May 02, 2013
The Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have formed what they call a first-of-its-kind partnership with San Francisco-based healthcare modeling and analytics company Archimedes to provide free and easy access to CMS synthetic claims data for any software developer.
May 01, 2013
A new mobile health application that enables individuals to manage their families' health through customized prevention data has been pronounced the grand prize winner of the Department of Health and Human Services' Healthfinder.gov Mobile App Challenge.
May 01, 2013
The Department of Health and Human Services has released an enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care -- a blueprint meant to help organizations improve healthcare quality in serving diverse communities in the U.S.
April 23, 2013
After last year's mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut, the Obama Administration has been looking for ways to address gun violence, either through new legal reforms or by working with existing policy, and one option is to clarify HIPAA provisions that may be preventing the reporting of mental health information to the national background check system.
February 19, 2013
Chief information officers, chief privacy officers, chief compliance officers and all those assorted other assorted C-level titles charged with locking down health information security have a lot on their plates nowadays. Now they’ve got something else to think about.
January 18, 2013
The most eagerly awaited -- if not anxiety-laden -- set of regulations in the healthcare spectrum arrived late Thursday: HHS issued modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement and Breach Notification Rules. The man charged with enforcing the rules said they represent "sweeping changes."
January 02, 2013
In what's been billed as the first HIPAA breach settlement involving fewer than 500 patients, Hospice of North Idaho will pay the Department of Health and Human Services $50,000 to settle potential HIPAA violations stemming from a 2010 incident, HHS officials announced Wednesday.
November 06, 2012
Twitter, the much beloved social networking site, is set to take on disease outbreaks, after the collaborative efforts of three informaticists yielded a new Web-based application tool available to public health officials.
September 24, 2012
Electronic medical records, long touted by government officials as a critical tool for cutting healthcare costs, appear to be prompting some doctors and hospitals to bill higher fees to Medicare for treating seniors.
September 14, 2012
Twitter, the popular social networking site, is set to take on disease outbreaks, after HHS officials announced the release of a new Web-based application tool available to public health officials.
August 07, 2012
In this speech at a meeting of the Commonwealth Club of California, Todd Park, U.S. Chief Technology Officer and former CTO of HHS, explains how the Health Data Initiative and advances in technology will continue to improve the availability and effectiveness of healthcare as well as create more jobs for Americans. Source: The Commonwealth Club of California http://www.commonwealthclub.org
June 12, 2012
For San Francisco-based Archimedes, a company named for a Greek mathematician of antiquity, it’s all about data, math, computing and healthcare modeling. The 20-year-old company deals in information – of the quantitative type. And now it will bring its high-powered analytics skills to bear for the Department of Health and Human Services.
May 17, 2012
As the deadline for state health insurance exchange (HIX) blueprints looms, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Wednesday that Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington will receive more than $181 million to help implement their exchanges.
May 04, 2012
The Department of Health and Human Services has contracted with San Francisco-based Archimedes, a healthcare modeling company, to put high-powered mathematical analytics in the hands of its agencies, signaling "a new era of medical decision-making."
April 02, 2012
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced six winners in the HHSinnovates program on March 30, saying the entries "show a vibrant culture of innovation" within the department.
March 09, 2012
Todd Park will take over as assistant to the President and U.S. Chief Technology Officer (CTO), filling a vacancy created by last month's departure of Aneesh Chopra, the nation's first CTO.
November 03, 2011
More than 80,000 healthcare providers have signed up to receive incentives tied to the meaningful use of electronic health records.
November 01, 2011
Two mobile phone applications, Circle of 6 and On Watch, were chosen as winners of the government's Apps Against Abuse Technology Challenge on Tuesday.
September 12, 2011
Sept. 12 was a big day for healthcare IT. Federal officials hosted a Consumer Health IT Summit, jam-packed with new initiatives to advance HIT. The event was charged with a wave of energy toward grass roots change, specifically supporting patient-centered care.
August 05, 2011
The Department of Health and Human Services has released a proposed rule detailing how states can create and operate their health insurance marketplaces, where consumers and small businesses can compare and shop for health plans starting in 2014.