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IBM’s Watson to work with VA on Vice President Biden's Cancer Moonshot

29 June 2016, 6:14 amClinicalElectronic Health RecordsEnterprise Content ManagementGovernment & PolicyPopulation HealthQuality and SafetyThe effort will help doctors boost access to precision medicine for 10,000 VA ve...

CMS gets an earful on proposed MACRA changes from HIMSS, AMA, AMGA, others

28 June 2016, 8:09 amAccountable CareGovernment & PolicyMeaningful UseWith such a tight timeframe, healthcare providers are being rushed to choose the right quality measures and make the technology investments necessa...

As MACRA comment period winds down, MIPS scoring is 'mathematical marvel,' MGMA tells CMS

27 June 2016, 8:21 amAccountable CareFinancial/Revenue Cycle ManagementGovernment & PolicyPopulation HealthQuality and SafetyThe physician practice association offered recommendations for the Merit-Based Incentive Pay...

Hospitals need to spend big on analytics, telemedicine for value-based care even while profits are expected to drop, KPMG says

24 June 2016, 12:03 pmAnalyticsGovernment & PolicyTelehealthA recent poll found that nearly half of responding healthcare executives expect that the move from volume to value will adversely impact revenue, which makes...

Mostashari's startup creates Aledade ACO in Pennsylvania

24 June 2016, 6:58 amAccountable CareClinicalGovernment & PolicyNetwork InfrastructureThe company focused on care coordination, population health management and preventive care, has inked several deals this month to c...

Cornell to develop FeverPhone with $2.3 million from NIH

24 June 2016, 6:27 amClinicalGovernment & PolicyMobileThe emerging smartphone technology will target half-a-dozen diseases such as malaria and typhoid in the field to enable clinicians to deliver better treatment imme...

New GOP Affordable Care Act replacement plan would put costs on states and hospitals

23 June 2016, 11:50 amGovernment & PolicyThe Kaiser Family Foundation investigated the potential impact of capping Medicaid payment rates and found that states and health systems may end up stuck with the bill when ben...

HHS names new members of ONC Health IT Policy and Standards Committees

23 June 2016, 8:02 amElectronic Health RecordsGovernment & PolicyInteroperabilityEight new members were appointed to the standards committee, and one to the policy committee.Jessica DavisHHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwel...

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Guice: MHS and VA work together to help wounded warriors navigate care system

28 June 2016, 9:00 pmTwo federal organizations are cooperating more closely than ever to ensure wounded warriors are able to thrive. With the survival rate from battlefield injuries at record levels, coming home with more...

Men can hear it too: “You have breast cancer”

28 June 2016, 9:00 pmThe Military Health System is taking extra steps to spread awareness about healthy lifestyle choices, cancer screening, disease and other potential health risks that can affect men of all ages. MHS of...

Yoga helps me manage PTSD

28 June 2016, 9:00 pmAs our medical understanding of the brain continues to grow, treatment options for brain-related issues continue to expand. Service members with a psychological condition or traumatic brain injury now...

Summer safety: Heat and fireworks

27 June 2016, 9:00 pmIs it hot enough for you yet this summer? If you’re living in the continental U.S., there’s a good chance that answer is yes.  Heat waves have moved across the country in the past few...

To be treated, or not to be treated: Experts encourage ‘shared decision-making’ between patients, doctors

27 June 2016, 9:00 pmThe Military Health System  is promoting healthy lifestyle choices throughout Men’s Health Month, and its officials are encouraging men to take steps in preventing Prostate cancer – o...

PTSD awareness leads to positive treatment

26 June 2016, 9:00 pmFALLS CHURCH, Va. — Post-traumatic Stress Disorder can be debilitating in some patients, but thanks to advancements in research and the continued training of mental health providers, treatments...

Pathogen reduction technology funding approved, ASBP on the forefront of deployment

26 June 2016, 9:00 pmFALLS CHURCH, Va. — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to provide more than $48 million to Cerus Corp and the U.S. division of Japan’s Terumo Corp to fund pathogen...

Food poisoning prevention made easy

26 June 2016, 9:00 pmFORT BRAGG, N.C. — The season for barbeques, cook-outs and picnics has officially started.   These fun, summer get-togethers are a wonderful opportunity to spend time and relax with fa...

Army Health News

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...

Health.Com

New Drug Shows Promise for Rare Blood Cancers

29 June 2016, 1:37 pmBy Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — An experimental drug called midostaurin may reverse organ damage in people with certain rare, fatal blood cancers, an...

Stem Cells Deemed Safe for ALS Patients

29 June 2016, 12:37 pmBy Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Scientists report that stem cell therapy appears to be safe for people with the invariably fatal disease amyotrophic...

Reassessing the Annual Pelvic Exam

29 June 2016, 12:37 pmWEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women, the U.S. medical establishment isn’t doing away with annual pelvic exams — at least just yet. But a panel of U.S. medical experts h...

Testosterone Therapy May Boost Older Men’s Sex Lives

29 June 2016, 12:37 pmBy Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Aging men who are losing their sexual pep can receive a love-life boost from testosterone replacement therapy, ac...

Stay Alert for Child Drowning Dangers This Summer

29 June 2016, 10:37 amWEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — School’s out and the temperature’s rising and that means more people will be cooling off at beaches, lakes and pools. But a new report rev...

Religion a Buffer Against Suicide for Women, Study Suggests

29 June 2016, 10:37 amWEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women who regularly attend religious services may have a lower risk of suicide than those who don’t, a new study suggests. U.S. researchers revi...

Has Butter Gotten a Bad Rap?

29 June 2016, 10:37 amWEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Spread the news: Butter may not be the unhealthy food many Americans believe it to be, new research suggests. However, that doesn’t mean that b...

Sufficient Sleep May Help Protect Men Against Diabetes: Study

29 June 2016, 10:37 amWEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Too much or too little sleep may raise the risk of diabetes in men, but not women, a study by European researchers suggests. “Even when you are...