This week in Insider News, we're sharing a study that found Massachusetts to be the best state for health care during COVID-19, a survey of parents on their concerns about opening schools, and some tips to help employers prepare for rising stress levels.
This post was originally shared on AllWays Health Partners' provider blog, Best Practice.
On Saturday, August 1, a new COVID-19 travel order from Governor Charlie Baker went into effect. This order requires a 14-day quarantine for anyone entering Massachusetts who does not meet certain exemptions. Here’s everything you need to know about this new safety precaution.
As businesses across the country reopen and some employees begin to return to work, others are settling in for a more long-term remote arrangement. For the companies going remote, this means rethinking benefits strategies and new policies. For those returning to the office, a solid plan for employee safety and well-being is critical. We're looking at both sides of this situation, along with some of the lessons health systems have learned from COVID-19.
Telemedicine, telehealth, e-visits, and virtual care are all ways to describe receiving care virtually without going to a provider’s office. And with the onslaught of COVID-19, it’s likely you’ll be offered one of these options if you need to see a doctor. Logging in or dialing into a virtual health visit, however, can be a new experience for many and may initially feel uncomfortable. These guidelines and tips can help you prepare for and enjoy a productive virtual health care experience.
While COVID-19 cases are rising in parts of the country, we also want to take a moment to highlight some of the hopeful developments we've seen this week. Learn about a study on the effectiveness of masks, initial data from the Moderna vaccine trials, and other good news in the midst of the pandemic.
Parts of this post were originally shared on the AllWays Health Partners provider blog, Best Practice.