Evidence with Booster Shots

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended a booster dose to enhance the efficacy of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, starting as soon as September 20 for individuals at least eight months after their second vaccine dose (it has not been recommended yet for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine).

AI in Drug Discovery

Biopharmaceutical companies and scientists are working on discovery and development that applies artificial intelligence (AI) techniques by using small-molecule drug discovery combined and meta-bolic disease therapies, machine learning along with the participation of candidates.

The Innovations of Telehealth

The adaption to telehealth services has changed the way the healthcare industry has used technology to optimize the convenience of servicing their patients in a safe and efficient way with the advantages of delivering health care cost savings, convenience, and the ability to provide care to people with mobility limitations, or those in rural areas who do not have access to a local doctor or clinic.

Clinical Documentation Improvement Factors

The importance of clinical documentation and coding has greatly increased. Clinical documentation is a record detailing a medical treatment, medical trial, or clinical test. These records consist of accurate, timely, specific diagnoses, and procedures that are translated into coded data to represent a patient’s clinical status.

Promising Treatments for COVID-19

The National Institutes of Health conducted a study using the oral drug Tempol in an experiment of cell cultures with live viruses and found that it can reduce COVID-19 infections by targeting an enzyme from the virus which needs to make copies of itself inside the body.

Healthcare Automation with Revenue Cycle Operations

Automation in healthcare involves the use of different software that promotes efficiency in the provision of medical services. This technology employs modern techniques and tools for efficiency reasons. When it comes to claim preparation and billing, it is a key driver of healthcare costs.

Impact of Care Delivery Variation on Costs

A study conducted by an advisory board from April 2014-March 2017 focused on 468 hospitals best practices in healthcare and found that high-quality hospitals deliver lower cost care for approximately 82% of the diagnoses by reducing care visitation. This reduction resulted in better outcomes, such as lower complication rates. The analysis found that hospitals spend up to 30% more to deliver care with comparable or lower quality outcomes.