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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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VisitPay names chief technology officer


Ocutrx appoints new member to international medical and scientific advisory boards


Cleveland Clinic appoints chief information officer


Orlando Health welcomes new chief medical information and IT innovation officer

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Trump calls HHS study on hospital pandemic experiences 'just wrong'
Indicates supply shortages and testing delays among main challenges
U.S. Healthcare
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Philips and US ink $647 million ventilator production deal
Plan to produce 43,000 units by the third quarter of 2020 for COVID-19 patients
Business Affairs U.S. Healthcare
One in four rural US hospitals at risk of closure
Outmigration is reducing hospital revenue and eliminating jobs
U.S. Healthcare
New Nightingale Hospital in London gets first patients
Will house up to 4,000 beds with ventilators and oxygen in 80 wards, with as many as 25,000 medical staffers
Business Affairs Emergency Medicine European News
Walgreens to deploy quick-response COVID-19 Abbott test kits
Test received FDA emergency use authorization in late March
Business Affairs U.S. Healthcare
Trump orders US firms to stop exporting needed medical supplies
Homeland Security will work with FEMA to prevent the export of N95 respirators, surgical masks, gloves, and other PPE
Business Affairs Risk Management U.S. Healthcare
Mount Sinai creates 200 makeshift ventilators to offset COVID-19 shortages
Deploying some to other hospitals with instructions on use
U.S. Healthcare
MITA asks FDA to speed up review of mobile imaging tools in radiology
A 'key component' for getting emergency imaging where it's needed most
Mobile Imaging U.S. Healthcare X-Ray
The cost savings potential of non-emergency transport
A novel approach to ensuring patients are able to arrive on time to their appointments
Harnessing the power of a daily management system
How Seattle Cancer Care Alliance leaned on team effort to implement a successful DMS
Getinge ramps up ventilator production by 160% to combat COVID-19
Brings ventilator capacity to 26,000, compared to the 10,000 the company developed in 2019
Business Affairs European News
COVID-19 pandemic boosts reliance on remote radiologists
'I think it’s going to be difficult to pry these home workstations from anyone at this point'
Business Affairs Telemedicine X-Ray
New York State paying 15x more for medical equipment than normal
A portable X-ray unit that typically costs between $30,000 and $80,000 was purchased for $249,000
Business Affairs Risk Management U.S. Healthcare
Improving pediatric access to proton therapy
What's being done to make sure children are receiving the best cancer treatments possible?
Rad Oncology Pediatrics Proton Therapy
University of Pittsburgh COVID-19 vaccine 'shows promise'
Administered through novel patch-based microneedle array to boost potency
Business Affairs U.S. Healthcare
Balancing in-house and outsourced medical physics services
Recognizing when and where to enlist outside support is critical for a safe and efficient radiology department
Business Affairs
Tesla ventilators bought from China will ship free to hospitals in need
1,255 FDA-approved ResMed, Philips and 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

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The pediatric benefits of contrast enhanced ultrasound

Experts discuss the pros and cons of a valuable tool in the pediatric imaging tool kit

Products and preparation help lower sedation in pediatric imaging

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Improving pediatric access to proton therapy

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Press Room

KLM and Philips to set up a special freight airlift from Amsterdam to China
April 09, 2020
Survey shows one third of clinical trial study sites fear total closure
April 09, 2020
Gerber Technology brings together industry suppliers to increase production and availability of personal protective equipment
April 09, 2020
EHR investments increase as governments and healthcare authorities focus on interoperability
April 09, 2020
Hyland Healthcare launches PACSgear Enterprise
April 09, 2020
CMS approves approximately $34 billion for providers with the accelerated/advance payment program for Medicare providers
April 09, 2020
PREVAIL NY by JMA offers free, open-source emergency mechanical ventilation system blueprints to all manufacturers
April 09, 2020
1QBit and Saskatchewan Health Authority announce xrAI chest radiography tool
April 09, 2020
RefleXion announces first sale of X1 machine for cancer treatment
April 09, 2020
Non-invasive ventilators offer life-saving treatment for less severe COVID-19 cases, says AdvaMed
April 09, 2020