Death toll from wildfires reaches 33 on the West Coast

Health News Loading the player… SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Nearly all of the dozens of people reported missing after a devastating blaze in southern Oregon have been accounted for, authorities said, as crews continued to battle wildfires that have killed at least 33 victims from California to Washington state. The flames have destroyed neighborhoods, leaving… Read More »

“It Needs to Become Smarter”: Leaders Share Their Interoperability Vision (and Concerns)

Stanley Huff, MD, CMIO, Intermountain Healthcare It is possible for an event to propel an industry forward, helping it to achieve adoption rates thought to be impossible, while also showing just how far behind it is? Yes, when the event is the Covid-19 pandemic, and the industry is healthcare IT. Like many organizations, Intermountain Healthcare… Read More »

United Airlines to offer rapid coronavirus tests for some passengers

United Airlines will offer rapid coronavirus tests to passengers traveling from San Francisco to Hawaii for a fee next month, a pilot program that could serve as a blueprint for other airlines. Hawaii-bound travelers will have the option starting Oct. 15 to receive an Abbott test that delivers results within 15 minutes for a fee… Read More »

HFMA task force releases best practices for resolving patient medical bills

The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals and the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Accounts Receivable Resolution Task Force reconvened this year to update best practices for resolving patient medical bills. The updates, created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, focus on patient education and communication. “This year was a critical time to revisit and update… Read More »