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Severino vows to protect and serve health IT as data thieves ramp-up attacks

27 April 2017, 8:24 amRoger Severino on Thursday described himself as the top cop of health IT. And with the sector facing rising security threats, he’s taking it seriously. “I came into this job with an enforc...

Health IT important, but too burdensome for doctors, Tom Price says

27 April 2017, 7:31 amU.S  Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Thursday said what many doctors are thinking: “We need our physicians to be patient-facing, not computer-facing.” B...

How the Coast Guard’s ugly, Epic EHR break-up played out

26 April 2017, 12:37 pmWhat began as a straightforward software contract with Epic resulted this week in the U.S. Coast Guard starting its entire EHR acquisition process over some seven years after it began. EHR implementat...

CMS launches long-promised repository for public health, clinical data registry info

26 April 2017, 11:31 amThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has created a centralized repository for public health agency and clinical data registry reporting to provide an additional, centralized source of inform...

Trump nominates life science expert as HHS assistant secretary

26 April 2017, 7:36 amThe Trump administration has nominated Brett Giroir as the assistant secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on April 21. The position was most recently held by Karen DeSalvo. Giroir...

Coast Guard seeks new EHR vendor after failed Epic implementation

25 April 2017, 12:27 pmThe U.S. Coast Guard published an EHR acquisition request for information to FebBizOpps.gov, a move effectively striking the final nail into the coffin of a failed Epic implementation. “This Req...

FCC wants the healthcare industry to stop dragging its heels on broadband

25 April 2017, 11:29 amThe FCC is asking the healthcare industry to comment and provide data on ways to accelerate adoption and accessibility of broadband-enabled healthcare, especially in rural and underserved areas. In a...

Most Americans favor a national healthcare plan according to Economist/YouGov poll

25 April 2017, 8:36 amGovernment & PolicyWomen In Health ITWhether the doctor or patient is a Democrat, Independent, or Republican, the numbers are clear that people think healthcare coverage is important for all.Jane...

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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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