The new North Carolina Stroke Registry, launched by the North Carolina Health Information Exchange Authority (NC HIEA) and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, is intended to improve the stroke care continuum in North Carolina.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law last week legislation aimed at protecting the personal health data of all Washingtonians, making the state the first in the nation to codify into law broad protections for consumer health data.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has provided new guidance to Federal and state government agencies to make sure they can send Medicaid enrollment calls and send text messages without violating robocall and robotext prohibitions.

From the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health officials understood that using data to gather insights from otherwise inert information across the entire health ecosystem would improve public health outcomes, but raising the value of that data requires a lot of work, according to several public health officials.

A new website launched by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Jan. 10 enables state residents to see coronavirus levels in their own communities.


Minnesota is piloting a new telehealth test-to-treat program, which it says will help ensure that Minnesotans who have tested positive for COVID-19 have easy access to clinician care and therapeutic treatments that reduce their risk of serious illness or hospitalization.

More than 5,000 incarcerated patients of the Sacramento County (Calif.) Correctional Health organization have had their private medical data exposed on the internet for months due to a contractor data breach, according to Sacramento County Health Services.

As flu season gets underway, the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) has launched the My Healthy Community (MHC) flu dashboard. The dashboard shares weekly and seasonal data on positive cases, hospitalizations, deaths, and, for the first time, vaccinations in the state.

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