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What is Gist Healthcare Daily?

Gist Healthcare Daily is a health policy and business news podcast. Each weekday morning, we will release episodes to help you get caught up on the latest headlines in less than 10 minutes. We will bring you news, context, and commentary from our team and other industry experts.

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Alexandra Olgin leads production of Gist Healthcare's podcast and supports production of the Weekly Gist. A former public radio healthcare reporter, she helps Gist launch new ways of telling stories and bring insights to members and a broader audience.

Prior to joining Gist, Alexandra spent six years working at public radio stations in Charlotte, Charleston and Phoenix. She covered regional and national healthcare business and policy stories and could be heard on national NPR programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Marketplace.

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Friday, March 5, 2021

Friday, March 5, 2021

Regulators are investigating OneMedical for letting people jump the vaccine line. The Senate COVID relief bill includes more money for rural hospitals. And nonwhite caregivers say they face more discrimination when trying to get care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Now that you’re fully vaccinated, what social gatherings are safe? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to release new guidance. Amazon Care looks like it’s laying the groundwork for a large expansion. And lawmakers say it’s time to make telehealth flexibilities for seniors permanent.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2020

Wednesday, March 3, 2020

President Biden says by May there will be enough vaccines for all adults. When private equity firms buy nursing homes deaths increase, according to new research. Arkansas, the first state to implement Medicaid work requirements, now has a new plan.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Mass vaccination sites are popping up in several states and primary care doctors are getting few doses. Cigna is acquiring telemedicine company MDLive. And the FTC drops its challenge to a hospital merger in Philadelphia.

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Community health center  partners with local leaders for vaccine rollout

Community health center partners with local leaders for vaccine rollout

Bremerton, Washington-based Peninsula Community Health Services is working with church and other community leaders to connect with individuals who are hesitant to get the shot.  

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Friday, February 26, 2021

Hospital giant HCA Healthcare is expanding into post-acute care and home health.  COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are going down but how will we know when the pandemic is over. And a new Kaufman Hall report projects hospitals could lose up to $122 billion this year.

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Thursday, February 25, 2021

The FDA says Johnson and Johnson single-dose vaccine is safe and effective. Insurers are making big investments in-home healthcare. And young adults are reporting feeling very lonely as they socially isolate during the pandemic.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Pharmaceutical executives tell Congress vaccine supply will increase in March. Confirmation hearings are underway for Xavier Becerra, the nominee to lead HHS. And some telehealth companies aren’t just focused on direct patient care, but also partnering with health systems.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

500,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. IBM is reportedly considering selling its Watson Health business. And as Match Day approaches, there are still thousands of medical school graduates who struggle to find a program.

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As the pandemic eases a physician leader reflects on lessons learned

As the pandemic eases a physician leader reflects on lessons learned

Dr. Bela Patel, the division director of critical care medicine at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston, discusses lessons learned from the pandemic. Providers quickly adapted to emerging science because of local and international collaborations and Patel wants to carry that forward as hospitals move past this crisis and prepare for future ones.  

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