[ArticleHow health systems should be preparing now for the future of hospital at home


Healthcare IT News, March 23


"As CMS signals longer-term changes in acute RPM reimbursement and Amazon teams with major providers to push for new policies, clinical and IT leaders should start planning ahead, says one expert. 'Everyone has to be thinking about this.'


[Article] 'Game on': Competition in telehealth, primary care spaces heats up as Amazon Care expands, analysts say

(Fierce Healthcare, March 22, 2021)

"Amazon's move to scale up telehealth services will heat up market competition for virtual care giant Teladoc and tech-enabled primary care company One Medical, analysts say. But traditional providers should also carefully watch Amazon's moves into healthcare."


[Article] Walmart partners with Commons Project, Clear to launch digital COVID-19 vaccine records

(Fierce Healthcare, March 18, 2021)

"Currently, most patients who have been vaccinated against the virus only get a small piece of paper as proof. Walmart will provide access to digital health records, including vaccination information, to people who receive their COVID-19 vaccine shots at Walmart and Sam's Clubs."


[Article] ASCs gave medtechs alternate care sites amid pandemic hospital elective shutdown

(Healthcare Dive, March 23, 2021)

"After surgeries moved from hospitals to ambulatory surgery centers during the pandemic's upending of elective care, experts and industry believe some procedures may never go back."


[Article] Higher COVID-19 Risk for Physicians With Sleep Troubles

(MedPage Today, March 22, 2021)

"Clinicians in high-risk jobs who had three sleep problems -- difficulty sleeping at night, poor sleep continuity, and frequent sleeping pill use -- had almost twice as much risk for COVID-19 than those with no sleep problems."