Major innovations in blockchain are likely to happen this year with the help of Federal agencies, industry experts say, even though health care applications for the technology have yet to reach mass markets. […]
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released a summary of its findings on data portability, including a suggestion to launch a review of publicly funded institutions that could be benefiting from data blocking.[…]
Despite reluctance to legislate tech issues, governments should be more aggressive in regulating the security of the Internet of Things, experts say.[…]
In order to better provide opioid users with ready access to life-saving medication in the case of an overdose, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it would be hosting a 2016 Naloxone App Competition.
A recent study by a team of National Institutes of Health researchers showed widespread support for the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program, with more than half indicating they would be willing to participate in the program themselves.[…]
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology released its 2017 draft of the Interoperability Standards Advisory for public comment.[…]
A Government Accountability Office study uncovered a huge discrepancy in Federal reporting on sexual violence because the agencies that collect the data don’t record or label incidents the same way. According to data collection efforts from four Federal agencies, between 244,190 and 1,929,000 rapes or sexual assaults occurred in 2011.[…]