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Let’s Talk About You: COVID-19 Self-Care Tips for Caregivers

Via McKnight’s Long-Term Care News “Providing care for an older adult with a chronic illness or a disabling condition can provide a sense of fulfillment, meaning and purpose. Unfortunately, along with fulfillment, research shows caregiving is also associated with elevated levels of depression and anxiety, higher use of psychoactive medications and compromised immune function. And over half […]

UnitedHealth Group, Microsoft Partner On Coronavirus ‘Return To Work’ Venture

Via Forbes “The protocol works like this: employees would download the ProtectWell app and answer a series of questions every day, UnitedHealth and Microsoft say. It also offers the ability of employers to include their own questions for workers.” “’They are then either cleared to go to work, so that all employees know their colleagues […]

Health IT and the COVID19 Pandemic

Via Datica “There are a set of technologies that solve common problems and support similar needs. In effect, these solutions play a supporting role and are the foundation for all other categories listed above. Of particular importance are interoperability and native cloud computing functionality. This powerful combination provides the data which fuels individual applications, supports […]

Early indicators: Investigational convalescent plasma is safe for patients with COVID-19

Via Mayo Clinic News Network “Mayo Clinic and collaborators today reported safety data on the first 5,000 hospitalized patients transfused with investigational convalescent plasma as part of the Food and Drug Administration’s national Expanded Access Program (EAP) for COVID-19. The early indicators suggest experimental convalescent plasma is safe in treating severely ill patients. At this time, convalescent plasma […]

TÜV SÜD Focuses Efforts on Device and Diagnostics Projects

Via TÜV SÜD “The COVID-19 pandemic is evolving daily, with effects going far beyond the directly affected areas with outbreaks. During this time, the safety and well-being of our colleagues and clients is our highest priority. Through our contingency plans, TÜV SÜD is committed to minimising the impact to all clients while considering the relevant […]

Philips receives FDA clearance for the use of its ultrasound portfolio to manage COVID-19-related lung and cardiac complications

Via Philips Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market a wide range of its ultrasound solutions for the management of COVID-19-related lung and cardiac complications. Handheld and portable ultrasound solutions in particular have […]

ABBOTT RECEIVES FDA EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION FOR COVID-19 MOLECULAR TEST ON NEW ALINITY™ M SYSTEM

Via Abbott Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the company’s molecular test for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for use on its new Alinity™ m molecular laboratory instrument. Abbott is in the process of launching the Alinity m system to U.S. customers. The Alinity m […]

Thermo Fisher Scientific Response to COVID-19 Expands to Include New Serology Test

Via Mayo Clinic News Network Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO), the world leader in serving science, announced it will expand its response to the COVID-19 pandemic by developing a total antibodies test in collaboration with WuXi Diagnostics and Mayo Clinic. The new test is the result of ongoing collaboration between all three organizations, including clinical […]

UnitedHealth Group has paid out $23.8M in emergency child care benefits due to COVID-19. Here’s why

Via Fierce Healthcare “UnitedHealth Group has paid out $23.8 million through the program, accounting for 238,000 days of child care to date.” “Jaime Erickson, vice president of benefit administration and employee experience at UnitedHealth Group, told FierceHealthcare the organization previously offered child care and eldercare benefits to its employees. But the unique challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic meant […]

Why Integrity is the Economy’s No. 1 Concern Right Now

Via West Monroe Partners “This economic crisis is not just about how you weather the storm financially, but whether you demonstrate integrity and have all intentions of keeping your promises. For our capitalistic society, that means a selfless responsibility and commitment to transparency and communication with your stakeholders. Each of our stakeholder groups, and the […]

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