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A well researched and compiled collection of curated articles that contain information about COVID-19 such as guidelines from CDC, facts and general information as well as news from around the world.

COVID-19: Readjusting Clinical Trials

Radhika Narayanan Wednesday, Sep 2, 2020
COVID-19: Readjusting Clinical Trials

Scientific research has been significantly disrupted because of COVID-19. The ability to conduct clinical trials in a safe and effective manner has been affected. Thousands of clinical trials have

Potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by UPMC, Pitt

Mary John Friday, May 29, 2020
Potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by UPMC, Pitt

There is a potential vaccine for COVID-19, doctors and researchers from UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh announced Thursday.Read on wpxi.com

#broadbandtest

Anurup Sree Saturday, Apr 25, 2020
#broadbandtest

Broadband connectivity is crucial for access to the modern economy, as well as engagement in contemporary civic and political life. Without adequate study of the availability of broadband

Quantifies shifts in physical movement in different sectors pre and post social distancing restrictions

Anurup Sree Saturday, Apr 25, 2020
Quantifies shifts in physical movement in different sectors pre and post social distancing restrictions

As the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak continues to disrupt and alter our lives, we’re helping quantify shifts in movement and are providing some insight into what’s happened thus far, now with data

US Health Weather Map by Kinsa

Anurup Sree Saturday, Apr 25, 2020
US Health Weather Map by Kinsa

Real-time map of influenza-like illness in the United States.Read on healthweather.us

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) - Statistics and Research

Anurup Sree Saturday, Apr 25, 2020
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) - Statistics and Research

Country-by-country data and research on the pandemic. Updated daily.Read on ourworldindata.org

What do we know about the risk of dying from COVID-19?

Anurup Sree Saturday, Apr 25, 2020
What do we know about the risk of dying from COVID-19?

If someone is infected with COVID-19, how likely is that person to die? We look closer at the metrics used to discuss mortality risk, and what we can and cannot say from the available data.Read on

Digital Nation Data Explorer

Anurup Sree Saturday, Apr 25, 2020
Digital Nation Data Explorer

Data Explorer enables easy tracking of metrics about computer and Internet use over time. Simply choose a metric of interest from the drop-down menu. The default Map mode depicts percentages by state,

Worst Connected Cities 2018

Anurup Sree Saturday, Apr 25, 2020
Worst Connected Cities 2018

In 221 large and medium-size U.S. cities, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census, at least 30% of all households still lacked a wireline broadband connection in 2018.They are NDIA’s Worst

Broadband Research Base

Anurup Sree Saturday, Apr 25, 2020
Broadband Research Base

This dataset of academic and practitioner research on the impact of broadband access and use was made possible by a partnership with the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program. NDIA has

Census - Table Results

Anurup Sree Saturday, Apr 25, 2020
Census - Table Results

Health Care and Social Assistance: Summary Statistics for the U.S., States, and Selected Geographies: 2017 Survey/Program: Economic CensusYears: 2017Table: EC1762BASICAnnual Survey of

LitCovid - NCBI - NLM - NIH

Anurup Sree Saturday, Apr 25, 2020
LitCovid - NCBI - NLM - NIH

LitCovid is a unique web system for tracking the most recent publications and literature about the 2019 Coronavirus (2019-nCov,SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19) outbreak. LitCovid is the most comprehensive

COVID-19 Symptom checking and triage

Anurup Sree Saturday, Apr 25, 2020
COVID-19 Symptom checking and triage

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. Read on cdc.gov

Use of Rapid Online Surveys to Assess People's Perceptions During Infectious Disease Outbreaks: A Cross-sectional Survey on COVID-19

Anurup Sree Saturday, Apr 25, 2020
Use of Rapid Online Surveys to Assess People's Perceptions During Infectious Disease Outbreaks: A Cross-sectional Survey on COVID-19

