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Mostashari: Value-based care demands free-flowing data

20 January 2017, 10:11 amTo say that a lot has changed in healthcare since last year’s HIMSS conference is an understatement. Right now, a new Congress and a new Administration are wrestling with how to repeal and repla...

OCR settles charges against MAPFRE Life Insurance for $2.2 million

19 January 2017, 8:18 amThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights settled a potential HIPAA noncompliance with Puerto Rico-based MAPFRE Life Insurance for $2.2 million, OCR announced Jan.

Tom Price takes aim at the inefficiencies of meaningful use, questions how to pay for precision medicine

19 January 2017, 7:52 amRep. Tom Price, MD, the Georgia Republican tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to be the next U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, spent four hours testifying before the Senate Health, Educ...

Infosec officer shares tips for keeping IT vendors HIPAA-compliant

19 January 2017, 6:43 amTechnology vendors and business associates are a point of failure that hospital executives and information security specialists cannot control but must manage on several fronts. Inspira Health Network...

HIE Coordinated Care Oklahoma to cease operations

18 January 2017, 7:28 amThe health information exchange Coordinated Care Oklahoma (CCO), said this week it will go out of business because a large, unnamed health insurer had mandated that its providers work with another HIE...

CMS extends 2016 quality reporting deadline for hospital IQR and meaningful use

17 January 2017, 11:39 amEligible hospitals and critical access hospitals participating in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting program and/or the Medicare EHR Incentive Program will have a bit of extra time for submissio...

Updates: Tom Price faces tough questions in Senate confirmation hearing for HHS secretary post

17 January 2017, 9:12 amU.S. Rep. Tom Price, R-Georgia, will face questions from the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Wednesday over his appointment to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Se...

In fight against superbugs, old technology is new again

16 January 2017, 9:03 amMass spectrometry, which once entailed breaking up samples into tiny particles and then measuring how they formed and moved, was used in the lab to identify different types of carbon. Today, the techn...

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Providing TLC for ICU babies

18 January 2017, 9:00 pmMADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Wash. — Some babies are born too early, before their bodies are ready to keep their breathing or their temperatures steady. Others may have a birth defect like a cle...

Hospital goes low, high tech to ensure patient safety

18 January 2017, 9:00 pmFORT CARSON, Colo. — Counting is something most people learn at an early age. And in most jobs being off by one or two on your count isn't a big thing. But, if your job is in an operating room,...

Track your weight loss

17 January 2017, 9:00 pmThe first step to losing weight and gaining better health is using self-monitoring techniques to track your calories. Armed with this information, you can reinforce what’s working well. Some evi...

BLAST: Greater speed, accuracy in recognizing brain injury

17 January 2017, 9:00 pmARLINGTON, Va. — Modern body armor better protects warfighters against shrapnel from explosive blasts. However, they still face a hidden threat – the resulting blast pressure and shock wav...

Military medicine provides ‘world-class solutions for combat casualties’

16 January 2017, 9:00 pmExperts across the Military Health System are collaborating with civilian researchers on an advanced alternative to socket-based prosthetics for some amputees. Osseointegration, a process that attache...

WBAMC introduces robotic-assisted tubal re-anastomosis

16 January 2017, 9:00 pmWILLIAM BEAUMONT ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Texas — Surgeons here performed the first robotic-assisted surgery for tubal re-anastomosis at WBAMC, Dec. 28, 2016.Tubal re-anastomosis, more commonly know...

New year, new medicine cabinet

12 January 2017, 9:00 pmTake a look in your medicine cabinet. Are all of the medications up to date? Do your doctor and pharmacist have accurate records of what medicines you are currently taking? Now is the time to take cha...

Improvements in medical readiness, veterans’ care cited in health IT award for Defense official

11 January 2017, 9:00 pmAn outgoing leader in the Military Health System (MHS) is being recognized as one of the most influential women in health information technology. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Soci...

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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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