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HHS Launches Collaborative Program to Drive Innovation in US Healthcare Sector

The Department of Health and Human Services has launched a collaborative program that will explore new opportunities for the U.S. healthcare industry.

The Deputy Secretary’s Innovation and Investment Summit will be a year-long effort that will involve private sector innovators, investors and HHS personnel developing ways to boost investment and research in health services, the department said Wednesday.
 

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DOE to Renew Joint Center for Energy Storage Research With $120M Investment

The Department of Energy will invest $120M to renew a center tasked to conduct research on advanced battery science and technology.

The department based its decision to renew the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research on an assessment of the performance of the innovation hub in its first five years of operations, the DOE said Tuesday.

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Kirstjen Nielsen Confirms New Homeland Security Advisory Council Members

Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has confirmed the addition of eight members to the Homeland Security Advisory Council.

Nielsen said in a statement published Tuesday the new HASC members will guide the council in meeting its mission of addressing emerging threats to homeland security.

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Trump Releases Strategy to Boost US Biodefense Enterprise

President Trump has introduced a strategy that aims to help the federal government respond to biological threats and boost the U.S. biodefense enterprise.

Trump noted in his recently signed National Security Presidential Memorandum that secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services will oversee the implementation of the National Biodefense Strategy, the White House said Tuesday.

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GAO Recommends DoD to Apply Standard Measures for Assessing Military Health Care Providers

The Government Accountability Office has recommended to the Defense Department to implement a common measure when evaluating the performance of health care providers working for the Military Health System.

GAO said in a report published Monday there is also a need for DoD to create a wider range of classifications to measure quality of service and medical conditions that can be assessed, as the department’s existing measures only cover a few.

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