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

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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

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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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Govt Task Force Releases Report on Natural Gas Storage Safety

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A federal task force has published a report to help prevent natural gas leaks after one such incident occurred at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in California. The Energy Department said Tuesday the Interagency Task Force on Natural Gas Storage Safety’s report includes lessons from the Aliso Canyon leak; analysis of 400 U.S.-based underground natural gas …

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ONC Introduces Rule to Address Health IT Transparency, Accountability

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has introduced a new rule that seeks to address the reliability, transparency, accountability and safety of health information technology. The agency said Friday the “ONC Health IT Certification Program: Enhanced Oversight and Accountability” final rule aims to help the ONC Health IT Certification Program support technology development in …

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Commerce Dept’s Bruce Andrews to Help Promote US Healthcare Products in China Via Trade Mission

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Bruce Andrews, deputy secretary at the Commerce Department, is scheduled to visit Beijing and Chongqing, China, for a six-day business development mission that is set to kick off Oct. 16 in an effort to help U.S. healthcare companies promote their products and services in the country. The Commerce Department said Wednesday Andrews will …

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CMS Seeks CIO & Enterprise Info Office Director

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services looks for a professional who can concurrently serve as chief information officer and director of the Office of Enterprise Information at CMS. CMS said in a USAJobs notice posted Wednesday that the CIO is responsible for technology required to deliver Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and HealthCare.gov. …

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