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China and Medical AI: Implications of Big Biodata for the Bioeconomy

China and Medical AI: Implications of Big Biodata...

Medical artificial intelligence, which depends on large repositories of biological data, can improve public health and contribute to the growing global bioeconomy. Countries that strategically prioritize medical AI could benefit…

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The Change Healthcare Cyberattack and Response Considerations for Policymakers

The Change Healthcare Cyberattack and Response...

On February 21, 2024, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated disclosed that one of its companies’ units— Change Healthcare—was experiencing a cyberattack. The BlackCat/ALPHV ransomware group—a Russia-linked cybercrime organization—claimed responsibility. Repercussions from this…

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Future of Health: The Emerging Landscape of Augmented Intelligence in Health Care

Future of Health: The Emerging Landscape of...

Artificial intelligence (AI) in health care is not new. The use of AI in medicine dates to the mid-20th century and has been increasingly used in recent years in radiology,…

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Future of Health: Imperatives for Advancing Data Sharing to Support Digitally Enabled Care

Future of Health: Imperatives for Advancing Data...

Traditional brick-and-mortar health care organizations and digital health companies are actively partnering to provide novel, digitally enabled care models to patients. Despite the potential of these new care models, it…

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Sustaining Healthcare Workforce Planning and Development Through State and Territory Engagement

Sustaining Healthcare Workforce Planning and...

Governors continue to prioritize strengthening states’ and territories’ healthcare workforces. The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (the NGA Center) has supported states and territories on their Governors’ healthcare…

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The Future of Digital Health 2024

The Future of Digital Health 2024

We have seen a big push into the digital health care and technology space over the past year as companies continue to evolve solutions and support for patients and physicians.…

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2023 Healthcare Trends and Our Outlook for 2024

2023 Healthcare Trends and Our Outlook for 2024

The healthcare industry saw significant change in 2023. Emerging from the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, the sector experienced three defining trends that we believe are reshaping the landscape for…

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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Health Care

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Health...

Hardly a day goes by without at least one story in the news or on social media about artificial intelligence (AI). People are bombarded with topics both inspiring and terrifying.…

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Medical Device Cybersecurity: Agencies Need to Update Agreement to Ensure Effective Coordination

Medical Device Cybersecurity: Agencies Need to...

According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), available data on cybersecurity incidents in hospitals do not show that medical device vulnerabilities have been common exploits. Nevertheless, HHS…

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Solving Cybersecurity Challenges to Advance New Digital Health Technologies

Solving Cybersecurity Challenges to Advance New...

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of new technologies and increased consumer demand for a more connected healthcare ecosystem. However, hospitals and health systems have found it more challenging to…

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Trauma Informed Leaders and the Behavioral Health Golden Hour

Trauma Informed Leaders and the Behavioral Health...

By protecting Soldiers both physically and mentally, we create an environment free of fear and intimidation from bodily and emotional harm. Preparing them to face stressful and emotionally draining situations…

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An Introductory Guide to Leveraging Health Care Cost and Affordability Data

An Introductory Guide to Leveraging Health Care...

State leaders seeking to understand the drivers of unsustainable healthcare costs and their impact on residents can leverage a growing number of available data sources that can complement their own…

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FY2024 NDAA: Military Mental Health Workforce Provisions

FY2024 NDAA: Military Mental Health Workforce...

Congress authorizes, through the annual National Defense Authorization Act, Department of Defense (DOD) mental health programs and services that support servicemembers, military retirees, and their families. DOD administers mental health…

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It’s Not Just About the Algorithm: Development of a Joint Medical Artificial Intelligence Capability

It’s Not Just About the Algorithm: Development of...

Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have highlighted the sophisticated potential of this technology to drastically improve all aspects of medicine. As the joint force prepares for large-scale combat operations,…

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Cybersecurity in Medical Devices:  Quality System Considerations and Content of Premarket Submissions

Cybersecurity in Medical Devices: Quality System...

Cybersecurity threats to the healthcare sector have become more frequent and more severe, carrying increased potential for clinical impact. Cybersecurity incidents have rendered medical devices and hospital networks inoperable, disrupting…

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