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. Staff at hospitals in DC, Texas turn down COVID-19 vaccine Becker’s Hospital Review

Multiple hospitals have employees refusing to get vaccinated.

  1. How top EHR vendors are prepping their systems for COVID-19 vaccines Healthcare IT News

EHR vendors have been taking steps to make sure that when patients receive a COVID-19 vaccine, it is recorded correctly.

  1. CMS to audit hospitals for compliance with price transparency rule in January Becker’s Hospital Review

CMS will start auditing hospitals in January about its price transparency rule which requires hospitals to post standard charges online.

  1. Unnecessary C-sections are a problem in the US. Will publicizing hospital rates change that? USA Today

The Joint Commission plans on publicly reporting hospitals with high cesarean section birth rates.

  1. NIH devising study on rare allergic reactions to coronavirus vaccine The Washington Post

The National Institutes of Health is rushing to devise a study to determine why some people have had severe allergic reactions to the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.

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