Journal of Medical Internet Research - International Scientific Journal for Medical Research, Information and Communication on the InternetRead on jmir.org

Emergence of a Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Protocol for Extending Surveillance Used by the Royal College of General Practitioners Research and Surveillance Centre and Public Health England

Anurup Sree Saturday, Apr 25, 2020
Emergence of a Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Protocol for Extending Surveillance Used by the Royal College of General Practitioners Research and Surveillance Centre and Public Health England

A multidisciplinary journal that focuses on public health and technology, public health informatics, mass media campaigns, surveillance, and innovation in public health practice and research. Also

Misinformation of COVID-19 on the Internet: Infodemiology Study

Anurup Sree Saturday, Apr 25, 2020
Misinformation of COVID-19 on the Internet: Infodemiology Study

A multidisciplinary journal that focuses on public health and technology, public health informatics, mass media campaigns, surveillance, and innovation in public health practice and research. Also

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCE CENTER

Anurup Sree Saturday, Apr 25, 2020
CORONAVIRUS RESOURCE CENTER

Johns Hopkins experts in global public health, infectious disease, and emergency preparedness have been at the forefront of the international response to COVID-19.Read on coronavirus.jhu.edu

CoEpi: Community Epidemiology in Action

Anurup Sree Saturday, Apr 25, 2020
CoEpi: Community Epidemiology in Action

Together, we can slow the spread of transmissible diseases like COVID-19, colds, and the flu.Read on coepi.org

COVID-19 Technology & Services Solutions Guide - KLAS Report

Anurup Sree Saturday, Apr 25, 2020
COVID-19 Technology & Services Solutions Guide  - KLAS Report

To our provider friends:You need solutions and you need them fast. We have asked the vendor community to share what they are 2020Read on klasresearch.com

COVID Community Vulnerability Map

Anurup Sree Saturday, Apr 25, 2020
COVID Community Vulnerability Map

This map allows you to search and drill down into communities to view populations most vulnerable for severe outcomes if infected with a COVID-like virus and the socioeconomic factors driving that

Telemedicine amid COVID-19

Anurup Sree Saturday, Apr 25, 2020
Telemedicine amid COVID-19

Telemedicine and technology are crucial ways to deliver care and keep our health care workers, patients and vulnerable populations safe, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This discussion is

Health Justice Strategies To Combat COVID-19: Protecting Vulnerable Communities During A Pandemic

Anurup Sree Saturday, Apr 25, 2020
Health Justice Strategies To Combat COVID-19: Protecting Vulnerable Communities During A Pandemic

Federal, state and local governments are struggling to identify best practices for controlling the spread of COVID-19 while minimizing the negative effects of sweeping

TriNetX Readies its RealWorld Data Platform and Global Network of Healthcare Organizations to Support COVID-19 Clinical Research -

Anurup Sree Saturday, Apr 25, 2020
TriNetX Readies its RealWorld Data Platform and Global Network of Healthcare Organizations to Support COVID-19 Clinical Research -

COVID-19 Clinical Data Now Available in the TriNetX Network, Enabling Rapid Monitoring to Study Efficacy and Safety of Fast-Tracked Therapies at Global ScaleRead on trinetx.com

Pandemic Response Hackathon

Anurup Sree Saturday, Apr 25, 2020
Pandemic Response Hackathon

Looking for a way to help with #COVID19 response? Join me at the Pandemic Response Hackathon to build something that will make a difference. #hackCOVID19 #pandemicresponse #hackathonRead on

COVID-19 Open Research Dataset Challenge (CORD-19)

Anurup Sree Friday, Apr 24, 2020
 COVID-19 Open Research Dataset Challenge (CORD-19)

Download Open Datasets on 1000s of Projects + Share Projects on One Platform. Explore Popular Topics Like Government, Sports, Medicine, Fintech, Food, More. Flexible Data Ingestion.Read on kaggle.com

