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UPS to Get New Fleet of Package Delivery Drones from Wingcopter

UPS has been making its way into the drone industry for years. A key example of this is a partnership between Matternet and UPS Flight Forward, the shipping company’s commercial drone airline, to make drone deliveries to hospitals. Matternet began in 2019 by making deliveries...

McKnight’s 40 for 40: Lynne Katzmann, Ph.D

As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, McKnight’s, publisher of McKnight’s Long-Term Care News and McKnight’s Senior Living, recognized 40 notable newsmakers in the senior care field. One of these newsmakers is Juniper Communities Founder, President, and CEO Lynn Katzmann, Ph.D. Dr. Katzmann began her career...

Coronavirus: Apps to help the elderly

Health apps are big business. Millions of health apps are being downloaded every day, and there are more than 325,000 to choose from. With all those apps, it’s hard to know which one to choose, especially when it comes to helping the elderly and vulnerable....

Real-World Evidence Should Be Part of Clinical Trials in Oncology

McKesson’s Sarah Alwardt, Ph.D, recently wrote in OncLive about the importance of real-world evidence (RWE) in the field of cancer treatment research. Fewer than 5 percent of adults with cancer enroll in clinical trials, but sufficient enrollment is necessary in order to successfully complete randomized controlled...

Coronavirus: How to use telemedicine while sheltering in place

While the Bay Area shelters in place, people are increasingly turning to telemedicine to have their COVID-19 concerns and other issues addressed by doctors. Doctors say telehealth should be the default right now, although if necessary, patients can visit a doctor or hospital. Many platforms, including...

COVID-19 Was Needed For Telemedicine To Finally Go Mainstream

Telemedicine promised to make health care more accessible without the need to wait at doctor’s offices. However, up until the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, few people used such services. Now services are being overloaded and waits have increased to hours. Telehealth app Amwell, which...

Providence Uses Remote Patient Monitoring For 700+ COVID-19 Patients

Health system Providence is now remotely monitoring COVID-19 patients using the Xealth digital platform to deliver Twistle’s care automation and remote patient monitoring platform. Providence is using a solution from Twistle to reach out automatically to at-risk patients through text messages, phone calls, or smartphone apps....

6 ways to increase ICU capacity amid COVID-19

Judging from the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., April will see ICU capacity strained in many regions of the country. It’s already begun in New York City, Seattle, New Orleans, and elsewhere. Health care CEOs are trying to figure out how to increase...