By Francis S. Collins MD PhD – At the close of every year, editors and writers at the journal Science review the progress that’s been made in all fields of science—from anthropology to zoology—to select the biggest advance of the past 12 months. In most cases, this Breakthrough of the Year is as tough to predict as the Oscar for Best Picture.
St. Luke’s University Health Network has tapped an unexpected, but welcome, labor pool of college students to help remotely monitor hospitalized COVID patients in eight of the Bethlehem-based network’s dozen hospitals using revolutionary medical technology.
By Devin Partida – When the news broke that early data showed the BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 far surpassed expectations, the world rejoiced.
The California Health Care Foundation Health Innovation Fund, Acumen America, and Health Equity Ventures, in partnership with Adaptation Health, have announced the Remote Patient Monitoring Innovation Challenge.
By James Daniel – Of all of the public health initiatives I have worked on, the Immunization Gateway, IZ (‘eye-zee’) Gateway for short, has proven to be the most innovative project to improve public health. Indeed, this project won the Technology Trailblazer – InnovateIT award from the AFCEA Bethesda chapter in 2016.
By Will Stone – High up near the ceiling, in the dining room of his Seattle-area restaurant, Musa Firat recently installed a “killing zone” — a place where swaths of invisible electromagnetic energy penetrate the air, ready to disarm the coronavirus and other dangerous pathogens that drift upward in tiny, airborne particles.
The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau approved an additional 25 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Health care providers in both urban and rural areas of the country will use this $10.73 million in funding to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic.
CVS Pharmacy announced that it has developed Spoken Rx, a new feature of the CVS Pharmacy app that can read a specific type of label for patients with visual impairments and those who cannot read standard print labels. Spoken Rx is the first in-app prescription reader application to be developed by a national retail pharmacy.
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