Call to Action to the Tech Community on New Machine Readable COVID-19 Dataset

Anurup Sree Friday, Apr 24, 2020
Call to Action to the Tech Community on New Machine Readable COVID-19 Dataset

Today, researchers and leaders from the Allen Institute for AI, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), Georgetown University’s Center for Security and EmergingRead on whitehouse.gov

CSSEGISandData/COVID-19

Anurup Sree Friday, Apr 24, 2020
CSSEGISandData/COVID-19

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases, provided by JHU CSSE - CSSEGISandData/COVID-19Read on github.com

Coronavirus COVID-19 (2019-nCoV)

Anurup Sree Friday, Apr 24, 2020
Coronavirus COVID-19 (2019-nCoV)

COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins UniversityRead on arcgis.com

LIVE BLOG: R&D response to COVID-19 pandemic

Anurup Sree Friday, Apr 24, 2020
LIVE BLOG: R&D response to COVID-19 pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is disrupting universities and research institutes across the world. But the same institutions are also working very hard to find out how the disease can be stopped and its

Frontline Immune Support for NHS Staff

Radhika Narayanan Friday, Apr 24, 2020
Frontline Immune Support for NHS Staff

WHO ~ The Frontline Immune Support Team was founded to make available some of the best quality immune supportive supplements on the market to help keep those on the NHS frontline resilient and strong.

The COVID Tracking Project

Anurup Sree Friday, Apr 24, 2020
The COVID Tracking Project

The COVID Tracking Project collects and publishes the most complete testing data available for US states and territories.Read on covidtracking.com

Health Evolution - Health Evolution’s curated hub of actionable advice being posted around the web to help our community separate signal from noise.

Anurup Sree Thursday, Apr 23, 2020
Health Evolution - Health Evolution’s curated hub of actionable advice being posted around the web to help our community separate signal from noise.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, health care provider, payer and life sciences CEOs’ time is more constrained than ever.  With so much noise it can be hard

IHME

Renjisha KP Thursday, Apr 23, 2020
IHME

Explore hospital bed use, need for intensive care beds, and ventilator use due to COVID-19 based on projected deathsRead on covid19.healthdata.org

COVID-19 Global Clinical Knowledge Base

Renjisha KP Thursday, Apr 23, 2020
COVID-19 Global Clinical Knowledge Base

Source: NYC Health Topics: Infection Control, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Outpatient 2019 Novel

Life after COVID19: What Will Change? -

Radhika Narayanan Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020
Life after COVID19: What Will Change? -

The news is ripe with information surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. We saw the number of confirmed cases is plummeting in countries like South Korea. In a surprise move, Apple and Google teamed up to

Can Health Sensors Help Prevent A Coronavirus Infection?

Radhika Narayanan Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020
Can Health Sensors Help Prevent A Coronavirus Infection?

It has almost become a meme to state that your smartphone is more powerful than the computer aboard Apollo 11 that helped men land on the Moon. In fact, your phone probably boasts over 100,000 times

Effectively managing and tracking healthcare facility visitors and vendors during the COVID-19 pandemic

Radhika Narayanan Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020
Effectively managing and tracking healthcare facility visitors and vendors during the COVID-19 pandemic

Managing your vendors and visitors may have been simple at one time, but no longer. In this guest post, Julie Walker, senior VP and general manager of a company that provides healthcare facilities

Short on PPE During COVID-19? Here are Solutions

Radhika Narayanan Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020
Short on PPE During COVID-19? Here are Solutions

Many hospitals around the world are facing shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as N95 masks and face shields, to treat COVID-19 patients. Two research teams have come up with

Coronavirus: Additional federal funds to support hospitals announced

Radhika Narayanan Monday, Apr 20, 2020
Coronavirus: Additional federal funds to support hospitals announced

COVID-19's long-term impact on acute and post-acute care is more detailed documentation and a greater emphasis on event notification services to track care progression, says Nick Knowlton, vice

