Emergency medicine

BGL Announces Merger of Synergy Surgicalists and EA Health Solutions, With a Simultaneous Recapitalization by Enhanced Healthcare Partners

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:24pm

BGL's Healthcare & Life Sciences team served as the exclusive financial advisor to Synergy.

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  • BGL's Healthcare & Life Sciences team served as the exclusive financial advisor to Synergy.
  • Enhanced Healthcare Partners , a leading New York-based private equity firm specializing in middle-market healthcare businesses, facilitated the business merger through a joint recapitalization to form a new company, EA-Synergy.
  • EA-Synergy will offer clinical staffing and performance management services for emergency medicine, emergency department surgical services, and specialty physician on-call services.
  • Its leadership team includes executives from both organizations and will be led by Chief Executive Officer Sriram Iyer, former CEO of EA Health.

Exceptional Emergency Centers Now Accepting Medicare

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 9:00pm

DALLAS, June 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --In April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that independent, freestanding ERs in Texas can be recognized health care providers that are eligible for reimbursement for treating Medicare patients during the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • DALLAS, June 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --In April, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that independent, freestanding ERs in Texas can be recognized health care providers that are eligible for reimbursement for treating Medicare patients during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • "We are excited for Medicare plan holders throughout Texas and we look forward to providing them with the best ER care in the state,"said Bruce McVeigh, Chief Operating Officer.
  • Exceptional Emergency Centers have always treated Medicare patients in need of emergency care regardless of their ability to pay, but now will be able to see an increased number of patients with Medicare insurance.Our board-certified doctors and nurses are up to the task of treating more patients while continuing to provide little to no wait times for patients.
  • Exceptional Emergency Centers are located across Texas, in Amarillo, Lubbock, Fort Worth, Garland, Livingston, Harlingen, Brownsville, Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange, and Tyler.The new CMS guidance will allow Exceptional Emergency Centers to serve even more people in our communities.

Global Markets for Respiratory Monitoring Devices (2020-2030): Exponential Growth Being Experienced due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 9:30pm

It places the market within the context of the wider respiratory monitoring devices market, and compares it with other markets.

Key Points: 
  • It places the market within the context of the wider respiratory monitoring devices market, and compares it with other markets.
  • The market for respiratory monitoring devices is experiencing an exponential growth due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Longer duration of time taken in the approval process of respiratory devices is restricting the growth of respiratory monitoring devices market.
  • It compares the respiratory monitoring devices market with other segments of the respiratory monitoring devices market by size and growth, historic and forecast.

Mental Health and Emergency Medical Experts Encourage Support for Clinicians Health During Pandemic

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 4:00pm

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --In a joint statement , emergency medicine and other leading medical associations, academics and psychiatry experts outline steps to support the mental health of emergency physicians and other health professionals currently risking their lives to treat patients during this pandemic.

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  • WASHINGTON, June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --In a joint statement , emergency medicine and other leading medical associations, academics and psychiatry experts outline steps to support the mental health of emergency physicians and other health professionals currently risking their lives to treat patients during this pandemic.
  • "A physician's choice to address his or her mental health should be encouraged, not penalized," said William Jaquis, MD, FACEP, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
  • "Efforts to preserve and protect the mental health of emergency care teams should be prioritized now and in the aftermath of this pandemic."
  • Optimal physical and mental health of physicians and other medical clinicians is conducive to the optimal health and safety of patients, the joint statement reads.

Adtalem Global Education Medical Schools Commemorate More Than 1,000 Students Graduating Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 2:00pm

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to highlight a need for healthcare workers on the front lines, Adtalem Global Education (ATGE) is proud to celebrate more than 1,000 new physicians entering the workforce from its two medical schools.

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  • As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to highlight a need for healthcare workers on the front lines, Adtalem Global Education (ATGE) is proud to celebrate more than 1,000 new physicians entering the workforce from its two medical schools.
  • American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) and Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) recently commemorated the Class of 2020 with virtual commencement ceremonies.
  • According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the United States will experience a shortage of up to 122,000 physicians by 2032.
  • AUC and RUSM graduates will also enter residencies in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, pathology, psychiatry and radiology.

