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Corona Pandemic

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Is the 9-to-5 office routine dead? Here’s what workers want

April 19, 2021

From Fortune: Taken together, these survey questions help paint a picture of how workers have evolved—and how the workplace must evolve, too.Here’s what we found. The numbers to know 63%… of knowledge workers prefer a hybrid model. Another 20% prefer fully remote, and 17% want to always work from the office. Source: Is the 9-to-5 office routine dead? […]

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Codes concerning COVID-19 vaccine administration approved

April 5, 2021

This is nice…but. In reaction to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, the Code Maintenance Committee accepted and approved the inclusion of eight pandemic-related CDT procedure codes in CDT 2021 during its virtual annual session in March. Source: Codes concerning COVID-19 vaccine administration approved The new codes are for vaccinations and diagnostics. I would like […]

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Planning a Return to the Office

March 23, 2021

Do you have a plan for office work of the future? Policies about the mix of remote and in-office work have ramifications beyond short term cost and efficiency. Because of what we’ve gone through over the past year, we are about to enter a new era in the evolution of organizations. Decisions that CEOs make […]

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81% of Americans working from home miss in-person meetings and conventions

March 22, 2021

From Hotel Business: A new survey by APCO Insight affirms that Americans working from home are eager to return to in-person meetings and conventions. The survey finds that even after adapting to the new digital workplace, 81% of professionals who attended in-person meetings and conventions before the pandemic miss doing so and would be just as […]

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Consumers are interested in a COVID-19 vaccine

March 9, 2021

From  McKinsey: American consumer respondents are optimistic and cautiously eager to resume their daily lives. More than two-thirds of respondents surveyed between January 4–11, said they expect the COVID-19 pandemic to be better within the next nine months. Source: Consumers are interested in a COVID-19 vaccine | McKinsey One of the things consumers report doing […]

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Very Low COVID Infection Rate Among Dental Hygienists

March 4, 2021

From HealthDay.  GOOD NEWS Dental hygienists have a low rate of COVID-19, even though their jobs are considered high-risk… …The COVID-19 rate among dental hygienists is similar to that among dentists and far below that of other health professionals in the United States. Source: Very Low COVID Infection Rate Among Dental Hygienists: Study – Consumer Health […]

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Telehealth used in 30.1% of visits during COVID-19 pandemic

March 2, 2021

Telehealth visits accounted for approximately 30% of total outpatient visits early in the COVID-19 pandemic, with uptake varying among specialties and by patient characteristics… …Among specialties, telehealth was used at least once by 67.7% of endocrinologists, 57% of gastroenterologists and 56.3% of neurologists. However, the use of telehealth was considerably lower among some specialties, with […]

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Congress Gets Another Shot at Easing Telehealth Licensure Restrictions

March 1, 2021

From mHealth Intelligence: The TREAT Act, which has the support of dozens of health systems and connected health organizations, would allow providers to bypass licensing rules and use telehealth to treat patients in any state during the coronavirus pandemic. Source: Congress Gets Another Shot at Easing Telehealth Licensure Restrictions I have often made the point […]

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US Buys Enough Covid Vaccine Doses To Immunize Almost Every American

February 15, 2021

Good to know: The federal government has inked deals to buy an extra 200 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna’s coronavirus vaccines, … boosting its orders by 50% and securing enough doses to immunize almost every American. Source: Biden Buys Enough Covid Vaccine Doses To Immunize Almost Every American — But Not Right Away

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U.S. lawmakers reintroduce House bill safeguarding access to telehealth

February 1, 2021

I am a huge fan of the concept of telemedicine and teledentistry. I believe it has the potential to reduce costs and improve care to a remarkable degree. This is critical to solving the “Healthcare Crisis”. From  Healthcare IT News: WHY IT MATTERS The bill, which was first introduced in July 2020, would help safeguard […]

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Why the five-day workweek is outdated for working from home

January 26, 2021

From Fast Company: It’s time to get realistic about how people work in the 21st century. To the degree that we can acknowledge what is actually happening—and what is actually effective—we can begin to experiment with work hours in ways that simultaneously increase productivity and well-being. Source: Why the five-day workweek is outdated for working […]

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Dental patient volume at 78 % of pre-pandemic levels, ADA poll says

January 12, 2021

A poll taken the week of Dec. 14 found patient volume was estimated at 78 percent of pre-COVID-19 levels. Source: Dental patient volume at 78 % of pre-pandemic levels, ADA poll says That is good news, kind’a. With average US overhead at 73% most offices are barely breaking even.

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Three MUST Have Digital Tools for Dental Practice

January 5, 2021

Every dental practice should have had these online digital tools before the Covid 19 pandemic. Now the pandemic has forced us to consider no touch and even no appointment processes. Patients appreciate the ability to do business with you from home now even more than they did before. Online Bill Pay: This is so simple and […]

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The shift to virtual and home care: An interview with Annie Lamont

December 7, 2020

Interesting, from McKinsey: “There is no doubt that the patient–provider experience during the past several months has accelerated virtual models of care by five to ten years. …Hospital systems have been the drivers of our healthcare system. Our nurses and doctors in those hospitals have been heroes throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. But the reality is […]

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Doctors Are Calling It Quits Under Stress of the Coronavirus

November 24, 2020

From NYT: Thousands of medical practices have closed during the pandemic, according to a July survey of 3,500 doctors by the Physicians Foundation, a nonprofit group. About 8 percent of the doctors reported closing their offices in recent months, which the foundation estimated could equal some 16,000 practices. Another 4 percent said they planned to […]

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Making healthcare more affordable through scalable automation

September 22, 2020

From McKinsey: As more healthcare companies start to implement automation technologies, the ability to coordinate across the organization in achieving scale will be a major determinant of success. Source: Making healthcare more affordable through scalable automation | McKinsey Another thoughtful analysis from McKinsey. The linked article looks at many business sectors, not just medicine/dentistry and analyses how […]

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Important Online Safety Tips for Employees Who Work from Home

September 14, 2020

Online safety has become an increasingly important topic in our ever-changing digital world, but people who work from home need to be especially vigilant in taking digital security seriously. Not taking necessary precautions could not only slow down your productivity, it could also have major business ramifications. Our guide explains everything you need to know […]

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Up to 90% of People Testing Positive for Covid-19 Are NOT Infectious

September 1, 2020

From NYT: This is VERY GOOD News Some of the nation’s leading public health experts are raising a new concern in the endless debate over coronavirus testing in the United States: The standard tests are diagnosing huge numbers of people who may be carrying relatively insignificant amounts of the virus. Most of these people are […]

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How US companies and people are adjusting to the pandemic

August 24, 2020

From McKinsey and Company: A nationwide survey measures views on mental-health impacts, safety measures, and new working models. Faced with the persistent threat of COVID-19, companies and people in the United States must make tough decisions about when to return to workplaces and resume normal activities. To help address the issues they face, McKinsey conducted […]

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Malicious cyber actor using phishing emails to spoof SBA’s COVID-19 relief webpage

August 20, 2020

From CDA: Be cautious. Individuals and small-business owners should watch for suspicious or unexpected emails that appear to be from the Small Business Administration or that direct the recipient to the SBA’s website for COVID-19 relief. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in an Aug. 12 alert shared Friday by the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights […]

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