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Public Health Preparedness: HHS Emergency Agency Needs to Strengthen Workforce Planning

Public Health Preparedness: HHS Emergency Agency...

The Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) is a component of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The Government Accountability Office (GAO) placed HHS’s leadership and coordination…

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CARES ACT: Experts Identified Safeguards to Help Selected HHS Agencies Protect Against Potential Political Interference

CARES ACT: Experts Identified Safeguards to Help...

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies—including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and the Administration for Strategic…

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The Hidden Toll of Drug Price Controls:  Fewer New Treatments and Higher Medical Costs for the World

The Hidden Toll of Drug Price Controls: Fewer New...

When nations implement pharmaceutical price controls, they reduce pharmaceutical revenues, which then reduces investments in further R&D, limiting future generations’ access to new novel treatments needed to fight diseases such…

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Preparing the Next Generation of the Healthcare Workforce: State Strategies for Recruitment and Retention

Preparing the Next Generation of the Healthcare...

Governors have prioritized addressing healthcare workforce shortages related to retirement and burnout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the “silver wave” of baby boom generation workers aging out of the workforce and…

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Emerging Technologies and Scientific Innovations: A Global Public Health Perspective

Emerging Technologies and Scientific Innovations:...

In 2022, the WHO Science Division initiated a horizon scan to identify innovations in science and technology that could improve global health, including to address health needs that are frequently…

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Ten Ways Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Healthcare

Ten Ways Artificial Intelligence is Transforming...

There is an increasing appetite to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to solve many of medicine’s pressing problems, including earlier cancer detection, drug discovery,  prevention, genomics, and relieving the workload of…

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Lasting Benefits of Telehealth

Lasting Benefits of Telehealth

GovWhitePapers published its latest trend report on the lasting benefits of telehealth post-pandemic. This publication discusses four top trends, including equitable access to care, empowering of patients, support needed for…

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A Window into Primary Care: An Analysis of Private Healthcare Claims

A Window into Primary Care: An Analysis of Private...

Primary care is at the heart of the healthcare system. Since the early 2000s, however, the nation has been experiencing a primary care shortage, with declining access affecting many Americans.…

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DEPARTMENT of HEALTH and HUMAN SERVICES: Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund

DEPARTMENT of HEALTH and HUMAN SERVICES: Public...

The FY 2023 Budget Request directly supports the United States’ ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from the consequences of a wide range of natural and man-made medical…

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Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients

Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing...

Cybersecurity threats to healthcare organizations and patient safety are real. Health IT provides critical life-saving functions. It consists of connected, networked systems and leverages wireless technologies, leaving such systems more…

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Regenerative Medicine And Advanced Therapies

Regenerative Medicine And Advanced Therapies

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) interviewed officials from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and eight stakeholder organizations selected for representation across the occupational areas GAO identified for…

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Generic Drugs: Stakeholder Views on Improving FDA’s Information on Patents

Generic Drugs: Stakeholder Views on Improving...

The Orange Book Transparency Act of 2020 includes a provision for GAO to review Orange Book patent listings for drug-device combination products, including the implications of these listings for generic…

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H5N1 Avian Influenza Situation Update and Threat Overview for Business Continuity and Risk Management

H5N1 Avian Influenza Situation Update and Threat...

H5N1 has received significant attention in mainstream media and the scientific community over the past three months, though it is not a new virus. Recent outbreaks in mink farms appear…

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COVID- 19 Relief: Funding and Spending as of Jan. 31, 2023

COVID- 19 Relief: Funding and Spending as of Jan....

The federal government has provided about $4.6 trillion to help the nation respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Tracking federal spending is complex—especially at this unprecedented magnitude. The…

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How Pharmacy Benefit Managers, Impact Taxpayers and Government Spending

How Pharmacy Benefit Managers, Impact Taxpayers...

The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) reviews what Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM) do and how they make money in today’s healthcare system. This report analyzes the six taxpayer-friendly PBM reform policies…

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