Overall Hospital Visit Recovery Sluggish Despite Positive Upward Trends in Outpatient Visits

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 1:00pm

This sluggish recovery, which saw emergency department and inpatient volume recovery outpaced by outpatient visits, raises concerns that patients who need emergency care may be avoiding hospital settings due to COVID-19 fears.

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  • This sluggish recovery, which saw emergency department and inpatient volume recovery outpaced by outpatient visits, raises concerns that patients who need emergency care may be avoiding hospital settings due to COVID-19 fears.
  • TransUnion Healthcares latest analysis reveals outpatient hospital visits bottomed out during the week April 5-11, down 64% from pre-COVID-19 volumes.
  • When looking at emergency department and inpatient hospital visits, the research shows visits in both treatment settings continue to trend upward, though at a slower rate than outpatient visit volumes.
  • As many hospitals resume elective procedures, were seeing positive signs of recovery for outpatient visit volumes.

New Data Confirms Doctors' Fear: Majority Of Americans Avoiding Treatment For Heart Attack And Stroke Due To COVID-19

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 1:00pm

The survey findings confirm a growing concern among doctors and hospitals: people are more afraid of contracting COVID-19 than seeking care for serious medical emergencies like a heart attack or stroke.

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  • The survey findings confirm a growing concern among doctors and hospitals: people are more afraid of contracting COVID-19 than seeking care for serious medical emergencies like a heart attack or stroke.
  • Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans each year, responsible for one in four deaths.
  • The Seconds Count Campaignis designed to help Americans remember the signs of a heart attack or stroke, and remind people that in the event of a cardiac emergency, seconds count when it comes to receiving life-saving care.
  • Hospitals have processes and safety measures in place to keep you separate from COVID-19 patients, including:

Global Respiratory Monitoring Devices Market 2020-2030: COVID-19 Implications and Growth - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 5:13pm

The "Global Respiratory Monitoring Devices Market 2020-2030: COVID-19 Implications and Growth" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "Global Respiratory Monitoring Devices Market 2020-2030: COVID-19 Implications and Growth" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • It places the market within the context of the wider respiratory monitoring devices market, and compares it with other markets.
  • Longer duration of time taken in the approval process of respiratory devices is restricting the growth of respiratory monitoring devices market.
  • It compares the respiratory monitoring devices market with other segments of the respiratory monitoring devices market by size and growth, historic and forecast.

Apellis Initiates Phase 1/2 Study of APL-9 in Patients with Severe COVID-19

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 12:00pm

The randomized, multi-center, controlled Phase 1/2 study is expected to enroll 66 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 and respiratory failure who require oxygen supplementation or mechanical ventilation.

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  • The randomized, multi-center, controlled Phase 1/2 study is expected to enroll 66 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 and respiratory failure who require oxygen supplementation or mechanical ventilation.
  • The primary objective of the study is to assess the safety of APL-9 as an add-on to the current standard of care.
  • Apellis initiated the study upon clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which expedited the review of the investigational new drug application for APL-9 in COVID-19.
  • For more information about the Phase 1/2 study APL9-COV-201, visit www.clinicaltrials.gov (NCT04402060).

Level Ex® Releases Video Game COVID-19 Levels to Prepare Healthcare Providers

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 2:05pm

Level Ex , creator of industry-leading medical video games for physicians, has launched COVID-19 levels within its Airway Ex and Pulm Ex mobile games with support from an educational grant provided by the Johnson & Johnson Institute.

Key Points: 
  • Level Ex , creator of industry-leading medical video games for physicians, has launched COVID-19 levels within its Airway Ex and Pulm Ex mobile games with support from an educational grant provided by the Johnson & Johnson Institute.
  • * These new game levels help pulmonologists, emergency medicine physicians, anesthesiologists, and other healthcare providers navigate challenging COVID-19 patient scenarios and make better emergency decisions.
  • Invested in keeping healthcare providers abreast of vital information during the pandemic, Level Ex will develop more levels addressing COVID-19 treatment, management, and comorbidities.
  • The COVID-19 levels are available for free through the Airway Ex and Pulm Ex mobile games on Google Play.