Government & Policy

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.
cybersecurity, EMA, vaccine
By Sophie Porter 01:45 am January 14, 2021
Chief security officer at Cybereason calls the breach akin to “acts of war” as EMA confirms that data stolen in December 2020 was released online.
HHS OCR Director Roger Severino

HHS OCR Director Roger Severino (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

By Kat Jercich 03:21 pm January 13, 2021
The Office of Civil Rights continues to make good on its promise to "vigorously enforce" the right of patients to get timely access to their medical records.
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By Kat Jercich 11:22 am January 13, 2021
Lower courts had blocked FDA in-person requirements for abortion medication last summer, finding them to be a "substantial obstacle" during the pandemic.
Senior wearing medical monitoring bracelet
By Jeff Lagasse 10:46 am January 13, 2021
The rule is meant to ease undue burden for innovators and speed access to potentially lifesaving technologies.
A telehealth consultation via laptop
By Jeff Lagasse 05:53 pm January 12, 2021
The program will be implemented in four state community locations, including in Alaska, Michigan, Texas and West Virginia.
Joe Biden at a lectern

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By Kat Jercich 03:33 pm January 12, 2021
There's lots of work to do expanding access for underserved patients, said experts at the American Telemedicine Association's EDGE policy conference.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a press briefing

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

By Kat Jercich 10:59 am January 12, 2021
The governor announced legislation this week that would safeguard access to virtual care after the COVID-19 pandemic.