Can you mix and match two-dose COVID-19 vaccines? It’s likely safe and effective, but researchers are still gathering data to be sure. The authorized COVID-19 shots around the world are all designed to stimulate your immune system to produce virus-fighting antibodies, though the way they do so varies, noted Dr. Kate O’Brien, director of the
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Mount Sinai researchers have created a neighborhood-level Covid-19 equity index to explore the relationship between socioeconomic disadvantages and infection and mortality rates during the pandemic, the health system announced Thursday. The index was part of a study published this month in Nature Communications. It measured factors including employment, commuting patterns, population density, food access, socioeconomic
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The Supreme Court voting to uphold the Affordable Care Act on Thursday was greeted with applause from payers and providers—and the biosimilar drug development industry. While opponents of the ACA large criticized the law’s expansion of insurance and mandates around coverage, undoing the law would have unraveled the federal framework for reviewing and approving biosimilars,
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Brian E. Keeley, president & CEO of Baptist Health South Florida, will retire in 2022, the system announced Wednesday. Current executive vice president and chief operating officer Albert “Bo” Boulenger will succeed Keeley as president immediately. He’s held his two roles since 2018 and has been with the system since 1985. Keeley will continue as
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Former Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush has launched a new health record data platform and software services for healthcare agencies to build their own workflow apps. Zus Health recently raised $34 million and plans to create a shared development platform for doctors of any specialty to access their patients’ data, while also empowering digital-first healthcare builders
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As the Supreme Court refused to strike down the Affordable Care Act a third time, Modern Healthcare looks back at the major litigation President Barack Obama’s 2010 healthcare law has faced. 2012: The first challenge After Congress passed the Affordable Care Act and HHS regulations started to take effect, 28 states sued to strike down
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