Are Rural Healthcare Providers Prepared for COVID-19?
Despite a lag in the onset of coronavirus cases, rural communities are now under siege and wonder if their healthcare providers are prepared to deal with the health crisis. Rural residents are often older, more economically disadvantaged and in poorer health when compared to urban and suburban residents. As of May 24, rural counties now have some of the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases and rates of death in the U.S. Rural hospital closures R ural hospitals are the cornerstone of a comm...
Jun 15, 2020 READ MORE >>
COVID-19 Pushes Telehealth to The Forefront
As the Coronavirus continues to devastate the nation’s healthcare system, people who have succumbed to the illness are overwhelming US hospitals. A shortage of medical supplies, beds and healthcare workers intensifies the problem. In response, federal officials are pushing doctors to screen patients virtually before admitting them for testing. In an $8.3 million-dollar bill funding the nation’s response to COVID-19, the regulations usually restricting virtual screening for those on...
Mar 30, 2020 READ MORE >>
The Pharmacist's Role in Addressing the Opioid Crisis
Opioid abuse is a complex issue that needs to be tackled across multiple disciplines, including prescribers, patients and their pharmacists. According to the California State Board of Pharmacy , pharmacists are actually “the last line of defense in preventing controlled substances from getting into the wrong hands.” How Pharmacists Can Collaborate with Healthcare Providers In a report from Morning Consult, 67% of patients stated that they had not talked with their provider about ...
Feb 20, 2020 READ MORE >>