Health Tech

Government Agencies Should Use Science, Data and Technology to Reopen America Safely

Using science and data to identify new variants, track vaccinated populations, and vaccinate the most vulnerable is a national imperative.

Exoskeleton Cloud One Day Boost Walking Speed of Older Adults

Being unable to walk quickly can be frustrating and problematic, but it is a common issue, especially as people age.

VA Explores Potential Future Emerging Technology-Centered Acquisitions

The agency is looking for more information about applying immersive technologies, blockchain, edge computing and other innovations to clinical care, data products and training.

Health Modernization: Core IT Must Keep Up with Clinical Innovation

Updating old systems allow defense health officials a chance to consider new approaches to the processes, platforms and skill sets that could drive better outcomes.

Army Seeks Info on Biosurveillance Systems that Can Detect Coronavirus

The service wants off-the-shelf forecasting tools that could be part of a broader health-monitoring system.  

Critical Update: Disrupting Gene Editing

The CRISPR Cas 9 tool shook up the gene-editing space, leading to new possibilities, risks and questions about who and how the technology should be used. 

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.