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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

New HealthEquip App Helps Connect PPE Suppliers with Hospitals in Need

In response to the continuing personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages health care personnel are facing, Merit Solutions has partnered with manufacturing and health care leaders to create HealthEquip, an app connecting individuals and organizations with access to PPE that can be donated to hospitals treating COVID-19 patients.

The app, made in association with Microsoft, the American Hospital Association, Kearney, Kaiser Permanente, and UPS, tracks donations, manages the shipping, and ensures the shipping is paid for by the receiving hospital. Donations of masks, face shields, gloves, gowns, and more are matched with hospitals based on need and demand, and they can include a single box of PPE or an entire truckload. The free app is available to any donating party and health care system as a web portal or on Apple and Android devices. Additional information is available online.