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3 lessons privacy and security teams can learn from each other

3 March 2015, 5:04 amRemember the old Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups commercial, where the guy’s chocolate bar lands in the girl’s peanut butter, and they discovered “two great tastes that taste great...

Amazon, EMC, NetApp to hit HIMSS15

2 March 2015, 10:14 amPrimary Topic:  Cloud Computing...

Want to boost physicians' CPOE compliance? Put nurses in charge

2 March 2015, 10:13 amPrimary Topic:  Workforce...

VA ramps up telehealth budget for 2016

2 March 2015, 6:44 amThe Veterans Affairs Department is looking to ramp up telehealth and mHealth efforts for its next fiscal year with a focus on rural and remote veterans, mental health, and customized programs. In tota...

Patient-powered research network fuels 'joint culture of data collection'

25 February 2015, 6:14 amWhat if researchers could study 1 million patients with a very specific condition and get an unprecedented level of involvement and information from those people? That might not be as far-fetched as i...

HIPAA crackdown coming: How to prep for audits

24 February 2015, 5:03 amEarlier this month health insurer Anthem, Inc. disclosed a data breach involving an estimated 80 million records containing protected health information (PHI). In 2013, Anthem (then known as Wellpoint...

The bold art of build-your-own IT

23 February 2015, 10:53 amPrimary Topic:  Population Health...

Telehealth, community clinics to serve the patient surge

23 February 2015, 5:09 amWith an aging society and millions of people gaining insurance for the first time, the country needs more doctors and clinical practitioners. By some estimates, there could be a shortage of 136,000 ph...

Health.Mil

“I Will Always Be a Soldier for Life,” Says Retired Sgt. Maj., Dog Tag Graduate

2 March 2015, 9:00 pmRetired Sgt. Maj. Sedrick Banks asked the crowd to clasp their hands in their laps, right thumb over left. He stood at the podium at the Dog Tag Bakery Oscars Viewing Party on February 22, 2015,...

How the Army's Performance Triad Can Help You Reach Your Healthy Living Goals

2 March 2015, 9:00 pmI have the awesome responsibility to help execute the Army Surgeon General’s vision every day with my team. That vision includes instilling the Performance Triad of sleep, activity, and nutritio...

Sentinel Event Spotlight: Identifying the Different Process Nodes

1 March 2015, 9:00 pmThis Sentinel Event Spotlight will focus on sentinel events within the Military Health System related to medication errors. The different process nodes, such as prescribing, dispensing, administering,...

Feature: Patient Safety Awareness Week 2015 – “United in Safety”

1 March 2015, 9:00 pmThe DoD Patient Safety Program is once again ready to celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week! From 8 through 15 March, 2015 – our team will join the National Patient Safety Foundation, in recog...

Partnership for Patients Update: March 2015 Update

1 March 2015, 9:00 pmPartnership for Patients is currently in the Transitioning and Integration phase. Sustainment efforts have been transitioned to local Military Treatment Facility leadership. As of CY2014Q2, there has...

Focused Review: Effective Communication: Strategies and Tools (Upcoming March 2015)

1 March 2015, 9:00 pmAfter reading this CE-eligible Focused Review, learners will better understand how communication failures affect patient safety and learn strategies and tools to improve communication in the care cont...

Mission Success: JTF-Bravo teams up with Guatemalan health providers

1 March 2015, 9:00 pmLA BLANCA, Guatemala—Members of Joint Task Force-Bravo, Guatemalan Ministry of Health, and members of the Guatemalan military joined forces for a Medical Readiness Training Exercise in La Blanca...

Patient Engagement is Essential in Patient Safety

1 March 2015, 9:00 pmWhen health care providers empower patients to have a voice, provide them with the tools and resources they need and give them the opportunity to raise their concerns in a safe environment, a partners...

Army Health News

Joint Forces Command United Assistance service members stick to standards

13 January 2015, 9:00 pmWhether they are learning new techniques to stay mentally resilient, exercising to stay physically strong, or washing their hands and applying hand sanitizer to prevent illness, Service members deploy...

Parents of special-needs kids turn to each other for support

13 January 2015, 9:00 pmParents of special-needs children often carry a heavy burden and need someone to confide in, a family life chaplain said.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosts first NCO SHARP Summit

12 January 2015, 9:00 pmJoint Base Lewis-McChord became the first Army post to hold a non-commissioned officer Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention summit Jan. 9 at the McChord Chapel Support Center.

