Global Health Equity Week

Read Full Article October 19 – 23, 2020 HIMSS is excited to announce Global Health Equity Week, an experience complete with a lineup of daily events and activities in support of the following topics: Maternal health Patient identification and safety Public health data modernization Telehealth Supporting Healthy Communities #healthequity

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Sentara Healthcare, Cone Health plan to merge

The combined entities will have $11 billion in assets. Cone insists there will be a heavy corporate presence on the combined board.
By Rose Hoban

In a surprise to many people in the Piedmont Triad, Greensboro-based Cone Health announced its intent to merge with Norfolk, VA-based Sentara Healthcare early Wednesday morning.

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New Hanover County commissioners OK sale of the county hospital

New Hanover Regional Medical Center will become part of Novant Health, the county board of commissioners decided this week.
By Liora Engel-Smith

The biggest county-owned hospital system in the state is about to change hands, pending review by North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein. If approved, the sale is expected to be finalized early next year, the hospital said in the statement.

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Here are doctors’ 4 biggest needs, and how technology companies can address them

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven rapid adoption of digital health technologies, and doctors see the potential for innovations like augmented intelligence to play a bigger role in care delivery in the next five years.

But to ensure the digital health boom lasts beyond the pandemic, physicians say these technologies need to address their biggest needs around interoperability and improved workflow, according to a recent report from Deloitte.

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HHS announces $20 billion in new COVID-19 provider relief funding

On Oct. 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced $20 billion in new relief funding for health care providers experiencing financial losses and changes in operating expenses caused by the coronavirus. Providers can begin applying for funds on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.

Funding for this phase 3 general distribution was made possible through the bipartisan CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, which allocated $175 billion in relief funds to hospitals and other healthcare providers. HHS has already issued over $100 billion in relief funding to providers through prior distributions.

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