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Accumen Develops New Channels for Critical COVID-19 Supplies and Recovery Resources for Hospitals and Health Systems

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Accumen Inc. is helping healthcare get better, faster. Today the company announced the launch of its COVID-19 Resource Center, which provides practical tools for hospital laboratories, supply chain, blood management, and imaging departments supporting patient care during this pandemic.


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Memphis hospitals prepared for potential COVID-19 patients

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A new report from Vanderbilt University’s Department of Health Policy shows the number of expected hospitalizations from COVID-19 in Tennessee is much lower than first projected. In April, Vanderbilt researchers released a report estimating by now more than 1,200 people would be hospitalized throughout Tennessee due to COVID-19. However, the number of people in hospitals… Read More


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Memphis officials urge tests for mildest COVID-19 symptoms. Here’s where you can get tested

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As the Covid-19 pandemic enters its third month in Shelby County, testing for the new virus continues to expand in the area. A total of 7,800 tests are now available on a daily basis, and only 60 percent of those are being used, Jenny Bartlett-Prescott told reporters in a video news conference on Tuesday.


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Economy vs. public health: Dulberger, McCullers discuss the ‘terrible balancing act’ of reopening

The Memphis Business Journal

The decision to start reopening the local economy wasn’t a simple formula, based on a couple of public health data points. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, and their advisors weighed positivity rates, replication rates, hospital capacity, and a host of other health statistics. As Strickland told the Memphis Business Journal last… Read More


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Here’s why Shelby County felt comfortable differing from White House recommendations

The Memphis Business Journal

The White House’s Guidelines for Opening Up America Again provide multiple criteria — related to symptoms, cases, and hospitals — for localities to meet before beginning to reopen businesses.  


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Opinion: My experience volunteering at Tiger Lane’s COVID-19 drive-thru testing site

The Commercial Appeal

On March 17, all medical students across the country were pulled from clinical rotations to help decrease the use of essential personal protective equipment (PPE) and the spread of COVID-19.  


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Virus reproduction rate is the number to know; it’s now a promising 1.14 in Shelby County

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David Sweat, head of epidemiology at the Shelby County Health Department, is poring over a short list of different COVID-19 models right now, reading them like a map for the road the disease will take from here. There isn’t just one model for predicting the coronavirus surge because none are accurate in all facets, he… Read More


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Caring for health care workers: COVID-19 highlights need for mental health, self-care

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With health care workers on the front lines of the fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some health officials say the industry must address the underlying problems of stress and burnout to head off a growing mental health crisis in the field, especially as the effects of the coronavirus will be felt for months if… Read More