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IT Management

Dealing with Data: How to Build a Statistical Surveillance Dashboard for COVID-19

2021 20 Jul

When a major national or global health crisis or pandemic such as the current COVID-19 breaks out, it is important that there is an effective monitoring system in place. The proposed statistical surveillance dashboard can provide authorities and other decision makers with insights and in-depth data analysis to help them make critical decisions.... Read more

Cardiology Management

Effect of COVID-19 on Life Expectancy

2021 27 Jun

According to latest findings, decreases in life expectancy during 2020 were much larger in the United States than in other high income countries, particularly among Hispanic and Black Americans.  The findings show that between 2018 and 2020, life expectancy in the U.S. decreased by almost two years - 8.5 times the average decrease in 16 other comparable... Read more

ICU Management

Family Presence for ICU Patients During a Pandemic

2021 18 May

The effects of critical illness on patients and their families last long after the illness episode. While the patient may be suffering from a serious condition, family members also suffer the consequences and may experience symptoms like depression and traumatic stress.   To provide improved support to families, it is important to incorporate the... Read more

Executive Health Management

Key learnings from the COVID-19 Pandemic

2021 21 Oct

Speaker Dr. Arturo Casadevall Chair, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Find Ortho Clinical Diagnostics On Social Media Read more

Executive Health Management

UN: Global Shortage of Nearly 1 Million Midwives Will Cost Lives

2021 06 May

A new  report from the United Nations raises the alarm on the number of midwives, warning that millions of lives could be saved if the shortfall were addressed. The acute shortage of 900,000 midwives represents a third of the required global midwifery workforce, says a study carried out jointly by the UN Population Fund, the World Health Organization... Read more

Executive Health Management

Call to Action: We Must Address Mental and Physical Needs of Female Staff

2021 06 May

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on women working in health and social care in the UK, a newly released report  from the NHS Confederation’s Health and Care Women Leaders Network has revealed.   The report outlines the results of a survey of more than 800 health and care workers in England who identified as female. The survey,... Read more

IT Management

Will Your Mobile Phone Soon Be Able to Detect COVID-19?

2021 03 May

The NIH   recently approved a 24-month grant for researchers to develop sensors that can be embedded into mobile devices which could potentially detect COVID-19 particles on their surfaces. The General Electric Research team is set to begin developing   miniature sensors that can be embedded into mobile devices in order to detect COVID-19 on... Read more