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Shorter Waits? Major Arizona Lab is Boosting Test Capacity While Cutting Backlog

Arizonans’ long waits for coronavirus tests - and longer waits for results - could soon be a thing of the past. Lab-test giant Sonora Quest plans to boost its processing capacity to 245,000 tests a week.

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Healthix COVID-19 Alerts Enable Health Plan’s High-Touch Care

Launched at the start of the pandemic, the alerts are triggered when members have been tested for COVID-19 and when results are returned. 

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How You Can Help Others If You’ve Had COVID-19

Researchers hope that this type of plasma may help infected patients speed up the recovery process, reduce morbidity or prevent death associated with COVID-19.

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Nebraska Effort Aims to Break Down Barriers Between Medical and Social Care

NEHII is intended to break down barriers between medical and social care providers so they can better address those nonmedical issues that affect physical well-being, also known as social determinants of health.

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Updox Launches Enhanced Forms Solution as Healthcare Embraces Touchless Practices and Virtual Waiting Rooms

Medical offices ditch clipboards to safely expedite processes for patients and staff with Updox HIPAA-compliant online medical forms for COVID-19 screenings, intake, and new patient documentation.

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Addressing Barriers to Clinical Trial Participation and Clinical Trial Diversity During COVID-19 and Beyond

As chief medical officer, Global Drug Development, Samit Hirawat, M.D., oversees late-stage drug development across all therapeutic areas at Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS), including the design and operation of clinical trials. A physician by training, Hirawat specialized in oncology and clinical research before transitioning to drug development. He joined BMS in 2019 after serving as executive vice president and head of Oncology Global Development for Novartis. Hirawat recently reflected on the progress of the company’s R&D pipeline, the impact COVID-19 has had on clinical trials and the completion of his first year at BMS.  

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How Google, Apple Can Help Assure Contact Tracing Guards Privacy

Technology behemoths Google and Apple have joined forces to create functionalities for their popular smartphone operating systems that automatically notify users of potential exposures to people with COVID-19.

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Remote COVID-19 Health Screens Enable Safe Return For Employees & Students

A growing number of leading health systems, universities, and employers are partnering with Conversa Health to remotely screen employees, patients, students, and visitors for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure risk. More than 115,000 health and safety screens are completed each day with Conversa’s HealthCheck program, developed in partnership with UCSF Health.

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eHI Welcomes Its Newest Member Tapestry Health Systems Inc.

Tapestry is rooted in the principles of compassionate, confidential, non-judgmental care for all. Founded in 1973 as the Family Planning Council of Western Massachusetts, the agency has grown over the last four decades to be a leading expert on critical public health issues impacting the region. Today, these services include sexual and reproductive health care, syringe access and disposal, overdose prevention and education, overdose reversal medication access and training, and providing new mothers and their children with nutritional education and support, including 24 hour a day breastfeeding help.

Tapestry was founded to ensure women and teens have access to high-quality, confidential sexual and reproductive health care, regardless of income, race, gender identity, or

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The 2020 Virtual Care Report: Navigating Patient Care in a Post-COVID World

In order to learn about the economic impact of COVID-19, how perceptions of telehealth have changed and how it will be used post- COVID-19, Updox surveyed more than 650 physicians1 and more than 1,200 consumers.2 Their responses underscore the need to continue investing in virtual care solutions across the entire patient experience and ensuring reimbursement follows suit. Read on to learn what the data says about the state of virtual care post-COVID, and what the industry needs to do to ensure long-term payment reform.

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