Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19)

Jan 11, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has confirmed the strategic rationale underlying many hospital and health system mergers and acquisitions and may be acting as a catalyst for innovative strategic partnerships and tactical transactions, according to a new report by management consultancy KaufmanHall.
Jan 11, 2021
I have no doubt that Americans and people all over the world are looking forward to turning the page to a new year. The challenges the health care field encountered in 2020 due to the global pandemic have been intense both personally and professionally. But hope is growing for 2021 with the initial…
Jan 11, 2021
Making everyone part of the solution and collaborations between clinical and hospital leadership is key to navigating the pandemic. In this first in a four-part series on lessons learned on the front lines, read about how teamwork at both Henry Ford Health System and Medisys Health Network…
Jan 8, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration alerted clinical laboratories and health care providers of its ongoing effort to monitor the potential molecular test impact resulting from SARS-CoV-2 mutations, including the B.1.1.7 variant that has emerged from the United Kingdom.
Jan 8, 2021
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar today discussed public health issues, including the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination efforts, during a virtual forum moderated by AHA Executive Vice President Tom Nickels.
Jan 8, 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services formally renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration effective Jan. 21. The 90-day extension will help hospitals and health systems combat COVID-19 in their communities. 
Jan 8, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to place unprecedented demands on America’s health care system. The recent sharp increase in the number of patients needing acute hospital care means that some hospitals could face more significant shortages of staff and medical supplies such as personal protective…
Jan 7, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allocated $22 billion in funding to states, localities and territories for COVID-19 testing and vaccination activities authorized in December by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.
Jan 7, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released updated guidance in response to questions on maintaining Medicaid enrollment during the Public Health Emergency under its interim final rule implementing Section 6008 of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
Jan 7, 2021
The AHA released the latest edition of the COVID-19 Snapshot, which highlights the critical needs of hospitals and health systems during the deepening public health emergency.