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May 18, 2020

2020-May-17 by onartificialintelligence.com 
A recording of a cough, the noise of a person's breathing or even the sound of their voice could be used to help diagnose patients with Covid-19 in the future, according to Professor Cecilia Mascolo, an expert in mobile health at data analysis at the...
 
[Delivery]
Back to story Restart gallery More Photo Galleries Hal Bernton Seattle Times staff reporter. This is part of a $3 billion Trump administration program put together this spring at breakneck speed to try to help ease farm...
 
[5G]
2020-May-17 by europe.autonews.com 
Print BMW says it will be the first automaker to offer 5G connectivity when the iNext full-electric SUV (shown here as a concept) launches next year.. The dashboard, once the place where drivers checked their speed or changed...
 
5 stages of intelligence maturity

May 12, 2020

[Drone Delivery]
2020-May-12 by businessinsider.com.au  
The tech company Zipline has engineered autonomous drones that travel hundreds of kilometers to deliver vital medical supplies to rural health centres in Rwanda and Ghana. The company started delivering vital COVID-19 tests and samples to test...

 

[M&A Activity]
2020-May-12 by thenational.ae
Uber has made an offer to acquire Grubhub, a move that could combine two of the largest food-delivery apps in the US as the coronavirus drives a surge in demand, according to sources familiar with the matter.. The companies are in talks about a deal...
 
[Technology]
2020-May-11 by bizedge.co.nz  
Demand for medical care does not stop for a lockdown, and many medical facilities have sought ways to continue functioning by adopting new technologies to help get them through COVID-19 alert levels 4 and 3 in New Zealand.. veterinary practices have...
 
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May 11, 2020

[Telehealth]
2020-May-11 by medicalxpress.com  
Telemedicine tools developed at UVA Health to battle Ebola have huge potential in the fight against COVID-19, UVA experts report in a new scientific paper. The battle against highly contagious diseases represents an important new application for the...
 
[Insurance]
2020-May-11 by Insurance Journal  
New legal protections are being extended to help shield businesses from "frivolous" lawsuits linked to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Kay Ivey said Friday. An order issued by Ivey would protect health care facilities and businesses involved with the COVID-19 response …
 
[Technology]
2020-May-11 by vendinginternational-online.com  
Coffetek, a Bristol-based automatic machine manufacturer as part of The Azkoyen Group, a Spanish technology multinational based in Navarra specialising in the design and manufacture of advanced technological solutions, will incorporate Azkoyen Group...

May 8, 2020

[Healthcare]
2020-May-08 by arabianbusiness.com  
The UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has deployed a self-driving vehicle to distribute personal protective equipment to residents and workers at a Sharjah residential complex, it was announced on Friday.. The initiative forms part of a...
 
2020-May-07 by healthcareitnews.com  
Since mid-March, Dr. Mamdouh Riad has been able to see an average of 30 patients per day via the mobile FaceTime integration and has converted 85-90% of patients to telehealth. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March, Dr. Mamdouh Riad, a...
 
2020-May-08 by cnbc.com  
Medical workers wearing masks walk past a 'Thank You' sign outside of Mount Sinai Hospital amid the coronavirus pandemic on May 3, 2020 in New York City. Getty Images Sorrento Therapeutics and Mount Sinai Health System in New York City have joined...

May 7, 2020

[Healthcare]
2020-May-07 by mobihealthnews.com  Patients can search for 18 different types of tests including pregnancy, STIs, celiac disease and thyroid conditions. Once a customer has entered the condition they would like to be tested for, the platform brings up a list of names of the lab...
 
2020-May-07 by beckershospitalreview.com  
Bank of America granted $100,000 to UMass Memorial Health Care for its telemedicine program as the Worcester, Mass.-based health system navigates a longer than anticipated surge period of COVID-19 patients, according to Worcester Business Journal .....
 
2020-May-07 by modernhealthcare.com  
Protein-based antigen testing has received relatively less attention, but their rapid turnaround time, ease of use, and amenability to large scale production, could prove valuable for addressing the outbreak . While serology tests measure the host's...
 
[Artificial Intelligence]
2020-May-07 by healthcareitnews.com  In a HIMSS20 Digital presentation, leaders from Google Cloud, Nuance and the Health Data Analytics Institute offer their perspectives on how AI-powered insights and automation are helping health systems push forward. Machine Learning , centered on...
 

May 6, 2020

[M&A Activity]
2020-May-06 by fiercepharma.com  
AbbVie and Allergan have waited for nearly a year for their much-discussed merger to pass muster. But finally, after pushback from consumer groups and tight scrutiny from regulators, the Federal Trade Commission has granted the megadeal a green...

 

[Artificial Intelligence]
2020-May-06 by finance.yahoo.com 
Reblog One of the largest U.S. food and drug retailers provides real-time digital assistance to the growing number of customers ordering groceries via web and mobile apps BURLINGTON, Mass. NUAN) today announced Albertsons Companies, Inc....
 
[Drone Delivery]
2020-May-06 by suasnews.com  
German drone manufacturer wins two prizes at renowned Lake Kivu Challenge in Rwanda. Darmstadt/Kigali, May 6, 2020 Yesterday, the organizing committee of the Lake Kivu Challenge announced the Flying Competition's winners and named Wingcopter the...
 

