Day: May 22, 2020

SNOMED International Joins COVID-19 Interoperability Alliance to Support Access to Terminology and Health Data Resources

London, United Kingdom, May 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SNOMED International, the leader in global clinical terminology, announces today the organization’s participation in the COVID-19 Interoperability Alliance. The Alliance is an informatics focused environment supporting collaborative authoring of COVID-19 related interoperability data resources. Alongside Alliance partners Clinical Architecture, logica, MITRE, Regenstrief Institute, Apelon, and Care […]

Huawei Says ‘Survival’ at Stake After New US Sanctions

  WASHINGTON – Once poised to become a global leader in the coming advent of 5G wireless networks, Chinese tech giant Huawei warns its survival is at stake following the latest U.S. decision to cut it off from semiconductor suppliers. “Survival is the key for us now,” said Guo Ping, rotating chairman at Huawei’s annual […]

WHO Rates Its COVID-19 Efforts, Points to $900M Funding Gap

  The World Health Organization director-general told the agency’s executive board Friday it has a $900 million gap in funds for its response to the coronavirus pandemic. In its first virtual meeting, the board and its newly-elected chairman, Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, heard Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus say the WHO had worked “day and […]

WHO, Other Groups Say COVID-19 Restrictions Put Vaccine Programs at Risk

Nearly 80 million children under age 1 are at higher risk of preventable diseases such as measles, cholera and polio because of the disruption of routine vaccination programs, according to a report released Friday by the World Health Organization and other global organizations. Immunization campaigns have been disrupted in half of the 129 countries surveyed […]