Facebook Launching Flu Vaccine Information Campaign

(RTTNews) – Facebook is launching a new flu vaccine information campaign to support the vaccination efforts of the public health experts. The aim is to provide reliable information about the safety and efficacy of the seasonal flu vaccine, and prohibiting ads with misinformation that could harm public health efforts.

Public health officials in the U.S. recommend that most people get a flu shot every year. They also think it is especially important to get a flu shot this year to minimize the risk of concurrent flu and COVID-19. This is hoped to minimize the number of flu hospitalizations this year.

While providing general information about the flu vaccine, the social media giant will also guide people on how to get the shot, including the nearest location to get the vaccine in the U.S. using the Preventive Health Tool, which was launched a year ago.

The campaign in the U.S. will

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Different Takes: Lessons On Guarding Information About The President’s Health; Reckless Leaders Cost Lives

Editorial pages focus on topics about leadership during the pandemic and other topics, as well.

Guarding The President’s Privacy Is Key For A White House Physician 

Before deciding to take a photogenic, early-evening helicopter ride from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center back to the White House, President Trump toyed with an even more dramatic idea. He discussed wearing a Superman T-shirt under his dress clothes, coming out of the hospital looking exhausted, and then tearing off his outer shirt to reveal himself as the ever-strong Superman. Made-for-tweeting publicity stunts that are rejected can still teach us something: In this case, it is about the power of costumes and the narratives they bring with them. (George J. Annas, 10/14)

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Scientists discover new method to retrieve lost single-cell RNA-sequencing information

Sequencing RNA from individual cells can reveal a great deal of information about what those cells are doing in the body. MIT researchers have now greatly boosted the amount of information gleaned from each of those cells, by modifying the commonly used Seq-Well technique.

With their new approach, the MIT team could extract 10 times as much information from each cell in a sample.

This increase should enable scientists to learn much more about the genes that are expressed in each cell, and help them to discover subtle but critical differences between healthy and dysfunctional cells.

It’s become clear that these technologies have transformative potential for understanding complex biological systems. If we look across a range of different datasets, we can really understand the landscape of health and disease, and that can give us information as to what therapeutic strategies we

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St. Peter’s patient information may have been stolen

ALBANY – St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates has notified more than 500 patients who might have fallen victim to a privacy breach.

In a Tuesday press release, St. Peter’s said certain payment information contained in bank deposit bags between March 2 and July 20 for 14 practice locations in the Albany area, may be missing. The missing payment information is associated with cash, checks and credit card payments. The missing information does not include credit card numbers.

In a letter, mailed on Tuesday, St. Peter’s notified the 544 patients affected and offered them free credit protection and identity-theft services for one year.

Prior to discovery of the missing information, payments had been credited to individual patient accounts.

“SPHPMA takes this incident and the protection of our patients’ protected health information extremely seriously,” Privacy Officer Kate Barnhart said in a statement. “We apologize for the inconvenience and deeply regret any

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Vanderbilt’s Allied Health Taps Orbund for Student Information System – Press Release

Cloud-based Administrative System Powers Up VUMC’s Allied Health Programs, Automates Admissions & Regulatory Compliance Reporting

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​On the heels of a rigorous two-year process, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has selected Orbund’s Einstein Student Information System (SIS) for its Allied Health program, Orbund LLC announced today. VUMC Center for Programs in Allied Health (CPiAH) expects to be fully implemented on Orbund’s enterprise administrative software in February 2021.

“We serve a rapidly growing segment of healthcare,” said Dr. Geoffrey Fleming, who oversaw the student information system project in his role as Vice President of Continuous Professional Development (Pediatric Critical Care). “Allied health programs like ours have particular demands in admissions, attendance and regulatory compliance.”

Part of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, CPiAH prepares its students for high demand, technical careers, such as diagnostic medical sonography, neurodiagnostic technology, nuclear medicine, and perfusion.

