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States ranked by percentage of population fully vaccinated: Nov. 10

By Katie Adams for Becker’s Hospital Review Vermont has the highest percentage of its population fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the CDC’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration data tracker. The CDC’s data tracker compiles data from healthcare facilities and public health authorities. It updates daily to report the total number of people in each state who…

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7 ways hospitals are verifying employee vaccine cards to combat fakes

By Hannah Mitchell for Becker’s Hospital Review Hospitals are implementing several procedures to verify COVID-19 vaccine cards submitted by employees, as some employees have been linked to using fake cards to bypass vaccine mandates. Several employees at Newark, N.J.-based University Hospital have been fired for submitting fake vaccine cards to comply with its COVID-19 vaccine mandate. New…

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Some hospitals in crisis as U.S. nears high for COVID-19 cases

From Modern Healthcare BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease’s grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to Idaho reel under the surge. The impact is being felt in every section of the country — a lockdown starting…

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Top 10 innovation priorities for health systems in response to COVID-19, says report

By Jackie Drees for Becker’s Hospital Review The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed telehealth and remote work capabilities to the forefront of health systems’ agendas, according to KLAS Research. For its Top of Mind for Top Health Systems 2021: Digital health priorities in the era of COVID-19 report, KLAS Research partnered with Pittsburgh-based Center for Connected…

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AMA Announces New CPT Codes for Multivirus Tests to Detect COVID-19 and Flu

From For the Record The American Medical Association (AMA) recently published an update to the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set that includes new code additions and editorial revisions for reporting medical services sparked by the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The update to the CPT code set was approved by the CPT…

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