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Faith Ryan

Staff Writer/Researcher
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Faith Ryan is a staff writer/researcher and HealthCast podcast host at GovernmentCIO Media & Research, where she covers key topics, individuals and events in federal health IT.

Prior to joining the team in March 2019, Ryan worked as a research assistant in human factors laboratories, collecting data for projects ranging from studying design fixation to predicting human error during an autonomous vehicle task. She also previously interned as a writer for news and information at the Association for Psychological Science in Washington, DC.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology with minors in neuroscience and data analysis from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.



A recent change in hospital reporting requirements removed a CDC submission process to streamline COVID-19 data sharing.

The pandemic has prompted some agencies to shift long-term work policies and capabilities.

The agency is using cloud services and other resources to help researchers access data and meet virtually.

The network plays a critical role in finding safe and effective coronavirus treatments at an accelerated pace.

The agency is training its workforce and collaborating with partners to protect information.

The agency has implemented flexible technological capabilities to support ongoing COVID-19 response efforts.

Federal leaders reflect on the benefits of cloud for ongoing telework capabilities.

Telehealth, beneficiaries claims processing and the adoption of shared digital solutions were commonly seen across government.

The agency is using technologies like virtual waiting rooms and automation to mitigate the increased traffic.

The agency released new data on COVID-19 cases in nursing homes and tactics that will support infection control.

COVID-19 has highlighted opportunities in public policy and supporting public-private efforts.

The acting CIO shared insights into the agency's pandemic response and lessons learned so far.

The website is more important now than ever as it undergoes various modernization efforts.

The agency is using webinars and customer service tools to connect with industry professionals during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The agency will provide additional financial support to rural hospitals and help enable telehealth visits for patients and providers.

The research will interact with participants virtually to shed light on the overall rate of infection across the country.

Technological solutions could provide relief to medical facilities in urgent need of necessary equipment.

The coronavirus pandemic is leading to an increase in cybersecurity attacks and scams.

The molecular diagnostics test is the fastest test for the novel coronavirus in the U.S.

Global health leaders are calling attention to the world's other leading infectious diseases like tuberculosis.

The collaborative effort combines the compute-power of multiple systems to progress worldwide, scientific discovery.

Legislation for remote voting is gaining traction amid a global pandemic.

The agency is putting public health announcements, guidelines and facts on COVID-19 front and center.

The pandemic sheds light on what health agencies have been developing to enable faster health-data exchanges for patients and providers.

Organizations are transitioning to remote work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The rules require patient health information sharing among providers for improved patient care.

The goal is to provide better access to claims data for improved health care outcomes.

The agency is implementing blockchain along with other tech to modernize the current system.

The agency released a final strategic report suggesting ways to relieve provider EHR burdens and improve care.

Data can accelerate the approval processes for new drugs and medical devices.

The No. 2 leader reiterates the agency's goals toward cutting costs and empowering patients with data.

Government is looking toward successful service delivery using human-centered design.

Two prominent government officials shared support for ONC's proposed rules and patient access to their data.

Agencies find opportunity in increasing diversity within cyber programs and leveraging shared services.

The agency aims to explore the value of artificial intelligence in clinical applications.

A working group's recommendations for artificial intelligence can propel biomedical research.

The agency plans to tackle research-data roadblocks through its STRIDES Initiative.

Health agencies point to a need for modernized IT infrastructure and data-driven decisions.

The agency's new initiative incorporates AI and machine-learning capabilities to advance health research.

The KidneyX initiative launched its second phase for innovating dialysis care.

Data and legislation can improve veteran access to health care services.

Agencies are implementing data analytics tools and automated tech services to attract, retain and improve overall engagement among employees.

Lawmakers discuss opportunities for the federal government to compete with industry for top talent.

Artificial intelligence and cloud computing offer great capabilities, but the federal government needs support from industry to optimize best practices.

A civic tech fellowship program aims to increase the young talent pipeline and help meet agencies’ mission needs.

Federal leaders hope AI use cases will spur innovation across government.

The emerging technologies can predict, anticipate and protect against dangerous chemicals in the U.S. food supply.

Among Jose Arrieta's initiatives as new CIO include engaging with industry partners and testing advanced technology.

A White House initiative aims to improve accessibility to claims data.

The best method for health data security and protecting patient privacy may be to start fresh.

The program's participation could signal groundbreaking research for underrepresented communities.

Government leaders touch on industry best practices in acquisition, such as agile methodology, data transparency and human-centered design.

A brief background on GSA's Centers of Excellence, including quick updates on the organization's progress with federal agencies HUD and OPM.

An upcoming study will address federal IT executives’ largest opportunities and challenges facing federal agencies now and what they will need to address in decades to come.

National Science Foundation CIO Dorothy Aronson details her key ingredients to innovation including how to approach tech like AI.

Federal employees from all fields are encouraged to apply before the May 15th deadline.

An update on VA's current tech tools, services and priorities moving forward to improve veteran health care, as outlined by VA CIO James Gfrerer.

The tech giant is in the running with Amazon Web Services for the Pentagon's $10 billion cloud-computing contract.

Leaders in government and industry iterate importance of cybersecurity in modernizing veteran health care.

This year's executive plan is all about "action and impact" for IT modernization, according to Federal CIO Suzette Kent.

A high-tech prototype backpack demonstrates how agencies can address fear of failure and enhance innovation efforts with cultural support.

The tech-giant announced new advancements in cloud-based services that will enhance government IT modernization efforts.

The VA plans to deliver products and services faster with the help of the private sector and an API marketplace.