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RAND experts have often been among the pioneers of key scientific research, including computer analysis, satellite development, military technology, and the foundations of the Internet. RAND's research has also resulted in the development of new methodologies and ways of analyzing policy issues, from the Delphi method to Robust Decision Making.

  • Therapist Heather Guinn conducts a virtual session with a patient via telemedicine, April 22, 2020, photo by MaCabe Brown/Courier & Press/Reuters

    Commentary

    Patients Log On to See Their Own Doctors During the Pandemic

    Jan 7, 2021

    Telehealth use has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Can this form of high-quality, low-cost care be maintained post–COVID-19? As discussion of post-pandemic policies begins, lessons from patients' use of telehealth will provide valuable guidance.

  • An illustration of a pacemaker in a person's chest, image by peterschreiber.media/Adobe Stock

    Essay

    Are We Ready for the Internet of Bodies?

    Jan 8, 2021

    Any device can be hacked, including one inside the human body. We need to think through the privacy and security implications of devices that live with us. But we should also consider the life-changing, life-saving potential of technologies that know us inside and out.

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