Health & Fitness

Dallas County pushes back on state about temporary hospital: 'We need it'

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 4/6 10:00A Bill Hethcock
The use of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas as a temporary hospital for COVID-19 patients appeared to remain in limbo Monday afternoon following a letter over the weekend from Gov. Greg Abbott’s chief of staff threatening to...

U.S. is nowhere close to reopening the economy, experts say

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 4/6 1:35A Jim Tankersley
Essentially, economists say, there won’t be a fully functioning economy again until people are confident that they can go about their business without a high risk of catching the coronavirus.

Tenet Healthcare furloughs 500 employees, cuts spending

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 4/3 3:00A Bill Hethcock
Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. has furloughed 500 corporate and nonpatient care employees and cut spending on capital improvements, technology and human resources in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, company executives said Thursday. Tenet...

HKS architects create plan to convert hotels to hospitals in 10 days

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 4/2 10:02A Bill Hethcock
Dallas-based architecture firm HKS has identified how to convert hotels into hospitals within 10 days as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate in the United States and worries grow about whether hospital capacity can meet the expected surge...

Cybersecurity in the time of the coronavirus: What you need to know

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 4/2 3:58A Sara Chelette
Cyber attackers are likely looking to take advantage of the North Texas workforce working remotely and the security vulnerabilities that result — for example, authentication issues, the use of unsecured Wi-Fi networks, and the use of personal...

A ventilator stockpile, with one hitch: Thousands do not work

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 4/2 1:59A David E. Sanger, Zolan Kanno-You
More than 2,100 of the lifesaving devices are unavailable after the contract to maintain the government’s stockpile lapsed late last summer, and a contracting dispute meant that a new firm did not begin its work until late January.

Global shares tumble after dire warnings on virus toll

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 4/1 11:23A Mamta Badkar and Eric Platt in N
The flight from risk assets followed the worst quarter for markets since the 2008 financial crisis and came after President Trump warned that up to 240,000 Americans could die from Covid-19.

DFW Coronavirus Tracker: Dallas County releases updated map of cases by ZIP code

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 4/1 7:58A Jozelyn Escobedo, Jonah Javad, T
Dallas County Health and Human Services shared an updated map on Twitter of all the COVID-19 cases that have been reported in the county as of March 31, broken down by ZIP code. The ZIP codes with the highest number of cases are: 75115, 75216,...
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