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Andy Slavitt: CMS Urges Health Providers, Patients to Email Data Blocking Cases

Andy Slavitt The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has called on health professionals and patients to report cases of information blockages to the agency through a new e-mail ...
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DJ Patil, Stephanie Devaney: White House Seeks Ideas to Make Precision Medicine Work

The White House is asking for input from the private sector and general public on what additional tools or methods can be used to customize healthcare delivery. Federal Chief Data Scientist ...
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GAO: DoD, VA Need Time Frame, Outcome-Based Metrics for EHR Interoperability

The Government Accountability Office urges the Defense Department and Department of Veterans Affairs to continue their work with the Interagency Program Office to establish interoperability ...
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HHS, ONC Award $30M to States to Help Promote Adoption Health Info Exchange Platforms

The Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology have awarded $29.7 million to 12 grantees to help boost the ...
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Sloan Gibson: VA, Pentagon Move Toward Interoperable EHR Systems

Sloan Gibson, deputy secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs, has said efforts are underway at VA and the Defense Department to make the agencies’ electronic health record ...
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DHA Explores Internet of Things Tech for Military Healthcare Delivery

The Defense Health Agency is exploring potential applications of the Internet of Things and other smart technologies on military healthcare as part of several projects that seek to ...
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HHS Kicks Off Search for New Deputy CIO

The Department of Health and Human Services has outlined criteria for a new hire to the deputy chief information officer position. A July 16 USAJobs notice says DHS will grant ...
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NIH-Backed Research Team Creates Wireless Brain Implant with Nanotechnology

A team of neuroscientists at the Washington University and the University of Illinois has used nanotechnology manufacturing methods to develop a remote-controlled wireless implant technology ...
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VA to Revamp Online Health Data Portal; Kim Nazi Comments

The Department of Veterans Affairs will update core functions and add new features to a cloud-based portal that stores veterans’ personal medical records, Federal Times ...
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Damon Davis: HHS Refreshes Healthdata.gov Web Portal

The Department of Health and Human Services has launched a beta version of the HealthData.gov website in an effort to refresh the federal government’s health data repository. Damon ...