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IMS: Life sciences companies on CIO hiring spree

4 February 2016, 7:28 amMore than 80 percent of leading life sciences companies have created new digital and innovation leadership roles to capitalize on the information technology transformation in healthcare, with nearly h...

Cruz, Clinton (barely) emerge as Iowa winners while ACA remains a bone of contention

2 February 2016, 4:32 amSen. Ted Cruz won a convincing victory Monday in the Iowa caucus for the Republican presidential nomination, capturing 28 percent of the vote and beating Donald Trump, who received 24 percent, while M...

Public health ramping up for Zika virus

1 February 2016, 6:34 amAs the Zika virus begins to spread across the United States, hospitals and health departments are gearing up. At least 31 cases of the Zika virus have been reported across California, Texas, Florida,...

The secret to predictive analytics in population health? Planning and flexibility

1 February 2016, 5:36 amPrimary Topic:  Population Health...

5 tech’s poised for big growth in 2016

1 February 2016, 5:31 amPrimary Topic:  Workforce...

4 takeaways from CDC survey on EHR adoption

1 February 2016, 4:29 amPhysician adoption of electronic health records rose steadily between 2013 and 2014. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in fact, found that nearly 75 percent of doctors going digital, acc...

Sylvia Burwell, Michael Dell to keynote HIMSS16

25 January 2016, 7:08 amPrimary Topic:  Telehealth...

How Hurricane Katrina spurred HIE and telehealth

25 January 2016, 7:05 amPrimary Topic:  Quality and Safety...

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Army Health News

Womack surgeons perform reconstructive microsurgeries

14 January 2016, 9:00 pmWhen most people think of plastic surgeons, cosmetic procedures like nose jobs and face lifts are what usually come to mind.

New Army wellness center offers tools for health, wellness, behavioral change

6 January 2016, 9:00 pmThe Fort Leonard Wood Army Wellness Center is now available to community members, providing them with easy access to metabolic assessments, body composition testing, physical fitness assessments, heal...

TRICARE Pharmacy copays change Feb. 1

5 January 2016, 9:00 pmMilitary pharmacies and TRICARE Pharmacy home delivery will remain the lowest cost pharmacy option for TRICARE beneficiaries when some TRICARE pharmacy copays change in 2016. On Feb. 1, 2016, most cop...

Hospital leaders reverse cycle to better connect with staff, patients

4 January 2016, 9:00 pmBrooke Army Medical Center leaders are adjusting their schedules to ensure they're connecting with staff and patients from dusk till dawn.

New residential treatment program opens in San Antonio

4 January 2016, 9:00 pmOvercoming addictions is the mission of the new program on San Antonio Military Medical Center's 7W. Called the Substance Use Disorder Residential Treatment Program, the chief of the unit, Army Maj. S...

Clinic offers advice on making healthy lifestyle improvements

3 January 2016, 9:00 pmAnother new year is about to begin and resolutions are being made. Is going on a diet, losing weight and being healthier at the top of your list again or for the first time?

U.S. Army vet, recruiter reunite at Defense Finance, Accounting Service

28 December 2015, 9:00 pmA career of "service to country" entails a lot of different experiences, assignments and people. For two retired Soldiers, who continue to serve through federal service, that point was proven more tha...

Fort Greely Army Medical Home opens

27 December 2015, 9:00 pmFort Greely residents celebrated the official opening of the Fort Greely Army Medical Home during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of a standing room only crowd, Dec. 15.

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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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Vacation Weight Gain Can Lead to ‘Creeping Obesity,’ Study Finds

7 February 2016, 6:37 amSUNDAY, Feb. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Along with souvenirs, there’s a good chance you’ll return from your vacation with some extra weight, new research suggests. The study looked a...

Super Bowl Safety: Protect Kids From Toppling TVs

6 February 2016, 6:37 amSATURDAY, Feb. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) — As families gather to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, they should protect children from television tip-overs, experts say. More than 17,000 children are...

Super Bowl Safety: Protect Kids From Toppling TVs

6 February 2016, 6:37 amSATURDAY, Feb. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) — As families gather to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, they should protect children from television tip-overs, experts say. More than 17,000 children are...

7 Facts About Having a Baby With a Gestational Surrogate

5 February 2016, 2:08 pmDocs explain the process that Tyra Banks and her boyfriend used to welcome their little boy, York.

Surviving Spouse Still Influenced By the Other

5 February 2016, 1:37 pmFRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The influence of a husband or wife on their spouse’s quality of life remains strong even after death, a new study says. Couples who have been marrie...

Record Heat, Drought May Explain Zika Outbreak in Brazil: Research

5 February 2016, 1:37 pmFRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — There may be a link between the recent hot and dry winter and spring in Brazil and the outbreak of the Zika virus, preliminary research suggests. “T...

Science Says Resting Bitch Face Is Real

5 February 2016, 1:17 pmWe can all embrace our RBF in 2016.

Why Organic Food Might Be Worth the High Price

5 February 2016, 1:04 pmA new study says organic food has many advantages.