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    Friday, May 29, 2020 6:00 AM
    Despite some historical lagging on the adoption of telehealth and telemonitoring services in the medical community, the COVID-19 pandemic is changing expectations overnight of how telemedicine can serve patients, health care providers and insurers, said Tom Evans, president and CEO of the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative. 

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020 3:16 PM
    Two Iowa medical marijuana companies are competing to open a dispensary in Coralville.

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020 3:13 PM
    The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is launching a foreign animal disease program that will teach veterinarians how to detect and respond to foreign animal diseases affecting the state’s livestock and poultry industries. 

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2020 3:00 PM
    Deb Moyer, chief nursing executive at UnityPoint Health-Des Moines, has received one of nursing’s top honors, the DAISY Lifetime Achievement Award. 

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  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020 3:24 PM
    EveryStep, one of Iowa’s largest nonprofit health care and human services organizations, has appointed Leann Uhlenhopp as a regional director.

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:25 PM
    Lifespace Communities has appointed Nicholas “Nick” Harshfield to the position of chief financial officer, effective July 1. 

    Friday, May 8, 2020 4:18 PM
    Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and UnityPoint Health – Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge have announced a “monumental” partnership in which the two hospitals will together hire five full-time pediatric nurse practitioners who will provide pediatric and newborn nursery care in both locations. 

  • Drake University student shares industry struggles as he prepares to graduate
    Friday, May 8, 2020 6:00 AM
    Xavier Lechleitner is finishing his senior year of college at Drake University at home in Edgar, Wis., on his family’s cattle farm. When Lechleitner’s operations management class asked students to submit a video blog exploring the pandemic’s reach, Lechleitner focused close to home.

  • Computer scientists launch new search tool for COVID-19 researchers
    Friday, May 8, 2020 6:00 AM
    After the White House called on researchers nationally to assist in COVID-19, Hridesh Rajan realized that the large body of published papers on coronaviruses and other epidemiology studies could offer “game-changing insights” for medical researchers -- but first, those researchers spend hours trying to find the right papers. Existing databases for published papers indexed keywords found throughout the papers, so one piece of published research with the term “coronavirus” written in passing during the introduction would be surfaced no matter how relevant the actual research is. 

  • Teaching public health in times of crisis
    Friday, May 8, 2020 6:00 AM
    In the University of Northern Iowa’s Health, Recreation and Community Services Department, Disa Cornish and her colleagues are training the next generation of public health advocates in Iowa -- a generation that is witnessing firsthand a larger-than-life fight against COVID-19. Cornish shared with the Business Record how an ongoing pandemic influences teaching public health students. 

  • What does it take to keep research teams safe?
    Friday, May 8, 2020 6:00 AM
    When Marty Scholtz thought about the University of Iowa’s research community rising to a challenge, he recalled the floods of 2008. “It was a monumental event on campus and shut down a lot of buildings and access. We had to pivot how we ran as a campus,” said Scholtz, vice president of research at UI.  The outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Iowa mid-March is forcing the university to pivot yet again. 

  • Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:02 PM
    Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines announced the launch of Mercy College PLUS, an online extension of the college’s existing health care degree options.

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