COVID-19, Telemedicine and Mental Health

Radhika Narayanan Monday, Apr 20, 2020
COVID-19, Telemedicine and Mental Health

Title: Radiology Management, ICU Management, Healthcare IT, Cardiology Management, Executive ManagementExcerpt: Locked-down America has been converted to a country gravely in need of virtual therapy

CDC plans to roll out app in May to speed up COVID-19 case reporting

Radhika Narayanan Monday, Apr 20, 2020
CDC plans to roll out app in May to speed up COVID-19 case reporting

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) plans to roll out an app in May that will accelerate electronic case reporting of COVID-19 cases. The app, based on Fast Healthcare

Cybersecurity in the time of COVID-19

Radhika Narayanan Friday, Apr 17, 2020
Cybersecurity in the time of COVID-19

The pandemic has highlighted the importance of cybersecurity and digital transformation, argues Dr Charles Alessi, chief clinical officer at HIMSS.Read on healthcareitnews.com

COVID-19 Experience of Italian GPs

Radhika Narayanan Friday, Apr 17, 2020
COVID-19 Experience of Italian GPs

As of 8 April, Italy was the most COVID-19-affected country in Europe. Of 135 000 confirmed cases over 6,000 were health care professionals, and 94 of those have died, the authors of the study

MedPAC’s Recommendations to CMS Stir Controversy; Premier and NAACOS Take Opposite Stances

Radhika Narayanan Friday, Apr 17, 2020
MedPAC’s Recommendations to CMS Stir Controversy; Premier and NAACOS Take Opposite Stances

The recommendations this week of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), the independent congressional agency established to advise the U.S. Congress on issues affecting the Medicare

The Latest HHS, CMS, and OCR Funding and Regulatory Changes In Response to COVID-19

Shahid Shah Saturday, Apr 11, 2020
The Latest HHS, CMS, and OCR Funding and Regulatory Changes In Response to COVID-19

$100 billion fund in the CARES Act to help out medical practices is starting to be direct deposited into organization’s accounts:If you’re eligible for these payments, you can find details for the

How Germany Leveraged Digital Health to Combat COVID19 -

Radhika Narayanan Friday, Apr 10, 2020
How Germany Leveraged Digital Health to Combat COVID19 -

If you take a look at the number of novel coronavirus cases, you will notice that Germany ranks among the top in terms of most cases. Now, if you take a closer look, you will see that the number of

Coronavirus: What the $2 trillion stimulus could mean for your hospital

Radhika Narayanan Friday, Apr 10, 2020
Coronavirus: What the $2 trillion stimulus could mean for your hospital

It covers treatment of uninsured patients for COVID-19. Relaxed Medicare guidelines mean hospitals will be reimbursed at Medicare rates for treating uninsured patients for the virus (e.g., those that

Dealing with N95 Mask Shortages

Radhika Narayanan Tuesday, Apr 7, 2020
Dealing with N95 Mask Shortages

Several projects are addressing the problem of N95 mask shortages in hospitals due to the unfolding COVID-19 crisis. Two initiatives look into the options to safely reuse the masks and one connects

Coronavirus (covid-19): Latest news and resources

Mary John Monday, Apr 6, 2020
Coronavirus (covid-19): Latest news and resources

This page collects all BMJ coverage of the coronavirus outbreak from across the BMJ's journals and learning resources. All articles and resources are freely available.What you need to know|Latest

Hospitals Have Left Many COVID-19 Patients Who Don’t Speak English Alone, Confused and Without Proper Care — ProPublica

Mary John Monday, Apr 6, 2020
Hospitals Have Left Many COVID-19 Patients Who Don’t Speak English Alone, Confused and Without Proper Care — ProPublica

One medical worker told us: “It takes 10 minutes of sitting on the phone to get an interpreter, and that’s valuable time when you’re inundated. So this utilitarian calculus kicks in. And the patients

