Tag Archives: healthcare

Some healthcare can safely wait (and some can’t)

Among the many remarkable things that have happened since the COVID-19 pandemic began is that a lot of our usual medical care has simply stopped. According to a recent study, routine testing for cervical cancer, cholesterol, and blood sugar is down nearly 70% across the country. Elective surgeries, routine physical examinations, and other screening tests… 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 »

As COVID-19 drives demand for some healthcare workers, others furloughed

The coronavirus crisis has created a stratified impact on the healthcare workforce, with front-line doctors and nurses and select specialists in high demand, while others are finding demand for their jobs is dropping precipitously. Temporary workers —​ such as traveling nurses — are in especially high demand, according to staffing firms. And while most hospitals… Read More »