Government & Policy

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By Susan Morse 01:56 pm January 20, 2021
Biden is expected to issue a national mask mandate and create an office of COVID-19 response, headed by the new coronavirus czar.
Sen. Roger Marshall

Sen. Roger Marshall, one of six senators who objected to the Electoral College count (Photo by Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

By Kat Jercich 12:49 pm January 20, 2021
The company had donated to the 2020 campaigns of a dozen federal legislators who went on to object to the presidential election results.
Two people stand with masks on looking at a tablet

At Busy Bee Wellness Center, Mike Nguyen (left), installation technician with SKC Communications, trains Norman Mitchell, Busy Bee CEO, on telehealth technology.

By Bill Siwicki 09:06 am January 20, 2021
Bee Busy Wellness Center is using a $183,000 FCC grant to add an array of hardware and infrastructure that will take its telemedicine to the next level.
Dr. Rachel Levine headshot

Dr. Rachel Levine (courtesy Biden transition team)

By Kat Jercich 12:13 pm January 19, 2021
President-elect Joe Biden announced this week that he had nominated Dr. Rachel Levine to be the assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Nurse in hospital

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By Mike Miliard 11:06 am January 19, 2021
ONC will invest $20 million from the CARES Act to help broaden data sharing between HIEs and immunization information systems.
People in a darkened room at a computer
By Kat Jercich 03:21 pm January 15, 2021
The breach lasted for more than a year and resulted in the disclosure of individuals' names, Social Security numbers and other protected health information.
COVID-19, passport, iProov

Credit: iProov

By Sophie Porter 01:31 am January 15, 2021
The prototype, jointly developed by Mvine and iProov and backed by Innovate UK, proves immunity status without disclosing the user’s identity.
FDA Headquarters

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By Mike Miliard 03:44 pm January 14, 2021
The agency plans to take a "multi-pronged approach" to advancing oversight of machine learning-enabled devices – with an eye toward ensuring patient safety, algorithm transparency and real-world results.
Secretary Alex Azar behind a mask

HHS Secretary Alex Azar (Photo by Jacquelyn Martin-Pool/Getty Images)

By Kat Jercich 03:06 pm January 14, 2021
A senior official said that the information is intended to provide a snapshot of the status of U.S. healthcare facilities as COVID-19 vaccine rollouts continue.
People lining up for vaccines

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By Kat Jercich 09:45 am January 14, 2021
In lieu of a federal vaccine management system – at least for now – states have turned to their own technology for allocating and tracking the COVID-19 vaccine.