COVID Vaccine From Pfizer Requires ‘Ultracold’ Storage

COVID Vaccine From Pfizer Requires ‘Ultracold’ Storage

The vaccination for COVID-19 from the biotech company, Pfizer, must be stored in “ultracold” freezers. The vaccines require temperatures between -112 to -76 degrees Fahrenheit. Connecticut has 27 acute care facilities and less than half have the “ultracold” refrigeration needed to store the highly anticipated vaccine. Some hospitals are willing to buy the necessary freezers […]

FBI Reports Most Significant Cyber Threat the US Has Ever Seen

FBI Reports Most Significant Cyber Threat the US Has Ever Seen

This has been an unprecedented year with a contentious presidential election, a global pandemic, and now a never before seen attack against the U.S. healthcare system. The FBI, on Wed. Oct. 28, 2020, confirmed cybercriminals had targeted U.S. hospitals demanding ransoms in excess of $10 million. A couple of federal agencies and the FBI state […]

Health Care Costs Vary by ZIP and Hospitals

Health Care Costs Vary by ZIP and Hospitals

While most people express sticker stock about health care costs, they are referring to obvious out of pocket things like monthly premiums, copayments and deductibles. However, the ZIP code area one lives in can have a significant impact on both premiums and cost for health care, particularly at some hospitals. Purchasing insurance and choosing a […]