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COVID-19: Vaccine mandate enforced in Austria

Healthcare It News

With rising case numbers in across the DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) region and the rest of Europe, a fully vaccinated status might become compulsory for the use of the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC) soon – at least in some countries. Thus, negative test results or the recovery status would no longer be accepted.

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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. Why Haven’t Interests Converged During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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HHS puts $48M toward rural public health IT, workforce expansion

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Department of Health and Human Services announced this week that it was making almost $48 million available in American Rescue Plan funding for public health capacity in rural and tribal communities, through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

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Carceral Health Care Is Designed to Fail

Bill of Health

COVID-19 is not the first pandemic within prisons. Like these earlier carceral pandemics, the over 620,000 COVID-19 infections and 3,100 related deaths among incarcerated individuals to date simply expose how U.S. health law and policy fails to protect people in custody. By Andrea C.

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NYC elder care provider using FCC funds for telehealth, protecting seniors from COVID-19

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Social distancing is a key factor in reducing the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and tele-visits can be a safe and secure means for providers to deliver certain types of care for their patients. The area continues to face an increase in severe COVID-19 cases that require hospitalization – overwhelming many hospitals.

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Nursing Home Update: CMS Unwinds Vaccine Mandate and More Regulations as Public Health Emergency End Nears

Hall Render

For this alert, “nursing homes” refers to skilled nursing facilities (often known as “SNFs”). COVID Regulations Impacted CMS issued several interim final rules during the PHE. COVID Testing Requirements. In 2020, CMS revised the nursing home infection control regulations at 42 CFR § 483.80

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OCR will ease restrictions on telehealth tech during COVID-19

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

" Covered entities seeking to use audio or video communication tech to reach patients where they live "can use any non-public facing remote communication product that is available to communicate with patients," said the agency. ON THE RECORD.

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