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5 reasons feds are overhauling Medicaid outsourcing

29 May 2015, 5:21 amDemocrats want wider health care coverage. Republicans want privatization of government programs. They’re both getting their way with the Medicaid program for children and the poor. Medicaid&rsq...

HHS names new CTO

28 May 2015, 1:48 pmThe chief technology officer of Health and Human Services has thus far been someone with a degree of celebrity in healthcare circles and the newest person to fill that post is no exception: HHS on Thu...

See how ACOs scored against CMS quality benchmarks

28 May 2015, 7:54 amPrimary Topic:  Quality and Safety...

Leading med school looks to lure English majors

28 May 2015, 7:01 amYou can’t tell by looking which med students at Mount Sinai were traditional pre-meds in college and which weren’t. And that’s exactly the point. Most of the class majored in biology...

Nominations open for Best Hospital IT Departments awards

27 May 2015, 12:45 pmIf you think your hospital IT department is one of the best in the United States, nominate it for Healthcare IT News' 5th annual BEST Hospital IT Departments program. Nominations open today, May 2...

CMS gives Medicaid managed care a massive overhaul

27 May 2015, 11:36 amPrimary Topic:  Medicare & Medicaid...

Meaningful use stage 3 and the speciality practice

26 May 2015, 7:22 amPrimary Topic:  Meaningful Use...

10 tips for creating a cybersecurity program

26 May 2015, 4:52 amWith major data breaches making headline news on a near-weekly basis, the healthcare industry is increasingly focused on cybersecurity, as well it should be. In addition to working toward a culture of...

Health.Mil

NMCPHC to Host Air Force Diabetes Center of Excellence Diabetes Central Overview Webinar

28 May 2015, 9:00 pmThe Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) launched an initiative to help diabetes and health educators across the Military Health System interested in diabetes self-management to gather...

Getting Stronger as a Family with The UltimateMe PALA+ Challenge

26 May 2015, 9:00 pm“Congratulations to all the participants in The UltimateMe PALA+ Challenge on their three months of hard work! If you’ve already earned a Presidential Active Lifestyle Award by meeting the...

Basic Patient Safety Manager Course News: BPSM Adds Additional Course Offering

26 May 2015, 9:00 pmDue to an increased demand, the Basic Patient Safety Manager Course, a five-day face-to-face orientation training for new Patient Safety Managers, will hold an additional course offering at Defense He...

When It All Comes Together

26 May 2015, 9:00 pmOn May 12, Armed Services Blood Program blood donor centers in the U.S., Germany, Japan and the Pacific were busy collecting blood donations from the military for the military. However, on this day at...

Education, diversity, service define careers of sibling naval officers

26 May 2015, 9:00 pmIn celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, DHA is sharing the story of Rear Admiral Racquel C. Bono and a family tradition of U.S. military service.Thirty-four years ago, a young student...

Sentinel Event Spotlight: Referral Management Process-related Events

26 May 2015, 9:00 pmThis Sentinel Event Spotlight focuses on patient safety events, submitted to the DoD Patient Safety Analysis Center as Sentinel Event Notifications, root cause analyses, and/or event reports in the Pa...

Focused Review: Root Cause Analysis and Leadership

26 May 2015, 9:00 pmAfter reading this CE-eligible focused review, learners will better understand how the quality of a root cause analysis (RCA) conducted in response to a patient safety event affects the ability to mit...

The Ticking Timeline

26 May 2015, 9:00 pmLast week, galvanized by the Ebola epidemic, 194 Member States of the World Health Assembly quietly, but unanimously, agreed to provide support for West African, Central African and other at-risk stat...

Army Health News

Tripler doctor uses military medicine to build Pacific partnerships

19 May 2015, 9:00 pmCol. Jeffery Greene, a medical doctor and adolescent pediatrician at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, discusses his three-month medical mission in Palau. For Greene, it's about influencing and...

Fast: Outmaneuver enemies physically, cognitively

19 May 2015, 9:00 pmManeuver Soldiers, leaders, and formations that are "fast" have the ability to outmaneuver their enemies - physically and cognitively. The Maneuver Center of Excellence is working hard to develop mane...

