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Federal CIO says cybersecurity is a top priority for new TMF projects

May 25, 2021

Via: FCW

Recently installed Federal CIO Clare Martorana said on Tuesday that the government was looking for cybersecurity upgrades and digital services as key focus areas in allocating the $1 billion addition to the Technology Modernization Fund included in the American Rescue […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Virginia launches dashboards to track public health and equity

May 19, 2021

Via: StateScoop

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced on Tuesday a pair of digital dashboards tracking the commonwealth’s public health equity and COVID-19 pandemic response. The “Equity in Action” dashboard showcases which counties in the Commonwealth have received the most personal protective equipment […]


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Biden cybersecurity order tackles software risks in energy, other sectors following Colonial hack

May 13, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

Experts say the software supply chain is at the heart of critical infrastructure security, and the executive order is a step forward in shoring up vulnerabilities. “You can’t protect what you can’t see. And too many organizations don’t have a […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Time to Say Goodbye to Some Insurers’ Waivers for Covid Treatment Fees

April 26, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

Just as other industries are rolling back some consumer-friendly changes made early in the pandemic — think empty middle seats on airplanes — so, too, are health insurers. Many voluntarily waived all deductibles, copayments and other costs for insured patients […]


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California and Texas Took Different Routes to Vaccination. Who’s Ahead?

April 22, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

California and Texas, the country’s two most populous states, have taken radically different approaches to the pandemic and the vaccination campaign to end it. California has trumpeted its reliance on science and policies it says are aimed at improving social […]


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Humana Health Plan Overcharged Medicare by Nearly $200 Million, Federal Audit Finds

April 20, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

A Humana Inc. health plan for seniors in Florida improperly collected nearly $200 million in 2015 by overstating how sick some patients were, according to a new federal audit, which seeks to claw back the money. The Health and Human […]


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Pandemic Highlights Need for Urgent Care Clinics for Women

April 16, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

SAN JOSE — Last spring, only weeks into the pandemic, Christina Garcia was spending her days struggling to help her two young sons adjust to online schooling when she got such a heavy, painful period she could barely stand. After […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

The FDA Seeks a New Way to Review Old Drugs Without Causing Prices to Soar

April 15, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

Chuck Peterson of Omaha, Nebraska, recently experienced a swollen, painful knuckle caused by arthritis. He got a prescription for colchicine. Doctors have used the drug for treating gout and other rheumatic conditions for well over two centuries. When Peterson went […]


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California Counties a Hodgepodge of Highs and Lows in Vaccinating Vulnerable Seniors

April 7, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

Even as California prepares to expand vaccine eligibility on April 15 to all residents age 16 and up, the state has managed to inoculate only about half its senior population — the 65-and-older target group deemed most vulnerable to death […]


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Montana Sticks to Its Patchwork Covid Vaccine Rollout as Eligibility Expands

April 5, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

MISSOULA, Mont. — Montana’s covid-19 vaccine distribution is among the most efficient in the nation, but closer examination reveals a patchwork of systems among counties and tribal governments that will be put to the test as the state opens vaccine […]