Technology

COVID-19 Vaccine Passports –The Next Big Thing

With COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out globally, there has been intense discussion on what happens next. Travelling (be it for business or leisure) is viewed as a big step in getting back to a state of normalcy and having a vaccine certification would certainly help in conversations around resuming international flights. A vaccine certification is…

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Google Cloud Unveils New AI and Machine Learning Tools in Fight Against COVID-19

Google recently announced a slew of new artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to assist in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines across the United States. Based in the cloud, these tools will be able to provide key information, conduct eligibility screening, scheduling appointments, distribution and analytics, to forecasting and modelling COVID-19 cases. Known as the Intelligent…

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Google to help make vaccines more accessible globally

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc across the world. As of January 2021, the global cases have exceeded 100 million. Tech giant Google has announced that it will aid in efforts to fight the pandemic amid the highly anticipated rollout of vaccines. During the pandemic, the company has helped provide relevant information that people needed to know.…

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Three Major Technologies Shaping the healthcare industry in 2021

Healthcare has evolved rapidly in 2020, driven by the on-going COVID-19 pandemic which has accelerated the development of treatments, including vaccines. For 2021, technology is expected to feature prominently as it helps healthcare streamline on a monumental scale. With the advent of technology in healthcare, stakeholders in the ecosystem are benefiting, from patients to technology…

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Five Things You Should Know about Digital Healthcare

Heart disease, stroke, cancer, and obesity are among the most deadly healthcare concerns affecting the world today. While politicians try to solve the problem of affordable healthcare, computing experts are working on developing technology that looks to revolutionize and streamline healthcare services. Known as digital healthcare, these innovations work on a two-prong approach. Firstly, they aim…

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Exploring a Low-Cost Method for Decontamination of PPE Equipment

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, personal protection equipment (PPE) has become a necessity. PPE generally refers to protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer’s body from injury or infection. The hazards addressed by protective equipment include physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, biohazards, and airborne particulate matter. With the onset of…

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COVID-19 swab test robot developed in Singapore could lower infection risk for healthcare workers

Singapore has pioneered a locally-made self-administered robot that is able to perform swab tests on its own, going a long way towards helping to reduce the risk of healthcare workers getting infected by COVID-19. One firm, Biobot Surgical, a firm focusing on medical robotics technology has collaborated with clinicians from the National Cancer Centre Singapore…

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OCBC Bank launches healthcare app for telehealth services

Recently OCBC Bank declared that it has established a partnership with seven medical groups Singapore Medical Group, StarMed Specialist Center, Thomson Medical, Faith Medical Group, OneCare Medical Group, Etern Medical, and True Medical in order to get going a new mobile application. Individuals who are not associated with OCBC bank can also use the services.…

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