Southern Command partners with El Salvador and Columbia for Beyond the Horizon

19 May 2015, 9:00 pmProviding assistance after a natural disaster or distributing essentials for the homeless are just two factors that could pose the need for humanitarian aid. Other factors include alleviating sufferin...

Army researchers look for permanent end to Ebola virus

18 May 2015, 9:00 pmThe U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases are partnering to help expedite progress in the global fight against Ebola.

Tiny device could save lives on battlefield

14 May 2015, 9:00 pmGetting rapid treatment for wounds or injuries suffered on the battlefield can mean the difference between life and death. Army medical researchers recently developed "a device that will revolutionize...

Team hits road to promote holistic medicine

4 May 2015, 9:00 pmTai Chi, breathing techniques and mindful eating are among exercises that medical professionals will take part in during a 2.5-day class scheduled for Army clinics across the country.

Army Reservists provide medical support in El Salvador

19 April 2015, 9:00 pmMore than 30 soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve provided critical medical services to locals at multiple locations in El Salvador April 13-17. Working in conjunction with personnel from El Salvador,...

Warrior transition units consolidate from 25 to 15

16 April 2015, 9:00 pmThere are 25 warrior transition units in the United States and overseas. That number will decrease to 15 by Aug. 1, 2016, Col. Chris Toner said.

HHS.Gov

New Affordable Care Act payment model seeks to reduce cardiovascular disease

27 May 2015, 10:01 pmNew Affordable Care Act payment model seeks to reduce cardiovascular disease...

HHS awards $112 million to help 5,000 primary care professionals advance heart health

25 May 2015, 10:01 pmAHRQ Grant Awards...

About 137 million individuals with private insurance are guaranteed access to free preventive services

13 May 2015, 10:01 pmAbout 137 million individuals with private insurance are guaranteed access to free preventive services.

HHS announces $101 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 164 new community health centers

4 May 2015, 10:01 pmHRSA Grant Awards...

Affordable Care Act payment model saves more than $384 million in two years, meets criteria for first-ever expansion

3 May 2015, 10:01 pmAffordable Care Act payment model saves more than $384 million in two years, meets criteria for first-ever expansion.

HHS issues final recommendation for community water fluoridation

26 April 2015, 10:01 pmHHS issues final recommendation for community water fluoridation...

HHS Innovation Ventures Fund Program Announces 2015 Projects​

22 April 2015, 10:01 pmHHS Innovation Ventures Fund Program Announces 2015 Projects​...

Statement from Secretary Burwell on the introduction of Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority

15 April 2015, 10:01 pmStatement from Secretary Burwell on the introduction of Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority...

Health.Com

Smokers May Need More Anesthesia, Painkillers for Surgery

29 May 2015, 3:37 pmFRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Smokers and people exposed to secondhand smoke may require more anesthesia and painkillers during surgery than nonsmokers, according to a new study. Turki...

8 Hot Ways to Sunburn-Proof Your Skin This Summer

29 May 2015, 2:44 pmThese cute cover-ups will keep you stylin’ and sun-proof all summer long.

How to Contour Your Face with One Simple Makeup Trick

29 May 2015, 2:35 pmLearn how to contour your face just like a pro makeup artist.

New Research May Help Control Brown Dog Ticks

29 May 2015, 1:37 pmFRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research may lead to more effective ways to control the brown dog tick, a species that can cause major problems for dogs and their owners. University...

What Your Facebook Updates Reveal About Your Personality

29 May 2015, 1:25 pmNew research reveals how the messages we post to social media may be communicating even more than we think.

Babies Prefer Sound of Other Babies Over Adults

29 May 2015, 12:37 pmFRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Babies would rather listen to other babies than adults, and this preference may help in their language development, a new study suggests. This finding mig...

150 People in New Jersey May Have Been Exposed to Rare African Virus

29 May 2015, 11:25 amAt least 150 people may have had contact with a New Jersey man who died Monday in that state of Lassa fever, but most of them aren’t at serious risk of infection, U.S. health officials reported...

How Often Do You Really Need to Clean Your Makeup Brushes?

29 May 2015, 11:00 amOnce you know the danger of a dirty brush, you’ll want to clean your tools daily! Here’s how to get the job done.