Mental Health Dangers for the Front Lines During COVID-19

January 26th 2021, 11:15pm


On this episode, we speak with the coauthor of a paper looking at the mental health stressors facing first responders and health care workers during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The paper found that a sizable number of these frontline workers are at risk for psychiatric illnesses at severity levels higher than other national disasters, including 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina.

Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries and Inadequate Access to Primary Care Providers

January 26th 2021, 2:00pm


States with the most restrictive scope-of-practice laws have an inadequate supply of primary care clinicians to serve a high concentration of dual-eligible beneficiaries.

What We’re Reading: FDA Clears First Monthly Shot for HIV; Biologic for COVID-19 Shows Promise; Food Aid to Rise

January 22nd 2021, 3:58pm


The FDA approved the first injectable monthly treatment for HIV; Eli Lilly announced positive effects of its monoclonal antibody treatment for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); President Joe Biden will sign an executive order on food insecurity.

Biden Says COVID-19 Death Toll Will Soon Top 500,000

January 22nd 2021, 12:32am


President Joe Biden issued executive orders to speed up testing and vaccine distribution, and to require masks on planes, trains, and buses.

Caring for Individuals With Kidney Disease During the Pandemic

January 20th 2021, 9:00pm


Nephrologist Mary Dittrich, MD, the chief medical officer and executive vice president of U.S. Renal Care as well as cofounder and partner of Boise Kidney & Hypertension Institute, discusses how to keep patients safe while providing high-quality kidney care during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Focusing on Public Health, Biden to Seek Change With Numerous Executive Orders

January 20th 2021, 5:03pm


As the nation crossed the threshold of 400,000 deaths from the pandemic, the Biden transition team said that one of his first actions will be an executive order calling on Americans to do “their patriotic duty” and wear a mask.

Dr Donald Berwick on the Biden Transition Team's Challenges in Cancer Care

January 20th 2021, 5:00pm


Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, president emeritus and senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and former CMS administrator, discusses challenges in cancer care and health care awaiting the Biden transition team.

Promoting Equitable Access to Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Crisis

January 19th 2021, 10:40pm


The authors of a Clinical research article in the January 2021 Health IT issue of The American Journal of Managed Care® discuss their findings and suggestions for making telehealth access more equitable for all.

Incoming CDC Director to Prioritize Communication, COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

January 19th 2021, 8:51pm


As Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, prepares to assume the role of CDC director on January 20, the infectious disease specialist faces a myriad of challenges wrought by the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Contributor: 3 Key Questions for the Biden Administration and the 117th Congress Coming Out of the COVID-19 Crisis

January 17th 2021, 1:00pm


The incoming Biden administration will be challenged to address flex capacity, the supply chain, and real-time data as we transition from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response to durable recovery.