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1) As industry steps up ventilator production, US military releases stockpiled gear

As many as 5 million single-use respirator masks, 2,000 deployable ventilators, and at least 14 testing labs

2) Discussing the use of point-of-care ultrasound for evaluating COVID-19 patients

Q&A with Dr. Diku Mandavia, chief medical officer of FUJIFILM SonoSite

3) GE and 3M separately partner with Ford to meet equipment demands for COVID-19

GE and Ford will produce ventilators, 3M and Ford will produce respirators


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Endologix appoints new member to its Board of Directors


ASRT appoints president-elect


Mount Sinai Health System appoints chief financial officer


Ra Medical Systems appoints Medtech executive as CEO and director

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New animation highlights TechGate Automated Caution Barrier for MR safety

The TechGate Auto - MRI Caution Barrier solution from Aegys provides superior MR room access warning that doesn't require manual deployment by staff.

Breathing-aid machine designed, built in UK in under a week
Such machines have already been used to good effect in China and Italy
Risk Management
Ventec and GM to produce ventilators amid Trump criticism
Project production of up to 5,000 in three weeks
U.S. Healthcare
DOJ files suit against Anthem for fraud
Allegedly submitted inaccurate medical codes for higher payments for its Medicare Advantage plans
Insurance U.S. Healthcare
Are researchers touting over-exaggerated AI capabilities in imaging?
New evidence warns that poor quality studies could be compromising patient safety
Artificial Intelligence
Tesla aiming to reopen New York facility for ventilator production
Shut down production after being asked to by police and healthcare officials
U.S. Healthcare
Dyson to develop 15,000 ventilators for COVID-19 patients
Company founder James Dyson drew up the design over 10 days
Business Affairs European News
Amazon, Mayo and others forge alliance to fight COVID-19
Providing insights and real-time learning to help providers and government groups
U.S. Healthcare
Federal ventilator stockpile has only 16,600 units, says CPI report
Johns Hopkins estimates as many as 742,000 could be needed to combat COVID-19
U.S. Healthcare
Kaiser Permanente nixes new $900 million Oakland headquarters
Would have consolidated 7,200 Kaiser employees from across seven East Bay offices
Business Affairs U.S. Healthcare
Former GE Medical Systems CEO dead at 92, from COVID-19
Walter Robb led the GE healthcare unit in the 1970s and 1980s
CT MRI U.S. Healthcare X-Ray
Cost should factor into breast cancer screening decisions for women in their 40s
Prices vary from $151 to $751 depending on the region and type of scan
U.S. Healthcare Women's Health
Care and accountability
Delivering honesty and transparency in the wake of a medical error
Healthcare providers ask Congress for $100 billion for coronavirus fight
Request comes as scope of crisis becomes clearer and stockpiles of protective gear deplete
Business Affairs Emergency Medicine U.S. Healthcare
FDA shuts down domestic inspections, issues guidance on trials during pandemic
Monitoring mission-critical cases, encourages monitoring of trial participants
U.S. Healthcare

The March Print Issue

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C-arms continue to slim down

Both fixed and mini C-arms are becoming increasingly portable

A look around the evolving cath lab

Today's cardiologists get to the heart of the issue less invasively than ever before

Speeding up cardiac ultrasound and reducing sonographer injuries

The latest innovations in echocardiography


What an EHR troubleshooter knows

Insights from Ann Crow, a senior client support executive with IT solutions consultancy CTG

Eliminating waste is only part of the equation for healthcare sustainability

Cost-reduction initiatives must be balanced with clinical quality improvement and revenue optimization

How much of the $2 trillion will you cover? What about your kids?

The Jacobus Report

Press Room

Rochester Regional Health deploys Datos for remote monitoring of patients and staff at risk of coronavirus
March 31, 2020
FDA clears Siemens Healthineers RAPIDPoint 500e Blood Gas Analyzer used for critically ill patients in acute care settings
March 31, 2020
iCAD announces new credit facility with Bridge Bank, increasing operational flexibility
March 31, 2020
AI image guided X-ray technology from Omega Medical Imaging reduces dose exposure to patients and staff by over 60%
March 31, 2020
Lunit releases its AI online to support healthcare professionals manage COVID-19
March 30, 2020
Agfa white paper demonstrates clinical potential of digital tomosynthesis
March 30, 2020
University of Waterloo uses 3D printing to help protect front-line medical workers
March 30, 2020
Busch Center first in Georgia to offer Transurethral Ultrasound Ablation
March 30, 2020
Stents and surgery no better than medication, lifestyle changes at reducing the risk for heart attack
March 30, 2020
FDA takes action to help increase U.S. supply of ventilators and respirators for protection of health care workers, patients
March 30, 2020