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Extreme Networks unveils Information Governance Engine for network security

24 February 2017, 10:10 amExtreme Networks introduced at HIMSS17 its new Information Governance Engine, an optional add-on to the company’s ExtremeManagement product portfolio, enabling CISOs and CIOs to establish and ma...

Nuance, Epic partner to help veterans with disabilities

24 February 2017, 8:30 amNuance Communications and Epic Systems are collaborating on putting artificial intelligence and health IT to work helping wounded warriors. There are nearly 20 million military veterans in the U.S., a...

John Boehner at HIMSS17: Most of the ACA's framework will stay in place

23 February 2017, 9:08 amORLANDO – In a joint appearance at HIMSS17 on Thursday, former Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Democratic former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell took part in a lively back-and-f...

With performance measurement now underway, CMS officials unpack MIPS categories

21 February 2017, 2:22 pmORLANDO – The rule was only finalized four months ago, but we're already in the initial performance year for the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System, which ushered in sweeping changes f...

Leavitt: ACA repeal will likely defer changes for 2 to 4 years

21 February 2017, 8:03 amORLANDO — Former Utah Governor and Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt said the new administration will repeal President Obama’s Affordable Care Act by April. But that legi...

How do HCCs impact the shift to value-based payment?

21 February 2017, 6:43 amAuthor: 3MSponsor: 3MPrimary topic: Electronic Health RecordsTopic: Electronic Health RecordsGovernment & PolicyResource Central: White PapersExternal url: http://pag...

At ONC, work continues amid Trump administration transition

20 February 2017, 1:48 pmAt the jam-packed ONC Town Hall at HIMSS17 on Monday, seating was at a premium and the overflow audience queued for the Q&A in long lines. Clearly, interest is strong as the federal agency in char...

Former CMS administrators agree: Health IT needs more private development, less regulatory interference

20 February 2017, 1:28 pmORLANDO - Former CMS acting administrator Andy Slavitt says the health IT marketplace is not addressing the real needs of patients and doctors, during a fireside chat with former CMS Acting Director M...

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Poor dental health leading cause of readiness issues

23 February 2017, 9:00 pmIn 2008, 40 percent of DoD Selected Reserve troops were classified as unfit for duty for a surprising reason: dental readiness. Many others sent downrange developed dental problems during deployment.&...

HIMSS attendees learn about MHS GENESIS rollout, capabilities

22 February 2017, 9:00 pmThe Department of Defense’s new electronic health record, MHS GENESIS, was initially deployed Feb. 7, 2017.  MHS GENESIS is a single, integrated medical and dental electronic health record...

Personal responsibility is key to cybersecurity

22 February 2017, 9:00 pmSimple human error, such as walking away from an unlocked computer or not having a passcode on a phone, accounts for more than half of all data breaches according to the Society of Human Resource Prof...

Black History Month Profile: Army Col. Randy Story on “cultivating our greatest resource”

21 February 2017, 9:00 pmDuring Black History Month, many people look to African-Americans like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Booker T. Washington for inspiration. Army Col. Randy Story calls these the “true knowns”...

Bono to HIMSS: Military mission unique but health care is comparable

21 February 2017, 9:00 pmWhile people in the military obviously have different jobs than their civilian counterparts, how and why they get medical treatment for themselves and their families are quite similar.“Healthcar...

New Naval Dosimetry Center opens at Naval Support Activity Bethesda

20 February 2017, 9:00 pmBETHESDA, Md. — The Naval Dosimetry Center (NDC) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of their new location at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, Feb. 16, 2017The month long...

MHS IT director explains to HIMSS how recent updates will deliver more from less

20 February 2017, 9:00 pmIn a time of tightening budgets, information technology serves as a critical component in the delivery of the best health care for Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries. With this in mind, Defens...

AFMES participates in AAFS

20 February 2017, 9:00 pmNEW ORLEANS, La. – More than 12 personnel from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System on Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, participated in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences’ 69th A...

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Army Research Institute develops app for acute mountain sickness

24 April 2016, 9:00 pmThe Army has never had technology to plan around the debilitating effects of mountain sickness--until U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine developed the Altitude Readiness Management...

Following rape, 'runner' rather than 'victim' defines survivor's identity

20 April 2016, 9:00 pmMonika Korra was raped in December 2009, after leaving a party with her friends.

Green Beret returns to service after amputation

18 April 2016, 9:00 pmA Special Forces noncommissioned officer has returned to full active duty service two and a half years after his hand was amputated to free him from underneath a vehicle before a suicide bomber could...

Giving all they can: Army Family boasts two Military Children of Year

13 April 2016, 9:00 pmFor the past decade, the McIntyre-Brewer family has needed to be strong -- strong, resilient and hopeful. Strong as an Army family as Capt. Steven Brewer deployed for a total of 36 months. And strong...

Strong B.A.N.D.S. sixth annual fitness and wellness program

10 April 2016, 9:00 pmThe U.S. Army Installation Management Command's annual Strong B.A.N.D.S. campaign will return for its sixth year to 72 participating Army locations worldwide this May. Strong B.A.N.D.S. -- which stand...

Resilience: powerful anecdote to adversity

5 April 2016, 9:00 pmRetired Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum was a guest speaker during Intrepid Spirit's Open House. Recently, the Desert Storm veteran shared her story of resilience in the midst of adversity to a packed confer...

Research Institute of Environmental Medicine creating 3-D Soldier Avatars

3 April 2016, 9:00 pmSince 2010 researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine have taken on the mission to develop a computer program to create the full-body, complete-anatomy avatar of individ...

Team Army set to excel at 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games

30 March 2016, 9:00 pmThe U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command (WTC) selected the 40 wounded, ill and injured soldiers and veterans and five alternates representing Team Army at the 2016 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior...

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HHS awards $2.2 billion in grants for HIV/AIDS care and medications

20 October 2015, 10:01 pmHHS awards $2.2 billion in grants for HIV/AIDS care and medications...

HHS Secretary Burwell announces new members of Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services

19 October 2015, 10:01 pmHHS Secretary Burwell announces new members of Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services...

HHS awards up to $22.9 million in Planning Grants for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics

18 October 2015, 10:01 pmHHS awards up to $22.9 million in Planning Grants for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics ​...

10 million people expected to have Marketplace coverage at end of 2016

14 October 2015, 10:01 pm10 million people expected to have Marketplace coverage at end of 2016...

HHS Awards More Than $240 Million to Expand the Primary Care Workforce

13 October 2015, 10:01 pmHealth and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell today announced more than $240 million – including about $176 million in Affordable Care Act funding – to support the National Health Servi...

HHS publishes a roadmap to advance health information sharing and transform care

6 October 2015, 10:01 pmHHS publishes a roadmap to advance health information sharing and transform care...

HHS issues rules to advance electronic health records with added simplicity and flexibility

5 October 2015, 10:01 pmHHS issues rules to advance electronic health records with added simplicity and flexibility...

ACF and IHS award $21 million to support Tribal family violence victims and organizations

30 September 2015, 10:01 pmACF and IHS award $21 million to support Tribal family violence victims and organizations...

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