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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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Experts showcase digital health solutions that help tackle COVID-19

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Several technological solutions have been launched to help manage the COVID-19 pandemic, notably to detect the first symptoms, track the virus, carry out tests and support the population in accessing and receiving healthcare. “An app should have added value to the current process of the local healthcare services.

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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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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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Michigan Registered Nurse Pleads Guilty in COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card Fraud

Med-Net Compliance

A registered nurse from a veteran’s hospital in Detroit pleaded guilty to charges related to COVID-19 vaccination record cards fraud. Issue: Legitimate vaccination cards are being stolen from healthcare facilities and then used in a fraudulent manner. Participating in the fraud can result in the person(s) being prosecuted.

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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.

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Biosafety Labs, Public Safety, and Politics

Bill of Health

By Barbara Pfeffer Billauer On May 25, 2023 , merely six weeks before the Wuhan Biosafety lab lost its NIH funding amid the controversy of possible lab leaks and connection with COVID-19, the United States proudly opened the doors of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF), the 14th biosafety level 4 lab in the U.S.,