COVID-infection Lawsuit? High Non-COVID Death Toll

COVID-infection Lawsuit? High Non-COVID Death Toll

Welcome to this week’s edition of Healthcare Career Insights. This weekly roundup highlights healthcare career-related articles culled from across the Web to help you learn what’s next.

  • Are healthcare practices and providers at risk of COVID-infection lawsuits from patients? One lawyer discusses the risks — Will a waiver protect me from COVID-19 infection claims? (Physicians Practice)
  • Despite the high death toll from COVID-19, more than one-third of Americans are dying from other conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes, according to a recent analysis — U.S. death rate soaring, but more than a third are not caused by COVID-19 (Study Finds)
  • Experts discuss the ways in which hospitals and healthcare providers need to adjust how they practice medicine during the pandemic — Industry voices — What health systems must do to embrace the new normal (Fierce Healthcare)
  • The Paycheck Protection Program passed by Congress was intended to help medical practices and other businesses stay afloat during the pandemic. Mark Schmidt, a lender who provided more than $175 million in loans to small businesses, explains how the program’s loan forgiveness works — What doctors need to know about PPP loan forgiveness (Medical Economics)
  • To provide the best care, locum tenens physicians practicing abroad need to learn about the local culture and people. Here’s advice from locum doctors working in Australia, New Zealand and Guam — Global health perspective: Caring for the Aborigine, Chamorro, and Maori (Global Medical)

Lisa Grabl is president of the locum tenens division of CompHealth, the nation’s largest locum tenens physician staffing company and a leader in permanent and temporary allied healthcare staffing. Lisa has worked in healthcare staffing for more than 19 years.

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