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Four Senators Approach 13 Agencies to Address Year-End Binge Spending

Four senators have asked the chief financial officers of 13 agencies to address their “use it or lose it” spending at the end of the fiscal year. The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs said Wednesday Sen. Ron Johnson, Claire McCaskill, Rand Paul and Gary Peters expressed concerns that agencies may possibly spend more money at the end of fiscal year 2018 compared to previous years.

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Health IT Vet Genevieve Morris to Lead VA EHR Modernization Office

Genevieve Morris, principal deputy national coordinator at the Department of Health and Human Services, has been appointed head of the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization. VA said Thursday it established OEHRM to prepare, deploy and maintain the department’s future EHR system and support tools. Morris will lead …

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HHS to Hire Chief Health Informatics Officer for CMS

The Department of Health and Human Services is looking for a chief health informatics officer to produce health information technology requirements and content that could boost innovation and interoperability for the department. A USAJobs notice published June 21 says the person to be hired will help HHS’ Centers for Medicare …

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FDA Unveils Health Data Science Projects Under Incubator Program

Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, has introduced information technology initiatives under the agency’s data science incubator program during  the Health Datapalooza conference in Washington, D.C., MedCityNews reported Thursday. Gottlieb highlighted the FDA’s Information Exchange and Data Transformation program that seeks to standardize methods to examine potential applications of artificial …

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Public Health Vet Robert Redfield to Become CDC Director

The Department of Health and Human Services has chosen Robert Redfield, a more than 30-year public health veteran, to serve as the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and administrator of CDC’s Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps for two decades and as …

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