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Our historical news, events, and current events opinion pieces including a series of conversations with prominent industry leaders on important topics.

  • May 31, 2020 No Comments With in-person gatherings discouraged for public health reasons, testing and assessment services have been forced to turn to alternative means for guaranteeing the authenticity of test-takers. Remote proctoring technologies are an increasingly important method for enabling reach and ensuring security. Given the demand for information about remote proctoring, OpenEyes is sponsoring a virtual conference to discuss the challenges and opportunities it presents.  Remote proctoring services promise an alternative to in-person test taking while protecting the validity of exam results. Strategies used by these programs may include monitoring or blocking the use…
  • May 16, 2020 No Comments Whether uploading food logs into a mobile app or ordering medications online, telehealth capabilities have grown in popularity and demand in recent decades. With ICU beds and other resources stretched thin because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the “hospital at home” model has become an important tool for both patients and providers, especially those in rural or isolated areas. Often described as the future of healthcare, telehealth refers to both technologies that fall under ‘telemedicine’ and electronic patient-to-provider interactions. Telehealth capabilities…
  • April 30, 2020 No Comments While states are hoping to open up their economies, medical experts have pointed to contact tracing as a method for controlling the spread of COVID-19 when lockdown measures are lifted. This strategy seeks to locate those who have tested positive for the virus and retrace their movements in order to find out who they may have come into contact with. It is a method that has been implemented in the past to fight other diseases such as HIV and Ebola,…
  • April 13, 2020 No Comments The constant stream of coronavirus-related news is critical to keeping people around the world informed. Nevertheless, this endless flow of statistics can cause one to feel overwhelmed with anxiety as social distancing measures drag on indefinitely.  In mid-March, OpenEyes started a #TEDTuesday campaign to highlight inspirational and insightful TED Talks that are especially pertinent during quarantine. The motivation behind this initiative is our commitment to “ideas worth spreading.” We are a proud sponsor of two TEDx events in the DC-area: TEDxTysons and TEDxFoggyBottom.…
  • March 31, 2020 No Comments The spread of the global COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the lives of people around the world, but it has been particularly devastating for small business owners and workers. According to the National Small Business Association, the number of small business owners who are no longer confident in their business’s financial future has increased by 18% since January.  The governors of twenty-seven states, representing over two-thirds of the U.S. population, have issued stay-at-home orders to slow the…