Month: April 2020

As more physicians are taking their practices online, software companies have also had to adjust their services. One example: Saykara, a startup developing an AI voice assistant to automatically fill health records, had to shift its platform to Zoom. In early March, Saykara celebrated a milestone when its AI voice assistant was able to operate
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Andrew Revkin of Columbia University gives the keynote speech for the Johns Hopkins Sustainability Leadership Council’s Earth Day conference. Ben Zaitchik of the Johns Hopkins Morton K. Blaustein Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences moderates. The charge of the Johns Hopkins SLC is to provide advice and recommendations on policies, programs, and other initiatives that
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The world is in a deep recession caused by the coronavirus. It is a recession unlike any other in the past century at least. Professor of Economics Jonathan Wright leads an hour-long discussion focused on how to think about the short- and longer-term effects of the coronavirus on US economic activity. It will summarize monetary
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Spry Health is doing a Fireside chat, “Precision Medicine, COVID-19, and the Post-Surge Landscape” on Friday, April 24th at 12 PM EST / 9 AM PST. Hosted by Dr. Grant Lipman, Clinical Advisor, Spry Health and Jeff Bernstein, SVP of Provider Solutions, Healthline Media. To register for the fireside chat, click here. Commercial real estate
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Sociology Professor Joel Andreas dives into his second book, Disenfranchised: The Rise and Fall of Industrial Citizenship in China (Oxford 2019), which traces radical changes that have fundamentally transformed industrial relations over the past seven decades. Drawing on a decade of field research, including interviews with both factory workers and managers, Andreas traces the changing
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Digital health companies are quickly embracing changes by the Food and Drug Administration that would make it easier for consumers and hospitals to use their technologies. Last week, the FDA approved an emergency use authorization for Livongo, allowing at-home glucose monitors to be used in hospitals. It also loosened regulations around the use of software
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Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, many startup companies are continuing to close funding rounds to support their product-development and other efforts. The following is a list of companies that have announced fund raises over the past couple of weeks. RefleXion MedicalHeadquarters: Hayward, CaliforniaAmount raised: $100 million The company said Thursday that it had raised the
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The pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus has caused a need for adapting across many industries, and healthcare is no different. The rise of telemedicine is an example of change already occurring. However, if a practice is not well-suited or doesn’t feel ready for telemedicine, they can leverage tools within the electronic health record (EHR).
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Emily Dewar, MD Emily Dewar, MD Pediatric Resident at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School  Member, Texas Medical Association Lauren Gambill, MD Austin Pediatrician Member, Texas Medical Association There are many things that we should do to help protect our health: get a flu shot, exercise regularly, and eat fruits and vegetables.
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With the ongoing pandemic, concerns about getting sick with Covid-19 are top-of-mind. But many people are also experiencing their own health challenges as they face closed doctor’s offices and difficulty getting needed medications. According to a survey by data analytics company Evidation Health, a third of people said they had cancelled or were unable to
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For up-to-date information about COVID-19 from Johns Hopkins, please visit: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu On April 13, 2020, Johns Hopkins launched its newest COVID-19 U.S. map as a resource for media, policymakers and communities to view a collection of critical public health data in one online destination and better understand and track the COVID-19 pandemic in populations both
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One of Austin’s best-known bands is adding its musical voice to the nationwide stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, backed by a new music video highlighting physicians. Shinyribs, the award-winning eight member swamp-pop-supergroup, recently released “Stay Home,” a single written to encourage citizens to stay at home and practice social distancing to prevent the spread
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One of the biggest gripes about electronic health record (EHR) systems is that they don’t “talk” to each other. That means if a patient has three different providers that each use different EHR systems, their data cannot be easily transferred across their healthcare journey. While new rules for interoperability should have an impact, providers can
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