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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…

Power Up debuts Pure Zone Charging Tower

Power Up’s newest product, the Pure Zone Antimicrobial Protection Charging Station, hit the market just as concerns about hidden germs exploded. The Pure Zone station comes with anti-microbial engineering, a Purell dispenser with data-collection capability. It is the latest in a line of cutting-edge charging stations and technology pioneered by Power Up, which has manufactured…

Webster Printing responds to COVID-19

A commercial printing and sign company has launched a new division dedicated to social distancing sign solutions. Massachusetts-based Webster Printing offers an in-house design and creative services team that can personalize and customize any type of social distancing signage or develop printables from providers’ own files. “We had an opportunity to create generic social distancing…

Activities professionals ramp up virtual offerings in response to COVID-19

As visitor restrictions approached their third week, activity-oriented companies and professionals continued ramping up virtual resources for senior care providers — sometimes for free. In recognition of curtailed group activities, the National Certification Council for Activities Professionals last week unveiled a new website devoted to in-room programming. Links include information on how to use existing televisions…

Kno2 makes record retrieval free during coronavirus crisis

Kno2 is making its on-demand patient record retrieval service available free for as long as state or federal states of emergency continue. Last week, Carequality, the leading national query network used by major EHR vendors, granted an emergency waiver allowing end users to access its network and query for records — even without an integrated EHR. …

Medline converts factory for sanitizer production to combat coronavirus

Medline Tuesday announced plans to redeploy its manufacturing capabilities in Hartland, WI, to produce hand sanitizer. Teams are modifying equipment and ventilation systems for the new line so the company can begin producing an estimated 150,000 bottles weekly by mid-April. Hand hygiene remains top of mind for millions of Americans as experts continue to reinforce…

3M steps up production to meet expanded demand through 2020

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, 3M has doubled its global output of N95 respirators to an annual rate of over 1.1 billion per year, or nearly 100 million per month. Now, the company is planning to boost production for at least a year as coronavirus ravages the globe. “This pandemic is affecting us all, and we…

VersaSuite earns meaningful use certification

VersaSuite has received approval from the Drummond Group for its “Power of One Software and EHR System,” VersaSuite version 9.0, to complete the process required for meaningful use certification. The 2015 Edition ONC Health Certification is the third phase of the meaningful use EHR incentive program as published by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. “This…

OnShift adds Timely Pay

OnShiftt has added a new feature to its OnShift Wallet tool, which helps employees access earned wages between paychecks, to better manage their expenses. OnShift Wallet’s Timely Pay feature is the latest functionality that can help customers staff hard-to-fill shifts. With Timely Pay, providers can offer employees a sponsored shift that provides automatic payment of…

Bonafide Medical Group debuts outbreak management tool

Bonafide Medical Group released its Outbreak Management Tool to assist in tracking and preventing infection outbreak within acute and post-acute facilities.  The new tool has been added to the company’s existing Bac-Track software platform, allowing facilities to track infections over a digital platform. In addition to its floorplan and tile feature, contamination analytics are displayed…

Rouxbe offers free food safety course

Rouxbe, an online culinary training program, is offering a free course on food safety to any foodservice organization. Proper food safety can help prevent illness and the transmission of disease, including coronavirus. from food handlers The course is designed for professionals looking to learn more about food safety, as well as those in need of…

RCare launches rapid deployment nurse call kits

RCare Inc., maker of nurse call and monitoring solutions, last week released a Rapid Deployment Wireless Nurse Call Kit created specifically for emergency situations. Designed for speed and ease-of-use, the Rapid Deployment Kit installs in five minutes to offer a reliable, secure, 40-patient nurse call system. RCare said its G4 platform provides best-in-class range to…

Encompass Group introduces Group One Uniform Apparel Program

Encompass Group recently announced its Group One Staff Uniform Program, an apparel solution designed to reinforce brand message, create caregiver role identity, deliver style and quality for staff, and provide safety and comfort for patients. Encompass offers a wide range of uniform fabrics, colors and sizes, including lab coats and healthcare kitchen apparel. “The right…

Biosensors, people trackers go mainstream

For years, skilled nursing providers have struggled to get telehealth services covered and often dragged their feet to adopt tech-based solutions because of costs. The coronavirus may finally shift more operators into high gear. Following the extensive use of telemonitoring and related tools in China and other countries hit by the virus earlier, many companies…
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