Coronavirus

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 […]

Smiths Medical Announces Ventilator Training Alliance App Partnership

Via Smiths Medical Smiths Medical announced today it has joined several of the world’s other ventilator manufacturers in the Ventilator Training Alliance (VTA) to support frontline medical providers access to a centralized repository of ventilator training. The content can be found in a mobile app managed by Allego. “Smiths Medical is proud to be a […]

Medical Alley Association Thanks U.S. Representative Dean Phillips for Introducing the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act

Open-Source Release Allows Coventor to Be Produced Worldwide

Via University of Minnesota “The Coventor is one example of how universities across the country are applying their research and expertise to fight the pandemic.” “During this time, University technology transfer offices act as the bridge for new technologies to reach those who can quickly put them to work. The University of Minnesota is among […]

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Joins State Efforts to Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19

Via Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) has become the first health insurer to join the state’s latest public health initiative to slow the spread of COVID-19. More than 140 Blue Cross associates from across Blue Cross will volunteer as contact tracers for the Minnesota Department of […]

Health Care Communications In The Age Of COVID-19: Lessons From Mayo Clinic

Via Padilla “As we all know, health care media relations on a normal day can be challenging. Before COVID-19, “normal” for Mayo Clinic looked like this: 25-30 media calls per day; handled by a team of more than 20 Daily proactive media efforts (story pitching, issuing press releases and media advisories, etc.) Coordinating interviews with Mayo Clinic […]

Abbott Announces Health Canada Authorization Under the COVID-19 Interim Order and Immediate Availability of its COVID-19 Antibody Test in Canada

Via Abbott Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today it received Health Canada authorization under the COVID-19 Interim Order* for the ARCHITECT SARS-CoV-2 IgG test, a laboratory-based serology blood test for the detection of the antibody, IgG, that identifies if a person has had the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Antibody testing is an important next step to tell […]

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