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Phase2 Updates OpenPublic CMS for Open Gov’t Programs; Jeff Walpole Comments

Application developer Phase2 has launched an updated version of its open source content management system based on Drupal to support government agencies’ information-sharing initiatives, GCN reported Oct. 9. The report said Phase2 designed OpenPublic 1.0 to further bolster open government projects across several websites in compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act. According to the …

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GAO: HHS Should Re-Examine EHR Program Strategies

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Department of Health and Human Services to realign its electronic health record programs strategies with intended goals. Participation in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record programs rose between 2011 and 2012 but a significant number of providers that joined in 2011 did …

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Darrell Issa Says FISMA Led to HealthCare.gov Launch Failure

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) continues to question government security protocols that potentially led to problems with the launch of the HealthCare.gov website, FCW reported Tuesday. Adam Mazmanian writes Issa, in a closed hearing he attended this week, criticized the Federal Information Security Management Act, which allows top officials to decide …

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ExecutiveGov Tracks Confirmations of New Cabinet Officials, Agency Heads

President Barack Obama is six months into his second term as the nation’s commander-in-chief and several of his appointees to key government leadership positions have received the required stamp of approval from the Senate. ExecutiveGov, Executive Mosaic‘s website for and about public sector leaders, has tracked the Senate confirmations to …

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Marilyn Tavenner Confirmed as Permanent CMS Head

The Senate confirmed Marilyn Tavenner in a 91-7 vote Wednesday as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator, a role she has held on an acting basis since 2010, Reuters reports. David Morgan writes CMS has not had a full-time chief since 2006, when Dr. Mark McClellan left the agency …

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Marilyn Tavenner Renominated CMS Chief

President Barack Obama has nominated Marilyn Tavenner for a second time as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, an agency she has led on an acting basis since 2011. Bloomberg reports Obama nominated her to succeed Donald Berwick after he stepped down in 2011 but the Senate …

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HHS Outlines Upcoming EHR Initiatives

The Department of Health and Human Services released more details Thursday about the department’s initiatives to have doctors and hospitals use electronic health records. HHS said the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health, or HITECH Act, gives doctors and healthcare professionals Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments if they …

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CMS Projects 4% Increase In 2014 Health Spending

Healthcare spending in the U.S. will increase by four percent by 2014, a government report says, according to Reuters. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services also believes that by 2021, healthcare spending would rise 5.7 percent per year, or from $2.8 trillion in 2010 to $4.8 trillion in 2021. …

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