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Medtronic: The Doctor Will See You Now, Please

What hospitals do and say over the next few months isn’t just about optics.
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THE PANDEMIC PARADOX

Medical Electronic Devices Are Facing a Critical Test

By Huei Sin | VP of General Electronics Measurement Solutions and VP of Keysight Education, Keysight Technologies Inc.
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The market for medical electronics today represents a comparatively small share of the nation’s nearly $200 billion in overall health expenses – about 5.2% in 2019. But the value it brings to the practice of medicine is disproportionately large and growing rapidly. As a result, the medical electronics industry is expected to see significant growth, propelled by the rising incidence of chronic disease coupled with greater use of medical imaging, monitoring and implantable devices – all combined with an increasingly elderly population.

Johnson & Johnson Signs a Historic Pledge to Uphold the Integrity of the Scientific Process in Developing an Investigational COVID-19 Vaccine

In signing the pledge, we are joining eight other biopharmaceutical companies working on vaccine research and development in making the safety and well-being of vaccinated individuals our top priority.
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Recently, Johnson & Johnson announced that we, alongside eight other companies working on investigational COVID-19 vaccines, are signing a #WeStandWithScience pledge committed to upholding the integrity of the scientific process as we work towards potential global regulatory filings and approvals of the first vaccines for COVID-19.

The Road to a Vaccine, Season 2, Ep. 5: What Have We Learned After Eight Months of COVID-19?

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In Season 2 of "The Road to a Vaccine," host Lisa Ling interviews scientists, global health leaders and other experts on the COVID-19 front lines to reveal the latest medical advances and collaborations to create a coronavirus vaccine—and hopefully a return to a world without the pandemic.

In Episode 5, Lisa Ling asks health experts for a pandemic status report, including the latest statistics on cases worldwide, the current thinking about coronavirus and its effects and what’s working to fight the disease—and what’s not.

Opinion: How to Address the Impact of COVID-19 on Global Food Systems

Mobilizing the global development community to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on food and agriculture systems to protect global food security
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Tetra Tech’s Richard Choularton and Meredith Mallory discuss seven actions the global development community can take now to begin addressing COVID-19’s impact on food and agriculture systems as its full scope continues to develop.

This post originally ran on Devex.

Lower-Income Countries Could Soon Leapfrog High-Income Countries With AI-Enabled Health Technologies, Novartis Foundation and Microsoft Backed Report Says

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  • Investment in data and AI will be a key tool driving health system improvements during and after the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Lower income countries could be the fastest adopters due to lack of legacy systems, but have the most to lose if governments don’t invest now
  • The report uses current AI best practices to draw a roadmap that can help all countries advance towards AI maturity in health
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  • Investment in data and AI will be a key tool driving health system improvements during and after the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Lower income countries could be the fastest adopters due to lack of legacy systems, but have the most to lose if governments don’t invest now
  • The report uses current AI best practices to draw a roadmap that can help all countries advance towards AI maturity in health

Tork Launches Clean Care Program to Support Hygiene and Promote Safer Workplaces Within Manufacturing

Tork is now launching the Clean Care program for manufacturing, with guidelines and recommendations specifically tailored to keep up with hygiene.
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The Road to a Vaccine, Season 2, Ep. 4: How Healthcare Advocates Are Changing the Global Conversation About COVID-19

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In Season 2 of "The Road to a Vaccine," host Lisa Ling interviews scientists, global health leaders and other experts on the COVID-19 front lines to reveal the latest medical advances and collaborations to create a coronavirus vaccine—and hopefully a return to a world without the pandemic.

“Reimagining Community Health Systems Challenge” Participants Share Their Experiences in Working to Bring Telehealth to Underserved Areas

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This summer, teams from four of the world’s top software development, medical technology, and global technology firms embarked on PYXERA Global’s Reimagining Community Health Systems Challenge to make telemedicine more widely available in medically underserved communities in the U.S. that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Medtronic: When Distance Drives Discovery

The pandemic didn’t force us to reimagine patient care. That was always the plan.
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At the turn of the 20th century, doctors lacked the basic tools to see inside the human body. Today, a wireless, battery-powered pacemaker the size of a large vitamin can be implanted directly inside a patient's heart. For decades, we have overcome obstacles to ensure patients get the care they need. Now, the coronavirus has created an entirely new set of challenges. We have a choice: Run from the challenge or be part of the solution.  

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