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1) Discussing the use of point-of-care ultrasound for evaluating COVID-19 patients

Q&A with Dr. Diku Mandavia, chief medical officer of FUJIFILM SonoSite

2) As industry steps up ventilator production, US military releases stockpiled gear

As many as 5 million single-use respirator masks, 2,000 deployable ventilators, and at least 14 testing labs

3) GE and 3M separately partner with Ford to meet equipment demands for COVID-19

GE and Ford will produce ventilators, 3M and Ford will produce respirators


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PTS Diagnostics announces new president and CEO


Cardinal Health names new chief financial officer


CEO of Vertu Medical joins IAMERS board of directors


Endologix appoints new member to its Board of Directors

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Tesla ventilators bought from China will ship free to hospitals in need
1,255 FDA-approved ResMed, Philips & Medtronic ventilators coming to help support COVID-19 patients in the U.S.
RNs take action against HCA hospital chain over lack of COVID-19 preparedness
Ranked the worst among hospitals in pandemic preparedness in national survey
U.S. Healthcare
West Virginia tops states in hospital preparedness for COVID-19
Based on number of physicians and beds per 1,000 patients
Risk Management U.S. Healthcare
Ford and GE to produce 50,000 ventilators within 100 days to combat COVID-19
The collaborative effort is the second GE-Ford partnership formed this month
U.S. Healthcare
The problem with bidding wars during a national pandemic
Price gouging protections are triggered by disaster declarations
Business Affairs U.S. Healthcare
CMS puts a hold on paperwork requirements, expands access to telehealth
Doctors can spend more time and communicate remotely with patients during pandemic
Insurance U.S. Healthcare
CMS eases hospital regulations amid COVID-19 pandemic
Allowing hospitals to treat patients at outside facilities
U.S. Healthcare
Involving clinicians in procurement decisions
Tips for getting different hospital departments on board with supply chain initiatives
Breathing-aid machine designed, built in UK in under a week
Such machines have already been used to good effect in China and Italy
Risk Management
Ventec and GM to produce ventilators amid Trump criticism
Project production of up to 5,000 in three weeks
U.S. Healthcare
DOJ files suit against Anthem for fraud
Allegedly submitted inaccurate medical codes for higher payments for its Medicare Advantage plans
Insurance U.S. Healthcare
Are researchers touting over-exaggerated AI capabilities in imaging?
New evidence warns that poor quality studies could be compromising patient safety
Artificial Intelligence
Tesla aiming to reopen New York facility for ventilator production
Shut down production after being asked to by police and healthcare officials
U.S. Healthcare
Dyson to develop 15,000 ventilators for COVID-19 patients
Company founder James Dyson drew up the design over 10 days
Business Affairs European News
Amazon, Mayo and others forge alliance to fight COVID-19
Providing insights and real-time learning to help providers and government groups
U.S. Healthcare
Federal ventilator stockpile has only 16,600 units, says CPI report
Johns Hopkins estimates as many as 742,000 could be needed to combat COVID-19
U.S. Healthcare
Kaiser Permanente nixes new $900 million Oakland headquarters
Would have consolidated 7,200 Kaiser employees from across seven East Bay offices
Business Affairs U.S. Healthcare
Former GE Medical Systems CEO dead at 92, from COVID-19
Walter Robb led the GE healthcare unit in the 1970s and 1980s
CT MRI U.S. Healthcare X-Ray
Cost should factor into breast cancer screening decisions for women in their 40s
Prices vary from $151 to $751 depending on the region and type of scan
U.S. Healthcare Women's Health

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The American Hospital Association and AVIA launch new tool to support members on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis
April 02, 2020
FDA's enforcement discretion allowing to expand remote use of Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution during COVID-19 emergency
April 02, 2020
Anthem waives cost share for COVID-19 treatment
April 02, 2020
Artificial intelligence improves X-ray identification of patients with broken bones
April 02, 2020
Global nuclear medicine community shares COVID-19 strategies and experiences
April 02, 2020
ExxonMobil joins global center to expedite medical innovation for personal protective equipment
April 02, 2020
Premier Inc. survey - As COVID-19 spreads to new hotspots, hospitals should prepare for up to a 17X surge in supply demand
April 02, 2020
Association of Medical Device Reprocessors (AMDR) issues statement on COVID-19 response
April 02, 2020 calls for standards in studies to evaluate effectiveness of breast density inform laws
April 02, 2020
Tens of thousands of life-saving ventilators on deck to combat COVID-19, says AdvaMed
April 02, 2020