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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) Critical care resuscitation units offer better outcomes than ICUs for critically ill patients

Lowered risk of death by 36 percent, say researchers

3) Philips loses ventilator contract with the US Department of Health

The contract charged five times as much per ventilator as a previous agreement

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CorticoMetrics announces FDA 510(k) clearance of THINQ for MR brain volumetric reporting
November 25, 2020
Scoring system improves screening for "dual" heart disease
November 25, 2020
Braid Health granted FDA clearance for AI-powered diagnostic collaboration platform
November 25, 2020
Remote-controlled hospital devices get COVID-19 guidance
November 25, 2020
Mach7 Technologies announces the next phase in empowering AI within radiology reading workflow to drive better clinical outcomes
November 25, 2020
Medicaid expansion may result in earlier diagnosis of colon cancer
November 24, 2020
Anxiety associated with faster Alzheimer's disease onset
November 24, 2020
AI Analysis can improve lung cancer detection on chest radiographs
November 24, 2020
GE Healthcare announces U.S. FDA approval of macrocyclic MR contrast agent Clariscan in pre-filled syringes
November 24, 2020
Fovia Ai to showcase expansion of XStream aiCockpit, XStream aiPlatform, and F.A.S.T. AI workflows at RSNA
November 24, 2020

Emergency Medicine

British patient in overcrowded ED dies due to wrong CT scan being read
Error was due to slow computer system and overcrowded emergency department
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Dual-energy CT adds value to routine interpretations of imaging studies
Reduces downstream imaging and associated costs
CMS proposes new rule for faster Medicare coverage of FDA-approved breakthrough devices
Allows beneficiaries access to more devices for life-threatening conditions
New method may enable splitting ventilators between two patients
Could be used beyond COVID-19 for acute disaster surge capacity or on a battlefield
Philips loses ventilator contract with the US Department of Health
The contract charged five times as much per ventilator as a previous agreement
Early makeshift hospitals for COVID-19 patients didn’t go as planned
As new ones open up across the country, states hope to do better this time
ED visits dropped as much as over 60% in March: study
May be due to people avoiding hospitals out of fear of contracting COVID-19
Emergency visits still down but slowly moving to pre-COVID levels
With utilization down, efficiency improves, as the ED focuses on high-acuity cases
CDC study records drop in ER visits for heart attack, chest pain during pandemic
Suggests greater fear of catching COVID-19 than having a heart attack
Kaiser Permanente data sheds light on COVID-19 hospitalizations
More than 40% of patients admitted to ICU
Chest X-rays in the ER identify COVID-19 severity in adult patients
Could indicate who requires hospitalization and intubation
Remote patient monitoring in the era of COVID-19
Repurposing stroke monitoring tools to fight the coronavirus
New Nightingale Hospital in London gets first patients
Will house up to 4,000 beds with ventilators and oxygen in 80 wards, with as many as 25,000 medical staffers
GE to boost ventilator production amid surge in coronavirus patients
Production will take place 'round-the-clock'
Healthcare providers ask Congress for $100 billion for coronavirus fight
Request comes as scope of crisis becomes clearer and stockpiles of protective gear deplete
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
Keeping COVID-19 a non-factor
The emerging value of telehealth and remote patient monitoring for fighting infectious disease

Emergency Medicine Features In Print

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Going mobile: A new wave of transport logistics management

Providers search for a balance between improving efficiency and not compromising patient care

Best of 2016: thought leaders honored by health care associations

A few of the individuals who earned high praise this year

ICU – Clinical decision support and telemedicine may save money

Patients generate 100 data points per hour

Research charities thoroughly before making your donations

Even in the spirit of giving, there is no substitute for due diligence

Deinstallation: It always looks easier on paper!

A checklist never hurts when planning and executing a major project

The mobile medical imaging market is expanding amid hospital budget pressures

A growth period for flexible imaging options