Despite facing challenges such as limited access to personal protective equipment (PPE) following the COVID-19 outbreak, radiation oncology clinics quickly implemented safety and process enhancements that allowed them to continue caring for cancer patients, according to a new national survey from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).
Mount Sinai researchers are the first in the country to use artificial intelligence (AI) combined with imaging, and clinical data to analyze patients with coronavirus disease (COVID-19). They have developed a unique algorithm that can rapidly detect COVID-19 based on how lung disease looks in computed tomography (CT scans) of the chest, in combination with patient information including symptoms, age, bloodwork, and possible contact with someone infected with the virus.
CMS recently announced a second round of regulatory waivers and rule changes to expand care to the nation’s seniors and provide health care systems flexibility. Though physicians applauded the new measures, they also said that CMS could do more to help primary care physicians recover from the financial toll of COVID-19. Some of the latest actions include the following: Health care professionals can begin implementing these actions immediately, CMS stated.
Beyond its human toll, the current situation is placing a significant burden on businesses around the world. Companies and institutions reacted quickly and responsibly, prioritizing the safety of their employees, customers and partners. Consequentially, established workflows and production chains were completely overthrown or halted within a matter of weeks. To recover from this unprecedented external shock – while at the same time continuing to ensure the highest level of safety for their employees – organizations will need to pursue new, innovative paths.
Several medical societies have issued recommendations for diagnosing and treating patients with COVID-19 in response to the pandemic.
Healio spoke with Heather W. Goff, MD, MPH, associate professor of dermatology and Philip J. Eichhorn Professor of Dermatology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, about how to combat skin problems caused by wearing masks.
A New HCIT Resource for COVID-19 from Konica Minolta Healthcare The COVID-19 pandemic continues to heighten and the healthcare community still faces unprecedented challenges, Konica Minolta Healthcare is actively working to support healthcare facilities, clinicians and governments in the fight against this coronavirus.
A new expert panel consensus statement published simultaneously today in the journals Radiology: Imaging Cancer, Chest and the Journal of the American College of Radiology provides guidance to clinicians managing lung cancer screening programs and patients with lung nodules during the COVID-19 pandemic.
I work at one of Philadelphia’s biggest hospitals, where we’re starting to see a surge in COVID-19 cases, and we’ve been able to adapt this common technology to more quickly diagnose coronavirus than using other techniques.
As part of phase 1 of the Trump administration’s guidelines for re-opening America, CMS issued guidance on providing essential non-COVID-19 care to patients without symptoms of COVID-19 in regions with a low and stable incidence of COVID-19.