New York University is moving up graduation for its 2020 class of medical students so the new doctors can jump right into helping with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The healthcare industry got what it wanted, to an extent, with about $100 billion in funding allotted to providers in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

Some of the nation’s largest healthcare systems have joined forces with technology companies, including Amazon and Microsoft, nonprofits and academic institutions to form a coalition dedicated to mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic and saving lives.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is jumping in to help curb the spread of COVID-19 with a new Diagnostic Development Initiative to support customers working on bringing better, more accurate diagnostic solutions to market.

Mount Sinai Health System has named Niyum Gandhi as its new chief financial officer.

More than a dozen national healthcare leaders have taken to the pages of USA Today to tell Americans a specific message to combat the spread of the new coronavirus: Stay home.

 

“The Facebook crowd-sourcing exercise showed how Trump‘s team is scrambling for solutions to confront the outbreak after weeks of criticism for the administration's sluggish response, a shortage of tests and the president’s own rhetoric downplaying the pandemic,” Politico reported.

The World Health Organization has declared the new coronavirus, COVID-19, a pandemic and urged countries to take serious steps to mitigate further spread of the disease.

The American College of Physicians canceled its Internal Medicine Meeting 2020, originally scheduled for April 23-25 in Los Angeles, over coronavirus risks.

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has cancelled its 2020 conference scheduled for March 9-13 in Orlando, Florida, due to concerns and risks over the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

Humana is working on another way to address social determinants of health through a new value-based care payment initiative targeting food insecurity, social isolation, loneliness and housing insecurity––with Oschner Health as its first participant.

 

Despite international travel interruptions due to COVID-19, HIMSS20 is moving “full steam ahead as scheduled” for March 9 to 13 in Orlando.