CMS TAKES STEPS TO HELP WITH HURRICANE NATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid take steps to support Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi in response to Hurricane Nate. Medical Waivers, patient hotlines and amended guidelines are implemented to assist with the public health emergency in those four states.
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KINDRED PROVIDES ESTIMATED IMPACT OF HURRICANES IRMA AND HARVEY
Kindred Healthcare provides an estimated third quarter impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. At press time, the financial impact for the hospital system was $20 million. Kindred Hospital has 16,000 employees and 18 long-term acute care hospitals in the affected areas. This includes a link to the PDF report findings.
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6 WAYS THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY CAN PROTECT ITSELF FROM CYBER CRIMINALS
Six ways the healthcare industry can protect itself from cyber-attacks. The article includes specific tasks for HCOs so they may create a cyber-resilient organization. Includes both a link to Congress’s Task Force 88-page report on Improving Cybersecurity in the Healthcare Industry and a high-level summary of the findings.
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HOW C-SUITE LEADERS SHOULD THINK ABOUT THE ABANDONED ACA REPEAL VOTE
What CEO’s think about the abandoned ACA repeal vote and how to respond for the betterment of your hospital or healthcare organization. Also included are four zero-regret strategies for hospitals and health system
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ENTIRE SCHOOL GETS EVACUATED BY EMERGENCY SERVICES OVER PUMPKIN SPICE INCIDENT
Funny (but True) News: A pumpkin spice scented wall plug-in became so overpowerful it caused the evacuation of a Baltimore High School this week. Five students and employees were hospitalized due to the overwhelming fumes coming from a rouge plug-in air freshener.
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