Health Tech

20 Seconds to Optimize Hand Wellness

One of the world’s most crucial and selfless acts is still simply washing your hands.

Veterans Affairs Launches Its First 5G-Enabled Hospital

Secretary Robert Wilkie said it was the first in the nation and one of the first in the world. 

Flexible Tech Harvests Body Heat to Power Health Wearables

That means no need to take it off to recharge the battery.

VA’s Artificial Intelligence Director Details AI Institute’s Early Efforts

The center laying the groundwork for public/private partnerships to accelerate budding projects.

One State May Become the First to Ban Law Enforcement Use of Genealogy Databases

A Utah state representative said he believes lawmakers are prepared to continue their “strong record of protecting individual privacy.”

Don't Die Wondering: Apps May Soon Be Able to Predict Your Life Expectancy, but Do You Want to Know?

It's complicated but emerging technologies could make this a reality in the future.

The Sneaky Genius of Facebook's New Preventative Health Tool

The feature looks likely to fill gaps in care—and to further draw users into Facebook’s ecosystem.

FDA’s Data Strategy Modernization Starts With Public Outreach

The agency is overhauling the way it thinks about data and wants to start with feedback from employees and outside experts.

Time to Worry About Electronic Pills and Privacy?

The question of who owns the patient’s data also generates a number of issues.

How VA Is Tapping Cutting-Edge Tech for Veterans

From artificial intelligence to Walmart telehealth stations, the agency spent 2019 focused on how tech can augment its health services.

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What Veterans Affairs Aims to Accomplish Through Its Artificial Intelligence Institute

The agency plans to streamline and advance its AI efforts to better meet veterans’ needs. 

FDA Launches App to Report Fresh Uses for Existing Drugs

Health care providers can now easily access a one-stop online repository that experts hope will accelerate and innovate patient treatment.

Senators Want to Know How FTC, CMS Will Prevent Bias in Health Care Algorithms

Sens. Ron Wyden and Cory Booker also asked five industry giants how to mitigate discrimination against minority patients. 

VA Prepping for Go-Live of Health Records System in March

Veterans Affairs Department officials testified they’re continuing with plans to roll out their new electronic health record system in early 2020.

Can CBP Stand Up an Electronic Health Records System in 90 Days?

Lawmakers eager to see Customs and Border Protection digitize its health care system are pushing a bill that would give the agency three months to go from paper to electronic records.

Vets Can Now See VA, Private Sector Health Data in iPhone App

Apple’s Health app now integrates with Veterans Affairs’ patient data API, giving veterans access to their medical information on their phones.

VA Stands Up Private, Virtual Exam Rooms to Bring Telehealth to Rural Communities

The agency is collaborating with corporate partners to provide veterans with comfortable, private spaces to have video appointments with their VA providers, much closer to home.