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GAO: HHS Should Re-Examine EHR Program Strategies

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Department of Health and Human Services to realign its electronic health record programs strategies with intended goals. Participation in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record programs rose between 2011 and 2012 but a significant number of providers that joined in 2011 did …

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Nevada Health Chief Mike Willden Endorses Deloitte for Health Insurance Exchange Review

Deloitte Consulting has been selected to continue work for Nevada’s health insurance online marketplace upon a recommendation from the state’s Department of Health and Human Services Director Mike Willden, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Thursday. “My feeling was if you wanted action quickly you needed someone who isn’t at ground zero,” …

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Veterans Affairs Refreshes Health ID Cards

The Veterans Affairs Department is set to begin distribution of new health identification cards to nearly four million veterans and family members. The cards will display a unique electronic identifier number printed on the front and embedded in the magnetic strip as a means of identification, The American Legion said …

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NIH Introduces Lumalier’s UV Disinfection Robot at Clinical Center

The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center has deployed a Lumalier-manufactured UV disinfection robot that is designed to eliminate germs and pathogens inside the facility while adjusting its settings to room variables. Lumalier’s 5-foot, 5-inch TRU-D SmartUVC device uses Sensor360 technology as it works to detect room variables like size, surface reflectivity …

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