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Ram Iyer: FDA Internally Pursues Data Modernization

Ram Iyer

Ram Iyer, chief data officer at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said the agency is starting its own data modernization projects to cater to stakeholders. The agency seeks to expand its workforce for new talent in agile software delivery, artificial intelligence, data presentation and other data-related applications.

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FDA Encourages NIST to Consider Importance of 3rd-Party Software in Device Security

Food and Drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to consider third-party software as a critical factor to the safety of a device. FDA said these third-party products must be classified as critical software if they are vital to a device's safety and support a device's definition.

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FDA Seeks Food Supply Chain Traceability Platforms

Food and Drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a competition that invites submissions of inexpensive hardware, software or data analytics platform for monitoring asset movement across the food supply chain. The New Era of Smarter Food Safety Low- or No-Cost Tech-Enabled Traceability Challenge, a part of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, aims to provide food operators with affordable tracking tools. 

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HHS Announces $150M Investment in COVID-19 Vaccine Ramp-up

Department of Health

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to invest $150 million to help Americans in underserved communities access COVID-19 treatment. HHS said Wednesday that it may increase the capacity of health care centers, hire more staff and deliver more equipment to boost the distribution of monoclonal antibody treatments.

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Government Healthcare Practitioners Use AI to Support Cancer, COVID-19 Treatment

Healthcare Automation

Andrew Borkowski, who leads a molecular diagnostics laboratory within Florida-based James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, said artificial intelligence can support, but not replace, healthcare providers. He has been working on AI platforms designed to help healthcare practitioners detect lung, colon and colon cancer symptoms. NIH has also adopted AI for use in COVID-19 detection. 

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Halfaker Names Katrina Tuisamatatele Deputy EVP of Health Operations; Dawn Halfaker Quoted

Halfaker and Associates

Halfaker has appointed Katrina Tuisamatatele as deputy executive vice president of Health Operations to support projects across the Health division. "Her unique blend of technology, healthcare and leadership experience will strengthen our Health portfolio and enhance our ability to deliver critical healthcare IT services and solutions to all Americans, including our military service members and Veterans," said Dawn Halfaker, president and CEO for Halfaker. 

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HHS, DoD Unveil COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy

HHS

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DoD) have published strategic documents that represent how the Trump administration plans to provide COVID-19 vaccines. The strategy directs the government to engage with local communities, quickly distribute vaccines, safely administer supply availability and track programmatic data for the distribution effort. 

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Unisys Partners with Inspire Health Alliance to Develop Real-Time COVID-19 Testing; Chris Kloes Quoted

Chris Kloes

Unisys Corporation has partnered with Inspire Health Alliance, to support Inspire's real-time COVID-19 registration, testing and access control, which will reduce cost and offer an effective and scalable solutions to organizations, Unisys reported on Monday.

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Military Health System Responds to COVID-19 With Innovation

Military Health

The Military Health System is working to develop medical products and discover new prevention techniques, tracing methods and other approaches in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Air Force Col. Todd Rasmussen said the MHS has found new uses for a registry designed to help with combat wounds, known as the Joint Trauma System.

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