Vizient Provides Guidance to Hospitals on New Technologies to Battle COVID-19 Pandemic

Vizient, Inc. released three new evidence-based reports providing a comprehensive overview and guidance to hospitals on the appropriate implementation of emerging innovative technologies for helping to care for COVID-19 patients. These reports, targeted at hospitals dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, address immediate needs for the care of patients during the crisis.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has created an environment where hospitals are being compelled to consider novel technologies that can help them manage their patients more efficiently and improve outcomes,” said Joe Cummings, technology program director at Vizient. “These reports provide insight to help health care providers identify and evaluate new technologies that may be vital in the fight against COVID-19.”

Devices to Assist Ventilator Weaning in COVID-19 Patients

With mechanical ventilation often required in seriously ill COVID-19 patients, weaning patients from ventilators can be a prolonged process complicated by disuse atrophy of the respiratory muscles. Studies have shown that 30%

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Micron Slides Following Light Earnings Guidance: 6 Key Takeaways

Though it once more topped estimates, a light EPS outlook and mixed demand commentary is weighing on Micron’s (MU) stock post-earnings.

On Tuesday afternoon, the memory giant reported August quarter (fiscal fourth quarter) revenue of $6.06 billion (up 24% annually) and non-GAAP EPS of $1.23. Those numbers respectively beat FactSet consensus estimates of $5.89 billion and $0.98, thus continuing a recent string of sales and EPS beats.

On the flip side, Micron guided for November quarter revenue of $5 billion to $5.4 billion (down 3% to up 5% annually) and non-GAAP EPS of $0.40 to $0.54. Those numbers respectively compare with consensus estimates of $5.27 billion and $0.66.

As of the time of this article, Micron’s stock is down 3.5% in after-hours trading to $48.92. Shares were initially trading following the release of Micron’s report, but sold off after Micron shared its earnings presentation and prepared remarks.

Here are some

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk touts new tech at ‘Battery Day,’ offers 2020 delivery guidance

  • At Tesla’s 2020 shareholder’s meeting, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the company’s vehicle deliveries in 2020 would be up 30% to 40% from last year, a range that encompasses its previous prediction of 500,000 cars delivered this year.
  • The meeting took place before Tesla’s “battery day,” where Musk and executive Drew Baglino talked about the company’s plans to make its own large battery cells, which should lead to more affordable, efficient vehicles.
  • Musk, who is well-known for exuberant promises, also predicted the company will be able to make a $25,000 full self-driving car within three years.



Elon Musk wearing a suit and tie looking at the camera: SpaceX founder Elon Musk looks on at a post-launch news conference after the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifted off on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, March 2, 2019.


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SpaceX founder Elon Musk looks on at a post-launch news conference after the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifted off on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, March 2, 2019.

Tesla CEO Elon

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk touts new battery tech that could lower prices, offers new 2020 delivery guidance

  • At Tesla’s 2020 shareholder’s meeting, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the company’s vehicle deliveries in 2020 would be up 30% to 40% from last year, a range that encompasses its previous prediction of 500,000 cars delivered this year.
  • The meeting took place before Tesla’s “battery day,” where Musk and executive Drew Baglino talked about the company’s plans to make its own large battery cells, which should lead to more affordable, efficient vehicles.
  • Musk, who is well-known for exuberant promises, also predicted the company will be able to make a $25,000 full self-driving car within three years.



Elon Musk wearing a suit and tie looking at the camera: SpaceX founder Elon Musk looks on at a post-launch news conference after the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifted off on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, March 2, 2019.


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SpaceX founder Elon Musk looks on at a post-launch news conference after the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifted off on an uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, March 2, 2019.

Tesla CEO Elon

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CDC abruptly removes guidance about airborne coronavirus transmission, says update ‘was posted in error’ | Health

In language posted Friday and now removed, CDC said Covid-19 most commonly spread between people who are in close contact with one another, and went on to say it’s known to spread “through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols, produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks or breathes.”

These particles can cause infection when “inhaled into the nose, mouth, airways, and lungs,” the agency said. “This is thought to be the main way the virus spreads.”

“There is growing evidence that droplets and airborne particles can remain suspended in the air and be breathed in by others, and travel distances beyond 6 feet (for example, during choir practice, in restaurants, or in fitness classes),” the page said in the Friday update, which has since been removed. “In general, indoor environments without good ventilation increase this risk.”

In the Friday update, the CDC had added

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