May 5, 2020

[Clinical Trails]
2020-May-05 by michiganradio.org  
The drug company Pfizer is producing an experimental version of a COVID-19 vaccine at its facility in Kalamazoo.. The company says that test version will be used in clinical trials that are already underway.. Governor Gretchen Whitmer cheered the...
 
[Contactless Solutions]
2020-May-05 by saportareport.com  
The company developed technology that would permit all delivery companies to unlock and lock a storage box for deliveries by using the barcode on packages.. Now in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic with greater sensitivity to social distancing, the...
 
2020-May-05 by supermarketnews.com  
Partnership with FutureProof Retail brings contactless payment option to independents Russell Redman 1 | With more consumers seeking contactless payment options amid the coronavirus outbreak, Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) has teamed up with...
 

May 4, 2020

[M&A Activity]
2020-May-04 by drugdeliverybusiness.com  
Kindeva Drug Delivery recently announced that it launched as an independent company, shedding its former 3M Drug Delivery Systems name.. FDA grants emergency use of drug to treat COVID-19 The FDA this afternoon issued an emergency use authorization...
 
[Drone Delivery]
2020-May-03 by supplychainlog.com  
UPS  and CVS Health Corp oration  recently announced UPS subsidiary UPS Flight Forward (UPSFF) will use drones to deliver prescription medicines from a CVS pharmacyto The Villages,... 
 
[FDA Approvals]
2020-May-03 by gulfnews.com  
Roche Holding AG became the latest company to win emergency US approval for a coronavirus antibody test and promised a fast scale-up of the tool that policy makers hope will smooth the reopening of economies.. The Swiss giant expects production of...
 
[Technology]
2020-May-03 by bizjournals.com  
On a Sunday in March, Calabrio CEO Tom Goodmanson got a call from one of his company's largest clients. The client asked the Minneapolis-based provider of software and...
 
[Retail & E-Commerce]
2020-May-03 by forbes.com  
Amazon has been working on better protection for employees, including making over 150 process changes, the company says, and building its own COVID-19 testing lab . "The average pay...
 

May 1, 2020

Healthcare M&A,  Technology resources and drone delivery are trending this week. Here are a few samples of the top information revealed by Knowledge360. 
 
[M&A]
2020-Apr-30 by fiercehealthcare.com  
by Apr 30, 2020 5:00pm Molina Healthcare released its Q1 earnings late Thursday. Molina Healthcare announced that it will purchase Magellan Complete Care, a managed care organization, in a deal worth about $820 million.. MCC is a business line of...
 
2020-Apr-29 by seeking alpha.com

April 29, 2020

2020-Apr-29 by venturebeat.com  
Today, the company is changing up the beta cycle with the release of iOS 13.5, a revised version that includes the coronavirus exposure notification system it co-developed with Google .. Prior to now, features in the new...
 
2020-Apr-29 by technuter.com  
Google rolled out a new website focused on Covid-19 related security risks. The Google Threat Analysis Group continuously monitors for sophisticated hacking activity, and their security systems have detected a range of new scams...
 
[Consumer]
2020-Apr-29 by pymnts.com  
With a new feature that takes away the need to use a debit or credit card, Kroger has rolled out its Kroger Pay contactless payment option. The function lets shoppers connect their payment information to their loyalty account at the grocery chain via...
 
2020-Apr-29 by feeds.feedburner.com  
Tyson Foods is set to double bonuses, increase wages, and better protect employees amid one of the worst health crises to strike the nation's meatpacking plants.. The company is now offering "$120 million in "thank you bonuses" for 116,000 US...
 
 

April 28, 2020

2020-Apr-28 by sg.finance.yahoo.com Ford said Tuesday it will delay until 2022 plans to launch an autonomous vehicle service, as the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the company to rethink its go-to-market strategy.. Argo AI, the Pittsburgh-based company into which Ford invested $1...

 

2020-Apr-28 by CNET  
Alphabet's self-driving car effort has ceased on-road testing due to the coronavirus, but its tech is still hard at work.

 

[Healthcare]
2020-Apr-28 by wmar2news.com  
 UPS is teaming up with CVS to use drones to deliver prescription medication to the largest retirement community in the U.S.. The purpose of the new service is to protect the older population and help safeguard pharmacy workers from contracting the
 
[5G]
2020-Apr-28 by edition.cnn.com 
Hong Kong (CNN Business) Samsung is warning that the months ahead will be painful as the coronavirus pandemic disrupts global supply chains, hurts smartphone demand and complicates the adoption of 5G technology .. Samsung says it eked out a profit...
 
[Consumer]
2020-Apr-28 by techcrunch.com  
A lot of restaurants have shuttered in the wake of stay-at-home guidance and government orders for non-essential businesses to close down, so a startup called Cheetah that provided a wholesale delivery service for them pivoted to selling to consumers...

 

April 27, 2020

[General]
2020-Apr-27 by Insurance Journal  
The U.S. Labor Department issued new guidelines on Sunday for U.S. meatpacking and meat-processing plants that have seen a rash of coronavirus outbreaks, saying employees should be spaced at least 6 feet (1.8 m) apart and screened before they start …
 
[Retail & eCommerce]
2020-Apr-26 by itnews.com.au  
Woolworths has struck a deal with Uber to expand the number of online orders and home deliveries it can fulfil.. Under the deal, grocery orders placed with Woolworths on its website or app are hand-picked in-store by a personal shopper and then...
 
