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Shulkin: VA-Cerner EHR deal paused over interoperability concerns

18 January 2018, 9:35 amThe Cerner EHR contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is on hold pending an independent assessment of the agency’s interoperability requirements for the new EHR, said VA Secretary...

VA aligns with four health systems to form generic drug company

18 January 2018, 9:26 amIntermountain Healthcare announced that it is aligning with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Ascension Health, SSM Health and Trinity Health to establish a not-for-profit generic drug compa...

Senate Finance Committee advances Alex Azar nomination for HHS

17 January 2018, 2:50 pmThe Senate Finance Committee voted 15-12 to advance the nomination of Alex Azar to head the Department of Health and Human Services. The vote was mostly along party lines; Democratic Senator Tom...

DoD official: MHS Genesis project in planned assessment period, not on hold

17 January 2018, 1:11 pmThe decision to replace the U.S. Department of Defense’s outdated ALTHA was one embraced by officials and its clinicians, who often complained of disparate systems that couldn’t speak to e...

New York eHealth Collaborative leader Valerie Grey named to ONC's HIT Advisory Committee

17 January 2018, 12:28 pmU.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has appointed New York eHealth Collaborative Executive Director Valerie Grey to serve on the federal Health Information Technology Advisory Committee. Various...

ONC: Rise of Alexa, frustrations with legacy systems giving healthcare AI a boost

17 January 2018, 11:49 amArtificial intelligence has been hyped as much, if not more, than just about any other major technological advancement in recent history — and that is at least as true in healthcare today as it...

21 states and D.C. sue government over FCC net neutrality rule

17 January 2018, 9:25 amA group of 22 state attorneys general, led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, filed a multistate lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday to block the “illeg...

HIMSS, AMDIS name Colin Banas as 2018 Physician Executive Leader of the Year

17 January 2018, 8:41 amHIMSS and AMDIS on Wednesday awarded Colin Banas, MD, the 2018 Physician Executive Leader of the Year. Banas is the Chief Medical Information Officer at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center...

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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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