Tag Archives: public health

Maximus Supports COVID-19 Vaccination Programs; Bruce Caswell Quoted

Bruce Caswell

Maximus has announced that the company is supporting seven state vaccination programs, including Calif., Colo., N.Y. and D.C., with COVID-19 vaccine information and hotline services, Maximus reported on Friday. As part of its support, Maximus will help answer common questions, address concerns about the vaccine, resolve complaints and coordinate vaccination appointments.

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Deloitte Launches GovConnect to Modernize Public Health Infrastructure; Sanjay Shah, Lindsay Hough

Sanjay Shah

Deloitte has launched a suite of cloud-based solutions to help leaders establish and deploy the strategy and capabilities to address the challenges facing their communities and combat the spread of COVID-19, while overseeing the recovery of public services and economic activity, the company reported on Tuesday.

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White House Calls for Incorporation of Schema Tags Into COVID-19 Webpages

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The White House and federal agencies have teamed up with collaborative community Schema.org to ensure that public health updates and related information on the new coronavirus appear on search engine results. Schema.org, which was founded by Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and other tech companies, created and issued new standard tags for COVID-19 webpages, including disease spread statistics, prevention measures, testing, travel guidance and quarantine rules, the White House said Wednesday.

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CDC Wants Lawmakers to Fund Public Health Data Modernization Initiative

Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called on House lawmakers to fund the existing Public Health Data Modernization Initiative that seeks to invest in new technology platforms that detect, monitor and analyze trends associated with disease outbreaks, FCW reported Tuesday.

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President Trump Signs $8.3B Emergency Coronavirus Spending Bill; Sen. Maria Cantwell, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Quoted

President Trump signed a new $8.3 billion spending bill to combat the spread of coronavirus, the White House announced on Friday. The funds will be allocated to the prevention efforts and research to expedite the development of a vaccine for the virus. 

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NIH NIAID Awards Booz Allen Hamilton $147M Support Contract to Protect Public Health Around the World; Roman Salasznyk Quoted

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has awarded Booz Allen Hamilton a potential $147.4 million, five-year support contract to provide technical support and services that will help the Institute fulfill its mission to protect public health around the world, the company announced on Monday

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GAO: HHS’ ASPR Office Should Conduct Targeted Outreach on Personnel Reassignment Processes

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that Department of Health and Human Services instruct HHS’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response to conduct outreach programs to inform agencies and offices regarding ASPR expectations and processes. GAO said in a report published Monday that ASPR should also develop a plan to evaluate action reports …

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Paula Yoon: CDC Explores Data Collection Tech to Modernize Disease Surveillance Systems

Paula Yoon, director of the health informatics and surveillance division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has said CDC currently explores technologies as part of an initiative to modernize aging public health surveillance systems. Yoon wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that CDC eyes application programming interfaces and microservices that …

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