Health Tech

Health Agencies Seek Face Mask Designs of the Future

Federal officials want innovators to reimagine the protective products.

For State's COVID Contact Tracing Apps, Privacy Tops Utility

More than 28 million people in the United States have downloaded the mobile apps or activated exposure notifications on their smartphones

VA Electronic Health Records Program Delayed Up to 12 Weeks For ‘Strategic Review’

House committee leadership plans to hold a hearing in April on the program and strategic review process. 

FDA Approves VA-Made 3D-Printed Hearing Device for South Carolina Veteran

It’s rooted in the patient’s unique idea to use a drinking straw to open up his hearing pathway.

DOD Tracking COVID Vaccinations with New Electronic Health Record System

The military was already developing a digital vaccination tracking system before the COVID-19 outbreak.

VA Doctor Dispels Myths that 5G Could Make People Sick

He also offered a look into several government-centered deployments.

HHS Aims to Accelerate Technologies for Combatting Lyme Disease

The often-overlooked illness radically disrupts hundreds of thousands of lives each year.

DHS Launching Voluntary COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program

Employees will be able to self-report a positive diagnosis through the ServiceNow help desk and official contact tracers will follow up with anyone who might have been exposed.

COVID-19 Revealed How Sick the U.S. Health Care Delivery System Really Is

In reality, the U.S. health care sector is not a system at all.

The False Dilemma of Post-Vaccination Risk

We’ll never know for sure how contagious people are after they’re vaccinated, but we do know how they should act.

Veterans Affairs Department Expands 5G Footprint to Miami

The agency’s latest next-generation wireless network was recently deployed by T-Mobile.

Army Outfits Paratroopers with Wearables to Gauge Stress 

It’s all part of collaborative research leveraging military-centered, biometric data.

How to Really Fix COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Scheduling

The traditional vaccine sign-up model does not work when the demand for vaccines far exceeds supply.

Treasury Bureau to Outfit Onsite Employees with Contact-Tracing Wearables

The goal is to proactively prevent COVID-19 outbreaks within its facilities.

GAO Recommends VA Pause EHR Deployment to Resolve Issues

The Veterans Affairs Department told auditors it will move on with deployments while addressing test findings. 

DHS Taps California-Based Startup to Test Privacy in Contact Tracing Apps

It marks the first of multiple forthcoming awards through the department’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program.

VA Partners with AT&T to Extend its 5G Experimentation

A fresh installation was many months in the making, officials explained.