The COVID-19 crisis is forging some impressive—and unexpected—partnerships. A great example is VentConnect, a coalition that brings together an association focused on medical devices (AdvaMed), a key aviation manufacturing trade group (the Aerospace Industries Association), a supply chain tracking firm (SiliconExpert), and the tech giant Google.
In what could take a typical clinical laboratory months or even years to launch, the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) at the University of California, Berkeley managed to make a COVID-19 diagnostic testing laboratory operational in just a few weeks.
As the number of cases continues to rise, Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s psychiatrists, psychologists and medical social workers are ensuring its healthcare workforce remains resilient - for the long haul.
Johns Hopkins University has announced the launch of the COVID-19 Testing Insights Initiative, a one-stop resource hub that fills the void of publicly-available information about COVID-19 testing data and offers critical insights, resources and expert analysis about COVID-19 testing around the nation.
Laboratory instruments are valuable assets that require proper management. Simply purchasing and installing an instrument, without any plans for monitoring use, maintenance, potential relocation, decommissioning, and disposal can create additional costs over the laboratory’ s lifespan.
A new data analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health finds patients who visited the emergency department for an opioid overdose are 100 times more likely to die by drug overdose in the year after being discharged and 18 times more likely to die by suicide relative to the general population.
The American College of Cardiology together with other North American cardiovascular societies has issued a framework for ethically and safely reintroducing invasive cardiovascular procedures and diagnostic tests after the initial peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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