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COVID-19 Exit Strategy Simulator Available Online

2020 29 May

An online tool simulates COVID-19 exit strategy planning for nearly 100 countries assessing various restrictive measures implemented in different countries around the world.   You might also like : Simulation Predicts COVID-19 Hospital Capacity   The tool, called COVID-19 Adaptive Exit Strategies Simulator, has been developed by a... Read more

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Free Manuals Database for Biomedical Engineers

2020 28 May

A website has created a free database of repair manuals for medical devices to help biomedical engineering technicians working on the front line during the COVID-19 pandemic to deal with equipment repairs.   You might also like : Medical Equipment Deficit and Provision During Pandemic   In about two-months’ time, the website iFixit... Read more

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COVID-19 Contact Tracing: Apps vs. Manual Work

2020 22 May

A milestone contact tracing software has been released by Apple-Google, but the future of its adoption is yet unclear, with some countries instead relying on manual collection of COVID-19 data.   You may also like : Will Contact Tracing Work?   This week Apple and Google have released the ‘Exposure Notification’ software, which... Read more

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AI vs. Human Behaviour: Unexpected Side Effects of COVID-19

2020 18 May

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing much distress in all aspects of our life and affecting people’s behavioural patterns. In an unexpected side effect, artificial intelligence (AI) systems are affected, too – a reminder that human intervention is still key.   You may also like: MIT Monitoring Device Reduces COVID-19 Transmissions... Read more

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New Global Platform to Pool COVID-19 Data

2020 16 May

This month the World Health Organization (WHO) will be launching a platform for open, collaborative sharing of knowledge, data and intellectual property on existing and new health tools to combat COVID-19.   You may also like : Planning Your Surge Capacity: Useful Tools   According to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,... Read more

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AI Predicts COVID-19 Without Testing

2020 11 May

Using the data of about 2.5 million app users, a team of researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) model that can predict whether someone might be infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus by comparing people's symptoms and the results of physical COVID-19 tests.   You may also like : AI Flags High-Risk COVID-19 Patients in Israel... Read more

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Will Contact Tracing Work?

2020 11 May

Contact tracing has been one of the tools a few governments around the world adopted in their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, with an impressive amount of resources thrown into the development and implementation of this technology. But will it actually work? Not necessarily, say some experts.   You may also like: Cyber Hackers Exploit... Read more

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‘Shielding’ Against Cyber Attacks

2020 08 May

It is reported that Israel is planning to cover its national healthcare system with a ‘cyber defence shield’ following an increase in attacks amid the COVID-19 epidemic. Agencies elsewhere warn about the spike in cyber attacks on healthcare organisations.   You may also like: Cyber Hackers Exploit COVID-19 Crisis with Healthcare Attacks... Read more

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€6 Million from EIT Health to Accelerate COVID-19 Solutions

2020 29 Apr

In the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, 14 health innovation projects will receive support of over €6 million from EIT Health as part of ‘Rapid Response’ EU-wide initiative.   You may also like: EIT Awards €6 mln to Health Start-ups   The selected projects will search for immediate and impactful solutions that health... Read more

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AI Flags High-Risk COVID-19 Patients in Israel

2020 29 Apr

Since the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) can be transmitted even by asymptomatic carriers, protecting vulnerable individuals from getting infected is critical. This raises the question – how do we identify these high-risk members of the population?     You might also like: Software Identifies COVID-19 Super Carriers   In Israel, using... Read more

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2020 22 Apr

The novel coronavirus pandemic continues to spread like wildfire in the U.S., causing panic and chaos among hardest-hit communities. While everyone - individuals, families, businesses, and the government - are busy trying to contain the virus, opportunistic criminals have come out to wreak havoc on an already stressful situation. Scammers prey on... Read more

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Keeping Up with COVID-19 Cyber Criminals

2020 21 Apr

Around the world, health systems have to grapple with the unprecedented challenges spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. Aggravating the situation is the uptick in cybersecurity threats, an indication of how hackers are taking advantage of the chaos in this time of public health emergency.   You might also like: Simulation Predicts COVID-19... Read more

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Join the Fight Against COVID-19 with Your PC

2020 21 Apr

The battle against the COVID-19 contagion highlights the heroic efforts of healthcare professionals and other frontline workers. As these heroes bravely perform their duties, those of us sheltered at home can do our share in helping find a cure to this infectious disease.      You might also like: Witty to Help WHO with COVID-19 Vaccine Development... Read more

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AI Potential in Accelerating COVID-19 Drug Search

2020 18 Apr

  Despite the hype, AI has already impacted healthcare and pharmaceuticals and now ML is being deployed to help find a vaccine against COVID-19.   You might also like: First AI-Created Drug Trial   The first company to put an AI-devised drug to human trial, Exscientia based in Oxford, is examining 15,000 drugs held by the Scripps research... Read more

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Simulation Predicts COVID-19 Hospital Capacity

2020 16 Apr

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to put pressure on hospital decision-makers to make critical clinical and resource allocation decisions that are time-sensitive.   Predictive Healthcare at Penn Medicine has developed an Impact Model for Epidemics to assist hospitals and public health officials with hospital capacity planning.   You... Read more

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COVID19 & Tech: Will Every Business Become Health Business?

2020 15 Apr

A professional services company has said that technology will assist companies across all sectors be health focused after COVID-19 crisis passes.   Accenture, headquartered in Dublin, has said companies will have to put measures in place once employees return to work to ensure a secure and healthy environment.   You might also like: MIT Monitoring... Read more

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MIT Monitoring Device Reduces COVID-19 Transmissions

2020 15 Apr

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has developed a device that can monitor a COVID-19 patient’s breathing and movement patterns through wireless signals.   Called ‘Emerald’, the device is being used in a variety of hospital and assisted living facilities that include a COVID-19 patient.   You might also... Read more

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China Sees COVID-19 Telehealth Expansion

2020 08 Apr

With the rapidly spreading coronavirus disease (COVID-19), hospitals have been stretched to capacity, with some providers unable to attend to patients and instead requesting them to seek care in other hospitals.     You might also like: How To Manage a Remote Healthcare Team   The city of Wuhan in mainland China, the epicentre of the COVID-19... Read more

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COVID-19: Effect on IT Purchasing Decisions

2020 07 Apr

The flux of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients is pushing hospitals and other medical facilities to unprecedented limits. Such difficult circumstances are seen delaying current and future healthcare IT implementations.     For instance, limitations in IT-staff capacity are a major factor impacting IT purchases. Clinical informaticists –... Read more

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Breakthrough Genomics Launches a Coronavirus Genetic Susceptibility Assessment

2020 02 Apr

The team at Breakthrough Genomics is contributing to the fight against the COVID-19 virus by looking further into the human genome and researching what genes and mutations may influence your susceptibility and resistance to the most adverse effects of COVID-19. Using its proprietary Machine Learning algorithm (ENLITERTM), the Breakthrough Genomics... Read more