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PCORI broadens data-driven research funding

30 March 2015, 6:38 amThe Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), announced it plans to produce a demonstration project, costing $5 million, that will support its national clinical research data network (PCOR...

Health data breaches: No one is immune

30 March 2015, 4:48 amUp to one-quarter of Americans may have been affected by the Anthem Healthcare data breach in February — estimates that dwarf last year’s Community Health Systems breach by an order of mag...

Competitors come together to make HIE work

26 March 2015, 6:25 amPrimary Topic:  Health Information Exchange (HIE)...

Even among nurses men earn more

25 March 2015, 8:02 amWomen outnumber men in the nursing profession by more than 10 to 1. But men still earn more, a new study finds. The report in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association found that e...

The upsides of putting clinical decision support in the cloud

24 March 2015, 5:07 amLong-term care, continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and other senior care organizations are mostly ineligible to qualify for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS’) Mean...

OIG: HHS must address EHR fraud vulnerabilities

23 March 2015, 7:56 amThe Department of Health and Human Services must take action to ensure all hospitals’ EHRs contain safeguards and that hospitals use those to protect against electronically enabled healthcare fr...

Payers gain only 'limited reach' with mobile apps

23 March 2015, 7:09 amHealth insurers are having little impact when it comes to mobile apps. About 70 percent of health insurers have published only one or two mobile applications, with 67 percent of those companies receiv...

5 tips for strengthening EHR data security

23 March 2015, 5:09 amWhile electronic health records systems and databases have enabled the healthcare industry to modernize patient care and information collection, an unintended side effect is that these vulnerable syst...

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Sentinel Event Spotlight: Unsterile Medical Equipment in the Operating Room

31 March 2015, 9:00 pmThis Sentinel Event Spotlight will focus on sentinel events and RCAs within the MHS related to the use of unsterile medical equipment in the operating room. Identified causal and contributing factors...

DoD PSP Annual Summary Fiscal Year 2014

31 March 2015, 9:00 pmThe FY2014 DoD PSP Annual Summary contains aggregation and analysis of the patient safety events, submitted by the Services, occurring up to and including FY2014. The summary provides an analysis of p...

Patient Safety Awareness Week 2015: How did You Celebrate? The DoD Patient Safety Program Wants to Hear from You!

31 March 2015, 9:00 pmThe week of 8-14 March, 2015 was National Patient Safety Awareness Week sponsored by the National Patient Safety Foundation. This year’s theme was “United in Safety” and highlighted...

Motivational Monday Message: “That’s My Baby!” – A Celebration of the Military Child

29 March 2015, 9:00 pm“That’s My Baby!” – A Celebration of the Military Child As parents, we often experience those moments where our children do things that make us so proud of their achieveme...

Women’s History Month: From Flight Nurse to Chief of Medical Doctrine, Air Force Major’s Career Soars

29 March 2015, 9:00 pmAs an Air Force flight nurse, Maj. Julie Skinner found adventure and rewards she never could have imagined as a civilian registered nurse on the ground. She calls flight nursing the best job she&rsquo...

National Endowment for the Arts Partners with Military to Heal Invisible Wounds

26 March 2015, 9:00 pmThe National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is using art therapy to help military service members recover from the “invisible” wounds of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The NEA funds therapi...

Unit Bids Farewell with Arms

26 March 2015, 9:00 pmWhen a military unit moves or deploys, it takes an enormous amount of planning and organization to pull off. Often in the fast pace of preparations, unit blood drives are cancelled, at the very time t...

Face of Defense: Civilian Amputee Inspires Military Patients

26 March 2015, 9:00 pmJOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, March 27, 2015 – The first quadruple amputee to receive treatment at the Center for the Intrepid here is a female retired police officer and the w...

Army Health News

Horoho warns of damage to MEDCOM under sequester

25 March 2015, 9:00 pmAnother sequestration could mean the loss of more than 6,000 medical personnel from the Army, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army surgeon general told senators, March 25.

Medical laboratory returns home from Liberia

22 March 2015, 9:00 pmThe 1st Area Medical Laboratory returned home from a four-month deployment to Liberia, March 23.

ArmyFit website offers information on how to achieve, sustain lasting fitness

22 March 2015, 9:00 pmFor little more than a year, the Army has been promoting a website called ArmyFit, a resource site that provides Soldiers, Family members and U.S. Army civilians with information regarding their physi...

