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US Senate Releases Draft Future Pandemic Preparedness Plan - Asks for Feedback

On June 10, 2020 the US Senate released a white paper titled "Preparing for the Next Pandemic" under the signature of Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee. The white paper has five recommendations to address future pandemics based on lessons learned from COVID-19 and the past 20 years of pandemic planning. "The five recommendations...along with a series of questions at the end of this white paper, are intended to elicit recommendations that Congress can consider and act on this year," Senator Alexander said in a statement, adding that "I am inviting comments, responses, and any additional recommendations for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions to consider. This feedback will be shared with my colleagues, both Democrat and Republican." This feedback from the public will be accepted until June 26, 2020... Read More »

WELL Health Announces Flu Surveillance Partnership with McMaster University and the Public Health Agency of Canada

Press Release | WELL Health Technologies Corp., McMaster University | March 10, 2020

WELL Health Technologies Corp...is pleased to announce it has partnered with McMaster University ("McMaster") and the Public Health Agency of Canada ("PHAC") to introduce the digitization of the sentinel surveillance program of FluWatch, a program administered by PHAC to monitor the spread of the flu and other flu-like illnesses in the community. The FluWatch surveillance system has been in place for over two decades; however, the new "Flu Automated Surveillance Tool" or "FAST" facilitates real-time surveillance of patients presenting flu-like symptoms and automated reporting of results to PHAC to enable better assessment and decision-making, resulting in more timely results and better health outcomes for all. FAST was developed by McMaster's Department of Family Medicine, and has been clinically proven as effective in capturing an accurate picture of the actual incidence of flu in a surveillance region.

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WELL Health Forms New Business Unit Focused on Allied Health Services

Press Release | WELL Health Technologies Corp. | September 28, 2020

WELL Health Technologies Corp...is pleased to announce the formation of its new business unit called WELL Health Allied Care Inc. ("WELL Allied"), which will be a consolidation point for a number of key operating activities and investments related to specialized care in identifying, evaluating, preventing and treating a range of conditions and illnesses including, but not limited to, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, dietary, chiropractic, mental health counselling and sleep related services. WELL Allied will include health practitioners working in a collaborative environment to support primary care physicians in a multi-disciplinary, team-based care support model.

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ATARC Panel: Preventing Data Breaches from the Edge to the Cloud

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Seminar/Webinar
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January 7, 2021 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Join us for this panel, which sets out to discuss how advancements in the federal cloud space, mobility and distributed workforces have driven the focal point for security to shift. Topic experts will discuss lessons learned in successfully implementing cloud methodologies, tools, and techniques in a time of continuous change and telework. Together, panelists explore available and desired solutions to rectify past and pre-empt potential future data breaches, as both citizens and the government agencies serving them embrace “the new normal”.

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Break ‘Em Up: How Health Care Monopolies Hurt Patients, Health Care Workers, and Communities

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Seminar/Webinar
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March 30, 2021 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

COVID-19 has levied a heavy toll on the health of our country over the past year, particularly for communities of color. Some of the challenges in managing the pandemic are because of our reliance on a private insurance system, which impacts access and costs of care. But poor outcomes, high costs, and lack of access are caused or exacerbated by a problem that policymakers could begin to address today-unchecked monopoly power. On March 30 at 2:00 p.m. ET, please join Economic Liberties, People's Action, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01), and leading experts and advocates to learn why we need leaders at all levels of government to fight corporate health care monopolies to make our health care system more equitable and resilient. This is the second event in our Break 'Em Up: Redistributing Power to the People series, which highlights how progressives can organize around anti-monopoly fights to advance economic and racial justice. The first focused on how to center worker rights in corporate power fights.

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ApacheCon Asia 2021

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Conference
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August 6, 2021 (All day) - August 8, 2021 (All day)

Asia edition of the official Apache global conference series to be held virtually, with 140+ sessions, and keynote and plenary sessions by luminaries from AliCloud, API7, DiDi Chuxing, Huawei, Kyligence, PingCAP, Tencent Cloud, Tsinghua University, and more. The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) conference will include all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives. ApacheCon Asia, will take place online 6-8 August 2021. Registration is open and free for all attendees.

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