Health informatics

One in seven avoided the ED in early pandemic

A snapshot of emergency department (ED) demand during the COVID-19 pandemic indicates that more accessible out-of-hospital services—such as telehealth GP appointments—may be a way to reduce the ongoing pressure on EDs, ...

Vaccination

In world first, Cuba starts COVID jabs for toddlers

Cuba on Monday became the first country in the world to vaccinate children from the age of two against COVID-19, using home-grown jabs not recognized by the World Health Organization.

Other

Smartphone-only internet tied to lower patient portal use

(HealthDay)—Smartphone-only internet access is associated with lower patient portal use among those from some minority racial/ethnic groups, according to a research letter published online July 26 in JAMA Network Open.

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