Trump Administration Makes Sweeping Regulatory Changes to Help U.S. Healthcare System Address COVID-19 Patient Surge

Mary John Monday, Apr 6, 2020
Trump Administration Makes Sweeping Regulatory Changes to Help U.S. Healthcare System Address COVID-19 Patient Surge

At President Trump’s direction, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today is issuing an unprecedented array of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to equip the American

Digital Health Apps to Use During the COVID19 Quarantine -

Radhika Narayanan Monday, Apr 6, 2020
Digital Health Apps to Use During the COVID19 Quarantine -

While most of us are experiencing our very first pandemic, we are simultaneously living in an ongoing “infodemic”. The latter refers to the widespread misinformation circulating on the web around the

COVID-19 Crisis Triggers More HIPAA Policy Changes

Radhika Narayanan Monday, Apr 6, 2020
COVID-19 Crisis Triggers More HIPAA Policy Changes

In the latest move to relax certain HIPAA requirements during the COVID-19 crisis, federal regulators Thursday paved the way for business associates to shareRead on healthcareinfosecurity.com

United Health Foundation donates $5 million to support organizations helping the homeless during COVID-19 emergency

Radhika Narayanan Monday, Apr 6, 2020
United Health Foundation donates $5 million to support organizations helping the homeless during COVID-19 emergency

The United Health Foundation has pledged $5 million to support three organizations that help the homeless and those who are food insecure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the $5 million, $2.5 million

Premier, Resilinc launch online exchange to track medical supply during COVID-19 crisis

Radhika Narayanan Monday, Apr 6, 2020
Premier, Resilinc launch online exchange to track medical supply during COVID-19 crisis

With growing concern of shortages for personal protective equipment and other supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic, Premier has teamed up with supply chain mapping and disruption monitoring services

COVID-19: The Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines

Radhika Narayanan Monday, Apr 6, 2020
COVID-19: The Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is causing rapidly spreading illness, and COVID-19 has now affected thousands of people around the world. Clinicians are in urgent need

World’s Largest COVID-19 Clinical Trial

Radhika Narayanan Monday, Apr 6, 2020
World’s Largest COVID-19 Clinical Trial

The trial began on 19 March, and has been progressing rapidly – 9 days for first protocol to first patient and 13 days to reach 500 patients, while around 1,000 patients from 132 different hospitals

HIPAA Enforcement Discretion for HIPAA Business Associates to Share Health Data with Public Health Organizations

Shahid Shah Friday, Apr 3, 2020
HIPAA Enforcement Discretion for HIPAA Business Associates to Share Health Data with Public Health Organizations

OCR (Office for Civil Rights) inside of HHS which is in charge of HIPAA enforcement has issued another notice of enforcement discretion. Roger Severino, OCR Director, announced that OCR will exercise

A YouTube channel to train healthcare personnel on COVID-19

Prathitha CB Thursday, Apr 2, 2020
A YouTube channel to train healthcare personnel on COVID-19

How must health officials conduct contact tracing when a person has tested positive for COVID-19? What is the correct and safest way to ferry a patient with the virus to the hospital? These are

The SANER Project

Mary John Thursday, Apr 2, 2020
The SANER Project

DescriptionThe Situation Awareness for Novel Epidemic Response Project a.k.a, the SANER Project was launched by Audacious Inquiry in response to concerns from public health departments, health

Postacute Care Preparedness for COVID-19

Shahid Shah Wednesday, Apr 1, 2020
Postacute Care Preparedness for COVID-19

This Viewpoint discusses the second surge of COVID-19 patients on postacute care facilities and offers suggestions on how the medical community and policy makers should prepare by ensuring adequate

Major CMS Waivers and Regulatory Changes During COVID-19 Pandemic

Shahid Shah Wednesday, Apr 1, 2020
Major CMS Waivers and Regulatory Changes During COVID-19 Pandemic

