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Architecting for HIPAA Security and Compliance on Amazon EKS

Architecting for HIPAA Security and Compliance on...

This white paper focuses on the considerations pertaining to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules for protecting Protected Health Information (PHI); technical and configuration information regarding encrypting data in transit…

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Medicine from the Sky, India: How Drones Can Make Primary Healthcare Accessible to All

Medicine from the Sky, India: How Drones Can Make...

The Indian state of Telangana has been a pioneer in the adoption of emerging technologies. With the recent completion of India’s first organized medical drone-delivery program under the country’s liberalized…

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VA VET CENTERS: Opportunities Exist to Help Better Ensure Veterans’ and Service members’ Readjustment Counseling Needs Are Met

VA VET CENTERS: Opportunities Exist to Help Better...

Some veterans and service members experience challenges, such as mental illness, when readjusting to civilian life or to continued military service. This can be due to trauma experienced during military…

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Governing Data and Artificial Intelligence for Health Care: Developing an International Understanding

Governing Data and Artificial Intelligence for...

The aim of this study is to review current health data and AI governance mechanisms being developed or used by Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP) member countries that commissioned this…

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Investing in Health Equity: Why Strong ESG Strategies Help Build a Healthier, More Inclusive World

Investing in Health Equity: Why Strong ESG...

The overlapping crises of COVID-19, forced migration and climate change have disproportionately affected historically marginalized communities and worsened inequities in health and well-being. With the simultaneous erosion of global trust…

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Balancing Medicaid Budgets and Serving State Residents During A Pandemic: Considerations for Governors

Balancing Medicaid Budgets and Serving State...

This paper outlines key factors for governors and state leaders to consider when balancing state budgets and making difficult decisions about funding Medicaid during the COVID-19 crisis and subsequent economic…

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State-Driven Initiatives To Support Moving To Value-Based Care In The Era Of COVID-19

State-Driven Initiatives To Support Moving To...

This publication summarizes four key areas where state-driven strategies can standardize and streamline broader adoption of value-based payment models, supplemented by case examples and priority areas where additional federal support…

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The Evolution of Marijuana as a Controlled Substance and the Federal-State Policy Gap

The Evolution of Marijuana as a Controlled...

This report provides an historical background on federal marijuana policy; an overview of state trends with respect to marijuana decriminalization and legalization, for both medical and recreational uses; and an…

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Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H): Congressional Action and Selected Policy Issues

Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health...

This report provides an overview of ARPA-H as proposed by the Biden Administration, outlines congressional action as of the date of the report, and discusses selected policy issues still under…

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Medicare Trigger

Medicare Trigger

The Medicare trigger focuses attention on the impact of program spending on the federal budget, and it provides one measure of the financial health of the program. However, some options…

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Defense Health Care: DOD Expects New IT System Capabilities to Improve Other Health Insurance Processing

Defense Health Care: DOD Expects New IT System...

Through DOD's TRICARE health plan, beneficiaries—including service members and dependents—may receive care from the direct care system of military hospitals or clinics, or from the private sector care system of…

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CMS Should Assess Effect of Increased Telehealth Use on Beneficiaries’ Quality of Care

CMS Should Assess Effect of Increased Telehealth...

To respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, states have expanded their coverage of tele-health in Medicaid, a jointly financed federal-state health care program for low-income and medically needy individuals. The CARES…

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Ground Ambulance Services in the United States – A FAIR Health White Paper

Ground Ambulance Services in the United States – A...

Currently, no federal law protects consumers against “surprise” bills from out-of-network ground ambulance providers. Some state and local governments regulate ground ambulance surprise billing practices; however, such laws may not…

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Healthcare Navigation and Decision Making: A FAIR Health White Paper

Healthcare Navigation and Decision Making: A FAIR...

As adults age, the ability to navigate the healthcare system and make informed healthcare decisions is crucial. Family caregivers, likewise, often are called upon to navigate the healthcare system on…

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Complementary Efforts on Anomalous Health Incidents

Complementary Efforts on Anomalous Health Incidents

The U.S. Government is continuing its efforts to get to the bottom of Anomalous Health Incidents (AHIs) and to care for those affected. We will continue to release information to…

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