Global health

Colleges Brace for A Fall-Out of 4-to-10% of Their Fall 2020 Freshman Enrollments; Many Dropping SAT/ACT Requirements

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 10:00am

College Admissions professionals were asked to assess to what extent the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their college enrollment and process.

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  • College Admissions professionals were asked to assess to what extent the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their college enrollment and process.
  • The report reveals that prior to the Coronavirus Pandemic, 55% of surveyed colleges were actually looking forward to favorable recruiting results for the Fall 2020 class.
  • Within the last three weeks, 87% of surveyed Admissions Administrators are now moving forecasts from a net increase to a prediction of a decline in their freshman class enrollment.
  • 42% of respondents expect a drop ranging from 4-9% and 18% of those see the drop exceeding 10% or more.

DGAP-News: HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA: Solid business development in the nine-month period, consequences of the COVID 19 pandemic noticeably evident

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 7:00am

HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA: Solid business development in the nine-month period, consequences of the COVID 19 pandemic noticeably evident

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  • HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA: Solid business development in the nine-month period, consequences of the COVID 19 pandemic noticeably evident
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  • At the same time, adjusted free cash flow from operating activities improved significantly to 191 million (previous year: 169 million).
  • "In the third quarter, we have already been affected by the first impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic," said HELLA CEO Dr. Rolf Breidenbach.
  • The consequences of the coronavirus outbreak in China at the beginning of the year contributed to this significant decline.

M.C. Dean brings employees, U.S. nationals home amid pandemic

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 12:07am

Dean welcomed home 14 employees and contractors, along with 84 U.S. government employees, after several attempts to return them to the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • Dean welcomed home 14 employees and contractors, along with 84 U.S. government employees, after several attempts to return them to the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  • All were supporting the U.S. government in Djibouti, Africa when the pandemic was announced.
  • "We are excited to bring our team home and to be able to bring home other stranded Americans along with them.
  • Dean critical infrastructure project leader, who has been working in Djibouti for the past seven weeks.

Americans Brace For Economic Fallout From Coronavirus Pandemic

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 8:56pm

When asked about the most likely impact of the pandemic on the U.S. economy, a plurality of adults (44%) indicated a recessiontwo back-to-back quarters of negative economic growth.

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  • When asked about the most likely impact of the pandemic on the U.S. economy, a plurality of adults (44%) indicated a recessiontwo back-to-back quarters of negative economic growth.
  • Another one-in-five (21%) predict the country will fall into an economic depressionexperience a prolonged downturn that lasts through the rest of 2020 and possibly, beyond.
  • The percentage of adults 'extremely concerned' about contracting the virus has increased apace with the rise in confirmed cases.
  • In-demand products tend to be those most closely related to recommended pandemic countermeasures like household cleaners and canned, frozen or other non-fresh food.

SyTrue Offers Free AI-based Solutions to Public Health Organizations to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 8:24pm

In an effort to help researchers and governments battling the COVID-19 pandemic make earlier detection and interventions possible, SyTrue, Inc., a provider of Natural Language Processing (NLP) solutions, today announced the Company will provide its SyHealthTM for Population Health solution free of charge to qualified global public health organizations.

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  • In an effort to help researchers and governments battling the COVID-19 pandemic make earlier detection and interventions possible, SyTrue, Inc., a provider of Natural Language Processing (NLP) solutions, today announced the Company will provide its SyHealthTM for Population Health solution free of charge to qualified global public health organizations.
  • SyTrues suite of solutions can also follow patients over time, creating longitudinal health records.
  • To assist those working tirelessly to battle this pandemic, our SyTrue NLP OSTM platform and solutions can help health systems, global and domestic public health organizations, health plans and researchers tap into this data and make it usable, shareable and actionable in real-time.
  • Accelerated Identification of Patient Cohorts Using SySearch discovery tool, researchers can identify patient cohorts and pandemic trends more quickly.

Quantzig’s Analytics Experts Answer 3 FAQs on Pandemic Analytics | Learn More

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 6:33pm

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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200401005641/en/
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  • Recent advancements in data analytics have paved the way for the rise of a new branch of analytics called pandemic analytics.
  • According to Quantzigs healthcare analytics experts, Developing healthcare solutions for a global pandemic is a huge challenge, since it revolves around analyzing data at a standardized scale, and this is where pandemic analytics can play a crucial role.
  • Here are the key questions that Quantzigs experts have answered:
    How is pandemic analytics helping healthcare researchers?

Signavio Releases Covid-19 Response Package, Offering Free Access to Business Transformation Suite

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 1:53pm

Signavio , a leading provider of business transformation solutions, today announced that the Signavio Business Transformation Suite is available for free for 90 days to help affected businesses to rapidly roll out emergency plans and organize operations in response to the Covid-19 global pandemic.

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  • Signavio , a leading provider of business transformation solutions, today announced that the Signavio Business Transformation Suite is available for free for 90 days to help affected businesses to rapidly roll out emergency plans and organize operations in response to the Covid-19 global pandemic.
  • The pandemic has forced new social and business norms, requiring a global collaborative effort, with daily processes more important than ever.
  • The Signavio Covid-19 Rapid Response package helps companies prepare backup plans, communicate activities across an organization and execute business change swiftly by leveraging the support of the Signavio Business Transformation Suite.
  • Over 1 million users in more than 1,500 organizations worldwide rely on Signavios unique offering to make process part of their DNA.

As Coronavirus Anxiety Grows, Public Advised How To De-Escalate Stressful Situations

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 1:00pm

The CDC anticipates anxiety and stress levels growing during the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • The CDC anticipates anxiety and stress levels growing during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Learning of heated public exchanges and increasing home isolation, we realized our tools for professionals can be just as critical and helpful to the public in resolving situations influenced by the coronavirus.
  • We felt a strong responsibility to do something positive and believe our expertise can be very helpful during these challenging times.
  • CPI is sharing tips to help individuals control their own behavior during heightened stress and anxiety.

Commissioner Lara Should Reject Farmers' Auto Insurance Rate Hikes and Stop Surcharges Aimed At COVID-19 First Responders and Emergency Workers, Says Consumer Watchdog

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 8:31pm

Farmers' request also includes a 6.8% rate hike on police officers, firefighters, nurses, and other emergency workers our coronavirus first responders.

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  • Farmers' request also includes a 6.8% rate hike on police officers, firefighters, nurses, and other emergency workers our coronavirus first responders.
  • "These are the very workers that can least afford to pay higher premiums, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic."
  • "The Commissioner needs to use his voter-enacted authority under Proposition 103 to protect Californians from unnecessary rate increases in the middle of a pandemic.
  • Farmers' own rate analysis shows that its current rates are providing ample revenue meaning another rate hike is not necessary.

Sterile Processing Platform, oneSOURCE, Creates Free Database to Address COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 4:05pm

SALT LAKE CITY, March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Today, oneSOURCE , a leading healthcare management solution, announced a new database to assist healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic.

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  • SALT LAKE CITY, March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Today, oneSOURCE , a leading healthcare management solution, announced a new database to assist healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic.
  • oneSOURCE users will also receive free tutorials on how to use the platform and up-to-date information about the COVID-19 crisis.
  • oneSOURCE currently dominates the sterile processing market with more than 80 percent saturation.
  • The free, segmented database is available now at onesourcedocs.com/covid-19-database and will be updated with necessary IFUs for the duration of the pandemic.