The hospital many consider the best prepared in the U.S. to handle a pandemic prior to the COVID crisis now finds itself “on an absolutely catastrophic path.”

If you’re on the front lines in the war on COVID-19, you should go to the front of the line for a COVID vaccination, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is recommending.

The American Medical Association has adopted new telehealth policy positions, the organization announced upon the Tuesday closing of a special five-day virtual meeting. 

Healthcare workers were infected with COVID-19 in greater percentages than the general population, and nurses were hardest hit of all, during the early days of the pandemic. 

Will the public be braced enough for the expected side effects of shot No. 1 that they’ll follow through with the essential second round?

Improving the patient experience will top the list of hospitals’ strategies for winning and retaining patients in 2021. Not far behind will be facilitating access to care.

The three states of Southern New England will be looking for a threepeat of sorts this year, as they placed first, second and third for the 2019-20 season.  

The largest pharmacy chain in the U.S. is staffing up for fall and winter. It’s also calling for regulation that would allow pharmacy technicians to administer vaccinations in all states.  

Hawaii is the state with the best overall access to healthcare, achieving high scores for percentages of residents with a personal physician and children with a medical home while minimizing unmet needs for mental healthcare and doctor avoidance due to cost.

Along with the unprecedented challenges COVID-19 has brought to U.S. hospitals in 2020 are some older sore spots that the pandemic has only inflamed.

Amazon-owned PillPack and other players face a new online pharmacy competitor with UnitedHealth’s acquisition of startup company divvyDOSE. 

Michigan Medicine medical doctors recently detailed their advice in the Annals of Surgery.