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By Kat Jercich 03:17 pm January 21, 2021
The strategy includes a proposed executive order that will direct federal agencies to ramp up collection, sharing and analysis of data to "support an equitable COVID-19 response and recovery."
Elizabeth Richter and Seema Verma.
02:34 pm January 21, 2021
The move is the first sign of future healthcare policy changes, given Biden's promises to reform the industry.
President Joe Biden in a mask

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By Kat Jercich 12:01 pm January 21, 2021
The changes herald a major overhaul for agencies struggling to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
Halifax Health health system Florida EHR

Halifax Health, Daytona Beach, Florida

By Bill Siwicki 11:47 am January 21, 2021
It helped eliminate delays for mission-critical applications, improve clinician experience, optimize IT human resources, make disk expansion process 10X faster and reduce time spent managing storage by 75%.
As National Coordinator for Health IT, the interoperability veteran will bring deep standards expertise as the rubber hits the road on nationwide API-based data exchange.
By Mike Miliard 09:37 am January 21, 2021
As National Coordinator for Health IT, the interoperability veteran will bring deep standards expertise as the rubber hits the road on nationwide API-based data exchange.
Vaccines, covid-19
By Rachel McArthur 04:04 am January 21, 2021
Vaccines by six developers – Sinopharm, Sinovac, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca, and Sputnik V (Gamaleya Research Institute) – are the ones doing the rounds in the region. Here’s what’s known about them.
Vaccines, covid-19

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By Rachel McArthur 04:03 am January 21, 2021
There are four main types of vaccines currently approved, in approval or being considered in the MENA region in its fight against COVID-19. We bring you a summary of just what they are, how they differ, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each type.

Credit: Sunway Medical Center

By Dean Koh 01:19 am January 21, 2021
The center operates on a 24 x 7 basis, and patients can either call in, email or reach out through social media platforms.
Synthetic Health Data
By Mike Miliard 02:59 pm January 20, 2021
The use of realistic health record information that mimics lifelong medical histories can enable more innovative algorithms for disease modeling.
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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.