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As every sector of the global economy and nearly every facet of modern society undergo digital transformation, ITIF advocates for policies that spur not just the development of IT innovations, but more importantly their adoption and use throughout the economy. That includes use of IT to drive health care innovation, lower costs, and improve the quality of care.


Building a Global Framework for Digital Health Services in the Era of COVID-19

Building a Global Framework for Digital Health Services in the Era of COVID-19

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.

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May 13, 2024|Blogs

Advancing Biomedical Innovation With Policies Supporting Privacy-Enhancing Technologies

By improving privacy protection and facilitating secure collaborative research, privacy-enhancing technology could complement data-sharing policies and enable analysis of sensitive medical data and support biomedical innovation.

April 25, 2024|Blogs

Growing Evidence Shows Importance of AI for Health Care

As demographic change and aging populations in many Western countries entail higher relative health-care burdens, AI’s support in diagnosis, drug development, and health-care operations may serve as a much-needed remedy.

April 22, 2024|Reports & Briefings

LATAM Health Champions, 2024

Innovation plays a critical role in improving public health and in overcoming global health challenges. The call for LATAM Health Champions, which ran from February 5 to March 5, 2024, received more than 60 applications proposing innovative health solutions to a wide range of health challenges. Here, the top 20 are highlighted.

January 12, 2023|Blogs

Unless Congress Acts, Telehealth Progress During Covid Will Be Lost

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, federal policymakers enacted a series of legislative and regulatory measures to expand access to telehealth services. Congress recently extended many of these changes for two years in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 (H.R. 2617). However, policymakers should permanently extend these temporary measures to ensure that medical providers can continue to offer care to patients remotely after the extension ends.

December 5, 2022|Reports & Briefings

Click Here for Adderall: Fixing Telehealth Advertising and Services To Prevent Stimulant Misuse

Policymakers should both make permanent many of the COVID-19 era policies that allow medical providers to see patients remotely and enact provisions allowing for the practice of telemedicine over state lines. However, policymakers should also take further steps to ensure that telehealth providers offer and abide by the same standard of care as in-person treatment.

September 16, 2022|Presentations

Innovations and the Future of Healthcare

Stephen Ezell will be speaking at the James Madison Institute’s Florida Tech & Innovation 2022 Summit in Coral Gables, Florida on a panel discussing “Innovations and the Future of Healthcare.”

December 20, 2021|Blogs

Nursing Homes Implementing Telehealth Technologies Reported Reduced Strain, Improved Safety, and Increased Convenience

University researchers compiled qualitative data from interviews with 21 nursing home administrators and clinicians across 16 facilities and found that care providers reported a number of improved outcomes.

February 12, 2021|Presentations

Usage of Digital Technologies for Healthy Aging in COVID-19

Stephen Ezell presented to the UN Commission on Social Development on Lessons Learned from the Use of Digital Technologies to Promote Healthy Aging in the Era of COVID-19.

February 4, 2021|Events

How Can Europe Enhance the Benefits of AI-Enabled Health Care?

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted a discussion about what the healthcare sector needs to create a positive impact and increase innovation using AI.

February 4, 2021|Testimonies & Filings

Comments to the European Commission on Health Data Spaces

The Center for Data Innovation welcomes the goals of the EHDS initiative and agrees that adopting measures to enable better data exchange will facilitate artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled healthcare applications in the EU and allow firms to pursue economies of scale across EU markets.

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