Mobile Health COO, Troy Cassel, joins The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Panel of Experts.
NEW YORK – Sep 27, 2021 – We all thought the virus would be under control by Labor Day. The Delta variant had other ideas. The Chronicle of Higher Education gathered a panel of experts to discuss the advancements that have been made and pitfalls to avoid to protect campus health in the spring of 2022. The Chronicle invites Mobile Health’s Chief Operations Officer, Troy Cassel, as the COVID-19 testing expert. “What we have learned is that testing works,” said Cassel. Testing is more affordable and more available than ever to create a long-term campus protection plan. Read more
Senator Rivera gets a behind-the-scenes look at the occupational health provider vaccinating New Yorkers against COVID-19.
NEW YORK – Sep 2, 2021 – NY State Senator Gustavo Rivera visited Mobile Health’s Bronx clinic and met the frontline workers protecting New Yorkers against COVID-19 and other vaccine-preventable diseases. “It was an honor to introduce Senator Rivera to some of our heroes at the Bronx clinic today,” said Mobile Health CEO Andrew Shulman. “It’s our Mobile Health clinicians and behind the scenes, powerhouse staff that ensure we can coordinate and administer vaccinations to thousands of New Yorkers every week.” Read more
The delta variant sweeps across the nation through the unvaccinated.
NEW YORK – August 5, 2021 – Every state in the US reported an increase in COVID-19 cases in the week ending Friday, July 23rd. In 34 of those states, the rate of new cases increased by more than 50%. Variants are mutating quickly, so how do we stop the spread? “It’s what viruses do, their goal is to continue to survive,” said Mobile Health CEO Andrew Shulman says in an interview with Fox News Radio. “As long as they have a host, they will continue to go from one to the next and spread and change. The goal is to get the number of hosts down and you do that by vaccinating.” Thirty states have yet to fully vaccinate at least half of their residents, according to the CDC.
Major medical groups call for COVID-19 vaccine mandate by private employers.
NEW YORK – July 26, 2021 – As COVID-19 cases rise by 51% in just one week, more than 50 health and medical groups – including the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Public Health Association – issued a joint statement calling for a vaccine mandate by private employers. “These are people being driven by the science that say the mandate is the appropriate way to go” Mobile Health CEO Andrew Shulman said in an interview with Cheddar News.
These Medical Groups are motivated by the Delta surge and significant numbers of unvaccinated people. Hena Doba of Cheddar News asks for Andrew’s insights on masking amid the Delta surge. “There is a decent number of people who simply cannot get the vaccine, so from a public health perspective, it behooves us to mask back up again.”
CRAIN’S NEW YORK BUSINESS has named Mobile Health CEO Andrew Shulman to its 2021 Notable in Healthcare List.
NEW YORK – July 12, 2021 – The list celebrates outstanding individuals who have had a positive impact on healthcare in New York, and honors their professional, civic, and philanthropic achievements. Under Shulman’s leadership, the company has grown by 300%, expanded nationally to over 4,500 locations, and became a category-leading disruptor in technology use. Andrew Shulman is recognized for reinventing occupational healthcare and technology and his positive impact on NYC communities, his employees, and essential workers. Read more
Mobile Health’s largest expansion to date makes it easier than ever for employers to schedule pre-employment and occupational health services.
NEW YORK – July 9, 2021 – More than 1,100 locations have been added to Mobile Health’s national network through the partnership with CVS MinuteClinic®. Now businesses can book physicals, vaccinations, bloodwork and more for employees right in their neighborhood or just around the block.
In recognizing Mobile Health’s excellence in pre-employment screening, HR TECH OUTLOOK praises company’s service delivery speed, innovation and dedicated workforce.
NEW YORK – April 26, 2021 – Mobile Health has been named 2021 Company of the Year by HR TECH OUTLOOK. In its April 2021 issue, the enterprise technology magazine described Mobile Health as “a game-changer in the pre-employment screening space,” citing speed in its results delivery as its key differentiator. The award celebrates Mobile Health’s 37-year history as well as its forward-looking plans to solidify itself as a one-stop provider of occupational health solutions. Read more
“We are going to have a steep climb back.”
