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FDA Unveils Health Data Science Projects Under Incubator Program

Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, has introduced information technology initiatives under the agency’s data science incubator program during  the Health Datapalooza conference in Washington, D.C., MedCityNews reported Thursday. Gottlieb highlighted the FDA’s Information Exchange and Data Transformation program that seeks to standardize methods to examine potential applications of artificial …

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Public Health Vet Robert Redfield to Become CDC Director

The Department of Health and Human Services has chosen Robert Redfield, a more than 30-year public health veteran, to serve as the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and administrator of CDC’s Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps for two decades and as …

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CMS Chief Seema Verma Unveils 2 EHR Platforms at HIMSS Annual Conference

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced a new initiative designed to provide patients access to their electronic health records and share their data with their preferred health care providers. CMS Administrator Seema Verma unveiled the MyHealthEData initiative at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual conference Tuesday …

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Kathryn Marchesini Appointed ONC Chief Privacy Officer

The Department of Health and Human Services has appointed Kathryn Marchesini, former senior health information technology and privacy adviser at HHS’ Office for Civil Rights, as chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Healthcare IT News reported Wednesday. Marchesini served as the ONC’s acting …

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Peter Highnam Named DARPA Deputy Director

Peter Highnam, former research director at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has been named deputy director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA said Monday Highnam will support the agency’s research projects in areas such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, communications, reconnaissance, electronic warfare, biosecurity and warfighter health. He succeeds Stefanie Tompkins, …

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President Trump to Nominate ViraCyte’s Brett Giroir as HHS Assistant Secretary for Health

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Brett Giroir, president and CEO of biopharmaceutical company ViraCyte, as assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services. The White House said Friday that Giroir previously held the roles of executive vice president and CEO at the Texas A&M Health Science Center and …

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