Data is one of the most important tools in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Citizens need accurate data to understand the virus and access vaccinations while public health officials need up-to-date information to track COVID-19 and evaluate immunization effectiveness. MeriTalk spoke with Jim Daniel, who leads state and local public health for Amazon Web Services (AWS), to learn how access to public health data has improved and how it may change in the future.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has allocated an additional $42 million in the second round of funding for its COVID-19 Telehealth Program, bringing the program total to $166 million in funding.
The pandemic created an instant and widespread need for better data sharing about infections and treatment, pushing states to revolutionize their healthcare IT and address new challenges with cutting-edge technology. For many states, the biggest key to success has been moving to the cloud.
As the COVID-19 pandemic lingers on, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order (EO) extending a prior EO that expanded access to telehealth services statewide.
The FCC has announced a second set of awards for round two of its COVID-19 telehealth program, totaling more than $41.11 million to healthcare providers.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced the creation of two statewide dashboards that should show how the state is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and make more state-wide health equity available to residents.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the increased adoption of telehealth services, but that positive development for technology-delivered services comes with both benefits and community equity challenges, Federal leaders said this week.
The Biden Administration has gone to work on stopping the spread of the COVID-19 virus through executive orders (EO) that will enhance data collection capabilities among relevant industries and establish a national testing strategy that includes a contact tracing element.
The Commonwealth of Virginia is using $10 million in Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to create a new statewide technology platform to connect Virginians with health and social services.