In the Know: Healthcare News for August 3, 2020

Non-COVID vaccines offer some COVID protection, Mayo Clinic reports Blue Cross of Minnesota CEO Craig Samitt, M.D., on Achieving Healthcare Transformation Through a Social Justice Lens Mayo Clinic CEO: The Pandemic Has Unleashed an Uninvited, but Necessary Chance for Health Care to Change 3M advances social justice initiatives with new leadership appointment U Of M […]

In the Know: Healthcare News for June 29, 2020

preCARDIA, Inc. Receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for Novel, Catheter Based Heart Failure Treatment FDA Approves First-Of-Its-Kind Percept™ PC Neurostimulator with BrainSense™ Technology Minnesota business groups oppose visa suspensions for foreign workers Blue Cross first MN health plan with role for expert guidance for gender care Cryosa Raises $8.25M in Fresh Financing Round 20 medical […]

In The Know: Healthcare News for June 15, 2020

Mayo Tops Newsweek’s 2020 Best Hospitals List Nuvaira Announces FDA Breakthrough Designation for AIRFLOW-3 Pivotal Trial Device HistoSonics Announces $40 Million Financing Be The Match® Appoints Amy Ronneberg as Chief Executive Officer Medtronic lands CE Mark for MiniMed 780G insulin pump Our Actions to Confront Racism and Advance Social Justice Listening, understanding, acting Capsule, a […]

Is History Repeating Itself?

Via Zipnosis “Comparisons between the 1918 pandemic and the era of COVID-19 have been happening since the outbreak began in March. With the striking similarities, it is tempting to look for clues as to how our own pandemic era will progress. Unfortunately, as epidemiologists like to say, “If you’ve seen one pandemic, you’ve seen one pandemic.” […]

Zipnosis Hires While Telehealth Visits Grow By Hundreds of Thousands

Via Minneapolis-Saint Paul Business Journal “Zipnosis is one of the Minnesota tech firms still hiring during the pandemic. It’s added 11 employees in the past six weeks, reaching a total of 42. Those new hires are mostly in positions like customer support, though some new marketers were hired as well.” “The telehealth company has 51 health system […]

Health Tech to the Rescue: Combatting COVID-19 with Virtual Care and Predictive Analytics

Via 4Sight Health “The Zipnosis platform categorizes patients completing the 11 COVID-related questions into five risk groups. Of the 192,915 patients screened in March:” 14% were asymptomatic/low risk with no need for an in-person visit or test. 7.5% were asymptomatic/high risk. 4.3% were asymptomatic but had exposure risk. 7.5% had a cough only. 66.6% were […]

In the Know: Healthcare News for May 4, 2020

The Amplatzer Piccolo Occluder is a winner of Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards Health Care Industry Veteran Jodi Hubler Named President of Bind Bright Health Names Mike Mikan as CEO COVID-19 Proves Telemedicine Is the Future of Health Care M Health Fairview rolls out curbside care Prospero Health Partners With GrandPad to Improve […]

Maintaining Engagement: The Role of Virtual Communication During and After the COVID-19 Crisis

By Hal Grey, Principal Consultant, Medtech2Market Takeaways from the Medical Alley Association’s virtual roundtable with medical device and telehealth company participants. Over 70% of healthcare providers (HCPs) use telemedicine tools for clinician guidance or education, patient interactions such as e-visits, remote patient monitoring, or information sharing through patient portals. Only 12% of European medical device companies use […]

Minnesota’s Angel Tax Credit Alumni Give Back in Fight Against COVID-19

Alumni of the Minnesota Angel Tax Credit Program (ATCP) are working to fight COVID-19 in novel and critical ways. Here are some of the ways alumni of the program are pivoting their resources to combat COVID-19: The CDC is encouraging the expanded use of telehealth tools in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and Zipnosis, a […]

The Value of Telemedicine During a Global Pandemic

The CDC is encouraging the liberal use of telehealth tools in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Telehealth technology, originally designed to give patients who live far from a provider reliable access to care, is now being used much more widely as a way to screen and diagnose patients without risking the spread of COVID-19 through […]

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