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As COVID-19 rages, more health care workers are quitting, and job openings hit a new high

Amid conflicts over masks and vaccines, more than half of nurses say they feel burned out most days, and one expert warns of ‘moral distress.’

Taking COVID-19 Vaccines to Underserved Dallas

Catalyst Health Network, Project Unity, and other partners are vaccinating “not quite door to door, but pretty close to it.”

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COVID was a tipping point for telehealth. If doctors and patients have their way, virtual visits are here to stay.

As the COVID-19 crisis wanes and life approaches normal across the U.S., health industry leaders and many patient advocates are pushing Congress and the Biden administration to preserve the pandemic-fueled expansion of telehealth that has transformed how millions of Americans see the doctor. Read Article

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Toolkit

This toolkit contains a suite of resources that your practice can use, both in-office and on social media, to combat vaccine hesitancy. Read More

Pandemic puts COPD and asthma in spotlight

Because COVID-19 is a respiratory virus, individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma fall into higher-risk categories for getting the disease. Read Article

Regional Infusion Centers for COVID-19

A few weeks ago, the Texas Division of Emergency Management partnered with the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council (NCTTRAC) to establish two Regional Infusion Centers (RICs) in the DFW area. Read More

Death, disaster and triumph: How 2020 rocked health care forever

The pandemic left a trail of death and destruction and spotlighted U.S. failures. But it also led to major breakthroughs in health care. Read Article

Will the pandemic disruption reshape how we pay for primary care?

Dr. Christopher Crow, CEO of Plano, TX-based Catalyst Health Network, an independent clinically integrated network, discusses how the pandemic-induced recession is accelerating employer and insurer interest in changing the way they pay for care. Listen to Podcast

Dallas lawmaker wants to keep telemedicine growing in Texas after COVID-19 with ‘pay parity’ bill

Physicians and patients like the convenience the practice brought during pandemic, but health plans say mandating reimbursement rates would interfere with its negotiated rates. Read Article