Yesterday, CMS announced an unprecedented level of Blanket Waivers and Regulatory changes to allow healthcare organizations to better deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Many states had requested these

Medtronic Shares Ventilation Design Specifications to Accelerate Efforts to Increase Global Ventilator Production

Mary John Wednesday, Apr 1, 2020
Medtronic Shares Ventilation Design Specifications to Accelerate Efforts to Increase Global Ventilator Production

DUBLIN, March 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --   Medtronic plc  (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced it is publicly sharing the design specifications for the Puritan

$200 Million COVID-19 Telehealth Program from FCC as Part of CARES Act

Shahid Shah Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020
$200 Million COVID-19 Telehealth Program from FCC as Part of CARES Act

This weekend we covered some of the billions of healthcare funding that was included in the CARES Act. One area of CARES Act funding we didn’t highlight for healthcare was $200 million in COVID-19

Readers share their stories of how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting them

Radhika Narayanan Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020
Readers share their stories of how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting them

We asked for your experiences during the coronavirus public health emergency, and you've responded. Here are some of our readers' experiences so far.Read on healthcareitnews.com

New York seeks volunteers for COVID-19 tech SWAT team

Radhika Narayanan Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020
New York seeks volunteers for COVID-19 tech SWAT team

The state hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis is assembling new squads of technology companies and skilled IT professionals to "accelerate and amplify" its response to the coronavirus outbreak, and is

New Solutions to Face Mask Shortages

Radhika Narayanan Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020
New Solutions to Face Mask Shortages

With the deficit in vital mask supplies rapidly increasing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers around the world are developing alternative solutions. Read on healthmanagement.org

Medical Equipment Deficit and Provision During Pandemic

Radhika Narayanan Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020
Medical Equipment Deficit and Provision During Pandemic

With nearly 355,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases globally (as of 23 March), hospitals are struggling to continue operations with limited or unavailable supplies, such as personal protective equipment

Cardiac Care and COVID19 - Important Questions Answered

Radhika Narayanan Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020
Cardiac Care and COVID19 - Important Questions Answered

Maddalena Lettino of San Gerardo Hospital, Monza (Italy) answers some important questions regarding cardiology patients, cardiac care and COVID-19 in the new series of podcasts by the European Society

Apple releases COVID-19 screening tool, resource guide

Radhika Narayanan Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020
Apple releases COVID-19 screening tool, resource guide

This morning Apple became the next tech giant to jump into the coronavirus resource space, with the launch of its COVID-19 website and corresponding app. The new site, which serves as both a

Medtronic is sharing its portable ventilator design specifications and code for free to all

Mary John Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020
Medtronic is sharing its portable ventilator design specifications and code for free to all

Healthcare and biomedical engineering company Medtronic was in the news recently because Tesla CEO Elon Musk had discussions with the company about the automaker’s potential plans to build ventilator

Checklist for hospitals preparing for the reception and care of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) patients

Radhika Narayanan Monday, Mar 30, 2020
Checklist for hospitals preparing for the reception and care of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) patients

This document supports the public health preparedness planning for hospitals with regard to novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This checklist is based on the current knowledge of the

The man who hoarded 17,700 bottles of hand sanitiser has donated them

Radhika Narayanan Monday, Mar 30, 2020
The man who hoarded 17,700 bottles of hand sanitiser has donated them

A Tennessee man who became a subject of national scorn after stockpiling 17,700 bottles of hand sanitiser donated all of the supplies Sunday just as the Tennessee attorney general’s office began

For the greater good: Jack Ma to donate 1.8 mn masks, protective suits and other aid to poor Asian countries

Radhika Narayanan Monday, Mar 30, 2020
For the greater good: Jack Ma to donate 1.8 mn masks, protective suits and other aid to poor Asian countries

Jack Mas philanthropic efforts during these times are truly commendable. Read on economictimes.indiatimes.com

Coronavirus: Brussels hospital calls for donations to buy life-saving ventilators

Radhika Narayanan Monday, Mar 30, 2020
Coronavirus: Brussels hospital calls for donations to buy life-saving ventilators

One of Belgium’s best-equipped hospitals to treat patients infected with the new coronavirus (Covid-19) has launched a call for donations to buy life-saving ventilators. “Our hospital is making

As The Pandemic Spreads, Will There Be Enough Ventilators?