NEW YORK – April 16, 2021 – “The CDC-FDA’s April 2020 pausing of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine following isolated blood clots will have a lasting effect on vaccine hesitancy,” Mobile Health CEO Andrew Shulman said in an interview with NBC LX News. “Even prior to the pause, Mobile Health saw 20 percent of scheduled appointments refuse the J&J vaccine, due to misinformation,” he said. The J&J single shot vaccine has been intended for rural areas, where vaccine hesitancy is higher. “We are going to have a steep climb back (from vaccine hesitancy), but President Biden assures us we’ll have plenty of Pfizer and Moderna vaccine.”
Temporarily paused single dose vaccine has been targeted for use in hard-to-reach places like homeless shelters and rural areas.
NEW YORK – April 13, 2021 – “There is an advantage to the paused J&J COVID-19 vaccine,” Mobile Health CEO Andrew Shulman said in an interview Fox 5 DC – Good Day DC. “An exceedingly rare (vaccine) issue was caught. That means the system is working. I hope people will see vaccines are safe and effective and we can surmount some vaccine hesitancy.” Shulman hopes agencies will resume shipment so it can be administered in hard-to-reach places like homeless shelters and rural areas. “It can be challenging to get those patients back for their necessary second dose,” he said.
Extra vigilance and testing required until country reaches herd immunity.
NEW YORK – April 12, 2021 – “While it’s appropriate to celebrate rising vaccination rates, the alarming number of COVID-19 cases means it’s too soon to let up on COVID-19 testing,” Mobile Health Andrew Shulman told Sirius XM radio host Laura Coates on The Laura Coates Show. “You can still get COVID-19 and transmit the virus even if you’re vaccinated – even though symptoms and severity will be much reduced,” he said. “Until we reach herd immunity level of 70 to 90 percent, we need to be extra vigilant and continue testing to identify more virulent strains.” The Biden administration has allocated $10 billion for COVID-19 testing in schools, he noted. Read More
Vaccines alone won’t protect workers against emerging virus variants.
NEW YORK – April 7, 2021 – Employers are looking beyond vaccinations to COVID-19 testing as a key tool to convince employees that returning to the office is safe, according to medical testing providers interviewed by WealthManagement. According to Andrew Shulman, CEO of New York-based Mobile Health, even if the United States does reach herd immunity, regular virus testing should continue due to emerging virus variants for which the vaccines may or may not offer effective protection in the future. Read More
On-site team includes nurses, medical assistants, emergency responders and program managers.
NEW YORK – March 24, 2021 – Mobile Health has partnered with Nassau County, NY to launch a fourth county-run COVID-19 vaccination site at Nassau Coliseum, where it vaccinates thousands of state residents each week. Mobile Health set up the site in just a few days and provides nurses, medical assistants, emergency medical support, and onsite program management. “As New York’s occupational health provider, we are proud to be part of this vaccine initiative to protect Nassau County residents by safely delivering this vaccine,” Mobile Health CEO Andrew Shulman said during the site’s launch. “Disease testing and prevention are what we do, with the goal of keeping our friends and neighbors safe and healthy.”
One-stop site offers on-site, clinic and self-administered fit test options.
NEW YORK – March 3, 2021 – Mobile Health has launched RespiratorFitTest.com, a one-stop web site where businesses of any size can request OSHA-mandated Respirator Fit Tests (RFTs) for employees. Respirator Fit Tests ensure the proper fitting of workers’ N95s and other half-face masks, protecting them from airborne hazards, including COVID-19. Mobile Health fit test options include Online Medical Evaluations, On-Site Fit Tests at the workplace, Clinic-Based Fit Tests at 3,000+ locations nationwide, and Mobile Health’s innovative FIT KIT(TM), an affordable self-administered fit test solution. Read More
NY-based occupational health provider proud to protect city’s heroic transit workers.
NEW YORK – March 1, 2021 – Mobile Health has partnered with the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority — NY MTA – to design and staff multiple dedicated COVID-19 vaccination sites for MTA employees, including one in Grand Central Terminal. “We are proud to partner with the MTA to make sure our city’s heroic transit workers can get the vaccine,” said Mobile Health CEO Andrew Shulman during the initial site kickoff. “We launched this company in New York City nearly four decades ago and remain deeply rooted here. We rely on the MTA to transport our employees and our patients, and we’re thrilled they can now rely on us to safely vaccinate their employees.” Read More
Enhanced platform centralizes, streamlines key onboarding tasks for home health care agencies.
