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May 4, 2020
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From surviving to thriving: Reimagining the post-COVID-19 return

McKinsey & Company provides suggestions to come back stronger. This is the time to step up your game and be ready to confront the challenges—and opportunities—of the next normal. There are four strategic areas to focus on: recovering revenue, rebuilding operations, rethinking the organization, and accelerating the adoption of digital solutions.

May 4, 2020
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Pain management amid COVID-19 requires balance between need, safety

Pain management during the COVID-19 pandemic requires balancing access to care with minimizing exposure risk for front-line health care providers and vulnerable patients, according to a panel of experts who developed guidelines on best practices. In a 2018 MMWR report, researchers estimated that approximately 50 million Americans experience chronic pain — or about 20% of all U.S. adults.

May 4, 2020
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University of Colorado implements virtual spine physical exam during COVID-19 pandemic

As a way to limit patient risk of exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS expanded Medicare telehealth coverage, enabling beneficiaries to receive a wider range of health care services from their doctors without having to travel to a health care facility. This expansion temporarily pays clinicians to provide telehealth services for beneficiaries across the country, which some said was helpful to orthopedic surgeons when state governors announced the delay of all elective surgeries, non-essential medical, surgical and dental procedures during the COVID-19 outbreak.

May 4, 2020
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Experts Issue Guide on Lung Cancer Screening, Management During COVID-19

A new expert panel consensus statement published simultaneously today in the journals Radiology: Imaging Cancer, Chest and the Journal of the American College of Radiology provides guidance to clinicians managing lung cancer screening programs and patients with lung nodules during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 23, 2020
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I'm an ER doctor using ultrasound in innovative ways to combat COVID-19

I work at one of Philadelphia’s biggest hospitals, where we’re starting to see a surge in COVID-19 cases, and we’ve been able to adapt this common technology to more quickly diagnose coronavirus than using other techniques.

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May 4, 2020
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CMS releases guidance on resuming patient care in areas with low incidence of COVID-19

As part of phase 1 of the Trump administration’s guidelines for re-opening America, CMS issued guidance on providing essential non-COVID-19 care to patients without symptoms of COVID-19 in regions with a low and stable incidence of COVID-19.

May 4, 2020
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How will the healthcare industry be different in a post-pandemic world?

Despite the toll COVID-19 has had on the healthcare industry, a number of growth opportunities have been born out of the pandemic, according to analysts with Frost & Sullivan.

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April 17, 2020
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Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas' COVID-19 Resources

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to heighten and the healthcare community faces unprecedented challenges, Konica Minolta is  working to support healthcare facilities, clinicians and governments in the fight against this coronavirus. The product experts at Konica Minolta Healthcare have pulled together a list up-to-date news, information and resources relating to COVID-19 that you may find helpful at your facility. 

May 4, 2020
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CMS waiver on telehealth amid COVID-19 represents a 'sea change'

CMS recently announced that video and chat apps that normally do not comply with HIPAA security and privacy regulations can be used to facilitate patient care during the COVID-19 public health emergency. 

March 31, 2020
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RSNA Announces COVID-19 Imaging Data Repository

The medical imaging community around the world is uniting to help address the COVID-19 pandemic. The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) continues to build on its extensive body of COVID-19 research and education resources, announcing a new initiative to build a COVID-19 Imaging Data Repository.

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