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.
May 06, 2015
The IT infrastructure office at the Department of Health and Human Services has some serious security problems. This after the office received a less than satisfactory security report card from the Office of Inspector General this week.
November 06, 2014
The EHR audits are coming. The Office of the Inspector General will continue to pay closer attention to the healthcare industry's use of electronic health records -- in particular HIPAA security, EHR incentive payments and fraud, according to the office's recently released 2015 work plan.
September 15, 2014
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has appointed Lana Moriarty to be the new head of its Consumer eHealth division.
August 20, 2014
Electronic health records are now a fact of life in federally-funded community health centers, with nearly all of the centers using EHRs in some or all their sites in 2013, according to the latest data from the Health Resources and Services Administration.
February 23, 2014
"Rural is not a smaller version of urban," said Tom Morris, associate administrator for rural health policy at Health Resources and Services Administration, speaking Sunday at the pre-conference symposium, "Health IT and Rural Healthcare: Embracing Opportunities and Overcoming Challenges."
November 06, 2013
The federal agency that projects the nation's healthcare workforce needs has lagged in publishing updated estimates, leaving the government and industry to base their policies and investments on old data, according to a federal auditor's report.
August 02, 2013
The Health Resources and Services Administration allocated $3 million for new grants to help community health centers implement and meaningfully use IT.
June 03, 2013
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday announced the release of new outpatient procedure cost data and new opportunities for researchers and developers. Sebelius made the announcement Monday at the start of Health Datapalooza IV, the fourth annual national conference on health data transparency.
May 24, 2013
An information collection request for the Rural Health Information Technology Network Development Program, which aims to financially support health IT adoption in rural or underserved areas, has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review.