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Want to beat auditors and adversaries? Think like an attacker

21 November 2014, 5:04 amSecurity is always a top concern, but the stakes are particularly high in the healthcare industry. The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is conducting a tough new r...

CMS appoints chief data officer

20 November 2014, 9:26 amThe position of chief data officer has been growing popular with healthcare organizations. Now, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is getting in on the act, with the appointment of its f...

How telemedicine could be more helpful in the Ebola outbreak

20 November 2014, 5:10 amAs Congress examines the U.S. public health system’s response to Ebola this week, we need to take a look at laws and regulations that inhibit better treatment and increase protection for health...

Population health in the pharmacy

19 November 2014, 8:56 amAdam Pellegrini has been working on population health for his entire career, and at long last he's starting to reap the fruits of that labor. Primary Topic: ...

Cal INDEX brings diverse team for huge HIE job

19 November 2014, 7:33 amA new payer-led patient information exchange in California is getting ready to hit the ground running. The California Integrated Data Exchange or Cal INDEX, a statewide patient data exchange service c...

When encryption is not enough for HIPAA

19 November 2014, 5:11 amGeneral consensus about HIPAA has thus far been that if healthcare organizations simply encrypt their data and devices then lost or stolen smartphones or tablets are essentially protected. But reality...

Global Forum to debut at mHealth Summit

19 November 2014, 4:59 amDespite all the shiny devices and snazzy health apps in the United States, there may be even more promise for mobile phones to improve people’s health in developing countries. The biggest hurdle...

GAO: Medicare websites fail to help consumers pick providers

19 November 2014, 4:51 amFederal Medicare websites are coming up short in their mission to help consumers find relevant and understandable information about healthcare costs and to provide information on differences in qualit...

Health.Mil

Devil’ Brigade Soldiers attend wellness expo at Camp Buehring

20 November 2014, 9:00 pmCAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division and the USO co-sponsored the Buehring Olympics and Wellness Expo Oct. 31 at Camp Buehring. The event, the first...

Ensure a safe holiday season for yourself and others

20 November 2014, 9:00 pmThe holiday season provides an opportunity to reflect on the past year, highlight what we are thankful for, and set goals for the future. It also means planning for, and attending celebrations and fes...

Turkey Trotters Run, Walk for Great American Smokeout

19 November 2014, 9:00 pmThe hardest part is at the beginning. With that in mind, participants in the Defense Health Headquarters’ “Turkey Trot” on Nov. 20 headed up the first hill on a 2.1-mile course, wind...

Celebrate Family Caregivers this National Family Caregiver’s Month

19 November 2014, 9:00 pmNovember 2014 is National Family Caregiver’s Month, to encourage Americans to pay tribute to those who selflessly give of themselves to support those in their lives affected by illness, injury,...

Training Triggers Strength Gains for Wounded Troops

19 November 2014, 9:00 pmJOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 20, 2014 – Wounded and injured service members are getting pumped up about a cutting-edge strength training program at Brooke Army Medical Ce...

Kirby: Timeline for Operation United Assistance Depends on Ebola Trend

19 November 2014, 9:00 pmWASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2014 – The U.S. military effort to help prevent the spread of Ebola in West Africa could be extended beyond its six-month mission if there is a surge of new cases of the dea...

Wright Salutes Wounded Warriors’ ‘Courage and Resilience'

19 November 2014, 9:00 pmWASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2014 – Honoring wounded, ill and injured warriors with a month-long recognition is “hugely important,” Jessica L. Garfola Wright, undersecretary of defense for p...

USO to Exhibit Wounded Warriors’ Art Therapy

18 November 2014, 9:00 pmWASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2014 – The USO’s new therapy program provides wounded warriors with artistic outlets to help them express their wartime experiences.The USO’s Art as Therapy Prog...

Army Health News

U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

16 November 2014, 9:00 pmU.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat...

Lewis-McChord offers blueprint for Army SHARP victim support

13 November 2014, 9:00 pmA key component to Joint Base Lewis-McChord's efforts is reaching out to local area leaders to help stamp out sexual harassment/sexual assault incidents in the Washington state community.

Madigan providers gain skill in Ebola simulation exercise

12 November 2014, 9:00 pmMadigan Army Medical Center's special care teams started advanced training on Nov. 6, 2014, at the Andersen Simulation Center on Join Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, to prepare for the potential of ca...