2020-Apr-26 by Blandinonbroadband  
As much as anything with this post, I'm happy to make sure that everyone knows about John Krasniski's Some Good News, a video of good news that's happening during the coronavirus quarantine. In itself, it's a way that technology it … 
 
[Healthcare]
2020-Apr-27 by sciencebusiness.net  
Update from EIT Health These updates are republished press releases and communications from members of the Science|Business Network By Communication from EIT Health. EIT Health has announced that it will support the fight against COVID-19 with over...
 
2020-Apr-26 by medscape.com  
There has been a massive decline in outpatient office visits as patients have stayed home — The number of visits to ambulatory practices dropped by a whopping 60% in mid-March, and continues to be down by at least 50% since early February, according...
 
 

April 24, 2020

[General]
2020-Apr-24 by upi.com  
2020-Apr-23 by thenewswheel.com  
Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page Photo: One of the most vital areas of need during the coronavirus pandemic is access to testing, and Ford Motor Company and its luxury brand, the Lincoln Motor Company , are...
 
[Technology]
2020-Apr-23 by mobihealthnews.com  
The tool is able to track who a patient or staff member came into contact with and where they traveled in the facility. This morning, senior-focused digital health company CarePredict rolled out a new set of contract-tracing tools designed for senior...
 
[Healthcare]
2020-Apr-24 by statnews.com  
Dozens of hospitals across the country are using an artificial intelligence system created by Epic, the big electronic health record vendor, to predict which Covid-19 patients will become critically ill, even as many are struggling to validate the...
 
[E-Commerce]
iWallet Provides Consumers with Safe Transaction Options During COVID-19
2020-Apr-23 abnewswire.com
Posted on by admin Transformative QR Code Technology Makes Contactless Payment as Easy as Point-and-Click. iWallet has designed and developed an innovative, ultra-secure payment processing option for business across the United States that has a clear...
 
2020-Apr-24 by livemint.com  
The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) and the Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT) have joined hands to come up with an e-commerce platform for local retailers and grocery stores.. The announcement comes a day after...
 

April 23, 2020

[Technology]
2020-Apr-22 by postandparcel.info  
Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) recently partnered with UPS 's drone delivery subsidiary UPS Flight Forward (UPSFF) and drone technology companies DroneUp and Workhorse Group in tests designed to determine how unmanned aerial...
 
2020-Apr-23 by technocodex.com  
The US Federal Aviation Administration has offered its first coronavirus-related waiver for drone flight, allowing an oil and gas company in Houston, Texas, to use unmanned aircraft instead of humans to inspect its facilities while staff remain...
 
2020-Apr-23 by indiaretailing.com  
The Indian food processing sector was valued at US$ 328 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach US$ 535 billion in 2025-26. In order to keep our food processing industry on a cutting edge and in step with the latest developments, adoption of and...
 
[Healthcare]
2020-Apr-23 by beckershospitalreview.com  
HHS provided details April 22 about how and when the remaining funding designated for hospitals and other healthcare providers in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act will be distributed.. The CARES Act includes a $100 billion...
 
[Retail & eCommerce]
2020-Apr-22 by insurancejournal.com  Tyson Foods Inc. plans to indefinitely suspend operations at its largest pork plant in the United States to contain the rapid spread of the coronavirus, the company said on Wednesday.. It said the Waterloo, Iowa plant had already been working at...
 

April 22, 2020

[Insurance]
2020-Apr-22 by Insurance Journal  
Mutual Insurance Company of Arizona has declared a special dividend designed to provide economic relief to its members. The company will distribute a $12 million dividend to all members with policies in-force as of April 30. The dividend will be …
 
2020-Apr-22 by Insurance Journal  
North Carolina Farm Bureau Insurance will provide a 20% dividend payment to its automobile policyholders for April and May 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company announced the "Here for You Promise" 20% dividend was approved by its …
 
[General]
2020-Apr-22 by fleeteurope.com  
General Motors has announced the closure of Maven, its North American car sharing service. Its closure follows the decision by BMW and Daimler to shut down their joint venture car sharing operation, Share Now, in February in North America.. Maven...
 
[Retail & eCommerce]
2020-Apr-21 by cnbc.com  
Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, speaks at the AWS Summit in San Francisco on April 19, 2017. "In this unprecedented time, you may need to change the way your business is operating," AWS told users on Monday in an email that was obtained by...
 
[Technology]
2020-Apr-22 by financefeeds.com 
UPI has expedited the launch of its Content & Service Platform to provide a fast, convenient and secure cashless payment solution for 62 digital wallets. UnionPay International (UPI) has announced the launch of a new Content & Service Platform...
 

April 21, 2020

[Healthcare]
2020-Apr-20 by greenwichtime.com  
 Ten Greenwich Hospital patients who are critically ill with COVID-19 have received plasma therapy, an experimental treatment that involves transfusions of blood plasma from people who have recovered from the coronavirus.. "In...
 
