Categories
hospital Renji

Renji Hospital launches blockchain-based IVF service app in China

Renji Hospital, a general hospital based in Shanghai, has launched a blockchain-based in-vitro fertilisation service application called MyBaby, made in partnership with global blockchain platform VeChain and Norway-based accredited registrar and classification society DNV. WHAT IT DOES The IVF service tool combines DNV’s professional assurance services and VeChain’s blockchain technology. MyBaby allows its users to…

Categories
hospital Texas

Texas Hospital Workers Sue Over Vaccine Mandates

June 1, 2021 — A group of 117 people who work at Houston Methodist Health System has filed a lawsuit against the medical center, objecting to its policy of requiring employees and contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or risk losing their jobs. Plaintiffs include Jennifer Bridges, a medical-surgical nurse at the hospital who has…

Categories
hospital Massive

Huge Fire in Iraq Hospital for COVID-19 Patients Kills At Least 82

BAGHDAD — The death toll from a massive fire in a Baghdad hospital for coronavirus patients rose to 82 Sunday, as anxious relatives searched for those missing and the government suspended key health officials for alleged negligence. The blaze, described by one witness as “volcanoes of fire,” swept through the intensive care unit of the…

Categories
common hospital

Common Hospital PCR Test Affected by Viral Variant

One of the most popular SARS-CoV-2 molecular test brands used in U.S. hospital labs has been added to an FDA list of tests with potentially compromised accuracy for viral variants. Three PCR tests made by Cepheid — the Xpert Xpress, Xpert Xpress DoD, and Xpert Omni — look for both the N2 and E target…