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Susannah Fox: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Can Aid HHS Efforts to Promote Health, Well-Being

Susannah Fox, outgoing chief technology officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services chief technology officer, has said she believes entrepreneurship and innovation programs are key for HHS to accomplish its mission to protect the health and well-being of people. Fox wrote in a blog entry posted Friday that HH’s office of …

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GAO: HHS’ ASPR Office Should Conduct Targeted Outreach on Personnel Reassignment Processes

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that Department of Health and Human Services instruct HHS’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response to conduct outreach programs to inform agencies and offices regarding ASPR expectations and processes. GAO said in a report published Monday that ASPR should also develop a plan to evaluate action reports …

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HHS Issues Estimated $50M to Fund 75 Health Centers Across US, Puerto Rico, Micronesia

The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded more than $50 million in funds to 75 community-based and patient-directed health centers across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Micronesia in an effort to expand healthcare services to citizens. HHS said Dec. 15 the money will fund the delivery of pharmaceutical, mental health, substance abuse …

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OMB Recommends HHS Use DLA-DHA Military Medical Electronics Catalog

The Office of Management and Budget has recommended the Department of Health and Human Services use an electronic catalog for military medical materials compiled by the Defense Health Agency and Defense Logistics Agency. DLA said Wednesday ECAT is an online system designed to allow customers to browse, compare and purchase medical supplies, such as pharmaceutical, …

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ONC Seeks Online Generator for Health IT Privacy Info

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has launched a prize challenge to create an online generator that would help health information technology developers provide privacy policy notices on health IT products. The Privacy Policy Snapshot Challenge calls for designers, developers and health data experts to build a web-based tool …

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CBO: Senate’s Federal Health IT Bill Would Cost $122M Through 2021

The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that it would cost $122 million over the 2017 to 2021 period to implement a bill that would require the Department of Health and Human Services to expand federal health information technology programs. CBO said Friday the Senate’s Improving Health Information Technology Act would not affect direct spending or on-budget deficits through four consecutive 10-year periods beginning …

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Paula Yoon: CDC Explores Data Collection Tech to Modernize Disease Surveillance Systems

Paula Yoon, director of the health informatics and surveillance division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has said CDC currently explores technologies as part of an initiative to modernize aging public health surveillance systems. Yoon wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that CDC eyes application programming interfaces and microservices that …

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