Federal Agencies Pledge Support For Biden’s AI Framework

Absent enforceability, public agencies and leadership plan on developing similar AI guidance and protocols to ensure accountable usage and design.

'All Options Are on the Table,' HHS Privacy Official Doubles Down on Data Protection

The HHS’s Office of Civil Rights is focusing on guidance and stakeholder coordination to enforce reproductive health data post Roe v. Wade.

HHS Needs to Ensure Telehealth Patients and Providers Understand Privacy Risks

An oversight report underscored the need for improved patient privacy and security disclosures following the pandemic-related telehealth boom.

Public Health Data Still Facing Challenges Despite Previous Recommendations, Watchdog Says

The Government Accountability Office highlighted deficiencies in common data standards, interoperability and public health IT infrastructure.

NIH Injects $130M to Provide Quality Tools, Data for AI in Medicine

The funding comes from the National Institutes of Health’s Bridge2AI program to advance AI research, as well as ethical tools and standards.

Former Government Scientist Named Inaugural Director of New Health Innovation Agency

Dr. Renee Wegrzyn will lead the new agency––the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health––aimed at advancing biomedical innovation.

Youth Technical and Social Media Education to Get $2 Million Under New HHS Program

The National Center of Excellence on Social Media and Mental Wellness aims to provide mental health support and education for young users.

Congressional Commission Probes HHS Capability to Address Health Sector Ransomware Attacks

The oversight group wants more detailed information on the HHS’ cyberdefenses as digital networks for critical infrastructure remain a target for malicious actors.

Watchdog: CDC Needs Automation to Fix Clunky COVID-19 Tracking for Airlines

The Government Accountability Office said that outdated data collection habits result in difficulty contact tracing for COVID infections among airlines. 

HHS Establishes Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health

The Health and Human Services secretary also appointed an acting deputy director to manage the office.

GAO dismisses final CIO-SP4 protests

Awards will be announced by Nov. 1, and the ordering period of CIO-SP3 and CIO-SP3 small business will be extended.

Public Health Agencies Seek More Data Interoperability

Officials from several different government offices say their modernization efforts prioritize data integration for improved internal and external sharing.

New Data-Sharing Requirements from the National Institutes of Health are a Big Step Toward More Open Science – and Potentially Higher-Quality Research

In order to get funding from the National Institutes of Health, researchers now need a plan for sharing and managing their data.