Day: June 12, 2020

Public Health Workers Fighting Virus Face Growing Threats

Public health workers fighting the coronavirus are facing growing threats from elected officials and members of the public who are frustrated with the lockdowns. They have at times turned the health workers into politicized punching bags, battering them with angry calls and physical threats. Many have chosen to leave or have been pushed out of […]

Researchers Ask If Survivor Plasma Could Prevent Coronavirus

Survivors of COVID-19 are donating their blood plasma in droves in hopes it helps other patients recover from the coronavirus. And while the jury’s still out, now scientists are testing if the donations might also prevent infection in the first place. Thousands of coronavirus patients in hospitals around the world have been treated with so-called […]

PRA Enhances COVID-19 Monitoring Program with Integration of Microsoft Healthcare Bot Service

RALEIGH, N.C., June 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PRA Health Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRAH) announced today the enhancement of its commercial Health Harmony COVID-19 Monitoring Program with the integration of the Microsoft Healthcare Bot service. Users of PRA’s Health Harmony digital platform who enroll in their organization’s COVID-19 Monitoring Program can use the AI-based chatbot, which […]

Philips launches obstetrics monitoring solution to support clinicians and expectant mothers during COVID-19 pandemic

June 12, 2020 Under new April 2020 FDA guidance [1], the Avalon CL Fetal and Maternal Pod and Patch are now available in the U.S., in addition to existing countries in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, to support fetal and maternal monitoring Integrated with Philips’ comprehensive obstetrical care portfolio, the new offering has the […]

Bristow Completes Merger with Era

HOUSTON, June 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE:VTOL) and Era Group Inc. (“Era”) announced today that they have completed their combination (the “Merger”), creating a financially stronger company with enhanced size and diversification. The newly combined company will use the Bristow Group name (“Bristow”) and will remain a publicly traded company on […]