Health and Human Services
Earlier this week, UC San Diego Health disclosed that it experienced a data breach between December 2020 and April 2021 that could have compromised sensitive patient information. The breach occurred through phishing.
The federal government has turned to a startup to expand on its work during the pandemic by implementing a national testing program meant to find COVID-19 outbreaks before in-person testing can reveal them.
An Alabama law signed by Gov. Kay Ivey prohibits agencies from issuing COVID-19 vaccination documents like passports or passes. The law also prohibits private and public entities from requiring proof of vaccination.
While Gov. Jay Inslee supports the idea of safeguarding citizens' COVID-19 health data, he vetoed a data protection bill due to phrasing in the law that could have prevented entities from offering vaccination incentives.
Plus, Virginia launches a statewide public health equity dashboard, data from Yelp shows the impact of car-free streets in communities, Alabama launches new centralized COVID-19 response app, and more.
Some states are easing COVID-19 restrictions for those who can provide proof of vaccination, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation says online sales of fake and stolen vaccination cards are increasing.
As Wyoming continues to assess the damages involved in a high-profile health data leak, CIO Gordon Knopp has quit his position. State Information Services Administrator Timothy Sheehan is Knopp's current replacement.
In a 16-month initiative, the National Governors Association is working with eight states on health policies that could enhance data sharing and improve identity management and cost effectiveness.
Drones might be a better solution for controlling mosquitoes in remote areas that ground vehicles have a hard time accessing.
Stockton, Calif., and tech entrepreneurs are exploring whether access to a no-strings paycheck has the potential to end poverty.
Doctors with Sutter Health, Kaiser Permanente and St. Joseph Health have started using cellphones and mobile devices to meet with their patients.
NowPow, an app developed in partnership with Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, is being utilized by researchers to assess the use of technology to improve the children and family services system.
Patients in San Diego, Calif., are facing substantial roadblocks to their health care as Scripps Health, the second-largest health system in the region, remains relatively silent about a recovery plan.
Neuralink technology may someday offer people the ability to download and store memories, communicate telepathically, unlock trapped creativity, listen to music mentally and, yes, play video games with one’s mind.