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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Anti-vaxxers exploit confusion over Oxford University data to cast doubts on jab’s safety

Anti-vaccine mob are exploiting confusion over Oxford University researchers’ data to cast doubts on the AstraZeneca jab’s safety

Anti-vaccine campaigners are exploiting confusion over Oxford researchers’ data to cast doubts on their jab’s safety.

Experts fear substantial numbers will refuse the vaccine.

One study predicted only around half of British adults will agree to be vaccinated, severely hitting the ability of the programme to generate herd immunity.

These fears have grown as anti-vaccination campaigners have jumped on criticism of the way the preliminary data from Oxford’s trials has been handled.

The Oxford team said on Monday that, overall, the trial suggested the vaccine gave 70 per cent protection – but an initial lower dose for the first of the two jabs required would raise that protection to 90

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University refers 150 students to conduct office for failing to comply with coronavirus testing, safety requirements

The University of Maryland in College Park referred about 150 students to its conduct office for failing to comply with coronavirus testing requirements, a school spokeswoman said this week.

Students and employees who visit the campus for classes, on-campus jobs or other activities are required to complete daily symptom checks and confirm they have tested negative for the coronavirus. But officials discovered dozens were noncompliant this fall.

The university generates reports of students who visit campus and have not submitted coronavirus test results from off-campus clinics or do not have upcoming testing appointments on campus, said Katie Lawson, a spokeswoman for the campus. The school also uses its building locking system and Wi-Fi network to monitor who visits campus and if visitors have completed health screenings, according to U-Md.’s data policy.

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The health screenings, designed to capture information about symptoms related to the coronavirus, are

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Safety Marvin Martin Decommits From Boston College

Safety Marvin Martin announced on Twitter that he is reopening his commitment and backing from his pledge to Boston College. 

Martin from Trinity Christian Academy in Texas has seen his recruitment blow up over the past few weeks. He has gained an offer from Kansas State, and has seen more interest from local programs. He was a three star recruit according to most recruiting services. He committed to the Eagles in late September.

Martin was an impressive recruit who is currently playing his final season in Texas. His tape certainly pops, he is a very physical safety and it is clear why Boston College pushed for him after losing out on Daymon David. Looking at his play, his play is reminiscent of Patrick Chung, who has put together a long career with the New England Patriots.

Boston College currently has 23 recruits committed to the Eagles. They still are in

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Nebraska State Education Association Press Conference on COVID-19 Safety

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Biden’s Foolish Immigration Priorities

Joe Biden shouldn’t want to begin his administration with a renewed migrant crisis at the border, but that’s what his priorities risk creating.After many false starts — including the zero-tolerance policy that drove family separations — the Trump administration got a handle on the border thanks to its “remain in Mexico” policy and “safe third country” agreements with Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.These initiatives closed an enormous loophole in the U.S. asylum system — undeserving asylum-seekers were able to gain access to our country, stay here for years while their claims worked their way through overwhelmed immigration courts, and remain even after their claims were denied because we lack the capacity (or will) to track and deport them. This running, de facto amnesty served as a powerful magnet for migrants from Central America.But the Trump administration managed to get Mexico to agree to the

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Saginaw Valley State University issue public safety alert; Police investigate person ‘in distress’ on campus

UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. – Saginaw Valley State University police are responding to “an individual in distress” on campus, according to a tweet from the university Thursday night.

“University Police are responding to an individual in distress who is isolated in Science West. The campus community is instructed to avoid the building until further notice,” read the tweet.

The university announced Friday morning that campus will be closed for the day — Nov. 13.

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Marshall University plane crash: 50th anniversary plans updated with new safety precautions due to COVID-19 | Putnam News

HUNTINGTON — In light of the ongoing pandemic and a recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases on campus and in local communities, strict safety precautions — including limiting the number of people who can attend in person — have been put in place for a series of commemorative events to honor the lives lost in the Nov. 14, 1970, Marshall University plane crash.

This year marks 50 years since Southern Airways Flight 932 crashed with 75 Thundering Herd teammates, coaches, staff, supporters and flight crew members on board.

Information about the commemorative events and how the public can participate virtually is as follows:

Marshall Football Memorial rededication

The university will rededicate the Marshall Football Memorial, which was designed by John Bodo and created by Vernon Howell, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10.

The statue, originally dedicated in 1971 in front of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house on

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Go Insurance and Indiana University School of Medicine Team Up to Boost Car Safety for Kids

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Go Insurance, an auto insurance company revolutionizing insurance by using data analytics to make roads safer and save customers time and money, announced today that it is teaming up with Indiana University School of Medicine to provide free car seats for families in need. This giveaway is part of Go Insurance’s newly launched national child passenger safety program, which works to ensure every caregiver in America is equipped with the best tools to safely transport the children they care for in a secure, properly installed car seat.

Go Insurance is launching the program in collaboration with child passenger safety experts in three states with high rates of injuries and fatalities for child passengers. The company is granting a total of $40,000 to Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, TX, to distribute brand new

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University apologies for Blue Lives Matter symbol, faces calls to fire campus safety officer

University officials in California apologized to students and staff last month after a campus safety officer displayed a Blue Lives Matter emblem during a Zoom meeting on diversity. 

In an Oct. 29 email, several Santa Clara University administrators said an incident the night before “further damages the trust and faith that we are working so hard to build.”

During the virtual meeting, John Loretto, the assistant director of Campus Safety Services, had a postcard of the law enforcement symbol on a bookshelf behind him. The administrators said the symbol is “widely considered to be an effort to undermine the Black Lives Matter movement and its universally important goals,” according to the email. 


The school’s College Republicans club criticized the university and the Santa Clara Multi-Cultural Center for sharing an Instagram post from another group that called the Blue

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As Frostburg State University resumes in-person teaching, concerns over safety mount

Frostburg State University resumed in-person classes Thursday, about a week after a spate of coronavirus cases forced the campus online and as questions mount over the school’s handling of the virus.


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The number of cases has fluctuated in recent weeks — from 28 between Oct. 4 and 17 to 60 during the two-week period that ended on Halloween, according to the school’s coronavirus dashboard.

Twenty-six students were in isolation this week, school officials said Wednesday.

Fewer than 1,150 students are residing on campus this semester, along with 400 students who are living in a public-private apartment complex on the grounds. The school’s most recent screening data indicates 640 students and employees were tested on or off campus between Oct. 18 and Oct. 31.

As the situation becomes more unpredictable, some students are leaving the campus in northwest Maryland, retreating to their homes throughout the region, where they suspect

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