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