Soldiers overcome environmental challenges to fitness in Alaska

8 January 2015, 9:00 pmPolar bears thrive in Alaska as do Arctic wolves -- particularly the Arctic Wolves of 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team's 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, at Fort Wainwright, near Fairbanks, thanks...

Army logistics thrives in Liberia

8 January 2015, 9:00 pmAs Service members of the Joint Forces Command - United Assistance, or JFC-UA, complete their missions, the logistical mission to redeploy the equipment used to battle the virus is picking up speed. T...

Fort Hood receives redeploying Soldiers from Operation United Assistance

7 January 2015, 9:00 pmFort Hood received its initial cohort of 87 Soldiers that were in support of Operation United Assistance, Jan. 7. The Soldiers are from the 36th Engineer Brigade returning from Liberia, West Africa, w...

Demonstrating resilience: increasing mental and physical strength through adaptive reconditioning

7 January 2015, 9:00 pmAdaptive reconditioning contributes to a successful recovery for Soldiers, whether they are transitioning back to active duty or to civilian life. In fact, Service members who participate in adaptive...

Legislation changes UCMJ for victims of sexual assault

6 January 2015, 9:00 pmThe fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law last month, significantly changes the Uniform Code of Military Justice in cases pertaining to rape and sexual assault.

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Since 2010, 9.4 million people with Medicare have saved over $15 billion on prescription drugs

23 February 2015, 9:01 pmSince 2010, 9.4 million people with Medicare have saved over $15 billion on prescription drugs.

HHS invests in enhancing domestic preparedness efforts for Ebola

19 February 2015, 9:01 pmHHS invests in enhancing domestic preparedness efforts for Ebola...

HHS awards $386 million to support families through the home visiting program

18 February 2015, 9:01 pmHHS awards $386 million to support families through the home visiting program...

2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee submits report

18 February 2015, 9:01 pm2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee submits report...

Almost 6.5 million consumers qualify for an average tax credit of $268 per month through the Health Insurance Marketplaces

8 February 2015, 9:01 pmAlmost 6.5 million consumers qualify for an average tax credit of $268 per month through the Health Insurance Marketplaces...

HHS proposes path to improve health technology and transform care

29 January 2015, 9:01 pmHHS proposes path to improve health technology and transform care...

HHS to work with non-profit organizations and tax preparers to help consumers understand the intersection of taxes and health care

27 January 2015, 9:01 pmHHS to work with non-profit organizations and tax preparers to help consumers understand the intersection of taxes and health care...

Nationwide 9.5 million consumers are signed up for Health Insurance Marketplace coverage

26 January 2015, 9:01 pmNationwide 9.5 million consumers are signed up for Health Insurance Marketplace coverage...

Health.Com

6 Embarrassing Hair Fails and How to Avoid Them

3 March 2015, 2:22 pmOn Friday, Britney Spears suffered the ultimate beauty blunder when her hair extensions slipped out during her Las Vegas show. Try these in-a-pinch tricks to keep your hair looking perfect—even when...

Ryan Phillippe on Depression: ‘I’m Just Innately Kind of a Sad Person’

3 March 2015, 1:41 pmThe star of ’90s cult favorite ‘Cruel Intentions’ recently opened up about dealing with sadness.

Kids May Be More Likely to Exercise When Friends Do

3 March 2015, 1:37 pmTUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Friends play a major role in youngsters’ levels of physical activity, new research indicates. “Clinically, much of the focus on increasing p...

Fried Foods Tied to Raised Heart Failure Risk

3 March 2015, 1:37 pmBy Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The more fried food you eat, the greater your risk for heart failure, a new study says. “This study suggests...

Here’s What Happens When People Act Like Dogs at a Dog Park

3 March 2015, 11:43 amPlus, 20 animal-inspired workout moves that are actually good for you.

Surgery Patients Might Not Need Sedative Before Anesthesia

3 March 2015, 11:37 amBy Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new French study questions the need for giving a sedative to surgical patients to calm them down before anesthesi...

Crashes Cause Majority of Deaths for Truck Drivers

3 March 2015, 11:37 amTUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Crashes cause 65 percent of on-the-job deaths of truck drivers in the United States, making it the top cause of work-related deaths in that occupation,...

Typical Adult Over 30 Gets Flu Twice Every 10 Years: Study

3 March 2015, 11:37 amTUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Most people dread the flu, and many work hard to avoid it. However, a new British study finds that the typical person over 30 only gets the illness abou...