Update on IQVIA’s COVID Analysis

IQVIA https://IQVIA.com released their updated report last week titled Monitoring the Impact of COVID-19 on the Pharmaceutical Market providing an overview of policy guidelines and key trends impacting the U.S pharmaceutical market as well as their findings related to telehealth usage. (more…)

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Highmark Expands Opioid Treatments

Highmark https://www.highmark.com has announced that their ACA and MA members in Pennsylvania and Delaware now have access to a comprehensive technology-enabled “Opioid Use Disorder” (OUD) program. The program first rolled out to Highmark’s West Virginia members in January of 2020, and now provides access to treatment and promote recovery during COVID-19 pandemic but will be available in the future. (more…)

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FCC Grants Waiver Requests

The FCC https://www.fcc.gov has granted a waiver request by MIT http://mit.edu to permit the certification and marketing of their WiTrack system. WiTrack is a wall mounted system to allow caregivers to remotely monitor their patients and senior adults without physical contact. It wirelessly monitors physiological characteristics such as gait, breathing, heart rate, sleep, and is designed to detect potentially life-threatening events such as falls. (more…)

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CEPI Funding Millions

The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) https://cepi.net has announced that they will invest up to an additional $384 million to accelerate the development and manufacture of Novavax’s https://novavax.com (NVX-CoV2373) vaccine candidate against COVID-19. (more…)

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Software to Help Prevent Diabetes

CDC https://www.cdc.gov recognizes Fruit Street’s https://www.FruitStreet.com Telehealth Software as a software tool for use by all 1,543 organizations in CDC’s “Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPHP). (more…)

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DHA Awards Task Order

The Defense Health Agency https://health.mil awarded American Systems located in Chantilly Virginia https://americansystems.com, a cost-plus-fixed-fee task order valued at $11,636,887. The task order will provide transformation planning for the Theater Medical Information Program-Joint (TMIP-J) into a modular and portable suite with a unified architecture. The task order, a Small Business Innovation Research Phase III Award, will take place from May 2020 to September 2020. (more…)

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NIH Mobilizes Innovation Initiative

NIH’s https://www.nih.gov new initiative is aimed at speeding innovation, development, and commercialization of COVID-19 testing technologies. The Federal stimulus provides $1.5 billion to fund the newly launched “Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics” (RADx) initiative. NIH will work closely with FDA, CDC, and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), to advance the goals for the initiative. (more…)

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