Healthcare DIVE February 28, 2022
Nick Paul Taylor

Dive Brief:

  • HHS plans to invest in fields including artificial intelligence, robotics and test kit research in a push to make the public health supply chain more resilient.
  • The department’s update sets out the situation one year after President Joe Biden tasked it with finding ways to strengthen the supply chain in light of the pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The department wants to lower the cost of diagnostic starting components and make them more interchangeable to increase test availability. HHS’ plans for medical devices center on production technologies, the identification of untapped domestic capacity and ways to sustain demand.

Dive Insight:

The first phase of the coronavirus pandemic was marked by shortages of personal protective equipment and...

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Topics: AI (Artificial Intelligence), Govt Agencies, Healthcare System, HHS, Medical Devices, Provider, Public Health / COVID, Robotics/RPA, Supply Chain, Technology
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