Vibrent Health Wins NIH Contract for COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Health technology company Vibrent Health has been awarded a contract worth a potential value of $4.23 million from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Cancer Institute (NCI) and National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), to develop a large-scale, data-driven approach to fight COVID-19. Vibrent Health will expand and enhance its privacy-protected, cybersecure Digital Health Solutions […]

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WHO Health Alert Usage Increases After Adding Sprinklr’s AI Capabilities

Back in April, the World Health Organization launched a dedicated COVID-19 messaging service leveraging Facebook’s Messenger platform, following its release of a the project on WhatsApp a month earlier.  The service was designed to provide everyone from government officials to the healthcare industry to the general population with the latest updates on the virus, including […]

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Touchless Kiosk Adds New Twist to Workplace Safety Tech

We’ve seen many of innovative solutions emerge since the beginning of the pandemic designed to help companies work effectively in teleworking arrangements, and then to help them safely bring workers back to offices.  They include a variety of temperature and health screening, distance monitoring, traffic flow, cleaning tracking, and of course contact tracing solutions.  Some […]

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Hit Hard by Coronavirus, Afghanistan’s New Generation is Innovating and Activating

By Shrey Fadia, Analyst and Consultant, Artin Arts A survey backed by the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that 31.5% of Afghanistan’s population has already contracted the COVID-19 virus. However, the government seems to be tackling the challenge with a positive mindset and setting up programs for COVID-19, while bringing in young people to help, […]

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Linux Foundation Public Health Initiative (LFPHI) to fight COVID-19 and future potential pandemics

By Shrey Fadia, Analyst and Consultant, Artin Arts The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advocates innovation through open source, recently launched an initiative in July, called Linux Foundation Public Health Initiative (LFPHI). LFPHI is supporting projects like “COVID Shield” and “COVID Green” to improve interoperability across various initiatives. With this capability, different state-level applications […]

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TMC Announces Pandemic Tech Innovation Award Winners for 2020

Shelton, CT, August 14, 2020 — TMC, a global, integrated media company helping clients build communities in print, in person and online, today announced the recipients of the 2020 Pandemic Tech Innovation Awards.   The Pandemic Tech Innovation Awards recognize hardware, software, devices/peripherals, applications and services that help society and business function effectively in the […]

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To Fight COVID-19, Nepalese Engineer Develops Artisanal Respirators and Sanitizers

By Shrey Fadia, Analyst and Consultant, Artin Arts The world is battling COVID-19 with constant innovation in the health sector and increasing awareness and keeping people them up to date with the latest information. Meanwhile, engineer Madindra Aryal designed respirators with minimal available materials in Nepal to contribute to society during this tough time. Nepal […]

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To Reduce COVID-19 Risk, Oklahoma Call Center Transformed to Contact Tracing Center

By Laura Stotler, Contributing Editor COVID-19 contact tracing initiatives are booming in Oklahoma, where an entire call center has been dedicated to getting in touch with individuals who may have come into contact with the coronavirus. The call center, located near the state Capitol, is being used by the Oklahoma State Health Department to contact […]

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