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Nearly a year since WannaCry and all 200 National Health Service trusts failed cybersecurity assessments

20 April 2018, 10:19 amThe global WannaCry attack that crippled business operations across the globe happened almost a year ago. But since falling victim, the U.K. National Health Service has yet to fully implement the nece...

DEA partners with states to share prescription data in opioid fight

19 April 2018, 10:43 amThe U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has launched a coalition in partnership with 48 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., to share prescription drug information in support of ongoing investigations.

FDA medical device plan zeros in on cybersecurity, public-private partnership

18 April 2018, 1:23 pmThe Food and Drug Administration released its plan to improve medical device safety, which includes a reorganization of its medical device center and a Congressional plan to launch a public-private pa...

Update: VA loses acting CIO Blackburn, creating more uncertainty for EHR project

18 April 2018, 9:32 amThe U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Chief Information Officer Scott Blackburn resigned late Tuesday night after four years of leadership on a wide range of technology projects under both former VA...

DARPA gives Kryptowire $5.1 million for smartphone-based health tracking

17 April 2018, 12:58 pmThe Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded a $5.1 million contract to Kryptowire, for technology that can gather and aggregate smartphone sensor data. The Department of Defense hopes to...

VA outlines plans to get off GAO high-risk list

17 April 2018, 11:30 amThe U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is setting in motion plans to finally get the agency off of the Government Accountability Office's high-risk list, by addressing ongoing deficiencies in its...

US, UK accuse Russia of actively targeting internet routers, devices

17 April 2018, 9:59 amRussian hackers are actively targeting devices that control the flow of internet traffic to gain access and spy on Western governments and businesses, according to a rare joint alert from the U.S. and...

New EHR go-lives, RFIs and other interesting moves so far in April

16 April 2018, 7:14 amIf the first half is any indication, April is shaping up to be an active month EHR-wise -- and that holds as true among smaller and community hospitals as it does for massive federal government agenci...

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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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