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Organ Transplant Patient Dies After Receiving COVID-Infected Lungs

A Michigan woman contracted COVID-19 and died last fall after receiving a double-lung transplant, doctors said. The organs were infected with the coronavirus, even though the donor initially tested negative and showed no signs of illness. It appears to be the first confirmed U.S. case of donor-to-recipient transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, […]

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Transforming the patient experience to enable informed healthcare decisions [Sponsored]

As healthcare organizations seek to improve the patient experience,critical components of consumerization of healthcare such as improving price transparency and timely responses to communication, are needed to help patients navigate the healthcare system. Although the Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on healthcaredelivery, in many ways it has underscored the need for a healthcare […]

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Takeda extends partnership with patient data firm Seqster  

After leading an investment in patient data firm Seqster in Feburary, Takeda is broadening its partnership with the company. The drugmaker reached an agreement with Seqster to use its platform for clinical trials and patient engagement. Seqster pulls in information from patients’ electronic health records, genomic data and wearable data across different health systems. Its […]

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The Patient Portal: A missing link to efficiency and staying connected to patients during uncertain times

The pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus has caused a need for adapting across many industries, and healthcare is no different. The rise of telemedicine is an example of change already occurring. However, if a practice is not well-suited or doesn’t feel ready for telemedicine, they can leverage tools within the electronic health record (EHR). […]