Healthcare Dive first published a story about the novel coronavirus on Jan. 27. Since then, we've tagged nearly 300 posts on the pandemic and the team expects many more to come.
The United States declared COVID-19 a national public health emergency six months ago this week. In that time, the healthcare industry has rapidly adapted to address the challenges brought on by the pandemic, from rapidly scaling up capacity to securing equipment to balancing the changing labor needs.
This series of stories chronicles the upheaval the pandemic has caused throughout the healthcare landscape.
We examined the new state of play for telehealth in the U.S., wherein years worth of long-sought changes have played out over a few months.
The pandemic spurred Congress to allocate trillions in relief funding, with at least $175 billion aimed at health systems and providers. But disparities have emerged and not all the earmarked funds have been successfully dispersed.
We spoke with nurses about what it's like on the front lines, the stress it has caused and what they've witnessed.
The pandemic has created a "new normal" for nearly all aspects of life. We examined what that will look like for hospitals, especially as they face the fall challenges of flu season and some areas returning to in-person classroom teaching and workplaces re-opening.
Primary care practices have been particularly hard hit by the novel coronavirus. Many turned to virtual visits and used congressional funds to prop themselves up, but still fear potential closures, especially as some states report their highest number of COVID-19 cases yet.
Last week, the public health emergency was renewed for another three months. Case counts and deaths from COVID-19 continue to rise throughout the country, with few signs of improvement.
As one internal medicine doctor in Florida told Healthcare Dive: "I don't see any end in sight."