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VA, HHS Partner to Address Healthcare Fraud Through Data Sharing, Analytics

The Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs to share data, analytics tools and strategies in efforts to mitigate fraud, waste and abuse in government healthcare programs. VA said Tuesday it also plans to invite experts from industry in April to demonstrate tools and methods to detect fraudulent, wasteful or …

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Peter Highnam Named DARPA Deputy Director

Peter Highnam, former research director at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has been named deputy director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA said Monday Highnam will support the agency’s research projects in areas such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, communications, reconnaissance, electronic warfare, biosecurity and warfighter health. He succeeds Stefanie Tompkins, …

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HHS Seeks Comments on Draft Framework for EHR Systems Interoperability

The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a draft framework that seeks to establish policies, technical standards and processes to facilitate health information sharing and interoperability of electronic health records systems. HHS said Friday the department’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology drafted the proposed Trusted …

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President Trump to Nominate ViraCyte’s Brett Giroir as HHS Assistant Secretary for Health

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Brett Giroir, president and CEO of biopharmaceutical company ViraCyte, as assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services. The White House said Friday that Giroir previously held the roles of executive vice president and CEO at the Texas A&M Health Science Center and …

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Federal News Radio: Jose Arrieta to Become HHS Acquisition Official in January

Jose Arietta, current director of the General Services Administration‘s Office of Information Technology 70 Schedule Contract Operations, will join the Department of Health and Human Services in January as deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and senior procurement executive, Federal News Radio reported Monday. The station noted Arietta will succeed Angela Billups, who …

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HHS Adds 3 Members to Health IT Advisory Committee

Eric Hargan, acting secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services, has appointed three new members to the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee. HHS said Friday the appointees are Robert Wah, global chief medical officer at DXC Technology; Leslie Lenert, chief research information officer at Medical University of South Carolina; and …

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Trump to Nominate Alex Azar as HHS Secretary

President Donald Trump will nominate Alex Azar, chairman and founder of consulting firm Seraphim Strategies, to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Azar previously served as president of Lilly USA, an affiliate of biopharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company, where he oversaw the U.S. biomedicines business unit, the White House said …

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