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Algorithms for Good

There are many algorithms developed to do good but lack an understanding of the data science principles that allow them to benefit all people. No algorithm is perfect, but there are ways to design algorithms that can improve outcomes for all people over time. ..
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Post-Pandemic Healthcare and AI Transformation

To what extent will AI-aided systems replace or augment existing technologies as the role of frontline care staff is being reshaped by computers that can monitor cases, analyze data and directly deliver basic care...
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How Human-Centered Innovation and AI Can Fight Loneliness and Drive Social Inclusion

With social distancing and lockdown measures in place, coping with isolation has been an ongoing challenge for many across the world...
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Lessons Learned from One Year into COVID-19

We have now arrived at a significant milestone where companies and organizations should take stock of what’s worked, what hasn’t and what they can and should be doing to prepare themselves for the next “unprecedented” event...
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Improving Global Healthcare Access to Accelerate What’s Right

If COVID-19 has a lesson for us with regards to health, it is this: our social environments matter just as much as our DNAs and lifestyle choices. Experts are cognisant of the fact that joblessness, lack of education and racial inequities are part and parcel of the problems that need to be fixed...
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The Biden Administration’s First 100 Day Healthcare Agenda: Pandemic, Pandemic, Pandemic

While the Biden administration can be expected to have a robust healthcare agenda beyond the first 100 days, the president understands that getting the pandemic under better control is critical to making progress on other issues. As a result, his first 100 days will be all about the pandemic...
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FDA Commissioner Steve Hahn, M.D. Discusses COVID-19 Response and His Tenure at the FDA

Speaking at the January 8th Brazda Breakfast briefing, an event sponsored by APCO and hosted by our partner, The Alliance for Health Policy, Commissioner Hahn emphasized that communicating transparent standards and guidelines for the public was critical to ensuring that health care providers effectively combat COVID-19...
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Conquering the “Last Mile” in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

On December 18, the FDA approved Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use in the United States. The move makes Moderna’s vaccine the second to reach the American public. Now that the scientific community has developed multiple breakthrough vaccines to halt the coronavirus pandemic, we face an equal challenge: getting them safely to immunization sites around the world and in the arms of people. ..
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COVID-19 Vaccine Success Requires Clarity, Consistency and Confidence

With two COVID-19 vaccines already being put in arms around the country and more expected early next year, healthcare providers must successfully deploy millions of doses of the vaccines to end the coronavirus pandemic. However, just as important as the logistics of getting this done, the public must be willing to get the vaccine in large enough numbers to control the spread of the disease. ..
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COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts are National and Local

Sandra Lindsay became the first American to receive a coronavirus vaccine outside of a clinical trial on December 14. The nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center is the first of hundreds of millions of people who will need the vaccine to control the coronavirus pandemic as America’s death toll rises. To be successful, the rollout of the vaccination campaign requires coordination among state, local and national officials and private sector leaders. ..
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