» QliqSOFT, provider of clinical collaboration and patient communication solutions, launched a COVID-19 vaccination assistant chatbot, partnering first with post-acute operator CPSI. The chatbot is designed to ease workflows, assist with scheduling and address anticipated rollout concerns such as vaccine hesitancy.

»UV disinfection device maker Xenex debuted LightStrike6, its latest germ-zapping robot with enhanced wireless reporting abilities. Like previous models, it emits high-intensity bursts of broad spectrum ultraviolet light that is said to deactivate the novel coronavirus and other pathogens in two minutes.

»Healthcare and aging research services firm ATI Advisory partnered with LeadingAge to help members assess market opportunities and new partnerships, capabilities and risk arrangements. Hands-on consulting includes data analytics capabilities and knowledge of provider-led risk arrangements and Medicare Advantage.

» Myndshft Technologies launched a web app offering the same real-time solutions as Myndshft API integrations. Features include instant eligibility and benefits verification; coordination of benefits with automated coverage determinations; batch eligibility; patient financial responsibility determinations; and prior authorization.

» Central Logic has acquired
Ensocare, which automates inpatient referrals to post-acute care. Ensocare expands Central Logic’s solution with a skilled nursing and rehab network of more than 50,000 providers nationwide. Placements can be secured within 30 minutes.

»Telehealth provider Bluestream Health has announced an integration with LanguageLine Solutions to provide on-demand translation services. The platform supports audio and video and serves those limited-English patients, as well as the deaf and hard of hearing.

» Medline is manufacturing face masks in North America for the first time, modifying a Georgia plant to produce level-1 ear loop procedure masks starting this month. The company estimates it will produce 36 million face masks monthly by year’s end.