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HHS Adds New Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Partners

The Department of Health and Human Services has expanded its entrepreneurs-in-residence program with new partners who will work with agency employees on various projects over a 12-month period. The partners and HHS leads will form team to solve problems and help the HHS IDEA Lab change the department’s culture using agile development, lean startup and design thinking methods, …

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NIST, Partners Kick Off Global City Teams Challenge; Chris Greer Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has commenced a challenge for communities worldwide to collaborate to address issues such as air quality, traffic management and emergency services. Participants in the Global City Teams Challenge, set to begin on Sep. 29 through 30, will work to form teams to develop technologies for managing resources, the NIST …

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Senate Set to Vote on Shaun Donovan’s Nomination as OMB Head

The Senate is set to vote on the nomination of Shaun Donovan as the next director of the Office of Management and Budget, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Andy Medici writes that Donovan, incumbent secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, garnered the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Reform Committee’s approval …

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Agency Budgets on the Chopping Block; DoD, VA Spared

Many federal agency budgets are being put on the chopping block in what Federal Times calls the “first round of congressional jockeying” over fiscal year 2012 budgets. The House Appropriations Committee has been wielding the budget axe most prolifically; it’s spending blueprint would cut discretionary spending by $30 billion, or …

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Blumenthal Provides Health IT Guidance ahead of 2012 Budget

As skirmishes over the upcoming 2012 budget are expected to switch into high gear over the next few weeks, health IT coordinator David Blumenthal laid out the guidelines agencies must follow for health IT investments. Blumenthal, along with federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra developed the guidelines, consisting of five …

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HHS to Survey Patients about Health IT Use

The Health and Human Services Department will conduct surveys to learn more about patient perceptions and preferences for the use of health IT when it comes to healthcare. While health IT experts agree HITECH stimulus funds are likely to enhance how healthcare providers practice medicine for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, …

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