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University of Iowa Health Care Contracts with Caresyntax to Support Operating Room Safety, Quality, and Standardized Team-Based Assessments

BOSTON, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Caresyntax, a pioneer in surgical automation, analytics, and AI software and technologies, today announced an agreement with the University of Iowa Health Care to help improve the safety and efficiency of surgeries performed at the university medical center.

As part of the project, UI Health Care will use near real-time data to improve patient safety and quality across the surgical continuum. Caresyntax will install hardware to collect surgical and procedural and team-based video and audio data using CX-ADVANCE, a component of the company’s digital surgery platform that enables hospitals to manage and review surgical data for quality improvement and risk reduction. Vendor-neutral and web-based, CX-ADVANCE will guide team-based and technical refinements to continuously improve patient outcomes beginning in January 2021.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the clinical, regulatory, and financial demands hospitals and health systems must meet,” said Dennis Kogan, caresyntax

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ESA signs a trio of Copernicus contracts worth 1.3 billion euros

VALLETTA, Malta — The European Space Agency (ESA) signed contracts for three pairs of satellites for the agency’s Earth-observing Copernicus program on Nov. 13 with a total award value of more than 1.3 billion euros ($1.54 billion). 

The three Copernicus satellite pairs are part of six High-Priority Candidate Missions approved during ESA’s Council at Ministerial Level Space19+ in Seville, Spain one year ago.

Each mission is designed to respond to priority policies outlined by Europe and in particular, the European Union. The European Commission and ESA plan to jointly finance the missions.

Thales Alenia Space will receive the lion’s share of funding as Thales Alenia Space Italy leads the campaign to develop Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer (CIMR) and Thales Alenia Space France spearheads efforts to develop the Copernicus Hyperspectral Imaging Mission (CHIME). 

CIMR is scheduled to launch in 2029 aboard an Arianespace Vega C rocket. Each of the two satellites

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CDC Awards Medscape Education Three Contracts to Develop Medical Education Programming Addressing Major Public Health Needs

NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Medscape, the leading source of continuing medical education, clinical news, health information, and point-of-care tools for health care professionals (HCPs), has been awarded three contracts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Cancer Prevention and Control and the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID).  These programs, focused on cancer care, invasive mold infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, will be developed by Medscape Education and delivered to its multi-specialty membership with certification for both physicians and nurses. A division of Medscape, Medscape Education is the leading destination for continuous professional development for HCPs.

While the medical world is appropriately focused on COVID-19, it is essential that other clinical topics, which impact the lives of millions of patients, are not overlooked. The programming will be focused on the following:

  • Cancer care: In collaboration with the National
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