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.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital helps MIT create silicone mask with N95 filter for easy sterilization
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have designed a silicone mask that is as effective as an N95 mask, but easier to sterilize so it can be used multiple times. (CBS Boston)
Tenet cites dramatic rebound of patient volume post COVID-19 slump
Dallas-based Tenet told investors patient volumes at its hospitals have dramatically ramped back up following steep declines throughout March and April. Hospital surgeries, which were down 55% in April compared to pre-COVID-19 levels, returned to about 95% pre-COVID levels during the first half of June. (Healthcare Dive)
UCHealth offers staff's expert views to the public amid pandemic
Recognizing the need to share important and current information with the public during the coronavirus pandemic, Aurora, Colo.-based UCHealth has been sharing content for news outlets featuring videos and interview clips on its new newsroom site. (UCHealth News Service)
Prepared in Raleigh: 8 lessons WakeMed learned from the coronavirus pandemic
Raleigh, North Carolina–based WakeMed did not have to increase bed capacity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the health system learned the following eight key lessons and positioned itself to respond to a potential second wave of infections, a pair of clinical leaders from the organization says. (Health Leaders Media)
Mount Sinai receives Microsoft grant for COVID-19 data science center
The Mount Sinai Health System has received a grant from Microsoft AI for Health that will support a new data science center representing expertise in care delivery, health sciences, and artificial intelligence, and digital engineering. (Health IT Analytics)
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