Radhika Narayanan Monday, Mar 30, 2020
As The Pandemic Spreads, Will There Be Enough Ventilators?

In severe cases of COVID-19, as lungs become inflamed, membranes that transfer oxygen into the blood can become blocked. Some hospitalized patients need mechanical breathing support to recover.Read on

Diagnostic devices authorized for for use against coronavirus (COVID-19) - Canada.ca

Radhika Narayanan Monday, Mar 30, 2020
Diagnostic devices authorized for for use against coronavirus (COVID-19) - Canada.ca

Searchable list from Health Canada of all diagnostic devices approved for use against COVID-19 (coronavirus). Updated daily.Read on canada.ca

Anand Mahindra Offers to Provide Ventilators, Opens up Resorts for Coronavirus Care Facility

Radhika Narayanan Monday, Mar 30, 2020
Anand Mahindra Offers to Provide Ventilators, Opens up Resorts for Coronavirus Care Facility

On Janata Curfew, The Mahindra Group chairman took to Twitter and wrote that there was an immediate need to create 'scores of temporary care facilities' to deal with the crisis.Read on news18.com

Donating COVID-19 supplies

Mary John Monday, Mar 30, 2020
Donating COVID-19 supplies

Kaiser Permanente is humbled by the outpouring of support we have received from our communities and business partners to help source additional supplies.Read on about.kaiserpermanente.org

Inside WhatsApp, Instagram and TikTok, a race to build COVID-19 tools

Mary John Monday, Mar 30, 2020
Inside WhatsApp, Instagram and TikTok, a race to build COVID-19 tools

WHO teamed up with social platforms that have become the de facto emergency response networks in the face of crisis.Read on protocol.com

FDA approves technology to sterilize masks at full capacity in Ohio, other states

Mary John Monday, Mar 30, 2020
FDA approves technology to sterilize masks at full capacity in Ohio, other states

Youngstown, Ohio's #1 Locally owned, locally connected television news station.Read on wfmj.com

PREP Act Immunity from Liability for COVID-19 Related Medical Equipment

Radhika Narayanan Monday, Mar 30, 2020
PREP Act Immunity from Liability for COVID-19 Related Medical Equipment

Everyone wants to help by providing necessary equipment to the COVID-19 frontline: hospitals, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers battling COVID-19 need ventilators, masks, gowns and other

Medicare coverage and payment of telehealth, telemedicine, and virtual services

Shahid Shah Sunday, Mar 29, 2020
Medicare coverage and payment of telehealth, telemedicine, and virtual services

Telehealth, telemedicine, and related terms generally refer to the exchange of medical information from one site to another through electronic communication to improve a patient’s health. Innovative

Inside Look at Using Telemedicine During COVID-19 Pandemic

Shahid Shah Sunday, Mar 29, 2020
Inside Look at Using Telemedicine During COVID-19 Pandemic

The AAFP recently updated its guidance on using telehealth to specifically address caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Members can also exchange information on virtual visits via a new

Guidance on class 1 medical devices

Radhika Narayanan Friday, Mar 27, 2020
Guidance on class 1 medical devices

This guidance applies to manufacturers of class I medical devices, including accessories but excluding devices intended for clinical investigation and custom-made devices If you are a manufacturer or

Regulatory status of equipment being used to help prevent coronavirus (COVID-19)

Radhika Narayanan Friday, Mar 27, 2020
Regulatory status of equipment being used to help prevent coronavirus (COVID-19)

