Ascension to expand pilot of Google EHR search tool

St. Louis-based Ascension on Tuesday said it’s expanding a pilot of an electronic health record tool from Google, a next step in the controversial partnership it struck with the tech giant in 2018. The pilot of Google’s tool, an interface on which clinicians will be able to search for patientContinue Reading

UH named site for clinical trial of investigational drug for outpatient COVID-19 patients

University Hospitals will serve as one of the first sites in the nation for a clinical trial evaluating an investigational drug for COVID-19 patients who don’t need to be hospitalized, according to a news release. A novel, orally-administered serine protease inhibitor called RHB-107 has demonstrated antiviral and potential tissue-protective effects,Continue Reading

UH named site for clinical trial of investigational drug for outpatient COVID-19 patients

University Hospitals will serve as one of the first sites in the nation for a clinical trial evaluating an investigational drug for COVID-19 patients who don’t need to be hospitalized, according to a news release. A novel, orally-administered serine protease inhibitor called RHB-107 has demonstrated antiviral and potential tissue-protective effects,Continue Reading

HHS to distribute $22 billion to aid COVID-19 testing, vaccination distribution

As vaccination efforts continue to ramp up around the country, one thing is certain: Many remain hesitant. This reluctance stems from a lot of things — social media, anti-vaccination groups, religious objections, the lack of long-term data. Other concerns come from our country’s history of racist experimentation in medical careContinue Reading

How to close COVID vaccinator supply gaps

Beating back COVID right now comes down to balancing supply and demand. With hopes pinned to vaccines, demand has far outstripped the supply of doses. But, as an increasing number of vaccine vials are shipped in coming weeks, the concern about shortages may well shift to human capital: the vaccinatorsContinue Reading

Mississippi Senate rejects 2 proposals to expand Medicaid

The Biden administration is asking the Supreme Court not to hear arguments in two cases on its March calendar about the Trump administration’s plan to remake Medicaid by requiring recipients to work. The Biden administration has been moving to roll back those Trump-era plans and cited “greatly changed circumstances” inContinue Reading

FDA issues alert about false negative results with Curative COVID-19 test

Inspectors found “significant deficiencies” at California’s new coronavirus testing laboratory, problems that state officials on Monday partly blamed on the rapid ramp-up they required from the lab’s private operator under terms of a $1.4 billion contract. A fraction of 1% of the more than 1.5 million tests processed at theContinue Reading