HealthCast brings a clinical perspective to some of the most pressing issues in health IT, including electronic health record modernization, claims processing, health care delivery, medical devices, patient privacy, data management and more. Senior clinicians, administrators, project managers and other IT professionals delve into various efforts that bridge technology and health in the federal government.
Understanding and Preventing Transgender Suicide
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in America, with the transgender and nonbinary communities especially at risk. We spoke to Bri Barnett, Director of Development and Interim Director of Communications at Trans Lifeline, a nonprofit trans suicide prevention hotline and trans microgrants resource center on the causes behind trans suicide, online resources that support trans people, and how technology and policy can support the trans community.
Inside DHA's Joint Trauma System COVID-19 Data Efforts
Defense Health's Joint Trauma System built and maintained the Defense Department's Trauma Registry, updating it with data on various trauma injuries and informing best practices across the military health system. Recently, the JTS built out a COVID-19 registry, and we spoke with JTS Chief Col. Stacy Shackelford and Deputy Chief Dr. Mary Ann Spott to learn more about how they scaled to build a COVID-19 registry and how they extrapolate analyses from the data within the registry.
Innovative Entrepreneurship for VHA's COVID-19 Response
Veterans Affairs Innovation Ecosystem's entrepreneur-in-residence Danielle Krakora details how the division is supporting the agency's wider COVID-19 response. Krakora has served across VA to elevate the patient experience through technology.
Federal Leaders Discuss Promise of AI in Public Health
We gathered leading health researchers, data analysts, and AI experts from across the federal government to see how they’re using AI for biomedical research and contributing to the pandemic response. Here are the highlights from the Aug. 13 event featuring speakers from NIH, DHA, DARPA and more. Check out the full event coverage at https://governmentciomedia.com/events
COVID-19 Data and Global Cancer Control with NCI’s Dr. Satish Gopal
In this episode, NCI’s Center for Global Health Director Satish Gopal discusses how the agency is leading cancer control research, innovative technology efforts and collaborative networks to ensure cancer services are accessible, effective and affordable.
Expanding Diversity in Genomic Medicine Through NHGRI's eMERGE Network
Dr. Ken Wiley and Dr. Robb Rowley from NIH’s National Human Genome Research Institute provide an overview of the agency's eMERGE Network, a national network of medical institutions and clinical sites advancing genomic medicine. In this interview, they discuss the importance of diversity in clinical research, FHIR APIs and interoperability standards, security and patient privacy, cloud-based platforms, natural language processing and more.