Nashville’s largest hospital says it’s tired of so many patients being surprised by their bills. So Vanderbilt University Medical Center has built an online calculator that should show anyone how much they’ll owe out of pocket, at least on the most common procedures, tests and lab work.
Tennessee hospitals are now caring for more than 1,000 COVID-19 patients, eclipsing a benchmark that health and policy experts have been closely monitoring.
Later this month, Vanderbilt University Medical Center will start enlisting 1,000 volunteers for a COVID-19 vaccine trial. The university said Wednesday the vaccine was developed by Moderna Inc. in collaboration with the Vaccine Research Center of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is part of the National Institutes of Health.
A fast-tracked clinical trial exploring the potential benefits of hydroxychloroquine in treating COVID-19 has concluded as abruptly as it began.
A report out Friday from Vanderbilt University researchers shows Tennesseans’ travel activity dropped steeply after the state’s first coronavirus case was detected, even before a statewide stay-at-home order was issued.
Cost has become no object for COVID-19 testing in Tennessee, with the state government now footing the bill. But tens of thousands were swabbed for the coronavirus before that was the case. And despite Congressional mandates for health plans to cover every dollar of testing, patients are about to get stuck with some surprise bills.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is recruiting 250 volunteers who have fully recovered from COVID-19 to donate plasma for a new research study.
There’s been a lot of talk lately about whether a drug that treats malaria could also be used to treat patients with COVID-19. So, a Vanderbilt doctor is leading the trial to understand if the drug — hydroxychloroquine — has any potential.
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