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Don’t carry out a coronavirus rapid test outside during winter

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The cold can affect the results of a COVID-19 antigen test. For this reason, the medical technology firm nal von minden from Moers, Germany, emphasises that the rapid tests should not be used outside in winter in temperatures under 15 degrees Celsius. Correct usage of the NADAL® COVID-19 antigen test...

The vaccine race | Healthcare IT News

This is a race between nations to see who is the first to emerge from the horrors of the COVID-19 second or third waves.  The advantages of becoming able to break free from lockdown are enormous. Not only to the “captive populations”, but also economically as countries start to get to grips with the enormous damage...

Telehealth, online pharmacy key focus for UnitedHealth, leaders say

Ushering in the new year, UnitedHealth Group has expanded its telehealth offerings amid a steady demand for virtual care services. Further, its leaders see online pharmacy services as a driver of growth in the year ahead, according to the transcript of its earnings call from Seeking Alpha Wednesday when the insurance company was...

Creating sustainable healthcare solutions and addressing the 10/90 gap

The COVID-19 pandemic has reached all parts of the globe, affecting tens of millions of people: healthy and unhealthy, rich and poor. However, the most badly affected parts of the world are also the ones where access to healthcare is not universal and is often tied to financial capacity. This has clearly highlighted...

4 takeaways from Talkspace’s plans to go public in $1.4B blank-check deal

  Digital therapy startup Talkspace plans to go public in a blank-check deal that would value the company at $1.4 billion. The company, founded in 2012 by husband-and-wife team Oren and Roni Frank, lets users text or video chat with therapists. The company will go public through a merger with a subsidiary of Hudson...

How CMS has made progress on healthcare interoperability

Seema Verma is administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This article was coauthored with Alexandra Mugge, deputy chief health informatics officer at CMS, and Shannon Sartin, chief technology officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. In 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Office of the National Coordinator...

YouTube teams up with providers, healthcare groups to combat health misinformation

Curbing health misinformation online is an ongoing battle, which is why video-sharing giant YouTube is working on assembling an A-team boasting credibility in the healthcare world. YouTube, owned by Google, that it is striking partnerships with major providers and healthcare groups, including Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, the American Public Health Association and the National...

The New Adidas Ultraboost 21 Packs In More Bouncy Boost Cushioning Than Ever Before

If you’re a fan of the Adidas Ultraboost line of running shoes, it’s probably for one of two reasons. The first is style, since the Ultraboost is a popular option for casual wear as well as running. The second is the Boost cushioning, which is bouncy and incredibly durable, allowing you to...

The challenges of cybersecurity during global mass vaccination programmes

The mass vaccine roll-out across the world offers hope that by the summer we will see a glimmer of normality start to return to our lives. However, until then we also have to consider the profound challenges of delivering and administering vaccines at scale. The logistical hurdles have been well documented but the cybersecurity risks...

How digital health startups are staying competitive in a fast-growing arena

Human tragedy is often inextricably linked with human ingenuity and innovation, a notion borne out in a myriad of ways amid the Covid-19 pandemic. As cases of the deadly virus soared, the healthcare industry responded by evolving rapidly, especially with regard to technology use. The pandemic has resulted in quick pivots to digital...
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