CVS Health has announced a hiring blitz with the aim to add 25,000 pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses and retail store associates.

 

 

David Sides has been named president and CEO of NextGen Healthcare, an ambulatory-focused technology company that develops electronic health record software.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has extended the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment period this fall by one month. 

 

Nearly 3 million Americans gained healthcare coverage during the special enrollment period (SEP) created by President Joe Biden, the White House announced.

The long-term impacts of COVID-19 infection aren’t well known, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) plans to change that.

The Food and Drug Administration has taken a non-stance when it comes to recommending COVID-19 booster shots.

 

Expanding Medicaid is associated with better health outcomes at federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), according to a recent study published in JAMA.

 

President Joe Biden has released a COVID-19 action plan to combat the virus, requiring roughly 100 million workers to get vaccinated or tested weekly.

A combined vaccine that fights the flu and COVID-19 is in the works, with the biotech company behind it beginning the first phase of clinical trials.

 

COVID-19 vaccines have been effective in preventing roughly 140,000 deaths in the U.S., according to a recent study published in Health Affairs.

 

Telehealth appointments only make up about 20% of all doctor visits.

 

E-commerce giant Amazon is bringing its expanding healthcare services to 20 U.S. cities.

 

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