Athena GTX endeavors to keep informed and updated on the latest trends and technologies in the global Medical arena. Here we will share interesting articles, opinions and news that explore the advances and ideas directed toward patient care and innovative products as well as information regarding our Company.

Athena GTX receives ISO Certification

Lyn Darrah February 18, 2019. Safety and quality are priorities for Athena GTX and the products we design and manufacture. We are pleased to announce that our facility has been certified to the ISO 13485 -2016 Standard (Medical devices – Quality Management Systems – Requirements for regulatory purposes). This is an internationally agreed standard that […]

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Military-Designed Vital Signs Monitors Could Boost Remote Care

By Jared Kaltwasser, Healthcare Analytics News December 20, 2018. A new military-designed wearable device is making it possible to keep tabs on a robust list of patient vital signs, even in the most remote and extreme circumstances. The U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) has developed a device called the Wireless Vital Signs Monitor […]

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Cyber Security…sick of hearing about this?

June 28, 2018. Not us. Cyberattacks are on the increase, causing very tangible damage throughout the world. Cyber attackers mean business and they have the intentions and capability. Even minor breaches, like that of the Lizard Squad against PlayStation on Christmas Day, have increased in frequency and strength, but now we are seeing more and […]

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Business Record – Innovation Iowa

Q&A: Mark Darrah May 31, 2018. Entrepreneur Mark Darrah and his wife, Lyn, left Iowa 35 years ago because they were unable to use their degrees in advanced biomedical technology from Iowa State University within the state. In 2007, they returned from Southern California to Des Moines to launch Athena GTX to produce leading-edge medical […]

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Eric Joyce

Why I Chose Athena GTX — Eric Joyce

Eric began his career at Athena GTX as an intern in the summer of 2017. He is attending Iowa State University and will graduate in May 2018 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Upon graduation he will join the team as an Electrical Engineer and continue his work designing an electronic fluid control system for the Automated Critical Care System.

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American Telemedicine Association

American Telemedicine Association Applauds Landmark Expansion of Medicare Telehealth Coverage

President Trump this morning signed into law a funding bill that includes the entirety of the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act. Originally introduced by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Mark Warner (D-VA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), with significant input from ATA and its members, the new law will expand telehealth coverage for accountable care organizations (ACOs), improve flexibility for telehealth use under Medicare Advantage plans, and allow nationwide reimbursement for tele stroke care and home dialysis treatment. The new law provides the largest boost to Federal telehealth coverage and payment in 17 years.

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UV Lighting being used to clean flu virus from ambulances

Hospitals have been using ultraviolet lighting to disinfect equipment for years, but now emergency medical services in the metro are using smaller, portable UV lights to disinfect ambulances.

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Flu still on the rise, hospitalizations high, CDC says

The current flu season is “still on the rise,” the acting director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

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