Privacy in Crisis

Author: Sarah Rajtmajer, Ph.D.

Article Topics: privacy, technology, data As we navigate the COVID-19 crisis and its broad impacts, we are understandably focused on what appear to be our most acute concerns – flatten the curve, save the economy, and develop a vaccine. Daily, we are reminded of the massive toll in lives and livelihoods that the pandemic has exacted worldwide. At the time of writing, more than 10 million cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, and more than 500,000 lives have been lost. Economically, we are facing the largest global recession in decades and a historic contraction of per capita income. But as the days and weeks push forward we are…

Tests, Surgical Masks, Hospital Beds, and Ventilators: Add Big Data to the List of Tools to Fight the Coronavirus That Are in Short Supply

Author: Dennis P. Scanlon, Ph.D., MA , Mark B. Stephens, M.D., MS

Article Topics: data In a recent Business Insider article, author Aaron Short, describes the shortages and shortcomings of available data to guide and inform actions by providers, policymakers, and the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is precisely the topic my colleague, Dr. Mark Stephens, and I covered in a recent commentary published in the American Journal of Managed Care. The United States relies primarily on The Centers for Disease Control…