2020-Apr-21 by avanza.se 
Merck & Co Inc (Businesswire) 2020-04-21 12:45 Recognizing the changing needs of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the U.S. and Canada, today announced it is taking a number of new steps to support...
2020-Apr-20 by hitconsultant.net  
Sharecare , the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, today announced the launch of a free clinically validated COVID-19 chatbot screener – Accessible via Sharecare's website and smartphone app, the screener...
 
2020-Apr-21 by smcorridornews.com  
U T Austin Health recently debuted a new home health monitoring service to assist doctors and health care practitioners with treating patients through telehealth technology.. The new...
 
[Retail & eCommerce]
2020-Apr-20 by trendhunter.com  
Amazon is now using thermal cameras in order to screen warehouse employees as a detection system for COVID-19. The thermal cameras are only being used at certain warehouse locations, and they are able to screen for COVID-19 by...
 

April 20, 2020

[Retail & eCommerce]
2020-Apr-19 by techcrunch.com  
Many, many symptoms trackers have launched during the coronavirus pandemic, but few with the potential to reach even a bucketful of Facebook's vast ocean of users.. Facebook launched a symptom tracking partnership with Carnegie Mellon University's...
 
2020-Apr-20 by irishexaminer.com 
The new service allows them to set up online for free.. "This is a difficult time for businesses of all sizes, but I hope that the launch of Up & Running initiative will help alleviate some of the challenges that Irish SMEs are facing, and help them...
 
[Technology]
2020-Apr-20 by foxnews.com  
As researchers test to see whether experimental plasma transfusions from recovered COVID-19 patients can help those who've contracted the coronavirus , Microsoft is launching a "plasmabot" to help make it easier for potential donors.. The Redmond,...
 
2020-Apr-20 by starrfm.com.gh 
Zipline drones now fly test samples collected from patients in more than 1,000 health facilities located in difficult to reach rural areas of Ghana to Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research laboratories in Accra, the nation's capital, and...
 
[Healthcare]
2020-Apr-20 by thestreet.com  
Novartis will conduct a study of of anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the coronavirus. Get Report said Monday that it had reached an agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to conduct a study of the much publicized...
 

April 17, 2020

Covid-19_41720
[Healthcare]
2020-Apr-16 by forbes.com  
But as Abbott starts to ramp up manufacturing for ID NOW in May and into June, Ford said the company will "start to roll this out into a second phase where we'll start to be able to test more of the general population." Abbott will ramp up from...
 
2020-Apr-17 by finanzen.ch  
The new Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 serology test can support the detection of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in patients who have been exposed to the virus which causes COVID-19 The detection of these antibodies could help indicate if a person has gained...
 
 
[Technology]
A new study published in Chemrxiv in April 2020 describes the identification of 64 compounds that could potentially be inhibitors of replication of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that is causing the current COVID-19...
 
2020-Apr-17 by finanzen.ch 
The first VOCSN V+Pro critical care ventilators produced by General Motors and Ventec Life Systems in Kokomo, Indiana are being delivered by UPS to Franciscan Health Olympia Fields in Olympia Fields, Illinois and Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago at...
 
2020-Apr-16 by bnnbloomberg.ca  
Apple Inc. plans to reopen its lone retail store in South Korea, the first location to come back online since the iPhone maker shuttered all 458 stores outside of China in March.. The Cupertino, California-based technology giant closed stores to help...
 
 

April 16, 2020

[Healthcare]
 
2020-Apr-16 by cnet.com  
NBC Peacock Google to require apps to explain subscriptions Coronavirus updates iPhone SE Online banking outages...
 
[Insurance]
2020-Apr-16 by cbc.ca  
Drivers who choose to suspend their insurance won't have to pay the usual $30 cancellation and $18 re-plating fees.. "We know many British Columbians are facing financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic," said Nicolas Jimenez,...
 
2020-Apr-16 by Business Insurance  
Arch Capital Group Ltd. expects to see pre-tax losses across its property/casualty insurance and reinsurance segments of $85 million to $95 million for claims incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic as of March 31, net of reinsurance recoveries and reinstatement premiums, the company said in a statement Thursday.

 

[Retail & eCommerce]

Walmart CEO says we're in the 'hair color' phase of panic buying

2020-Apr-16 by strategy.im  
The first wave of heightened shopping showed consumers were buying up various means to protect themselves as the virus spread in the United States — "We are working to keep our shelves packed with products similar...
2020-Apr-16 by strategyonline.ca  
The CPG uses its peanut butter brand's "Stick Together" positioning to amplify restaurants' delivery and takeout services. Kraft Heinz had another ad it had planned to be in market during this time for Kraft Peanut Butter, but decided to scrap it in...
 

April 15, 2020

[Healthcare]
2020-Apr-14 prnewswire.com
Covers Allow for Reuse of Critical Supply of Masks - As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Minnesota , healthcare organizations have a pressing need to protect their critical supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), including...
 
Published on by Fiona Briggs in Retail News , Retail Technology , Retailer News. As Covid-19 lockdown continues in the UK, the 50 per cent of the population reliant on repeat prescriptions could save unnecessary trips to pharmacies and GPs by...
 
Dubai announces first full genome sequencing of Covid-19 virus The genome of the virus causing Covid-19 (known as SARS-CoV-2) consists of 30,000 genetic bases or letters. The successful sequencing of the virus from a patient in Dubai was performed by...
 
