Tag: COVID-19

HHS Delays Dates for Compliance Citing Information-Blocking Rules, Officially

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) of the HHS published its interim concluding rule procrastinating compliance dates crucial to meet the information-blocking as well as health IT regulations till 2021, announced the federal agency. This move extends provisions for information blocking as well as compliance deadlines until April 5. In addition, […]

200 Healthcare Workers, Mainly Radiologic Technologists, Are All Set to Call a Strike Over Concerns of Covid-19 Contract

Over 200 healthcare workers of Allina Health decided to strike for 48 hours, or 2 days, after the planned strike was planned in September. The management of Allina threatened to take legal action concerning picketing during this strike. The Unfair Labor Practice of the group lasted for two days. It began on October 5 at […]

Warning for Congressional Leaders: Planned Cuts in Medicare Might Cripple Specialty Providers

Radiology groups continue the full-court press opposing congressional leaders and seeking immediate relief to prevent tens of millions of cuts in Medicare to specialty, which is all set to arrive soon. Their latest plea was in the form of a letter written to Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker, and Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader. […]

Preparatory Tips for Covid-related Medical Malpractice Crisis

The American healthcare system is under pressure and facing innumerable challenges due to the unending pandemic, leaving patients restless and unsettled, doctors overworked, and nursing staff tired. The JAMA published the latest commentary stating another noteworthy challenge is approaching, which could make the situation significantly worse – medical malpractice catastrophe. The lead author of the […]

Google Alerts Offer Something Extra: Pandemic-related Radiologist-friendly News Resources

Radiology is one of the fastest evolving fields in healthcare, which is ever-changing. To assist with these dynamic changes, Google alerts have come up with a useful tool for experts in imaging that can help them create custom searches best suited for their practice. It is constant assistance that keeps you updated on recent health […]

These Data Do Not Give Us Hope’: COVID-19 Cases Rebound Immediately When States Lift Social Distancing Policies

There is no denying the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every layer of the population gravely. Be it the people involved in business, services, or agriculture, this pandemic has somehow hit everyone very hard. Even if a person has not been contracted the disease, the far-reaching effects of the epidemic have not spared […]

Walmart Launches Its 5th Retail Health Center, Pushing Its Way Into Imaging, And Plans For More

Walmart continues its drive to enter into the imaging market, launching the fifth health center in Newnan, Georgia. Located approximately 40n miles to the southwest of Atlanta, this state-of-the-art facility provides services like diagnostics and X-ray, dental and labs, primary care, disclosed the retail giant. This is the fourth Walmart Health location in Peach State. […]

Survey Records High Levels of Psychological Stress, Anxiety In Radiologists During Pandemic

Radiologists in the United States of America are experiencing increasingly high levels of psychological stress and anxiety during the ongoing pandemic reveals a new survey released recently. Polling approximately 700 physicians, an estimated 61 percent of respondents labeled the level of their anxiety at 7 or more on a scale of 10 points. The numbers […]

Radiologists, healthcare workers are sick of praise, they’re looking for more pay

Healthcare staff, which includes radiologists, are no longer happy with the mere congratulatory claps they received throughout this ongoing pandemic. What they want is a pay raise. Even last month, workers of National Health Services in the United Kingdom made their way to the streets with the demand for a hike. Thousands of healthcare workers […]

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