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White House Outreach To Big Tech Companies During Pandemic Puts Antitrust Probes On Hold, But For How Long?

KHN Morning Briefing

Yes, the Trump administration has turned to Silicon Valley’s giants for various reasons including best practices guidelines during the pandemic, but issues surrounding antitrust laws won’t remain dormant for long, say Justice Department attorneys. Other news on technology reports on suspicious websites offering false promises, privacy issues with tracking people’s movement through smartphones, and higher than normal use of screen time for teens.

Are Vital Home Health Workers Now A Safety Threat?

KHN Original

Hundreds of thousands of health care workers go into homes to provide important services for seniors and disabled people. But with the rising concerns about the danger of the coronavirus pandemic, especially for older people, these health workers could be endangering their patients and themselves.

HHS Tries To Ease Electronic Health Records’ Administrative Burden On Clinicians

KHN Morning Briefing

HHS’ strategy identified four main areas that contribute to administrative burden: clinical documentation; health information technology usability; public health reporting requirements, and federal health IT and EHR reporting requirements. Meanwhile, in face of complaints, HHS officials continue to talk up interoperability rules.