[Retail & eCommerce]
2020-Apr-14 by tflcar.com  
Under the automaker's $490 million contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, General Motors announced Tuesday it had begun to mass produce ventilators to help combat the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. More than 1,000 manufacturing...
 
 
2020-Apr-14 by foxnews.com  
A major grocery chain is joining the push to get its workers classified as "emergency personnel" or "extended first responders" amid the coronavirus outbreak. Kroger, considered to be America's largest grocery store chain, issued a joint statement...
 
 

April 14, 2020

[Technology]
 
2020-Apr-13 by healthitanalytics.com  
Tools & Strategies News The population health website will feature regularly updated data on COVID-19 cases and deaths in California. The UC San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine Dean's Office of Population Health and Health Equity has launched a...
 
2020-Apr-13 by beckershospitalreview.com  
Stony Brook University started 3D printing face shields and distributing them to its clinicians nearly three weeks ago, Charlie McMahon, interim senior vice president and enterprise CIO, told Becker's Hospital Review . The hospital was able to triple...
 
2020-Apr-13 by mobihealthnews.com  
Users will be able to use the service to tap into membership telehealth provider PlushCare. This morning Fitbit became the latest tech giant to unveil a new coronavirus feature. Users of the Fitbit app will now be able to use the new feature to...
 
[Insurance]
 
2020-Apr-13 by cbsnews.com  
Californians who paid their auto insurance premiums for March and April are getting their money back. Insurance regulators in the state on Monday ordered insurers to refund premiums as a way help residents who may be financially strapped because of...
 
[Healthcare]
 
2020-Apr-13 by kxnet.com  
In a move designed to mitigate the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Trinity Health has announced a cost reduction plan involving staff furloughs and cuts in executive pay.. Under the plan, 12 percent of Trinity's 2,800-member workforce, or...
 
2020-Apr-13 by beckershospitalreview.com  
Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente and its unions have agreed on an expanded set of temporary benefits to help staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the unions and Kaiser.. Kaiser developed the program with partners throughout the...
 
 

April 13, 2020

[Retail & eCommerce]
2020-Apr-12 by qz.com  
As pressure mounts on Amazon to keep its warehouses running smoothly and at maximum capacity while also addressing safety concerns from workers, the e-commerce giant has hatched plans to build its own Covid-19 testing facilities. The company said it...
 
2020-Apr-12 by whas11.com  
Kroger Health will be providing free drive-thru testing throughout the state, starting Monday, April 13. Gov. Andy Beshear announced Sunday that Kroger Health will be providing free drive-thru testing throughout the state, starting Monday, April 13....
 
[Insurance]
2020-Apr-12 by insurancejournal.com
The group of property/casualty insurers offering auto insurance premium discounts to recognize that insureds are driving less during the coronavirus crisis continues to grow, and now includes all major auto insurers.. State Farm and Nationwide late...
[Technology]
2020-Apr-11 by cbsnews.com 
Apple and Google are teaming up to work on technology to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. CBS News cand Wired editor-in-chief Nick Thompson joined CBSN with more on how their tracing technology will work.
 
2020-Apr-12 by cnet.com  
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April 10, 2020

COVID-4.10.20
[Healthcare]
2020-Apr-09 by fiercehealthcare.com  
[Insurance]
The plan should address contingencies for increased rates of absenteeism, the need for social distancing and other administrative controls, options for conducting essential operations with a reduced workforce (such as cross-training workers across..
 
2020-Apr-09 by Business Insurance  
It is okay for employers to keep a log of employees' temperatures, although they must still maintain their confidentiality, says the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in an update of guidance on how employers can deal with the coronavirus without running afoul of anti-discrimination laws.
 
[Consumer]
2020-Apr-10 by strategy-business.com  
Other companies are stepping up in their own brave ways, guaranteeing employee salaries during shutdowns, giving paid leave to factory workers with children who would otherwise be stranded at home, and repurposing production lines to focus on the...
 
2020-Apr-09 by geekwire.com  
Seattle-based Rebellyous Foods says it has raised $6 million in investment for a production operation that turns a blend of wheat, soy and other plant products into nuggets that taste like chicken.. The startup's founder and CEO, former Boeing...
 
2020-Apr-09 by auroraadvertiser.net 

April 9, 2020

[Insurance]
 
2020-Apr-08 by startribune.com  
The move comes as hospitals and clinics report financial stress due to COVID-19 plans. Order Reprint As financial stress for hospitals and clinics builds due to COVID-19, UnitedHealth Group says it is accelerating $2 billion in payments and other...
 
2020-Apr-08 by westernjournal.com  
Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock Geico's corporate offices are seen in Indianapolis, Indiana. Geico has announced it will offer more than $2 billion in premium credits back to its auto and motorcycle insurance customers, as the number of drivers on the...
 
[Healthcare]
 
2020-Apr-08 by fiercehealthcare.com  HCA Healthcare is partnering with Google Cloud to open up a COVID-19 data portal that pools hospital metrics on ICU beds, testing results and patient visits.. The National Response Portal will provide vital information to healthcare providers,...
 
