Healthcare & Life Sciences

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    Securing the Future of Connected Health on a Global Scale

    On the dark web, health records are worth literally forty to fifty times more than credit card data. While you may be able to change your social security or fiscal identity number with significant amounts of effort or cancel your credit cards, you cannot change the genetic data, health conditions,…

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    Driving Responsible Innovation of AI, Life Sciences and Next Generation Biotech

    “We are making God obsolete,” declared the rockstar-like professor of synthetic biology in the recent Netflix hit show Biohackers. What happens when humans become creators of new forms of DNA, including our own? Who gets to decide? Who owns our genomic data? Who is it shared with? Who is accountable?…

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    2021 IEEE Standards Association Awards Nominations Are Open

    IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) recognizes outstanding standards development participation through various award categories. Nominations for the 2021 IEEE SA Awards are now open until 31 July. Nominations can be made for the following awards: IEEE SA Standards Medallion For major contributions to standards development, e.g., leadership in standardization of new…

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    IEEE Standards Used in Your Everyday Life

    Technology has become an integral aspect of our everyday lives. From the internet to smart grid, and health care to transportation, technology standards are used in a variety of ways. IEEE standards enable many of these technologies, as well as those that have helped people cope with the COVID-19 pandemic…

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    How Standards Are Made – The IEEE SA Process

    When you get a new tablet, laptop, or smart speaker, one of the first things you do is connect it to your home Wi-Fi network. When you get a new pair of Bluetooth earbuds, you immediately pair it with your smartphone or tablet.  After that, you probably never think about…

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    What are Standards? Why are They Important?

    Your smartphone’s alarm just went off. A new day begins. In the shower, you rock out with your Bluetooth speaker playing. Then you check and log your blood pressure and other vital signs on your personal health device. During breakfast, you browse the Internet using Wi-Fi. Before heading out, your…

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    Re-Think Health Podcast: Contact Tracing Applications and Technologies Beyond COVID-19

    IEEE SA Voice podcast discusses ethical considerations of personal privacy versus public health protection with contact tracing technologies and apps in the use of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases.

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    Re-Think Health Podcast: Establishing a Standard of Quality in Digital Therapeutics

    Digital therapeutics are growing in popularity for patients. Combining science and technology creates a double-edge sword including one how to best establish quality and trust in the safety and efficacy of patients. In this podcast, Maria Palombini, Director of Emerging Communities & Opportunities Development and Healthcare & Life Sciences (HLS)…

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    Re-Think Health Podcast: Taking a Stand – Moving Medical Wearables Beyond Monitoring

    In an effort to enhance clinical research, Maria Palombini, Director of Emerging Communities & Opportunities Development and Healthcare & Life Sciences (HLS) Practice Lead at the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA), interviews Jennifer Goldsack, Executive Director of Digital Medicine Society (DiME) to explore the need for bringing together pharmaceutical clinical…

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    Leveraging Global Standards in Policy Making: Interviewing an IEEE GEPS Representative

    IEEE Standards have long been leveraged by the public sector around the world as powerful instruments to support public policy initiatives, provide modern infrastructure, and advance humanity. To help governments better understand and utilize IEEE standards and related services, the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) has the IEEE Government Engagement…

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