Tech transfer during the pandemic | The growth of telehealth | HealthTech
“Exploration is the engine that drives innovation. Innovation drives economic growth. So let's all go exploring." — Edith Widder, American oceanographer
April 7, 2021
NAVIGATING THE RECOVERY
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COVID and patients' brains
Researchers at UC have been studying the way COVID-19 impacts other parts of the body. Now they've found a correlation between the severity of the disease in the lungs and the severity of effects on patients' brains.
Masks and COVID transmission
According to a pilot study done in Missouri, when schools practice mandatory masking, social distancing, and frequent hand-washing, COVID-19 transmission in rare.
Tech transfer during the pandemic
Kelly Sexton, associate vice president for research-technology transfer and innovation partnerships at the University of Michigan, discusses how the business of commercializing university technology progressed and evolved during the pandemic.
The growth of telehealth
According to a survey by the Minnesota Medical Association, prior to COVID-19, telehealth accounted for 3% of patient visits. Now, nearly 30% of health care visits are conducted electronically. Here’s a look at the state of telemedicine today.
COVID and geospatial tech
How have health care experts used geospatial technology during the COVID-19 pandemic? Today's event from the GeoInnovation National Speaker Series will address this. The event, available by Zoom, will be at 2:00 p.m. today.
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Focus on the Toaster: A Guide to Not Overthinking the Tech You Need
Big change doesn't have to be that hard - at least according to Aaron Peabody of Untitled Firm. Aaron joins Innovators Podcast host Ben Reno-Weber to explain what is possible with just a standard set of tools when you've identified the problem. Inspiration for your data and digital transformation strategy is one podcast episode away!
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PUDDLE HOPS: HEALTH TECH
Flyover Future has followed medical and tech news around COVID-19 from the beginning of the pandemic. We're adding coverage to this report related to health care innovation to feature more advances across Flyover Country.
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Healium weighs in on the InvestMidwest experience
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Sarah Hill is the CEO of Healium, a clinically validated mental fitness channel that uses virtual and augmented reality apps for the self-management of stress and anxiety. She talks about her experience at last year’s InvestMidwest showcase.
How did you come to participate in InvestMidwest?
Hill: I learned about InvestMidwest from another company that attended in a previous year.
What was the experience like?
Hill: We got incredible value out of InvestMidwest and in fact, we picked up investment for our round directly from that event! InvestMidwest exposed us to people outside our networks who can help us move the needle with sales channel partners, investors, and hiring the best talent.
What were the best takeaways/what did you gain by participating?
Hill: Last year, InvestMidWest was virtual so it allowed people who might not have been able to attend in person the opportunity to virtually visit our booth. We gained investment, feedback on our product, and sales channel partners. I would definitely recommend a company raising or looking for feedback on their products to attend InvestMidwest.
InvestMidwest is collaborating with the Midwest Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS) at the University of Michigan for the 2021 Midwest Venture Showcase scheduled for April 27-28, 2021. Panels will include "Why Invest in the Midwest," "Diversity & Inclusion in Investing," and "Midwest Unicorns are Real."
For more information on applying, attending, or sponsoring the Showcase, please visit www.investmidwestforum.com or email Phyllis Ellison (InvestMidwest) or www.midwestgcs.com or Emily Zaycosky (MGCS).
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