Tag Archives: Healthcare

Michael Hiltzik: Arizona rations healthcare amid COVID-19 – Los Angeles Times

You may think that the coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes, are frightening enough. But Arizona has just activated a rulebook for rationing hospital care that is truly terrifying. In brief, the rules allow hospitals to deny critical healthcare resources such as ventilators to patients based on medical judgments about their likelihood of living… Read More »

The New Normal is Still Unknown, on Earth as it is in Healthcare

By HANS DUVEFELT, MD From the vantage point of our self-quarantined shrunken universes, we cannot see even the immediate future, let alone what our personal and professional lives will look like some years from now. Factories are closed, luxury department stores are in bankruptcy, hospitals have stopped performing elective procedures and patients are having their… Read More »

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

HCA Houston Healthcare restricts visitors at 13 hospitals due to coronavirus cases – KPRC Click2Houston

HOUSTON – HCA Houston Healthcare announced Friday that they will be restricting the number of visitors at 13 hospitals in the Houston area due to the new coronavirus. The new initiative to go into effect on Monday was decided to help safeguard staff and patients at each facility. Here are the following hospitals included in… Read More »