Posts in Category: COVID-19

UCSF cardiologist on how COVID hurts the heart 

Although COVID-19 initially presented as a respiratory disease that primarily affects lung function, doctors have learned over the past eight months that serious short- and long-term effects on the heart are all too common.

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Posted by Jana Ballinger 12/03/2020 Categories: COVID-19

MedAxiom turns to online platform for fall conference 

After pivoting to virtual for its spring CV TransForum, MedAxiom has decided to also hold its fall conference online—complete with opportunities for leaders and industry innovators to connect and exchange ideas and solutions for transforming cardiovascular care.

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Posted by Jana Ballinger 09/24/2020 Categories: COVID-19

Clients in the News: Testing a ‘Dr. Spot’ robot, using AI to triage COVID-19 patients, and more  

Client partners continue to pioneer new ways of fighting COVID-19 with Brigham and Women’s in Boston testing a robot built by MIT to monitor vital signs, and researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital developing an AI-based tool to help triage patients. Plus, more stories about innovation from RWJBarnabas, UCLA Health, Stanford Health Care, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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Posted by Jana Ballinger 09/03/2020 Categories: Clients in the News COVID-19

COVID-19 report puts focus on data interoperability  

Enhanced interoperability is key to containing COVID-19, according to a report from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, which has a list of recommendations for providers, clinical laboratories, and healthcare IT developers to improve patient data exchange and compatibility of disparate hospital systems.

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Posted by Jana Ballinger 08/06/2020 Categories: COVID-19 Interoperability

Mass General Brigham study says ‘masks work’  

A strict masking policy resulted in markedly lower COVID-19 rates among healthcare workers, according to a new paper published in JAMA.

Researchers tracked infection rates at Boston’s Mass General Brigham health system after a plan to require surgical masks was announced in March 2020.

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Posted by Jana Ballinger 07/22/2020 Categories: Clients in the News COVID-19

Clients in the News: Brigham and Women’s, Tenet, UCHealth and more  

In recent COVID-19 developments, Brigham and Women’s has aided MIT in the development of an easy-to-sterilize silicone mask that’s as good as the N95, Tenet is reporting a dramatic rebound in patient volume, and UCHealth is offering up its expertise to the public amid the ongoing pandemic. Keep reading for these and other examples of client partners in the spotlight.

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Posted by Jana Ballinger 07/16/2020 Categories: Clients in the News COVID-19