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GAO Recommends HHS to Update EHR Cyber & Privacy Guidance


The Government Accountability Office has asked the Department of Health and Human Services to update its guidance for associated healthcare entities on how to protect electronic health records against cyber threats and privacy violations. GAO said in a report posted Monday HHS’ Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act guidance for EHR security and privacy does …

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HHS Issues $87M in Funds for IT Updates at US Health Centers


The Department of Health and Human Services plans to award approximately $87 million in funds to support health information technology updates at 1,310 health centers across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Pacific Basin. HHS said Thursday the funds will help health centers transition to value-based care models; use and …

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Health Centers to Receive $100M HHS Funds for Care Service Delivery Updates

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The Department of Health and Human Services will issue a total of $100 million to 1,304 health centers across the U.S. and in associated states to help update primary care service delivery in communities. HHS said Thursday the funds will support health centers’ efforts to expand care quality systems and infrastructure. The department selected awardees based …

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GAO: Office of Government Ethics Should Identify Other Agencies With Special Govt Employee Data Reporting Challenges


The Government Accountability Office has called on the Office of Government Ethics to determine whether other federal agencies have experienced difficulties in reporting data on special government employees who do not serve on federal boards. GAO made the recommendation after it found that the Department of Health and Human Services, Nuclear …

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OSTP: Agencies Launched 47 Prize Competitions in FY 2015 Under America COMPETES Reauthorization Act


The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has found that federal agencies used the authority under the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 to launch 47 prize competitions during fiscal year 2015 in an effort to spur innovation and address complex problems. OSTP said in the August 2016 report that agencies …

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Reports: Karen DeSalvo Resigns as ONC Chief, Vindell Washington Named Successor

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Karen DeSalvo, head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, has resigned from the post to focus on her duties as the Department of Health and Human Services‘ acting assistant secretary for health, Politico reported Friday. Darius Tahir writes Vindell Washington, ONC principal deputy national coordinator, will succeed DeSalvo as agency …

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Health Orgs Receive HRSA Funds for Telehealth Tech, Care Provider & Research Support

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The Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded more than $16 million in grants to nonprofit healthcare organizations nationwide to foster the development of telehealth technology, care provider training and research to support rural communities. The Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday HRSA’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy will administer the grants …

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David Nelson Takes NRC CIO Role

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David Nelson, former chief information officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has been appointed to a similar role at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He has managed CMS’ $2.6 billion information technology portfolio as well as helped facilitate efforts to fix the Healthcare.gov website and led the development of technology backbone for the Medicare claims processing system, NRS said Monday. …

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