News

10Apr, 2020

Apple, Google Team Up on Big Effort to Trace Coronavirus Cases

Eric Perakslis

Politico | April 10, 2020By Leah Nylen and Mohana Ravindranath Apple and Google announced Friday that they are teaming up on a major effort to help health officials trace coronavirus exposure risks, in a rare alliance between two huge rivals whose software dominates the market for mobile devices. The companies said they would make technology […]

9Apr, 2020

What’s Missing in the Coronavirus Response

Eric Perakslis, News

Kaiser Health News | April 9, 2020 By Shefali Luthra In the age of coronavirus, Americans are being told to stay home and wear masks outside. The federal government has made way for hospitals to treat patients in repurposed hotels and dormitories. Private companies are working to push out new diagnostic tests. But the national […]

9Apr, 2020

The Pandemic and the Future of Data Privacy

Eric Perakslis, News

The Bulwark | April 8, 2020By David Shaywitz Can the data collected to sell shoes be used to inform health care decisions—and should it be? There are strict regulations around the handling of medical information—regulations intended to protect patient privacy, although they can also make it harder for patients to access their own health records. […]

7Apr, 2020

CACI Appoints Susan M. Gordon to Board of Directors

Susan Gordon, News

Business Wire | April 6, 2020 CACI International Inc (NYSE: CACI) announced today that it has appointed Susan M. “Sue” Gordon to CACI’s Board of Directors effective immediately. Ms. Gordon has served in senior leadership positions across numerous intelligence organizations and disciplines. She brings CACI’s Board more than 30 years of leadership experience across a […]

5Apr, 2020

Americans Hit by Economic Shocks as Confusion, Stumbles Undermine Trump’s Stimulus Effort

Sarah Bloom Raskin, News

The Washington Post | April 5, 2020By Jeff Stein The Trump administration has stumbled in its initial push to implement the $2 trillion coronavirus aid package, with confusion and fear mounting among small businesses, workers and the newly unemployed since the bill was signed into law late last month. Small-business owners have reported delays in getting approved for […]

2Apr, 2020

Create a Cadre of Community Health Workers to Fight Covid-19 in the U.S.

Eric Perakslis, News

STAT | March 31, 2020By Eric D. Perakslis Five years ago, I was working in Kono, a district in Sierra Leone, on projects to strengthen and reopen local health systems following the worst Ebola outbreak in history. The tasks included installing a basic electronic health record system in a local clinic, tracing contacts of people diagnosed with […]

26Mar, 2020

Fast-Forward the People

Sarah Bloom Raskin, News

Bounceback | March 25, 2020By Sarah Bloom Raskin This post is adapted from Bounceback – a new blog about building a resilient U.S. economy authored by Sarah Bloom Raskin and hosted by Duke Law’s Global Financial Markets Center. When the entire economy collapses at once, who should be the first to receive funds? In 2008, it […]

24Mar, 2020

‘Science’ Paper Makes Recommendations for NIH to Lead in Data Sharing

Eric Perakslis, News

Duke Clinical Research Institute| March 30, 2020 DCRI faculty Adrian Hernandez, MD, MHS, and Frank Rockhold, PhD, along with Duke Forge’s Eric Perakslis, PhD, contributed to a recently published paper in Science suggesting next steps that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) could take in order to expand its leadership in data sharing. The paper was written in […]

17Mar, 2020

Surge in Patients Overwhelms Telehealth Services Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Eric Perakslis, News

STAT | March 17, 2020By Erin Brodwin and Casey Ross Telehealth services are sagging under the weight of an unprecedented surge in patients as hospitals scramble to shift routine care online in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The crisis is stressing major telehealth providers’ technical infrastructure and the supply of physicians prepared to deliver care virtually. Over […]

17Mar, 2020

Raskin on Possible Economic Relief Measures for Small Businesses

Sarah Bloom Raskin, News

Sarah Bloom Raskin, former Fed governor and deputy treasury secretary, joined CNBC’s “Squawk Box” to discuss economic relief measures for small businesses in response to COVID-19. Former Fed Governor on How the Central Bank Can Help Small Businesses with Coronavirus VolatilityCNBC: Squawk BoxMarch 17, 2020, 9:50 AM EST