As the US and the world moves into the second year of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, the application of information technology to solving health issues has never been more important. The data about where cases are appearing and the current distribution numbers for vaccines have been translated into many dashboards that are providing a window into the current state of the battle. IT has also been a critical factor in user centered design for interacting with doctors, getting appointments for treatments or vaccines and arranging telehealth appointments for standard healthcare.
And, as all the connections from people working from home expand the attack surface, it is more important than ever to secure the many new endpoints as hacks and ransomware episodes focus on health systems. Emerging technology, such as AI and machine learning, are helping cut thru the enormous amount of data and provide information needed to improve protection and identify attack sources.
Join us for this workshop to explore the ways IT, emerging tech and data analytics are working to improve the government response to COVID-19 and other health challenges.
Attendees who take part in this half-day virtual event will come away with an improved ability to:
- Understand progress on the VA/DOD EHR programs and data exchange
- Learn how agencies are using AI and ML to identify potential security issues
- Gain insight into VA’s project to distribute tablets to veterans to enable telehealth in rural settings
- Map the data sharing efforts of federal health organizations
- Appreciate the revisions to provide user-centered design in websites and communications
- Build resiliency into health information systems