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Beth Anne Killoran Takes HHS CIO Role

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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Health Center Partners of Southern California Members Org Receives Oral Health Care Services Grant

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $2.6 million in grants to seven members of the Health Center Partners of Southern California to help improve the center’s oral health care services. Clinicas de Salud Del Pueblo, Neighborhood Healthcare, North County Health Services, La Maestra Community Health Centers, San Diego American Indian Health Center, San …

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HHS Pushing Employee-Led Innovation Projects; Bryan Sivak Comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has set aside seed money for pushing employee-led innovation projects aimed to promote the agency’s policies and priorities, Information Week reports. Elena Malykhina writes that under the HHSignite initiative, staff who can execute a proposed project, idea or plan for improving HHS’ …

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$267 Million Awarded to Establish Health IT Centers

More than $267 million has been been awarded to 28 additional nonprofit organizations to establish Health Information Technology Regional Extension Centers (RECs), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday. RECs enable healthcare practitioners to reach out to a local resource for technical assistance, guidance and …

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New Deputy Director for HHS

Craig Brammer will be the new deputy director for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. He will be leaving his current position in Cincinnati as the project director of Aligning Forces for Quality. Aligning Forces for Quality is the “Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s signature effort to …

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HHS Puts Money into Adoption of Electronic Health Records

Friday, December 18th, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the launch of a $60 million research program to ultimately figure out how to move forward with the adoption of electronic health records. According to a recently published press release, the money will go towards “focused research in …

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