• PSQH: The Podcast Episode 3 – Arizona Surge Line

    On episode 3 of PSQH: The Podcast, host Jay Kumar talks to Charles Larsen, RN Senior Director at Banner Health in Phoenix, and Angie Franks, president and CEO of Central Logic, about a new first-in-the-nation service designed to ensure that COVID-19 patients in Arizona receive access to the care they need.

  • AOs Ramping Up for Return to Accreditation Surveys

    All four hospital accrediting organizations (AOs) followed CMS in March in announcing a suspension of regular survey activity as the coronavirus pandemic swept the nation. Complaint surveys have continued as needed. And at the urging of CMS, were to continue to conduct initial accreditation surveys for new healthcare facilities as a way to increase patient capacity during the COVID-19 national emergency.

  • Study Shows COVID-19 Body Count 20 Times Higher Than Seasonal Flu Deaths

    Between 2013 and 2019, the yearly seasonal influenza deaths ranged from 23,000 to 61,000. However, the actual number of counted influenza deaths over that timespan ranged between 3,448 and 15,620 deaths each year. On average, the researchers said, CDC influenza death estimates are about six times greater than the number of counted deaths.

  • How to Create an N95 Mask Disinfection Facility for Less Than $15,000

    The process is based on a concept from the University of Nebraska and adheres to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. It involves a commonly used UV-C light robot that VCU already had on hand to decontaminate hospital rooms, and employs materials which the VCU team sourced from The Home Depot, Lowe’s, and a tractor supply store.

  • How to Use Telehealth in Cancer Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic and Beyond

    Telemedicine provides physician practices with a safe method to interact with patients remotely during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Telemedicine also enables physician practices to expand services for patient care such as virtual patient check-in capabilities and remote patient monitoring that collects biometric data.