COVID-19: Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Jul 12, 2021
Non-traditional producers used additive manufacturing — also known as 3D printing — to deliver an estimated 38 million face shield parts, 12 million nasal swabs, 2.5 million ear savers, 241,000 mask parts and 116,000 ventilator parts between Feb. 15 and July 15, 2020, according to a report released…
May 19, 2021
Since the first COVID-19 cases were diagnosed and the pandemic changed the ways in which patients were able to access traditional health care settings, providers were required to navigate significant challenges to ensure their services were still able to reach millions of patients. In response,…
May 13, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its interim guidance stating that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, indoors or outdoors.
May 5, 2021
While certain health care supply chain pressures remain during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are notable improvements, particularly in the area of collaboration.
May 4, 2021
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health today revoked its public health certificate of approval for Plastikon Industries’ PLASMA N95-01 filtering facepiece respirator for failure to meet filter efficiency requirements in a product audit.
Apr 9, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration urged health care facilities to transition away from using crisis capacity conservation strategies, such as decontamination or bioburden reduction, to extend the use of N95s and other similar disposable respirators. 
Apr 1, 2021
COVID-19 has exposed the fragile nature of the health care supply chain, but it’s not the first public health crisis to do so. This Transformation Talks video explores hospital logistics.
Mar 25, 2021
Throughout the pandemic, innovative partnerships have helped hospitals and health systems ensure ongoing care for patients, health care workers and their communities. 
Mar 25, 2021
Throughout the pandemic, innovative partnerships have helped hospitals and health systems ensure ongoing care for patients, health care workers and their communities. Here are some of the success stories that have shone brightly at every phase of this public health emergency. Plus, there’s an…
Mar 23, 2021
After studying how supply chains broke down during the pandemic’s early days and talking with affected health care executives, physicians, engineers and others, Hannah recently outlined in Harvard Business Review steps health care organizations can take to create a more resilient PPE supply…