A new online tool helps groups find organizations that can provide high-need products or services.
Getting the right medical equipment to the people who need it has a heightened importance in the era of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Golden Valley-based Medical Alley Association, a trade group for the state’s health care and medical companies, saw an opportunity to help connect groups with supplies or services to organizations that needed either or both.
About a week ago, Medical Alley launched the Covid-19 Resource Connect on its website. Companies or organizations can fill out a simple questionnaire indicating if they need products or services or if they can provide or manufacture products or services.
“We thought we could move very quickly to start to identify needs and get people directly connected,” said Shaye Mandle, Medical Alley’s president and CEO.
“One of the great examples is we were able to reach out to Boston Scientific and they were able to pull eight ventilators out of their testing lab,” said Mandle. “They worked with Fairview on decontaminating them and getting them over to Fairview.”
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