Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:

  1. Study: High Blood Pressure, Obesity Are Most Common Comorbidities in COVID-19 Patients U.S. News and World Report

 A study involving New York COVID-19 patients found that many had high blood pressure, the median patient age was 63, and on average, patients were discharged within four days.

  1. 1 in 5 primary care practices predicts closure in a month, but telehealth could help Healthcare IT News

COVID-19 has put a strain on non-urgent care resulting in many physicians looking to telehealth to save their practices.

  1. Tenet Healthcare CEO’s pay rose $10 million for pre-pandemic 2019 The Dallas Morning News

The CEO’s pay disclosure occurred the same week that Tenet furloughed 3,400 employees due to lost revenue from elective procedures.

  1. Medicare trustees again sound alarm about looming depletion of hospital fund FierceHealthcare

The Medicare board of trustees believe the program’s hospital fund will run out by 2026.

  1. Henry Ford Health to furlough 2,800 employees amid COVID-19 losses The Detroit News

Henry Ford Health System will furlough roughly 9% of its workers.

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