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Conclusion to the Symposium: From Principles to Practice: Human Rights and Public Health Emergencies

Bill of Health

In doing so, we encouraged contributors to comment on the Principles’ potential usefulness as guidance in addressing real emergency situations, as well as any possible gaps and weaknesses. They also were intended to be of application to a wide range of emergencies, not public health emergencies specifically.

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Lose the COVID-19 public health emergency, but keep the progress

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

David Gray When President Joe Biden recently declared on national television that “the pandemic is over,” he offered a glimpse into the strategy his administration will be using on COVID-19 going forward: We’re ready to move on. What this means for telehealth and connected health policy.

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Lose the COVID-19 public health emergency, but keep the progress, says HIMSS GR director

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

David Gray When President Joe Biden recently declared on national television that “the pandemic is over,” he offered a glimpse into the strategy his administration will be using on COVID-19 going forward: We’re ready to move on. What this means for telehealth and connected health policy.

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The Institutionalization Missing Data Problem

Bill of Health

One of the most important lessons from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic needs to be about health surveillance of marginalized health populations — indeed, “who counts depends on who is counted.”. By Doron Dorfman and Scott Landes. Without such data, our laws and policies will be fundamentally incomplete.

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Environmental Health Surveillance Powered by GIS Technology Enhances Public Health Efforts at San Bernardino County

Healthcare IT Today

San Bernadino Public Health knows that monitoring the mosquito population benefits community health directly. This is why the public health team is tracking mosquitos breeding areas and leveraging GIS technology to better coordinate mosquito control efforts in order to prevent the spread of disease.

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Impact of COVID-19 Privacy Policy Expiration

American Medical Compliance

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) granted enforcement discretion for certain aspects of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) during the public health emergency.

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Carium, OMNY among HHS-backed tech accelerator picks

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Department of Health and Human Services announced this week that it had launched a digital health accelerator aimed at addressing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. National Coordinator for Health IT, in a statement. Ferrum Health. OMNY Health. WHY IT MATTERS. Eupnoos Ltd.