Tag Archives: hospitals

As COVID-19 surges, hospitals scramble to find staff amid exhausted workforce

Dive Brief: Demand for temporary healthcare staff is on the rise again as systems across the country face a record number of COVID-19 cases. Staffing firm Aya Healthcare reported a 57% increase in demand for travel nurses over the past 30 days and posted 24,115 open positions as of Monday. Open “crisis nursing” positions increased 291%… Read More »

HHS says hospitals must now report flu data as well as COVID-19 numbers

Dive Brief: Hospitals now must send CMS their seasonal flu data alongside COVID-19 data or risk losing Medicare and Medicaid funding, senior officials announced at a press conference Tuesday. Beginning Wednesday, hospitals will receive notice whether they are in line with current reporting requirements, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said. They will be issued guidance on… Read More »

UAE’s Medcare Hospitals to adopt TrakCare healthcare information system

The UAE’s Medcare Hospitals is to implement a unified healthcare information system (HIS) across its locations in Dubai and Sharjah, it has been confirmed. This follows an agreement with the US-headquartered software systems and technology company, InterSystems. Medcare – a premium private healthcare provider and part of parent group, Aster DM Healthcare – will employ… Read More »

Mayo Clinic tops Best Hospitals list released by U.S. News & World report

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota (Google Earth) The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota has topped the list of Best Hospitals in 2020-21 in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings, followed by the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore in the second and third spots, respectively. The rankings, ostensibly compiled to help readers… Read More »