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What Does Your Next 2020 Look Like and Why Is It All About Design in Healthcare Today?

A few weeks ago, during a post-acquisition conversation with our new colleagues from Momentum Design Labs, I was asked by my new colleague, “what does your next 2020 look like?” It was a question we so instinctively had avoided, thinking that we are slowly past a massive healthcare-related event. But, in reality, 2020 has sparked […]

Newly Published physIQ and UI Health Study on the Efficacy of Novel COVID-19 Decompensation Index

NIH-funded DeCODe clinical study evaluates FDA-cleared AI analytics platform (pinpointIQTM) and a wearable biosensor to remotely monitor patients with COVID-19 First-in-Kind COVID-19 Decompensation Index (CDI) identifies early signs of worsening health with a lower false alarm rate compared to standard-of-care modalities Findings suggests the potential for wearable sensor-based analytics to detect exacerbation of infectious disease […]

The Great Resignation or a Great Opportunity?

Ubiquitous as conversations about Covid, almost every industry is being challenged with hiring and retaining employees right now. But there is a counter-message from companies who are successfully managing their employee retention issues. Simply put, the companies that successfully retain and gain employees have built a strong company culture and are telling that story everywhere […]

Just in Time for Holiday Shopping, GrandPad Launches Multi-Party Video Calling Through Zoom for Customers Who Purchase GrandPad Through Consumer Cellular

Simple, safe, and reliable group calling through Zoom on GrandPad will make shopping for the perfect tech gift for senior loved ones easier than ever this year MINNEAPOLIS (November 17, 2021) — The number of older adults who say they feel isolated has more than doubled since 2018, and for many, those feelings of loneliness increase during the holidays. […]

UserWise Facilitates FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Detect™ Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Test

UserWise, Inc., a San Jose, California-based Human Factors consultancy for medical products, conducted an expedited 100-participant FDA-compliant human factors study within a 3-week span to facilitate an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Detect™ COVID-19 Test for over-the-counter home use. San Jose, CA, November 08, 2021 –(– UserWise, Inc., a San Jose, California-based Human Factors consultancy […]

Purdue University and physIQ Partner to Develop a Smartwatch-based Algorithm to Detect Early Signs of Viral Infections, Including COVID-19

Early detection of viral infections may be as easy as wearing a smartwatch physIQ app embedded in watch collects physiological data as patients are monitored remotely Collaboration advances expansion of other smartwatch-based monitoring applications WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – October, 28, 2021 – Purdue University and physIQ, a leader in digital medicine, announced the co-development of a viral detection algorithm for […]

New Veterinary Startup, Transfur, Announces Funded Launch; Will Address the Complexities of Veterinary Referrals

Using artificial intelligence for a clinically efficient experience, Transfur harmonizes the process between primary and specialty veterinarians. MINNEAPOLIS, MN — October 26, 2021 — Transfur (, a comprehensive veterinary referral management platform, announced its launch this week. The company has received funding from Varsity Venture Studio, a venture studio collaboration between the University of Wisconsin-Madison, […]

Children with Mild COVID-19 May Not Develop Antibodies; Oral Vaccine Booster Shows Promise in Monkey Study

Oct 20 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that have yet to be certified by peer review. Children with mild COVID-19 may lack antibodies afterward Children who contract a mild case of COVID-19 may not develop […]

Engagement + Experience = Patient Loyalty in Health Systems

Tess MacGibbon, Director of Thought Leadership & Health Care, The Lacek Group The concept of loyalty in healthcare started popping up in niche publications around 2016 and soon gained traction in more mainstream healthcare media, including JAMA and Advisory Board. Most articles suggested looking at loyalty programs in direct-to-consumer industries as guideposts. Surprisingly, the idea […]

In Healthcare, Addiction Treatment Center Hazelden Betty Ford Sets Pace on Employee Vaccinations

CENTER CITY, Minn. – As more businesses begin to require their employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 amid a new surge in infections, the nonprofit Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation—a national addiction treatment and mental health care leader that quietly announced its vaccine requirement to staff months ago—reported today that almost 90% of its employees are […]

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