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HRSA Grants $149M For Primary Care Provider Training & Education Programs

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The Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded more that $149 million in grants to healthcare entities and projects to support 12 training and education programs for primary care providers. The Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday the grants looks to support workforce development and address diversity, distribution of clinicians and service quality. …

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Beth Anne Killoran Takes HHS CIO Role

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Beth Killoran, acting deputy chief information officer of the Department of Health and Human Services, has taken a new role as the department’s CIO. She will lead the department’s efforts to create a cyber-savvy workforce, collaborate with HHS offices and its partners, participate in IT investment planning and manage cybersecurity and privacy protection projects …

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Reps. Ted Lieu, Will Hurd: HHS Should Require Health Providers to Notify Govt Agencies of Ransomware Attacks

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Reps. Ted Lieu (D-California) and Will Hurd (R-Texas) have asked the Department of Health and Human Services to develop guidance that would require healthcare providers to immediately report cases of ransomware-related attacks to government agencies and information sharing and analysis organizations. The lawmakers told Deven McGraw, deputy director for health information privacy …

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HHS to Support Brazilian Research Center’s Zika Vaccine Production Effort

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The Department of Health and Human Services has offered financial and technical assistance to Brazil-based Butantan Institute in an effort to help the biomedical research center produce vaccines against Zika virus. HHS’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority will provide $3 million in funds to the Butantan Institute under a cooperative agreement with the World Health Organization, the department said Friday. …

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HHS Adds 9 Members to Health IT Advisory Committees

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The Department of Health and Human Services has elected new members to the department’s Health Information Technology Standards Committee and Health Information Technology Policy Committee. HITSC recommends standards, implement specifications and confirm criteria for the electronic exchange and use of health data while HITPC suggest policies for the adoption of a …

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Army Org Conducts Preclinical Research on Zika Vaccine Candidate

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The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and partners at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have conducted preclinical research on a vaccine candidate to potentially prevent the Zika virus in humans, the Defense Department news service reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes the U.S. Army research organization plans to commence human testing within the …

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CDC Director Tom Frieden Calls On Congress to Support $1.9B Zika Emergency Package

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Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agency, has urged the Congress to back President Barack Obama’s $1.9 billion request in emergency funds for Zika virus response efforts. Frieden wrote in a blog post published Monday the Department of Health and Human Services has repurposed funds to meet laboratory requirements, develop diagnostic …

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