Tag Archives: Covid19

How You Can Help Prevent Suicide During the COVID-19 Pandemic

SATURDAY, Sept. 26, 2020 — Challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic may increase the risk of suicide, so it’s crucial to know the warning signs, a mental health expert says. Suicide is often preventable, because people considering suicide want help, according to Dr. Ahmad Hameed, a psychiatrist at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical… Read More »

COVID-19 volume declines mostly uniform, but higher in Black, Latino neighborhoods, study shows

Dive Brief: Erosion in the volume of hospital inpatient admissions during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic was remarkably uniform, a study published Thursday in Health Affairs concluded. The volumes began to bounce back significantly in June. However, there were some differences among demographic groups. Admissions among patients living in majority Black and Latino… Read More »

COVID-19 disproportionately affects health coverage of minorities, study finds

At least five million Black and Hispanic people could lose their health insurance as a result of the pandemic, according to a new analysis from Avalere. The healthcare consulting firm used insurance distribution rates by race prior to the pandemic and the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ February to April unemployment figures to estimate the number… Read More »

COVID-19 has pushed digital health forward, but challenges still persist

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen unprecedented impact on global level, not just on an economic scale but also putting health systems around the world on their limits. At the opening panel of the HIMSS & Health 2.0 Europe Digital Conference titled Leveraging Digital Health to Predict, Prevent and Manage Future Health Crises, moderator Hal Wolf,… Read More »