2020-Apr-08 
by healthitanalytics.com  
The funding will provide additional resources to support state and local jurisdictions in tracking data related to COVID-19. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is providing $186,000,000 in funding to state and...
 
2020-Apr-08 by fiercebiotech.com  
Though diagnostics per se are not one of their core business efforts, the drugmakers AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline are looking to assist the U.K. government's national COVID-19 testing efforts by establishing a joint lab at the University of...

April 8, 2020

[Healthcare]
 
2020-Apr-07 by techstartups.com  
TechStartups Team Posted On April 7, 2020 Share On Facebook. Tyto Care , a New York-based healthtech startup and a mobile-health platform that allows anyone to perform self physical examination and remote diagnosis, has raised $50 million to continue...
 
2020-Apr-07 by fiercepharma.com  
With anxiety about the U.S. drug supply running high these days, drugmakers have been keeping a close eye on demand spikes. Now, Johnson & Johnson, maker of ubiquitous painkiller Tylenol, is reporting shortages...
 
2020-Apr-07 by fiercehealthcare.com  
Prime Therapeutics has launched a new gene therapy solution. (Getty/Charles Wollertz) Prime Therapeutics launched a new initiative aimed at making it easier for its plan sponsors to shoulder the cost burden of gene therapies....
 
[Retail & eCommerce]
 
2020-Apr-08 by stattimes.com  
American Airlines raised more than $2 million to support relief efforts at the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic. The carrier and its customers raised more than $1 million...
 
[Technology]
 
2020-Apr-07 by wyominglatinonews.com  
WellAI data scientists released a novel software application for COVID-19 researchers based on machine learning...
 

April 7, 2020

[Healthcare]
 
2020-Apr-06 by hitechglitz.com  
 A new COVID-19 vaccine candidate is entering clinical phase 1 human clinical trials today after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submitted an application from Inovio Pharmaceuticals as part of the...
 
2020-Apr-06 by sandiegouniontribune.com  
Inovio Pharmaceuticals, which developed a potential vaccine for COVID-19 at its San Diego lab, has begun an early Phase 1 human trial for the drug involving 40 healthy adult volunteers in two states.. The trial is occurring at the Perelman School of...
 
[Insurance]
 
The excerpted article was written by CBC News ·. Insurance company Allstate is offering its U.S. customers a 15 per cent discount on their bills for April and May as most of the country finds itself in some...


[Retail & eCommerce]

2020-Apr-06 by cnbc.com  
Tyson Foods is using walk-through infrared body temperature scanners at three processing plants in an effort to keep coronavirus out of its sites and maintain the stability of U.S. food supply.. Tyson Foods "Every person that needs to enter our...
 
2020-Apr-07 by usatoday.com  
REI said Monday it would keep its 162 retail locations closed and furlough some of its roughly 14,000 employees without pay for 90 days as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to halt much of the retail industry . CEO Eric Artz, who announced the decision...

April 6, 2020

[Technology]
 
2020-Apr-05 by CNET  
The Model 3 infotainment system provides the basis for Tesla's ventilator, hastily designed to combat device shortages around the world.
 
2020-Apr-06 by apple.slashdot.org 
"Apple announced Sunday it's launched a companywide effort to design, produce and ship face shields to medical workers battling the coronavirus outbreak," reports CNET: The first shipment was...
 
[Healthcare]
 
 
2020-Apr-06 by cnbc.com  
CVS Health said Monday it will be running two new drive-thru coronavirus testing locations and hopes to perform up to 1,000 tests a day.. The sites are at Georgia Tech in Atlanta and at Twin River Casino near Providence, Rhode Island. They will use...
 
[Insurance]
 
2020-Apr-05 by guardian.ng  
In a quest to sustain government efforts towards containing the impact of the Coronavirus in the country, the nation's insurance industry has formed a consortium to provide free cover for all heath workers involved in managing the pandemic across the...
 
Nonprofits that are working to help Rhode Islanders with behavioral health needs caused by the coronavirus pandemic now have a chance to apply for grants from a specially designated fund.. 

April 3, 2020

[Retail]

 
 
2020-Apr-02 by bizjournals.com  
PNC Financial Services Group Inc. on Thursday announced $30 million in charitable support for coronavirus relief efforts, primarily directed toward basic needs and hardship relief programs across the markets in which Pittsburgh-based PNC (NYSE:PNC)...

3.31.20 Covid-19 Update

 

April 2, 2020

[General]
 
2020-Apr-01 by CNET  
A major player in the satellite internet world is in limbo thanks to the March meltdown.
 
[Healthcare]
 
Abbott announced that the FDA has issued emergency use authorization for its molecular point-of-care test for the detection of novel coronavirus. The test delivers positive results in as few as five minutes and...
 
2020-Apr-01 by businessinsider.com 
It's easy to wonder whether the illness you had a few weeks ago was the coronavirus, though you might not have realised it at the time.. "Ultimately, this might help us figure out who can get the country back to normal," Florian Krammer, a professor...
 
2020-Apr-01 by Beckers Hospital Review  
The FDA has launched an emergency program with the goal of expediting the development of safe, effective drugs to treat COVID-19. 
 
[Insurance]
 
2020-Apr-01 by kxxv.com  
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has launched a new automated virtual assistant to help Texans sign up for unemployment insurance (UI). The program is expected to greatly relieve the pressure on the TWC UI website and call centers, which have...

