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HHS Seeks Innovations for Emergency Response, Recovery

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) seeks input on innovations that harness cutting-edge technologies to support emergency response and recovery.

To kick off this new initiative, ASPR is hosting ASPR Next Innovation Days, Aug. 7–8, to engage with partners capable of supporting one or more of nine areas of interest:

  • electronic health records for austere settings;
  • priority medicines on demand;
  • dialysis care in disaster settings;
  • medical countermeasure dispensing;
  • distributed power for disasters;
  • health care system capacity reporting;
  • disaster response and recovery intelligence;
  • advanced medical interventions for disaster; and
  • telehealth applications.

Registration is now open; the event will include up to 85 onsite participants and additional interested stakeholders via WebEx.

Feedback gathered during the event will inform an ASPR Next Broad Agency Announcement, anticipated for release in late August. This announcement will seek proposals for the development of technology and products with potential to change established practices, lead to extraordinary improvements in disaster response, and create new capabilities and practices.

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Michelle Rosenfeld is senior writer/editor at America's Essential Hospitals.

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