There are different regulations which apply to devices and equipment including hand gels and PPE (personal protective equipment) Read on gov.uk

Apollo Group is using free AI-based app and telehealth to battle coronavirus

Mary John Friday, Mar 27, 2020
Apollo Group is using free AI-based app and telehealth to battle coronavirus

The app called Apollo247 has a bot which analyses where the user stands with regard to coronavirus and guides whether one needs medical attention or notRead on yourstory.com

Millions Of Older Americans Live In Counties With No ICU Beds As Pandemic Intensifies

Radhika Narayanan Friday, Mar 27, 2020
Millions Of Older Americans Live In Counties With No ICU Beds As Pandemic Intensifies

A Kaiser Health News analysis shows that counties with ICUs average one ICU bed for every 1,300 older residents, those most at risk for needing hospitalization.Read on khn.org

Top 5 Tributes to COVID-19 Healthcare Staff from Around Globe

Radhika Narayanan Thursday, Mar 26, 2020
Top 5 Tributes to COVID-19 Healthcare Staff from Around Globe

The epicentre of COVID-19 may have shifted from Asia to Europe, and governments around the world might be supporting businesses and citizens with fiscalRead on healthmanagement.org

A plea from doctors in Italy: Treat more COVID-19 patients at home

Shahid Shah Thursday, Mar 26, 2020
A plea from doctors in Italy: Treat more COVID-19 patients at home

Hospitals “are themselves becoming sources of [coronavirus] infection,” with Covid-19 patients transmitting infections to other patients, one doctor said.A dozen physicians at the epicenter of Italy’s

5 Coronavirus Facts to Use on Anyone Who Isn’t Listening

Mary John Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020
5 Coronavirus Facts to Use on Anyone Who Isn’t Listening

The time for being selfish is overRead on elemental.medium.com

Coronavirus: How Artificial Intelligence, Data Science And Technology Is Used To Fight The Pandemic

Mary John Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020
Coronavirus: How Artificial Intelligence, Data Science And Technology Is Used To Fight The Pandemic

As coronavirus (COVID-19) swept from China to the rest of the world, emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), data science, and other technologies were thrust into action to help

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Mary John Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. Read on cdc.gov

The rules of social distancing - Coronavirus

Radhika Narayanan Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020
The rules of social distancing - Coronavirus

Many Americans in recent days have received emails directing them to start working remotely, or announcing that schools would be canceled for weeks in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Major events

Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should I see a doctor?

Radhika Narayanan Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020
Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should I see a doctor?

What is Covid-19 – the illness that started in Wuhan? It is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. The

Japanese flu drug 'clearly effective' in treating coronavirus, says China

Radhika Narayanan Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020
Japanese flu drug 'clearly effective' in treating coronavirus, says China

Medical authorities in China have said a drug used in Japan to treat new strains of influenza appeared to be effective in coronavirus patients, Japanese media said on Wednesday. Zhang Xinmin, an

Slowing the Coronavirus Spread: President Trump Presents New Guidelines for Next 15 Days

Radhika Narayanan Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020
Slowing the Coronavirus Spread: President Trump Presents New Guidelines for Next 15 Days

President Donald Trump outlined new guidelines for Americans to follow for 15 days in order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak, according to his remarks at Monday’s White House

Meet the health experts on Pence's coronavirus dream team

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The White House has assembled a COVID-19 task force representing a number of agencies. Here's a look at some of the top healthcare experts on the panel.Read on fiercehealthcare.com

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Mary John Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020
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In this tutorial, you will learn how to automatically detect COVID-19 in a hand-created X-ray image dataset using Keras, TensorFlow, and Deep Learning. Like most people in the world right now, I’m

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Radhika Narayanan Tuesday, Mar 17, 2020
Therapeutic and triage strategies for 2019 novel coronavirus disease in fever clinics

In December, 2019, numerous unexplained pneumonia cases occurred in Wuhan, China. This outbreak was confirmed to be caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), belonging