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People in the News: New Appointments at Grail, Foundation Medicine, Personalis, More

Grail: Bob Ragusa, Hans Bishop Illumina has appointed Bob Ragusa as CEO of its subsidiary Grail. He succeeds Hans Bishop, who will serve as adviser to the CEO through the end of 2021 and then step down. Ragusa is Illumina’s chief operations officer, a role in which he helped scale the business globally. He was […]

FTC’s Third Open Meeting Brings New Changes To Agencies’ Approach For Health App Privacy, Petitions For Rulemaking, And Vertical Mergers – Privacy

On September 16, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) held its third Open Commission Meeting in as many months. The Commission addressed four items: (1) whether to issue a policy statement affirming that health apps and connected devices must comply with the Health Breach Notification Rule (“HBNR”) in the event of a privacy breach; […]

The gold mine hidden in government’s data dustbin — GCN

INDUSTRY INSIGHT The gold mine hidden in government’s data dustbin By Dan Morozoff Oct 13, 2021 In 2011, McKinsey did a study estimating just how transformative the implementation of big data and artificial intelligence could be for the public sector in the European Union. Even back then, McKinsey estimated potential savings to be […]

DHS Announces Multiple Funding Opportunities to Address COVID-19 Health Disparities

Today, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced funds will be made available to promote racial and geographic equity in the COVID-19 response. DHS was awarded $27 million by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to combat inequities related to COVID-19 infection, illness, and death, including $9 million dedicated to rural communities. […]

State Department releases work plan to address youth behavioral health | Southern Idaho Education

“If we could do this it could be a huge breakthrough in connecting families with services,” he said. Support Local Journalism Your membership makes our reporting possible. {{featured_button_text}} The work plan is missing one of the recommendations from the state group: Adopting a common framework for discussing social-emotional learning in Idaho’s classrooms. The SDE leadership […]

Amazon’s NZ data centre plans low on details, with big questions unanswered

Amazon Web Services announced last week that it plans to create a new cloud region in New Zealand by 2024, spending $7.5 billion on at least three data centres in Auckland. It says the investment will boost the country’s GDP by $10.8 billion over 15 years and create 1000 new jobs. It already has big […]

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