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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Software & Data

Leading Healthcare Software Companies Urgently Innovating In Real-Time

As COVID-19 continues to unfurl within the United States, the worst may still be ahead for the nation. The pressure is on electronic health record providers to ensure their software is updated and ready to assist healthcare workers tackle the challenge of curtailing the coronavirus. Electronic health records do so much more than record information on a patient's condition, they increase productivity and efficiency of clinicians, improve care of patients, and lessen the burden on healthcare systems...

Medical Devices

The Ventilator Companies That Are Stepping Up To Fight COVID-19

As the US state and territory count climbs up to 96,000 novel coronavirus cases, the need for ventilators is creating a scramble as hospitals try to keep up with the number of critically ill patients crowding their emergency rooms. The crisis has demanded response from the highest levels of government and cooperation amongst the unlikeliest allies. It’s also created friction as COVID-19 spreads and tempers fray...

Consumer Internet

WeDoctor Moves IPO Forward Amid Uncertain Markets

Despite a global pandemic, volatile markets, and an uncertain future, Chinese startup WeDoctor is planning to move forward with a Hong Kong initial public offering. As one of the country’s largest online healthcare providers, they expect to raise between $500 million and a billion with their IPO and have invited investment banks JPMorgan Chase & Co, Credit Suisse Group AG, and CMB International to lead the effort. The details may change, people familiar with the situation say, as discussions are still ongoing...

Biotech

The Rush To Create A COVID-19 Vaccine, Biotech Companies Join Forces

Cambridge-based Translate Bio’s stocks recently bobbed up 5 percent after signing a deal with drug-maker Sanofi to collaborate on a COVID-19 vaccine. The two firms are already hard at work on other initiatives to bring an end to the spread of the novel coronavirus. Still, they are teaming up to optimize their respective expertise in the biotech sector...

Features

Virtual Healthcare Takes Center Stage In COVID-19 War

Telemedicine startups are seeing a sharp spike in business as COVID-19 hits the United States hard and healthcare services scramble to find alternatives to face-to-face communication. The number of virtual visits almost doubled for AI-powered platform provider 98point6 while virtual clinic AmWell saw a 40 percent jump in usage in recent weeks, and the trend will likely only climb higher...

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