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HealthCast Season 4 Episode 4 35m listen

HHS Program Empowers Patients Who Depend on Electrical Devices During, After Natural Disasters

The emPOWER Program uses data and AI to help protect the health of millions who depend on medical devices.

The Department of Health and Human Services emPOWER program protects the health of at-risk Medicare beneficiaries, including 4.4 million individuals who rely on essential health care services or electricity-dependent durable medical equipment.

Director Kristen Finne explains how this critical data-sharing effort delivers just-in-time information to help people respond to a disaster, as well as other tools to inform disaster preparedness.

This is part one of a two-part interview. Stay tuned next week for more!

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