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Predicting future COVID-19 surges from hospital data, making it easier to gather and share patient data from one provider to the next and more

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Despite all of the attention that femtech – medical technology directed at women and their experiences – has been receiving, funding for it has declined.


The Department of Justice dropped charges against four scientists from China for allegedly failing to disclose their connections with the Chinese military, roughly a year after issuing those charges, Endpoints writes.

Over 400 advocacy groups are petitioning Congress to extend the flexibilities that they afforded to telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic post pandemic, Fierce Healthcare reports.


Multinational pharmaceutical company Novartis and its charity, the Novartis US Foundation, have established a collaboration with 26 Historical Black Colleges, online education program Coursera, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and the National Medical Association to make programs that close racial inequities in healthcare and diversify research and medical industries, writes.

Motivated by his late sister’s struggles in collecting and sharing her healthcare information from one provider to another, Anil Sethi, CEO of medical record organizerCiitizen, is working to expedite the process for patients, CBS News reports.


Save the planet, save the patient: healthcare group, the Sustainable Healthcare Coalition, chair Fiona Adshead speaks on how carbon emissions in clinical trials can be reduced and why they need to be, Clinical Trials Arena writes.


As the world starts up again post COVID-19 pandemic, care provider and medical device companyAbbott moves away from COVID-19 tests and towards other tests, Medical Device and Diagnostics Industry writes.

Some of the bigger power players in the medtech industry,such as Johnson & Johnson and Intuitive Surgical, performed better than expected in Q2, Medtech Dive reports.


Quarantines and social distancing saw chatbots trend upwards on healthcare websites, The Washington Post writes.

Kaiser Permanente researchers in California have developed a way to predict surges in COVID-19 cases in the surrounding area by pulling from the hospital’s health system data, Healthcare IT News reports.


Diagnostic healthcare manufacturers Quidel and Beckman Coulter have come to a settlement over the production and distribution of the Triage B-type natriuretic peptide assay, GenomeWeb writes.

Medical manufacturing company ConforMIS, Inc. medical technology company Stryker Corporation, orthopedic manufacturing company Tornier, Inc.and medical device company Wright Medical Technology, Inc. have settled for $15 million in a very complicated case where ConforMIS, Inc. alleged that Tornier, Inc. and Wright Medical Technology, Inc., as well as Stryker Corporation when it acquired the other two companies, of patent infringement, Orthopedics This Week reports.

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