Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)

power outage
By Mike Miliard 02:30 pm June 29, 2015
New geographic information system technology from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services aims to help community health agencies and emergency management officials protect patients who rely on electricity-dependent medical equipment.
Lightbulb and stethoscope
By Mike Miliard 02:36 pm June 26, 2015
Fostering innovation "is critical to effectively addressing the challenges of today and delivering for those we serve," said Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell this week, upon announcing seven winners of the 2015 HHS Innovates Awards.
doctor handcuffed holding a stethoscope
By Bernie Monegain 05:59 pm June 18, 2015
The former chief financial officer of a now-closed Texas hospital, Joe White, has been sentenced to federal prison after admitting to meaningful use fraud, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced June 17.
gavel and stethoscope
By Mike Miliard 03:02 pm June 18, 2015
Longtime health privacy expert Deven McGraw will join the the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights as the Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy.
coins with plants growing
By Bernie Monegain 02:50 pm June 15, 2015
Aledade, the ACO company that former ONC chief Farzad Mostashari, MD, started a year ago after stepping down from the government post, just landed $30 million in a second round of funding.
Internet
By Erin McCann 02:43 pm June 12, 2015
A Texas state agency has come forward to notify its Medicaid recipients that due to security shortfalls, their Social Security numbers and protected health information became accessible on the Internet.
Capitol
By Erin McCann 03:04 pm June 09, 2015
U.S. lawmakers are making their third attempt in just over a month to tweak ICD-10 with new legislation.
HHS
By Richard Pizzi 05:15 pm June 03, 2015
This past week, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services named Susannah Fox as its new chief technology officer. But was she the right choice?
HHS
By Tom Sullivan 12:07 pm May 29, 2015
The Former Robert Wood Johnson entrepreneur and Pew researcher already has some big ideas for what she'll do at Health and Human Services.
Congress
By Tom Sullivan 07:52 pm May 20, 2015
What to make of the newest Congressional wrangling over the conversion to ICD-10 and the rekindled debate that has followed. Also: the one thing healthcare executives should be doing right now.

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