“Our faculty takes

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LabVantage Solutions Awarded U.S. Government Contract to Supply Laboratory Information Management System to Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

SOMERSET, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LabVantage Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of laboratory informatics solutions and services, including purpose-built LIMS solutions that allow labs to be more productive and efficient and to go live faster and at a lower total cost, today announced the United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) has awarded the company a contract to supply its LabVantage Pharma laboratory information management system (LIMS) to the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). WRAIR will use LabVantage Pharma to support vaccine production programs for COVID-19 and other diseases at its Pilot Bioproduction Facility.

“We developed LabVantage Pharma to make it fast and easy for pharmaceutical and biotech organizations to acquire and implement a state-of-the-art laboratory information management system to enable efficient and compliant quality manufacturing,” said John Heiser, CEO of LabVantage. “We appreciate that WRAIR understood the unique benefits of LabVantage Pharma and moved to expedite its

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Albury Wodonga Health updates COVID-19 clinic information | The Border Mail


Albury Wodonga Health has updated its information about COVID-19 testing following confusion around weekend provision. One week after the Vermont Street drive-through clinic moved to no longer requiring appointments, the AWH website was still advising people they needed an appointment and did not list operating hours. The AWH website was updated on Monday after enquiries from The Border Mail. The DHHS ‘where to get tested’ website still shows that testing is by appointment only. “The new operating times have been updated on the AWH website and social pages, and we have also communicated to our community through a number of other platforms,” an AWH spokeswoman said. “We have also formally sent through a request prior to the changes to our COVID-19 Clinic to the DHHS and are awaiting them to update this information accordingly.” The drive-through clinic operates 8am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday. “The clinic was operating on

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Insights on Laboratory Information Management System Market Within the Health Care Facilities Sector | Growing Demand for Bio-banking to Emerge as a Key Driver | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global laboratory information management system market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 9% during 2020-2024, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. The report provides a detailed analysis on the impact and new opportunities created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The report also helps clients keep up with new product launches in direct & indirect COVID-19 related markets.

Learn more about how COVID-19 is impacting the laboratory information management system market – Request a free sample report

The growing need for effective management and tracking of data quality, bio-species location, security, compliances, end-user billing, and patient demographics have increased the demand for bio-banking. This has increased the adoption of LIMS software as it improves the sampling of data that involves different laboratories, FDA, and partner organizations. It integrates the research information and enables easy access to the laboratory information management software database.

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Data issue that caused delay in COVID-19 case information fixed, DOH says

Florida health officials say they’ve fixed a data issue which caused a delay in case number information over the weekend.

a person in a car: A coronavirus test is administered at a drive-thru testing site

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A coronavirus test is administered at a drive-thru testing site

WESH 2 News spoke with Todd Husty, Seminole County’s medical director, about the tests.

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“It’s a lot of work. I’m not trying to let anybody off the hook. You shouldn’t have major errors like this. On the other hand, there’s a lot of data and some how it gets gummed up on the works,” Husty said.

Similar issues in Florida have happened before. This time The Florida Department of Health says a technical issue caused them to sort through 400,000 previously reported results by a private laboratory called Helix.

“I don’t think this causes any real concern at all. It’s just data, what do we really see? We’re seeing

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Royal Canin launches new rewards program mobile app, champions access to pet healthcare information in PH

If you’re like most caring and loyal pet owners during this lockdown, you’ve probably found yourself struggling with loads of questions like, ​“How often should my pet eat?” “How often should my dog take a bath?” “Is my cat sick, sleepy, or just ignoring me?” only to be left even more confused with answers from various sources.

As strict quarantine protocols continue to be enforced, many frantic pet parents gravitate towards online forums and social media in search of answers to their questions. Many keyboard experts offer all sorts of unqualified advice—many of which are plain wrong or even dangerous to your pets. The lockdown, which has led to shorter operating hours for many veterinary clinics, has further cut off most pet owners from their direct line to immediate, credible information about pet healthcare and nutrition.

Recognizing the obstacle, Royal Canin recently launched the ​Royal Canin Club rewards program mobile

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