Population Health

A "Welcome to Indiana" sign

"Welcome to Indiana" by formulanone, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

By Kat Jercich 02:57 pm January 20, 2021
"Telehealth matters," reads the synopsis of the new bill, which also has provisions prohibiting Medicaid from specifying originating and distant sites for reimbursement purposes.
President Joe Biden Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images
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.
A shaded map of the U.S.
By Mike Miliard 11:01 am January 20, 2021
The update to its COVID Community Vulnerability Map uses artificial intelligence to help guide vaccine distribution to patient populations most at risk.
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.
COVID-19 vaccine administration

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By Mike Miliard 09:39 am January 15, 2021
The web-based Quick Vaccination tool enables customers to more easily administer the vaccine at multiple locations, and generates a certificate that's viewable in the patient portal.
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.
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.
Vaccine vials by a laptop computer
By Mike Miliard 09:51 am January 14, 2021
The new coalition, which also includes Carin Alliance, Mayo Clinic, Microsoft and Salesforce, is using FHIR standards to enable more secure, interoperable access to digital vaccination records.
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.