NEW YORK – March 1, 2021 – New York occupational health provider Mobile Health and home health care technology provider CareConnect have partnered to launch an advanced appointment booking solution that will integrate into CareConnect’s existing workforce management tool for the home health care industry.
The enhanced platform centralizes and streamlines key onboarding tasks for home health care agencies and businesses so they can hire, onboard, clear, train and schedule caregivers to work faster and more efficiently. Read More
A cohesive health and safety approach goes a long way toward reassuring employees.
NEW YORK – January 27, 2021 – In a special USA Today supplement on Workplace Health and Safety, Mobile Health CEO Andrew Shulman joined a panel of experts to discuss the procedural, hygienic, and environmental changes companies should make now to ensure employee health and safety. “A cohesive approach to reopening offices that includes social distancing, rigorous cleanings, mandatory masks, adequate HVAC, and regular symptom monitoring and COVID-19 testing is necessary,” he said. “This will assure employees you’re doing your best to keep them safe, while keeping your business productive.” Read More
Suggestions for limiting COVID-19 exposure in schools until vaccinations are widespread.
NEW YORK – October 13, 2020 – Mobile Health CEO Andrew Shulman joined Long Island school administrators and educators to discuss the challenges of reopening schools on WLIW Radio 88.3’s Heart of the East End radio show hosted by Gianna Volpe. “The testing landscape is constantly evolving,” he said. “An inexpensive daily test, combined with masks and social distancing, could protect against COVID-19 exposures in schools until widespread vaccinations occur.” Read More
Testing of horse carriage drivers signals a city anxious to reopen.
NEW YORK – October 6, 2020 – A Mobile Health medical team administered rapid result COVID-19 tests to drivers at the Clinton Park Stable Association stables in Central Park. Drivers obtained results from the Point of Care tests in 30 minutes. After Mobile Health cleared drivers for their return to work, crowds of tourists and even a bride-to-be eagerly waited for a carriage ride. Read More
Mobile Health CEO outlines fiscal impact of a COVID-19 outbreak for businesses.
NEW YORK – September 29, 2020 – “Businesses contemplating workplace COVID-19 testing should ask themselves a key question: What is the cost of NOT testing?” Mobile Health CEO Andrew Shulman advised during a Queens Chamber of Commerce webinar, “Safe and Effective Return to Work.” The answer varies by industry, Shulman said. Workplace testing can reduce the fiscal impact of a COVID-19 outbreak, which could shut down schools or plants, cause costly construction or production delays, and ground transportation systems, he said. Read More
As shelter-in-place guidance eases, return-to-workplace programs prioritize employee health and safety
NEW YORK – August 20, 2020 – Mobile Health, a leading provider of employee screening and occupational health services, today announced the launch of a new return-to-the-workplace service that will screen and test employees for COVID-19 before they head to work and on-site. The innovative program also includes Mobile Health’s proprietary check-in software which employees must complete remotely using their smartphones, resulting in a QR code to display before entering the workplace. The technology is also available to schools and other organizations. Read More
Mobile, medical and testing: three simple words.
It’s when you put the three of them together that all the trouble begins.
You have to meet up with the test subject. You have to extract the specimen. You have to send the specimen to the lab. You have to trust the lab’s results. (This particular step is now officially known as “the Mike DeWine,” in honor of the Republican governor of Ohio who got a false positive on his coronavirus test last week just as he was heading into the White House.) You have to report the results to the patient and anyone else with a right to see them. You might or might not have to deal with an insurance company, and you know what a barrel of fun that can be! And you have to achieve all this quickly enough that it actually does some good. Read More
Innovative, self-administered fit testing solution backed by Mobile Health training and support
NEW YORK, June 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In response to rising demand for on-site qualitative N95 respirator fit testing (RFT), Mobile Health has announced FIT KIT, an all-in-one RFT solution for small businesses.
The longtime provider of occupational health and employment screening, Mobile Health developed FIT KIT, allowing smaller enterprises to easily fit test workers at their place of business. Read More