Ideas

AI Checks out 'Rash Selfies' to Detect Lyme Disease

Researchers trained the tool to identify redness associated from Lyme disease from other skin problems.

IT Modernization

VA-DOD Health Exchange Adds 15,000-Member Hospital Network

The CommonWell Health Alliance officially joined the joint health information exchange, broadening the government’s ability to digitally share patient data with private health care providers.

IT Modernization

VA Takes Important Step in Prep for New Health Records Launch

The Veterans Affairs Department successfully transferred data of thousands of patients to its new electronic health records system.

Emerging Tech

Tech Prints Sensors Right onto Human Skin

The sensors are capable of precisely and continuously capturing temperature, humidity, blood oxygen levels, and heart performance signals.

Cybersecurity

CISA Leader Puts Health Sector Project on the Level of Election Security Initiative

A senior adviser brought in to boost the pandemic-driven effort says new materials are coming and stresses the importance of organizations acting on the agency’s advisories as part of their risk calculus.

IT Modernization

Lawmakers See Equity-Enhancing Future for Telehealth Beyond Pandemic

Reps. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., and Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., view telehealth services as a key tool to promote equity in health care post-pandemic

IT Modernization

VA Officials Hope to Wrap Training, Testing Before October Go-Live of EHR Program

Despite numerous obstacles, the Veterans Affairs Department expects to be ready for the October 24 deployment date its new electronic health records system.

Emerging Tech

DOD Pours Millions of Dollars into Print-on-Demand Drugs

Four years after DARPA sought a better way to bring medicine to the battlefield, the technology may assuage broader concerns about foreign supply chains.

Data

COVID-19 Exposes Need to Modernize U.S. Public Health Data System, Experts Say 

Federal agencies should develop clear standards for data sharing on cross-cutting issues in order to understand the pandemic better.

Emerging Tech

Lawrence Livermore Scientists Model Neural Activity from Living Human Cells on Brain-On-A-Chip Devices

Building on years of multidisciplinary collaboration, the effort could help scientists find countermeasures against brain injury and disease.

Emerging Tech

NASA Prepares to Launch Internal COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program

The agency is using the Salesforce platform to begin tracking potential infections and community transmissions on a voluntary basis.

Emerging 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.

Ideas

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.

Ideas

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.

Data

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.