 


April 1, 2020

[Healthcare]
 
2020-Mar-31 by bioportfolio.com  
Mobile health technology company UTM:Healthcare has enhanced its smartphone-based remote patient monitoring (RPM) solution by allowing for regular reporting of body temperature to the patient's physician or case manager, which can be obtained through...
 
[Technology]
 
2020-Mar-31 by edn.com  
Telemedicine has been used by the space industry since the start of human spaceflight to understand the impact of weightlessness on astronauts. This was motivated by the lack of local medical...
 
[Retail & eCommerce]
 
2020-Mar-31 by usatoday.com  
Neiman Marcus says it will introduce furloughs and temporary pay cuts, the latest retailer to deploy cost-saving measures during the coronavirus pandemic . In a statement, Neiman Marcus Group CEO Geoffroy van Raemdonck said the company will extend...
 
2020-Mar-31 by CNET  
It's offering 2,000 hours of educational content for schooling from kindergarten to 12th grade.
 
[Insurance]
 
2020-Mar-31 by Insurance Journal  
Workers' compensation insurer, Texas Mutual Insurance Co., is donating $2 million in grant funding for nonprofit organizations across the state that are vital to COVID-19 relief and recovery. The grants will go to 40 nonprofit organizations, including Meals on Wheels, …
 
2020-Mar-31 by Insurance Journal  
The property/casualty insurance industry has joined a broad business coalition in supporting and crafting a new federal relief fund for businesses and workers affected by the quarantine and stay-at-home measures necessitated by the coronavirus crisis. The new relief vehicle, the …
 
2020-Mar-31 by Business Insurance  
More than 30 policyholder groups from retail and other sectors hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday joined with major insurance organizations to call on the Trump administration and Congress to create a federal recovery fund to provide liquidity to businesses.
 

March 31, 2020

[CPG]
 
2020-Mar-30 by candyindustry.com  
Company halts production for second time in nearly 100 years. See's Candies has suspended production and shipping of product as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.. In a statement on its website, the South San Francisco-based company said it was...
 
[Healthcare]
 
2020-Mar-30 by macdailynews.com  
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to the US Department of Health and Human Services's (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) to allow hydroxychloroquine...
 
2020-Mar-29 by webtvhub.com  
"The FDA has approved a potential game-changing test for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).. ABT) announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued Emergency Use Authorization for the fastest available molecular point-of-care test for the...
 
2020-Mar30 by bioportfolio.com 
EOS imaging announces first installation of EOS edge in North America. The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) continues to build on its extensive body of COVID-19 research and education resources , announcing a new initiative to build a...
 
[Insurance]
 
2020-Mar-30 by Insurance Journal  
The property/casualty industry estimates that business interruption losses from the coronavirus just for small businesses in the U.S. could be between $220-$383 billion per month — or a quarter to half of the total industry surplus available to pay all …
 
 
 

March 30, 2020

[General]
 
2020-Mar-30 by firstpost.com  
A hospital in Houston has carried out a blood transfusion therapy in a bid to treat coronavirus patients. For the first time in the United States, blood from a person who recovered from COVID-19 was used to treat other patients.. The donor of the...
 
2020-Mar-30 by medicinenet.com  
Researchers at the Mount Sinai Health System say they've developed a test that can find out if you already have had or were infected with the new coronavirus.. The test is called "serological enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay," or ELISA for short. It...
 
[Insurance]
2020-Mar-30 by dig-in.com 
Understand the situation in order to develop new products to address this unmet need as a globalized world increases the chances of viral outbreaks like this one.. But to begin with, insurers are looking for ways to help...
 
[E-Commerce]
 
2020-Mar-29 by seattletimes.com  
The company has not provided an official tally of how many employees have tested positive for COVID-19 or at what locations. Boeing, which had 54 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among its area work force as of Friday and one death , did not undertake...
 
2020-Mar-29 by revistaprogresiv.ro
With contactless payment seen as a preferable measure in limiting transmission of COVID-19, banks across Europe are taking steps to widen use of the method to restrict cash payments involving human contact. In the UK, the ceiling for contactless...
 
2020-Mar-29 by cleantechnica.com  
March 29th, 2020 by Jo Borrás You've really got to feel for the carmakers of the world right. I mean, you've got to feel for everyone right now, but I'm a car guy and I needed an introduction to a story about how hard it is to actually sell a new car...

March 27, 2020

 
[Insurance]
 
2020-Mar-27 by propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com  
Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog THE POLICYHOLDER'S ADVOCATE® Home Insurance Posted in Insurance. The picture above was taken while at the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters Annual Conference.. Yesterday, The French Laundry filed...
 
2020-Mar-27 by sg.finance.yahoo.com  
A single premium retirement solution that is capital guaranteed plan and offered in USD Offers a high watermark feature that locks in higher income guarantees when account values exceed previous guarantee levels Offers flexibility in that...
 
2020-Mar-27 by Business Insurance  
Insurers doing business in California have until April 9 to submit data regarding business interruption coverage provided under their existing commercial insurance policies related to COVID-19 under an order issued Thursday by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara.
 
