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To modernize IT operations, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development will tap into GSA's Centers of Excellence team of cloud adoption, data and analytics experts.
Pooling data from the digital records systems in thousands of hospitals has proved a technical nightmare, largely because software built by rival technology firms often cannot retrieve and share information to help doctors judge which coronavirus treatments are helping patients recover.
To supplement the thousands of frontline public health workers required for contact tracing, some governments are considering an smartphone-based approach.
With no national plan and scant federal dollars on the horizon, states are funding their own contact-tracing initiatives for what experts predict will be a massive undertaking lasting 18 months to two years, until a vaccine is developed.
As many citizen interactions start on state and local government websites, powerful and accurate search features ensure citizens can quickly and effectively access the exact information they need.
Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have built a text-mining tool that uses natural language processing to not only scan and search research papers on COVID-19 but also help identify connections that may not be readily apparent.
While most states made county- and ZIP code-level information available soon after they began reporting cases, some have hesitated to localize data further because of privacy concerns.
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