|Congress told HHS to set up a health data network in 2006. The agency still hasn’t.
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted communications and data-sharing shortcomings between various levels of public health, from local, state, and federal levels in emergencies. Congress ordered HHS officials in 2006 to begin planning for a health data network to be used in such instances, but although more than 16 years have passed, not only has the network not been implemented, it isn’t even planned. Read more
He was selling used cars. Now, he’s calling a Super Bowl.
Talk about an unusual career trajectory! Kevin Burkhardt’s unlikely path took him from selling Malibus in New Jersey to the biggest game in football, as the lead play by play broadcaster for Fox, with a long stop in a spot where anything can happen: the New York Mets. Read more
Online ‘Sextortion’ scams up eightfold, FTC says.
Nearly 70,000 Americans fell prey to romance scammers in 2022, at a cost of $1.3B, according to the FTC. There’s been a significant increase in ‘sextortion’ tactics, through which a scammer coaxes a victim to share sexually explicit images of themselves and then turns around and threatens to share those images with the victim’s social media contacts, unless a ransom is paid. Read more