Health IT

Health data and digital technologies will be essential for improving global health outcomes beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Low- and middle-income nations, with fledgling digital health strategies and many barriers to overcome, stand to benefit the most.
Health IT
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June 15, 2020
People have been working on digital transformation of health care for decades, but
May 26, 2020
Health data and digital technologies will be essential for improving global health outcomes beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Low- and middle-income nations, with fledgling digital health strategies and many barriers to overcome, stand to benefit the most.
May 20, 2020
The COVID crisis has highlighted more than ever the importance of information technology and the tech companies that produce it as many of us work at home, rely on e-commerce, and enjoy streaming video and social media. What is the impact of this on the so-called “techlash” and on broader perceptions of technology companies?
May 7, 2020
In the midst of the worst global pandemic in living memory, many nations make it unnecessarily complicated and costly, if not illegal, for health data to cross their borders. In so doing, they are hindering critically needed medical progress.
April 29, 2020
ITIF hosted a video webinar to discuss the rapid changes that have occurred in telehealth, their implications for patients and providers, and the actions policymakers still need to take to unlock the full potential of the technology.
April 6, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed gaps in society’s digital readiness for social distancing. If policymakers seize the opportunity to address these gaps, they can make it easier to manage the next pandemic while providing significant long-term social and economic benefits.
April 1, 2020
The most important public health intervention—social distancing—will be unsustainable without a major investment in digital preparedness.
March 13, 2020
Any stimulus package should include measures to spur technology deployment that would not just boost the economy, but also, in some cases, help society become more resilient so that we are better able to cope with future pandemics, which are all but inevitable.
May 20, 2019
China’s patent output has grown dramatically in recent years, both in terms of the volume of patents submitted for international protection under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and in terms of the number of citations those patents receive, a standard measure of a patent’s importance. New research breaking down the sources of those citations raises significant doubts about whether the growth in Chinese patent citations is as meaningful as it appears.
July 26, 2018
Policymakers should make it easy for Americans to donate their medical data to science by establishing a national medical data donor registry, Eleni Manis writes for RealClearHealth.

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