Health Tech

Six Months into VA's 5G-Enabled Hospital Project

The pandemic emerged early in its existence, but the infrastructure is already providing a foundation for health care innovation, an official said.

How 5G Could Change Government’s Pandemic Response

The main benefit of 5G, especially for public sector applications, is the enablement of machine-to-machine communications.

Is Telehealth as Good as In-Person Care? A Telehealth Researcher Explains How to Get the Most Out of Remote Health Care

The question of when to use telehealth must also take into account the risk and burden of getting care.

Contact Tracing Demonstrates Need for National Privacy Laws, Lawmaker Says

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said the technology being developed to aid the fight against coronavirus proves the need for a standardized privacy framework.

Lawmakers Push to Make Telehealth Options Permanent

Early data shows patients quickly embraced telemedicine options agencies expanded during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Why Are Scientists Trying to Manufacture Organs in Space?

These experiments help researchers optimize tissue growth for use in basic science, personalized medicine and organ transplantation.

Contact-Tracing Apps: Apple Dictating Policies to Nations Won't Help Its EU Anti-trust Probe

Apple’s approach arguably fits a wider narrative about the company being heavy-handed in determining what apps are allowed on iPhones.

NIH Unveils Centralized Resource for COVID-19 Patient Data

Insiders hope it will “serve as the foundation for addressing future public health emergencies.”

Critical Update: COVID-19 Challenges Test Veterans Affairs' Customer Experience Office

The Veteran Experience Office has been instrumental in ensuring veterans’ voices are heard and acknowledged, even amid a global pandemic.

VA’s Digital Transformation Efforts Helped It Quickly Pivot to Increased Remote Work

Deputy CIO Dominic Cussatt detailed how the agency heightened its capabilities for pandemic-induced telework. 

Technology for the Next Phase of Pandemic

Moving to later stages of reopening will require advancements in two areas, standardization of care and robust contact tracing.

Bill Would Force Government to Study Telehealth Use During Pandemic

The Health and Human Services Department would collect data nationwide to determine how telehealth fared during COVID-19.

NIH Explores New Digital Health Solutions to Trace and Fight COVID-19

Two of the agency’s institutes seek new technical tools and data to inform re-entry risks.

Argonne Gets New Supercomputing Cluster to Power Further COVID-19 Vaccine and Drug Research  

The national laboratory received NVIDIA nodes to boost performance as researchers work on new methods of testing, treating and monitoring coronavirus patients.

FEMA Issues Solicitation For Temperature Screening Ahead of Plans to Reopen Two Facilities

The winning vendor will need to supply protective equipment for their employees and contactless, infrared temperature scanning for FEMA personnel.