Entries by The Healthcare Standard

Hospitals’ In-Room Cameras Enable Seamless Visits and Better Safety

As COVID-19 swept across the country last spring, teams at Banner Health quickly acquired more tablets so doctors could conduct virtual rounding and other critical communications from a distance. The solution, though effective, wasn’t good enough for James Roxburgh, the organization’s CEO of telehealth. The approach still required a nurse to enter a patient’s room with the tablet […]

Mark Cuban Plans Low-Cost Generic Drugs With Pharma Startup

Mark Cuban is getting involved in generic drugs. The Dallas Mavericks owner has attached his name to a company that will produce low-cost versions of expensive generic drugs. The Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company pledges “to provide radical transparency” in how it prices its drugs. The company will manufacture, distribute, and market its drugs to pharmacies […]

Essentia Health Offers Virtual Heart-Healthy Cooking Demonstration

Some of the top-selling foods for the Super Bowl include pizza, chicken wings, pretzels, potato chips and dips. These popular convenience foods, however, are packed with saturated fat and have excessive sodium. Fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains are often missing from TV-watching buffets. Essentia Health is offering a virtual cooking demonstration to patients and […]

Open Enrollment For ‘Pennie’ Pennsylvania’s State Health Insurance Program Ends Friday

HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Friday, January 15, 2020, is the deadline to apply for health insurance through Pennsylvania’s health insurance program “Pennie.” The online marketplace replaced Healthcare.gov for open enrollment. Those that apply would have their coverage begin on February 1. After Friday, you can only apply through “Pennie” if you have what they describe as […]

U.S. Health Officials Push Hospitals To Administer Unused Covid Antibody Drugs

The U.S. has shipped over half a million doses of antibody treatments that have the potential to keep high-risk Covid patients out of hospitals if given early enough in their infection. This would help already overburdened hospitals avoid additional strain, but the drugs are still being underutilized despite their promising results, Trump administration health officials […]

Are Your Local Restaurants, Other Businesses Following COVID-19 Rules? Yelp Will Now Post Your Feedback

Are the employees at your neighborhood restaurant wearing masks? Is your grocery store vigilant about keeping customers 6 feet apart? Now you can pass along feedback — both positive and negative — via Yelp to clue in prospective customers, just as you might offer commentary on the helpfulness of the store’s staff or the quality […]