Employers adopt new tech to help reduce impact of Covid-19 on workforce

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e-days provides businesses with data on employee self-isolation and illness System signposts virtual GP appointments, relieving pressure on NHS during lockdown Knowing which colleagues have displayed symptoms could be critical to the wider workforce London, UK: 31st March 2020: New HR tech has been released in response to COVID-19 to help employers maintain...

Health information technology’s national blueprint for COVID-19

Health information technology’s national blueprint for COVID-19 By Stuart N. Brotman It’s been ten years this month since the release of the National Broadband Plan, a 376-page document that was one of the products of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. In our current COVID-19 crisis, its Chapter 10, covering healthcare, deserves immediate and...

Justice Department accuses Anthem of Medicare fraud

A lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice against Anthem accuses the insurer of collection million of dollars by failing to delete inaccurate diagnosis codes for Medicare Advantage patients. The suit was filed on Friday by Geoffrey Berman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. The case alleges that Anthem falsely...

The New Beats Powerbeats Headphones Are Great Value

How much do you hate wires? That’s a question raised by the new Powerbeats headphones if you’re also considering the truly wireless Powerbeats Pro – because the “basic” Powerbeats are £90 cheaper at £129.95, have a longer battery life and offer the same sound quality.The trade-off is a wire that runs between...

Favipiravir works! Preliminary Clinical Studies Suggest Positive Effects on COVID-19 Patients

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Since the outbreak of COVID-19, people around the globe have been eagerly awaiting a real breakthrough on its treatment. Fortunately, a silver lining seems finally to be showing up.The virus clearance rate is a well-established golden standard assessing the clinical effectiveness of an antiviral medication. Recently, preliminary...

COVID-19 shows why we must prioritize public health surveillance funding

During a pandemic like COVID-19, one of the most important tools for public health officials is a reliable system of quickly reporting accurate data about the outbreak from communities to states and the federal government so officials can rapidly identify and implement the most effective interventions. This requires a standards-based interoperable system, which many...

Funding roundup: Element Science raises $145.6M for wearable defibrillators

The next several months will be difficult for many businesses, with the economy slowing as people attempt to mitigate exposure during the Covid-19 pandemic.  But for some startups, venture capital funding has still been trickling in since reports of the first outbreak reached the U.S. Here are a few that raised funding this...

UW Medicine CIO’s advice: Prepping IT systems for COVID-19

UW Medicine was one of the first healthcare systems on the front line of the global COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Its rapid response underscored the importance of preparing to address unique IT challenges associated with viral outbreaks.  Those challenges include the need to rapidly expand telemedicine capabilities, shifting a large portion of...

CVS Caremark adds five companies to digital health platform

Livongo, Hinge Health, and a handful of other digital health companies will join CVS Health’s platform for PBM clients. CVS announced it would add five companies to its Point Solutions Management Service, a service it launched last year to make it easier for CVS Caremark clients to contract with third-party apps and monitor...

OKI Europe Supports Busy Healthcare Environments with Launch of Smart MFP for 24/7 Performance

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Compact, secure and always available, OKI’s new MC883, A3 colour multifunction printer, helps healthcare organisations run smoothly while protecting patient confidentialityEgham, 04 March 2020 – OKI Europe has launched the MC883, a versatile A3 colour smart multifunction printer (MFP) for the busy healthcare sector where accessing patient records quickly and...
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