SHARP program manager receives award for 'bystander intervention' training

11 November 2014, 9:00 pmChief Warrant Officer 5 Debra Blankenbaker not only earned the Army's Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation Award, she also received the Defense Department's award for the "bystander intervention" trai...

Controlled monitoring procedures, post-deployment housing location identified for Germany

9 November 2014, 9:00 pmOut of an abundance of caution and to ensure the Ebola virus does not spread into Germany via U.S. military personnel, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command has developed a plan for controlled monitori...

Ebola treatment unit for medical workers to open

5 November 2014, 9:00 pmThe Monrovia Medical Unit, an Ebola treatment unit constructed specifically for the treatment of medical workers who were infected while caring for Ebola patients, is scheduled to open Nov. 8, 2014, l...

Army Hawaii opens SHARP Resource Center, holds first summit

3 November 2014, 9:00 pmU.S. Army, Hawaii has moved a "step forward" by opening a SHARP Resource Center next to the U.S. Army Health Clinic, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 17, 2014.

Service members, civilians train to defend against infectious diseases

3 November 2014, 9:00 pmA team of experts from the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases taught Service members on how to use necessary equipment while working around infectious patients, Oct.

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Secretary Burwell announces Region IX Director of HHS

18 November 2014, 9:01 pmSecretary Burwell announces Region IX Director of HHS...

Starting tomorrow, consumers can once again shop for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace

13 November 2014, 9:01 pmStarting tomorrow, consumers can once again shop for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

HHS Secretary names members for federal Health Information Technology Policy and Standards Committees

2 November 2014, 9:01 pmHHS Secretary names members for federal Health Information Technology Policy and Standards Committees...

HHS releases the 2014 HHS Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan and 2014 HHS Climate Change Adaptation Plan

30 October 2014, 10:01 pmHHS releases the 2014 HHS Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan and 2014 HHS Climate Change Adaptation Plan...

HHS Secretary announces $840 million initiative to improve patient care and lower costs

22 October 2014, 10:01 pmHHS Secretary announces $840 million initiative to improve patient care and lower costs...

HHS advances development of Ebola vaccine

15 October 2014, 10:01 pmHHS advances development of Ebola vaccine...

National Health Service Corps expands the primary care workforce in communities that need them most

8 October 2014, 10:01 pmNational Health Service Corps expands the primary care workforce in communities that need them most...

2015 Medicare Part B premiums and deductibles to remain the same as last two years

8 October 2014, 10:01 pm2015 Medicare Part B premiums and deductibles to remain the same as last two years...

Health.Com

Holidays Can Be Sensory Overload for Kids With Autism

23 November 2014, 6:37 amSUNDAY, Nov. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The holidays can be a challenge for families of children with autism because sensory overload can trigger major meltdowns, an expert says. “Holiday...

‘Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food Allergies

22 November 2014, 6:37 amSATURDAY, Nov. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The wide variety and complexity of foods served at holiday gatherings can pose a threat for people with food allergies, an expert warns. “Every p...

5 Myths and Facts About Sagging Breasts

21 November 2014, 2:50 pmTake this true-or-false quiz to see just how much you know about what does (and doesn’t) cause your dynamic duo to droop.

How to Host (or Attend) a Successful Friendsgiving

21 November 2014, 2:17 pmWhether you can’t celebrate with your family, you’d prefer to break bread with friends, or you just want a second chance to eat stuffing, Friendsgiving sounds like an awesome day…as...

5 Signs You Should Take a Break From Social Media

21 November 2014, 1:43 pmThe more time you spend liking and tweeting, the less enjoyable you may find your own life. Here’s how to tell if you should (temporarily) sign off.

Treating Irregular Heartbeat With Digoxin May Come With Risks

21 November 2014, 1:37 pmFRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The widely used heart drug digoxin is associated with increased risk of death and hospitalization among patients who have the heart rhythm disorder atria...

Close Friends May Be Key to Teens’ Drinking

21 November 2014, 1:37 pmFRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Close friends have more influence on teens’ alcohol use than their general peer group does, a new study says. “We’ve known for a long...

Restroom Hand Dryers Spread More Germs Than Paper Towels, Study Finds

21 November 2014, 11:37 amFRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Those air-blown hand dryers in public restrooms may spread far more germs than conventional paper towels, a new study suggests. British researchers place...