Weaning Patients Off Ventilators

Synapse Biomedical https://www.synapsebiomedical.com/covid-19, working with University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UH) https://uhospitals.org and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) https://case.edu has received FDA approval for emergency use of their “TransAeris Diaphragmatic Pacing (DP) Stimulator System”. (more…)

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BayCare’s CMIO Hosted at Meeting

Credit Suisse https://www.credit-suisse.com as part of their “CIO Series” hosted Dr. Alan Weiss, CMIO, BayCare Health System https://baycare.org, at a virtual meeting with a small group of investors. (more…)

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Big Data/Telehealth to Fight Virus

Graham Dufault, Director, Public Policy for the App Association https://www.ACTonline.org, presented written testimony “Enlisting Big Data in the Fight against Coronavirus” to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation https://commerce.senate.gov in April. (more…)

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DHS Seeks Tools to Fight COVID-19

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) https://www.dhs.gov is seeking innovative commercial products to confront and respond to COVID-19. The U.S Government wants to rapidly accelerate the testing and fielding of new capabilities, employ innovative commercial products to detect exposure, to help prevent and contain, and treat the coronavirus along with similar microbial threats. (more…)

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DOD’s Response to COVID-19

The Congressional Research Service https://crsreports.congress.gov March 31, 2020 report discusses how the Department of Defense (DOD) https://www.defense.gov is studying infectious diseases. (more…)

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BPC Releases Rural Health Care Report

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) https://bipartisanpolicy.org Rural Health Task Force discussed their ideas and recommendations on how to stabilize rural hospitals and clinics in the report “Confronting Rural America’s Health Care Crisis” presented at a webinar held in April. (more…)

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HRSA Awards $165 Million

HHS through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) https://www.hrsa.gov has awarded nearly $165 million to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic in rural communities. The funding will support 1,779 small rural hospitals and provide additional funding to 14 HRSA funded Telehealth Resource Centers (TRC). The plan is to provide additional technical assistance on using telehealth in rural and underserved areas to help combat COVID-19. (more…)

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