With more sophistication than rudimentary social media monitoring, natural language processing can help public health officials better understand the public’s reactions to recommendations on how to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants a COVID sensor that can detect the virus in the air accurately and quickly enough to stop its spread in office buildings or schools.
Success will not hinge on technology alone, but on its adaptability, ease-of-use and focus on the citizen experience.
The Department of Veteran Affairs’ Office of Information and Technology enabled a remote workforce, expanded telehealth and developed apps to help its staff better serve the nation’s veterans.
The Defense Health Agency envisions personnel wearing an unobtrusive device that supports proximity logging and recording in all military environments, including those disconnected from wide-area networks, to guard against coronavirus spread.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is coming under fire for using millions in federal coronavirus relief funds to pay for two IT projects that some consider unrelated to the pandemic.
Rural health collaboratives are relying more on self-reported data, which has its own limitations, but is certainly better than no data at all.