Army health leaders advocate for importance of nutrition

22 March 2015, 9:00 pmDuring National Nutrition Month in March, "we encourage each of you to renew a commitment to achieving your personal Performance Triad goals," said Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho.

Modest beginnings lead to bright future for Army nurse

16 March 2015, 9:00 pmWhen Marielos Vega was a child living on a coffee plantation in Costa Rica, she dreamed of being a nurse. She would take empty medicine bottles and dole out pretend prescriptions to her siblings.

Combat rations database allows Soldiers to learn about meals, ready-to-eat nutrition

12 March 2015, 9:00 pmWhen Soldiers rip open meals, ready-to-eat in a combat zone, most people probably are thinking more about flavor and filling their stomachs than about the nutrition.

DOD civilian, retired Soldier says resiliency lessons helped him beat cancer

12 March 2015, 9:00 pmArmy retiree and current Department of Defense civilian Greg Cheek says the resiliency skills he learned from the military helped him overcome the biggest challenge of his life: cancer.

U.S. Army Research Institute, Harvard team up against PTSD, mTBI

11 March 2015, 9:00 pmResearchers from the Army and Harvard Medical School are collaborating on a Department of Defense-funded study to identify chemical biomarkers that could differentiate between post-traumatic stress di...

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HHS takes strong steps to address opioid-drug related overdose, death and dependence

25 March 2015, 10:01 pmHHS takes strong steps to address opioid-drug related overdose, death and dependence...

Better, Smarter, Healthier: Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network kick off to advance value and quality in health care

24 March 2015, 10:01 pmBetter, Smarter, Healthier: Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network kick off to advance value and quality in health care.

HHS launches innovative digital storytelling project to support federal HIV response

24 March 2015, 10:01 pmHHS launches innovative digital storytelling project to support federal HIV response...

Secretary Burwell announces new HHS Regional Director for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont

24 March 2015, 10:01 pmSecretary Burwell announces new HHS Regional Director for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont...

HHS seeks to develop improved anthrax vaccine

22 March 2015, 10:01 pmHHS seeks to develop improved anthrax vaccine...

HHS announces proposed rules to support the path to nationwide interoperability

19 March 2015, 10:01 pmHHS announces proposed rules to support the path to nationwide interoperability...

Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services announce over $27.8 billion in returns from joint efforts to combat health care fraud

18 March 2015, 10:01 pmDepartments of Justice and Health and Human Services announce over $27.8 billion in returns from joint efforts to combat health care fraud...

Affordable Care Act initiative builds on success of ACOs

9 March 2015, 10:01 pmAffordable Care Act initiative builds on success of ACOs...

Health.Com

New Research Tightens Childhood Paralysis-Enterovirus D68 Link

30 March 2015, 3:37 pmMONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research strengthens the suspected connection between a virus called enterovirus D68 and the sudden development of paralysis in children in Californ...

Scientists Sniff Out Origins of Body Odor

30 March 2015, 3:37 pmMONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There’s new hope for people plagued by body odor, with researchers pinpointing bacterial genes that play a major role in the malodorous scent. The...

What Drawing the Apple Logo Can Tell You About Your Memory

30 March 2015, 1:38 pmWhen researchers asked 85 students to re-create the ubiquitous logo from memory, only one person could do it.

7 Double-Duty Workout Moves You Need to Try

30 March 2015, 1:26 pmCombine these seven moves into one fun, hard-working circuit, or mix-and-match them into workouts you’re already doing (and perhaps growing bored with).

Equal Numbers of Males, Females Are Conceived: Study

30 March 2015, 12:37 pmBy Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many scientists believe human conception produces more male than female embryos, with male embryos less likely to sur...

Breast Cancer Is Not One Disease, Experts Say

30 March 2015, 12:37 pmMONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer isn’t the same for every woman, even at the cellular level, according to a new statement from four major medical groups focused on t...

Report Shows Progress in America’s War on Cancer

30 March 2015, 12:37 pmBy Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — America is making slow but steady progress against cancer, with a continuing decline in cancer deaths, according to...

What to Do When Your Insurance Won’t Cover Your Birth Control

30 March 2015, 12:31 pmI thought health insurance had to cover birth control, but my plan doesn’t pay for the pill I’m on. Is that legal?