Health and Human Services
Last spring, Arizona State University began offering a course that teaches students the essentials of coding so that they can develop mobile apps that direct low-income and homeless populations to support services.
North Carolina was one of many states to release a contact tracing app during the pandemic. However, the state’s app, SlowCOVIDNC, hasn’t led to any meaningful results in terms of public health.
Hawaii’s new portal, launched by the Department of Human Services, brings new technology into the process of connecting foster kids to caregivers, making the process faster and easier.
State records show that Oregon is thinking about adopting a digital passport that can allow citizens to show proof of vaccination easily. However, the state doesn't know what kind of technology would be employed.
Kaiser Permanente, a health provider based in Oakland, Calif., said a technology system hiccup delayed COVID-19 test results to different local areas in the state. Kaiser claims the problem has been rectified.
DuPage Medical Group, the biggest independent physicians group in Illinois, told 600,000 patients that their data may have been stolen by criminals. Cyber attacks have become common for health-care organizations.
To track the spread of COVID-19 and its variants, health departments in counties across at least three states have turned to GIS mapping to monitor current and past cases as well as vaccine distribution.
As the COVID-19 delta variant has led to record infections and hospitalizations in Florida, the state's health agency has altered the way it reports COVID-related deaths, creating a misleading downward trend.
The standard U.S. vaccine card is a piece of paper — and thus quite easy to forge. So Holy Name Medical Center in New Jersey has turned to blockchain for secure and valid digital vaccine cards.
A collaborative research project in Kansas City, Mo., uses sensors placed on buildings across diverse neighborhoods to monitor general air quality, as well as that in COVID-19 hotbeds, with publicly accessible data.
U.S. data protection laws often widely permit using data for profit but are more restrictive of socially beneficial uses. We wanted to ask a simple question: Do U.S. privacy laws actually protect data in the ways that Americans want?
Despite recent spikes in COVID-19 cases, some states, such as Georgia, Florida and Nebraska, have scaled back efforts to share relevant health data to the public. Health experts are raising concerns about transparency.
A pilot project led by the South Carolina Department of Aging and Palmetto Care Connections aims to teach seniors the digital skills they need to combat social isolation and access telehealth services.
Hutchinson Regional Medical Center in Kansas will allow demonstration drone flights under the supervision of the Federal Aviation Administration. The goal is to prepare for the delivery of medical supplies via drones.
A cybersecurity company that searches for weaknesses was able to obtain the personal information of about 750,000 Indiana residents who took a contact tracing survey. The company destroyed the data eventually.
State and local departments in North Carolina have turned to social media influencers to encourage younger people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Influencers with different follower counts are being utilized.