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Health technology innovator tackles Covid-19

When MIT and Miami-Dade launched the Global Co-Creation Lab (GCL) late last year, neither expected that one of the health technology concentrator’s concerns in its first year would be a worldwide pandemic. But rather than just doubling…

Hazard pay proposed for Jackson Health System workers

Hazard pay proposed for Jackson Health System workers

Jackson Health System employees working near confirmed or suspected Covid-19 cases may get a pay boost for risking their wellbeing if a county resolution passes. Commissioner Barbara Jordan’s item would…

With Covid-19, medical specialists’ practices changed

With Covid-19, medical specialists’ practices changed

At the UM-NSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, the hands-on experiences the therapists typically have with children, described as knee-to-knee because of how physically close the practitioners are to…

Pet therapy team sticks doggedly to nursing home – via Skype

Pet therapy team sticks doggedly to nursing home – via Skype

  Volunteers with the Humane Society of Greater Miami’s Pet Therapy Team didn’t let the self-quarantine in place stop them from bringing much-needed therapy sessions to a local elderly nursing…

$150 million Jackson Health System credit lifeline due from Wells Fargo

$150 million Jackson Health System credit lifeline due from Wells Fargo

  Jackson Health System is seeking up to $150 million “operating capital” from Wells Fargo in its Covid-19 fight. Miami-Dade lawmakers Tuesday voted 12-1 for emergency action that, if OK’d…

Embattled fitness professionals train for stay-at-home world

Embattled fitness professionals train for stay-at-home world

  Less than a week into closures of all “non-essential” businesses due to the coronavirus, Danny Lopez-Calleja estimated he could keep things running for about three months. After that, the…

University of Miami research seeks half-hour coronavirus test

University of Miami research seeks half-hour coronavirus test

As more cases of the novel coronavirus are reported, faster testing is needed to stem the spread of the infectious disease. At the University of Miami’s (UM) Miller School of…

Government revamps for Covid-19 crisis

Government revamps for Covid-19 crisis

As services are disrupted by Covid-19, Miami-Dade and its cities adjusted operations. The county and City of Miami canceled remaining March legislative meetings. Miami Beach canceled its finance meeting and…

Baptist Health telehealth consumer participants total 60,000

Baptist Health telehealth consumer participants total 60,000

Baptist Health South Florida was a leader in telemedicine, and continues to hold the lead through innovation, said Danny Elfenbein, the hospital chain’s director of consumer and digital health solutions.…

Florida faces potentially crippling nursing shortage

Florida faces potentially crippling nursing shortage

The healthcare industry is scrambling to head off a predicted nursing shortage that could be devasting to patient care. “Baseline forecasts show that Florida will face a shortage of registered…

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