Tag Archives: Needed

More money is needed for hospitals to care for COVID-19 patients, AHA and ANA tell Congress

Hospitals need additional financial support to financially survive while treating patients with COVID-19, the American Hospital Association and American Nurses Association told House and Senate leaders in a letter released today. The AHA and ANA are asking Congress to provide additional funding to the original $ 100 billion the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security… Read More »

Preparing for the next pandemic: Why a one-country approach is needed

One needs to look no further than any mainstream news or social media outlet to realize that our public health system and hospitals are overwhelmed. Whether it be the lack of adequate testing reagents to properly monitor the current COVID-19 pandemic or the lack of adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators to safely care for… Read More »

Adherence to ART: is the gold standard still needed for viral suppression?

[unable to retrieve full-text content]The levels of adherence to antiretroviral (ARV) regimens needed to achieve and maintain HIV viral suppression may be lower today than they previously were, conclude Dr Kathy Byrd of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and colleagues in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS). HIV news from… Read More »

AMIA to ONC on interoperability rules: ‘Share now, standardize as needed’

The American Medical Informatics Association is generally pleased with the proposed interoperability rules put forth by the National Coordinator for Health IT. But the informatics group is warning against overly prescriptive interpretation of the 21st Century Cures Act’s aims for data exchange. WHY IT MATTERSIn comments submitted to ONC this week, AMIA said it’s wary… Read More »

Compulsory vaccines are needed to keep measles under control in the UK

21 million children miss the first dose of measles vaccine every yearBSIP/UIG via Getty Images By New Scientist staff and Press Association The UK should consider introducing compulsory measles vaccinations before children start school, according to a team of researchers in Italy. Their analysis of international measles data suggests that current vaccination policies are not… Read More »