Healthcare Knuggets

Mar 05, 2024

I’m excited to share some interesting news with you today. The CDC has published new guidance for Covid and other respiratory illnesses, suggesting that people who are sick stay at home until they are fever-free for 24 hours and their symptoms have been improving for the same period of time. This new approach has drawn criticism from some, but it’s important to stay informed and follow the latest recommendations.

In other news, virtual mental health company Talkspace is making a pivot towards Medicare, which may prove to be the most challenging yet. The company’s CEO believes that this expansion is a natural evolution of its strategy to become a comprehensive in-network solution for as many people as possible. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the coming months.

On a more concerning note, a new study has found that there were 328 school shootings in the 2021-2022 academic year, more than any year before it. This is an alarming trend that calls for urgent attention and action to ensure the safety of our children.

In the world of artificial intelligence, federal regulators are teaming up with industry to set standards for AI in healthcare. This collaboration will test whether industry and government can effectively partner in the regulation of this fast-moving technology, and it’s an important step in ensuring the safety and quality of AI in healthcare.

And finally, a transplant surgeon has shared his thoughts on the issue of organ wastage in the country. With thousands of organs being discarded every year, it’s crucial to find solutions to get these organs to the surgeons and programs willing to use them, and to build accountability and equity into the system.

I hope you found these updates as interesting as I did. Stay informed and stay positive!


Stay Well!