Tag: COVID19

Gloves 101: How to Evaluate and Select Examination Gloves

Purchasing examination gloves may appear to be a very simple choice, after all, “a glove is a glove”.  This simply is not the case, and due to the plethora of options and uses, choosing examination gloves can become quite complicated.  Here is everything you need to know to choose the appropriate exam gloves! Uses The […]

Isolation Gowns 101: How to Evaluate and Select Isolation Gowns

Equipping your facility with isolation gowns can be a daunting task, here are some key questions and considerations. What are gowns? According to the FDA, gowns are a piece of personal protective equipment used to protect the wearer from coming into contact with potentially infectious liquid and solid material.  Gowns are identified as the second-most-used […]

Digital Healthcare Technology: 5 New Developments

The past decade has been laden with some of the most progressive advancements in healthcare technology.  While challenges may remain, the future promises to be abounding with developments in digital healthcare.  What is digital healthcare? Digital healthcare is concept of implementing technology into medicine to improve processes and help diagnose and treat chronic and short-term […]

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs awards $100M tele-ICU contract to Philips

Philips has landed a ten-year $100 million telehealth contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the company announced in a statement Wednesday. This contract enables VA to invest up to $100 million with Philips for the creation of the world’s largest telehealth system. Philips has also formed a strategic collaboration with BioIntelliSense to […]

Medical Gloves Industry: Shortages likely to prevail into 2021

US$8 billion medical gloves industry is in shambles. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the supply of medical gloves to drop suddenly and dramatically.  Seeing as Malaysia produced 3 of every 5 gloves worldwide, the forced closure of Malaysian glove manufacturing plants has impacted availability around the world.  The global shortage of medical gloves will likely […]

Telehealth Trends: Virtual care technology trends set to transform healthcare

How contactless experiences will redefine healthcare and public health.  COVID-19 has caused a hastened shift in clinical care to telehealth.  Telehealth has been a growing trend in recent years, but the fear surrounding COVID-19 has quickened its adoption dramatically. A recent report published by McKinsey suggests that as much as $250 billion in current healthcare […]