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A Zoom-Enabled Virtual ‘Cockpit’ Leads to Reduced-Risk Covid-19 Care

Expertise in innovation and technology has enabled Hartford HealthCare to help its intensive care unit (ICU) specialist physicians maximize their ability to care for the sickest patients while minimizing their exposure to COVID-19. These specialists, called intensivists, can now cover a system ICU bed capacity that is expected to swell...

Clearstep

Fast-Track Technology Leads to Online COVID-19 Screener

Barely two months ago, Clearstep was among 10 companies in a medtech show-and-tell called Digital Health CT’s Digital Demo Day that packed the Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford. Clearstep, part of the Hartford-based MedTech Accelerator — sponsored by Hartford HealthCare, Trinity College and the University of Connecticut School of Business —...

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A Doctor Joins DIY Move to Making Masks from a 3D Printer

Ingenuity knows no limits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some people are making masks from cloth, elastic straps and sewing skills. Others, more technically inclined, are fashioning masks from 3D printers. Count Dr. Chris Wiles., a first-year anesthesiology resident at Hartford Hospital, as the 3D-printer type. Dr. Wiles, 30, a New...

Demo Day

Coming Attractions? Medtech Innovations Hit the Bushnell Stage

“Alexa, I’m going to sleep.” Like clockwork, she dims the lights and turns off the TV. Ok, not unusual in today’s world. But the next command is. “Can you tell my nurse?” asks the hospital patient. This is just one of the many scenarios that played out at Digital Health...

The first class of 10 companies selected for downtown Hartford's medtech accelerator got to work Tuesday on Constitution Plaza. (Kenneth R. Gosselin)

How Hartford’s New Medtech Accelerator Plans to Help Startups

With Hartford pushing to raise its profile as a hotbed of entrepreneurship and innovation, the first class of fledgling companies chosen for downtown’s new medtech accelerator focused squarely Tuesday on beating the odds stacked against startups. “It’s ridiculously hard to make a startup succeed, and that’s why programs like this...