covid-19

28 Days to Save the World

By Dan Purvis Project V started March 20 at Ventec Life System’s office in Greater Seattle, only three weeks and nine miles away from the first fatal cases of COVID-19 in the United States. In the time since the virus’ arrival, the number of confirmed cases across the nation has escalated to just below 20,000. 249 […]

UI Health, Chicago Medical Society and PhysIQ Collaborate to Protect Frontline COVID-19 Health Care Workers and High-Risk Patients with Advanced AI

UI Health will monitor the health of certain frontline health care workers and high-risk patients with COVID-19 who are recommended for home isolation using the pinpointIQ system comprising wearable biosensors and artificial intelligence technology The system may help mitigate a surge of hospital patients and provide early warning signs of COVID-19 exacerbation CHICAGO, IL – June […]

Return to Work Resources

Last updated July 22, 2020 July 22 Update: Minnesota Emergency Executive Order 20-81 dictates that, starting on July 25, all Minnesotans over the age of five are required to wear face coverings that cover the nose and mouth completely in indoor spaces and businesses, and anywhere social distancing is not possible for workers working outside. […]

New Airway Device Useful in COVID Era

McMurray Enhanced Airway Can Reduce Certain Patient-Provider Contact St. Paul, Minn. — June 3, 2020 — A new airway management device, the McMurray Enhanced Airway (MEA), maintains a patent airway without the need for healthcare staff to hold the patient’s head in positions that keep the airway open—physical contact that often occurs for the duration […]

Central Logic Announces Strategic Investment from Rubicon Technology Partners

Investment will accelerate growth of Central Logic’s solutions that enable health systems to orchestrate and navigate patient care to elevate outcomes. SANDY, Utah and MINNEAPOLIS, June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Central Logic, the healthcare industry’s innovator in patient orchestration and tools to accelerate access to care, has secured a strategic majority investment from Rubicon Technology Partners (“Rubicon”), a leading private equity […]

GrandPad® Introduces Connected Device Capabilities to Support Telehealth and Virtual Care for Healthcare Providers

Connected devices allow caregivers to remotely monitor well-being for older adults Orange, CA – (June 3, 2020) – GrandPad, creator of the first purpose-built tablet for people over 75, announced today the addition of connected device capabilities to its mobile device and telehealth platform to support virtual care and remote monitoring for healthcare providers. The expanded capabilities […]

Hearing Health’s Essential Role During COVID-19

Via Morning Consult “With global discussions happening on COVID-19, our first thoughts should be ones of safety and keeping people well. Hearing health care professionals are adapting to a world with COVID-19 and providing care in a different, but still safe and responsible way. Individuals with hearing loss should know that they can be seen […]

COVID-19 testing coverage a differentiator for health startup Bind

Via Bind “With Bind, premiums cover core medical services — including most diagnostic testing — with no deductible to meet first, Miller said. That means consumers with Bind coverage pay nothing to get tested for COVID-19.” “Most deductible plans, however, could not cover COVID-19 testing for consumers who had yet to meet their deductibles, Miller […]

A Handheld Device to Quickly Detect COVID-19

Via University of Minnesota “The MagiCoil starts with a tube containing tiny, magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles suspended in fluid. The nanoparticles have been coated with molecules of, for example, antibodies that recognize and stick to pieces of protein unique to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.” “The test involves adding a sample of blood or respiratory material, along […]

FDA pushes need for plasma donations, with Mayo Clinic giving registry support

Via Healthcare IT News “The registry also supports collection of antibodies, critical to enabling research into which patients may be most at risk from the disease, he said.” “To date, Mayo’s Covid program has been live since April and has treated 12,000 patients. An Institutional Review Board registers hospitals, doctors and patients and uses collected […]

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