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ResMed doubling ventilator production

ResMed, the owner of MatrixCare, plans to at least double its production of ventilators to help address international equipment shortages during the coronavirus crisis. The company has long made sleep apnea machines and ventilators for home and hospital — many of them digital, enabling physicians and respiratory specialists to remotely monitor patients. “There could not be a…

NextStep partnership offers CNAs new COVID-readiness certificate

NextStep, a startup that trains and places high-demand healthcare workers, today announced the launch of an online certificate designed to improve the safety of certified nursing assistants and other caregivers working with COVID-19 patients. The first-of-its-kind program is being offered in partnership with LeadingAge and the National Domestic Workers Alliance, which represents nannies, house cleaners…

CarePort enables safe transitions during COVID-19 outbreak

CarePort Health, an Allscripts subsidiary connecting 1,000 hospitals with 180,000 post-acute providers, is launching a COVID-19 Transitions of Care Hub. The new resource allows providers to share what they’ve learned, see emerging trends and adopt best practices for safe and effective transitions for COVID-19 patients across the healthcare system. Hospitals across the US send 18…

Battelle develops PPE decontamination system

Battelle, best known for developing military biohazard protections, on Sunday announced it has received Food and Drug Administration authorization to decontaminate personal protective equipment (PPE) used by healthcare workers treating patients with COVID-19. The Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination System is capable of decontaminating up to 80,000 respirator masks per system each day using concentrated,…

On-site communication tools provide family check-ins

New and discounted communication tools that help providers, residents and families connect despite COVID-19 restrictions continue to emerge. For example, software maker SafeKeeping has begun providing its Family Communicator platform free to all senior care facilities in the U.S. and Canada, allowing any providers who manage resident records with PointClickCare to share updates with families.…

BookJane’s hiring platform free for healthcare users

BookJane is offering healthcare facilities and staffing agencies the free ability to use its platform to help relieve staffing shortages and labor inefficiencies in hard-hit markets. “We want to ensure that facilities have the staff they need to deliver consistent healthcare during this crisis,” said Curtis Khan, CEO and founder of BookJane. “We’ve been in…

AmeriPride recertifies ‘hygienically clean’ laundries

AmeriPride Services’ Watkinsville, GA, Springfield, MO, and Minneapolis, MN, locations have earned Hygienically Clean Healthcare certifications. The certification reflects a laundry’s ongoing commitment to best management practices in laundering as verified by on-site inspection and its capability to produce hygienically clean textiles as quantified by ongoing microbial testing. It emphasizes infection prevention, compliance with recognized…
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