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The first wave of Covid-19 may gave subsided in some areas of the country, but in others it is growing and hospitals everywhere are continuing to face significant challenges. The American Hospital Association recently estimated that hospitals will incur at least $323.1 billion in losses through the end of...
A volunteer uses CommonPass to board a flight from London to Newark. The CommonPass health pass allows travellers to securely share their Covid-19 status across international borders. Photo credit: CommonPass Most countries currently have restrictions in place barring non-essential travel, and health authorities recommend staying home. But for those...
Customization is something that people are pursuing and adopting in every aspect of their life. One startup is betting this will extend to their consumption of health insurance as well. Bind Benefits, a personalized health plan provider that recently entered the fully insured market in Florida, has raised $105...
AppliedVR received a breakthrough device designation for its VR system for treating chronic pain. Photo credit: AppliedVR A virtual reality program intended to treat fibromyalgia and chronic lower back pain received a breakthrough device designation from The Food and Drug Administration. AppliedVR, the Los Angeles-based startup developing it, said...
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to unfold, it is clear that the virus has fundamentally impacted every aspect of life in the United States. The healthcare sector has had to completely reimagine much of what was once standard operating procedure. This has driven adoption of new tools in...
Hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) need elective procedures to be able to return to near pre-pandemic levels for both their patients as well as their hospital’s financial health, but the continued impact of the coronavirus pandemic complicates the issue in many geographies. The American Hospital Association (AHA) estimates...
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The FDA has approved remdesivir for the treatment of Covid-19, making it the first and only treatment for the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The green light from the agency comes just one week after a WHO report found that the drug wasn’t that effective in patients...
Medical documentation startup Augmedix went public through a reverse merger with Malo Holdings. A subsidiary of the company merged with Augmedix on October 5, allowing it to begin trading over-the-counter on OTCQB. After the merger, CEO Emmanuel Krakaris will continue in that role, and founder Ian Shakil will also...
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The Covid-19 pandemic has shed light on massive technological inefficiencies amongst established medical professional practices, healthcare institutions and independent physicians. While the technology to fix a broken data-sharing system already exists, consistent investment isn’t there as it should be. To stay relevant and survive in the industry, independent physicians...
Hospitals often admit patients without knowing the status of the patients' communicable disease(s). This status is only known after a medical evaluation and testing. In this situation, many patients and staff may have been exposed to the now known communicable disease during their encounters with the patient in...
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