[Healthcare]
 
2020-Mar-27 by globenewswire.com  
www.COVID-BiPAPInfo.com Provides Practical Information for Physicians on Innovative Use of BiPAP Machines – This multi-disciplinary initiative is designed to raise awareness among healthcare providers about a bridging option, using intubated Bi-level...
 
2020-Mar-27 by beckershospitalreview.com  
UnitedHealthcare is delaying the implementation of a new policy that will affect professional emergency department claims submitted with the level 5 evaluation/management code 99285.. UnitedHealthcare, the insurance arm of UnitedHealth Group, said it...
 
[Technology]
 
2020-Mar-27 by usatoday.com  
Apple launched a new app and website to inform the public about COVID-19. It includes a screening tool to help people figure out if they've caught the coronavirus, and the information is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and...

March 26, 2020


March 25, 2020

3.26.20 COVID-19 Update
[Healthcare]
2020-Mar-25 by mobihealthnews.com
created a virtual panel discussion to talk best practices when using the tech for telemedicine.. The American Medical Association has created a new resource for doctors to turn to for advice on telehealth...
 
2020-Mar-25 by globenewswire.com 
Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. STI-6991 is an I-Cell TM COVID-19 cellular vaccine made of replication-deficient human erythroleukemia K562 cells expressing membrane-bound S1 protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus The I-Cell vaccine is expected to elicit both T...
 
2020-Mar-25 by hitconsultant.net  
The Scripps Research Translational Institute launched DETECT, an app-based research study that will analyze wearable data shared by users with the goal of being able to more quickly detect fast-spreading viral illnesses, like flu and coronavirus.....
 
[Technology]
 
25-Mar-2020 
Tech companies including Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, WeChat, TikTok and others have partnered with WHO for a hackathon. The hackathon will basically encourage software developers to build projects focused around the themes of health. 
 
2020-Mar-25 by medicalxpress.com 
Robots are expected to demonstrate their value for "dirty and dangerous" medical tasks in the fight to quell the coronavirus pandemic, researchers said Wednesday.. An editorial in Science Robotics noted that robots can help with telemedicine,...
 
[Insurance]
2020-Mar-25 by bnnbloomberg.ca  
Principal Financial Group Inc. has halted lab tests and physical exams for individual disability-insurance policies through at least May 31 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.. Brokers will instead underwrite policies using a digital portal that...

March 24, 2020

[Retail & eCommerce]
2020-Mar-24 by analyticsindiamag.com  

March 23, 2020

In an effort to filter the information we share from Knowledge360, going forward we will organize information by industry using the following tags: Retail + eCommerce, Technology, Insurance, Healthcare, CPG and General.
 
[Retail & eCommerce]  
2020-Mar-23 by foxnews.com and other sources. 
Kroger, one of the largest supermarket chains in the U.S., has openings for thousands of new hires across its various businesses. This news comes as many other companies in the service industry are scaling back due to the pandemic. The grocery chain...
 
[Healthcare]
2020-Mar-23 by southbendtribune.com 
[Technology] 
2020-Mar-23 by foxnews.com 
 

March 22, 2020

The  Johns Hopkins University - Coronavirus Map [Real time updates]
 
2020-Mar-22 by cbsnews.com
coronavirus update New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that he is asking hospitals in the state to increase their capacity by 100% and waiving relevant state regulations to allow them...
 
2020-Mar-22 by abcnews.go.com
Maryland Cleaning and Abatement Services employees Graham Sevy (L), Bob Wiglesworth, (C) and Alec Pine (R) ride in an elevator before preforming a preventative fogging and damp wipe treatment...
 
2020-Mar-22 by socialbarrel.com
Apple, too, is doing its part by updating Siri to answer some questions regarding COVID-19. https://www.techrepublic.com/article/apples-siri-the-smart-persons-guide/ Updated Siri If you a sk...
 
2020-Mar-21 by thehill.com
Amazon said it will double the overtime pay for warehouse workers as the coronavirus pandemic has increased demand for online orders, the company announced Saturday.. Hourly workers in Amazo...
 

March 20, 2020

The  Johns Hopkins University - Coronavirus Map [Real time updates]
 
2020-Mar-17 by JHU- On Call
Is there potential for using antibodies generated by people who have recovered from COVID-19 to prevent infection and treat those who are sick? Dr. Josh Sharfstein talks to Arturo Casadeval...
 
2020-Mar-16 by CNET
California Governor Gavin Newsom said he believes the partnership with Google's sister company can be a "national model" for coronavirus screening.
 

March 13, 2020

COVID-Competitive Intelligence Dashboard-video-1
Today, I’m sharing an internal resource we’ve been using in hopes that it proves useful to you too in navigating the uncertainty around coronavirus

As you can see, we’ve deployed our Knowledge360® market and competitive intelligence software tool as a real-time monitoring tool for COVID-19 news and information.

Behind the scenes, K360 is actively curating data and information from hundreds of thousands of public sources of news and information.

As the Director of Customer Success lead product manager for K360, I built this US dashboard to streamline the steady flow of ever-changing information from federal authorities, the WHO and CDC and confirmed case maps from our neighbors to the north at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.

During this outbreak, our team will be using our CI tool to share news and information captured by Knowledge360® to keep you informed on topics that may not otherwise be widely publicized.