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MedAssets founder John Bardis takes leadership role at HHS

27 March 2017, 8:32 amJohn Bardis, founder and former CEO of revenue cycle management firm MedAssets, has been appointed Health and Human Services assistant secretary for administration. Bardis founded MedAssets, a develop...

GOP pulls American Health Care Act

24 March 2017, 12:57 pmLacking the votes to pass the American Health Care Act, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill rather than see members of his own party usher in its defeat. According to reports, President Donald Tru...

Commentary: Healthcare needs clarity from Washington right now

24 March 2017, 11:47 amNews from Washington, D.C., has been moving at an astonishingly rapid pace recently, as it has been more or less since the moment President Donald Trump first sat at the Resolute desk on Jan. 20. So,...

Roger Severino quietly tapped to lead OCR, spurring outrage from LGBT groups

24 March 2017, 8:42 amPresident Donald Trump this week quietly appointed Roger Severino to direct the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights. Severino most recently served as director of The H...

GOP's late move to ditch essential benefits could strand the chronically ill

24 March 2017, 6:21 amA last-minute attempt by conservative Republicans to dump standards for health benefits in plans sold to individuals would probably lower the average consumer’s upfront insurance costs, suc...

AMA, MGMA and 85 other medical groups urge CMS to reduce EHR and meaningful use burden on doctors

23 March 2017, 1:18 pmThe American Medical Association, the Medical Group Management Association and dozens of other healthcare organizations have called on that the federal government reduce the burden and penalties assoc...

House pushes back vote on GOP health plan

23 March 2017, 12:53 pmHouse Speaker Paul Ryan will not hold a floor vote on the American Health Care Act on Thursday as planned, according to multiple reports citing GOP sources, after President Donald Trump held meet...

Trump meets with Women in Healthcare Panel at White House

23 March 2017, 6:56 amPresident Trump dropped in at a Women in Healthcare Panel Wednesday. Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, hosted the group assembled in the Roosevelt Room in t...

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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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