healthcare Dive

Hospital executives grappled with defining the term during day one of HIMSS22, and issued advice for hospitals looking to serve the modern consumer — while leaving no patients behind

AMA Announces CPT Update For Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

Electronic Health Reporter

The American Medical Association (AMA) announced that the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set has been updated by the CPT Editorial Panel to include vaccine and administration codes for pediatric doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed […]. The article AMA Announces CPT Update For Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial American Medical Association Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 MixTape

Healthcare IT Today

Communication and Patient Experience Health IT Company Healthcare IT IT COVID-19 COVID-19 mixtape mental healthFinding ways to stay energized and inspired during this time is important – not just for productivity reasons but to keep our sanity as well.

Nurses union fights in court for permanent COVID-19 protection rule

Healthcare Dive

National Nurses United argued before a federal appeals court on Monday that an existing temporary emergency standard isn't enough to protect healthcare workers from the ongoing threat of COVID-19

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Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Future for Diagnostics

Bill of Health

Diagnostic tests have changed in the eyes of many Americans across the COVID-19 pandemic. The traditional site of diagnostic testing, the doctor’s office, has taken a back seat during the COVID-19 pandemic. What do current COVID-19 diagnostic tests look like?

Recapturing Revenue During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Critical Healthcare Imperative  

Electronic Health Reporter

years after COVID-19 was first identified as a global health crisis, the healthcare industry continues to grapple with the challenges the pandemic has […]. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

Tracking U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Donations

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COVID-19 vaccine dose donations in order to gauge progress towards meeting stated global vaccination goals. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Health Policy Coronavirus VaccinesThis analysis assesses U.S.

HRSA Ends COVID-19 Uninsured Program

Health Law Attorney

In an effort to combat the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), the Dept. The post HRSA Ends COVID-19 Uninsured Program appeared first on Health Law Attorney Blog. COVID-19 Health Law

KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor: Views on the U.S. Role In Global COVID-19 Response

KFF

role in distributing COVID-19 vaccines globally, as well as other response efforts including the distribution of masks and COVID-19 rapid tests. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Health Policy COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor Polling USG Programs Vaccines

COVID-19 and Cancer

Electronic Health Reporter

While the world has come to a pause during the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing that does not stop is the presence of chronic conditions. […]. The article COVID-19 and Cancer appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial COVID and cancer COVID-19 Kelly Brassil Pack HealthThis article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Kelly Brassil, PhD, RN, director of medical affairs, Pack Health.

Major CMS Waivers and Regulatory Changes During COVID-19 Pandemic

Healthcare IT Today

Yesterday, CMS announced an unprecedented level of Blanket Waivers and Regulatory changes to allow healthcare organizations to better deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Supreme Court’s Rulings on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates, Explained

Bill of Health

The Court placed COVID-19 in the latter category. ” This vision of COVID-19 risks as health care-specific risks points toward the Court’s willingness to recognize federal regulatory authority to address COVID-19 risks in the health care context, but not far beyond.

COVID-19 Cartoons

Healthcare IT Today

We’re back with another edition of COVID-19 Fun Friday. In case you missed our previous COVID-19 cartoons be sure to check all of those out. Healthcare IT Coronavirus Coronavirus Cartoons COVID-19 COVID-19 Cartoons

HCA shares fall after COVID-19 admissions decline in Q3

Healthcare Dive

A spike in COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant in 2021 contributed to the operator’s decline in Q3 admissions

COVID-19 Booster Updates

American Medical Compliance

Cases of COVID-19 are still occurring across the United States due to more contagious Omnicron variants. Current COVID-19 boosters are safe and effective. Furthermore, the FDA is encouraging COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to update their booster shots to protect against BA.4

Pandemic Nihilism, Social Murder, and the Banality of Evil

Bill of Health

Consider, for example, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre’s remarks during President Biden’s July 2022 COVID-19 infection : “As we have said, almost everyone is going to get COVID.”. ­­By Nate Holdren.

New COVID-19 ICD-10 Codes

Healthcare IT Today

The CDC just announced 6 new ICD-10 codes to help with COVID-19 coding. A big thanks to eMedApps for making us aware of the new codes listed below: Encounter for screening for COVID-19 Z11.52 Contact with and (suspect) exposure to COVID-19 Z20.822 Personal history of COVID-19 Z86.16

Telehealth visits rose in May, mirroring COVID-19 diagnoses

Healthcare Dive

Patients made greater use of virtual care visits for a second straight month during an upturn in coronavirus cases

OSHA Initiative on COVID-19

American Medical Compliance

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the COVID-19 Focused Inspection Initiative in Healthcare in March of this year. OSHA has worked hard to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and other variants so that the safety of healthcare workers can be protected.