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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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Researchers Call Out HHS for Lack of Standardized Data Sharing Protocols

Researchers from the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Chief Technology Officer have learned that HHS constituent agencies do not have a standardized mechanism for sharing restricted and nonpublic data. The researchers said in a September 2018 report that there is no uniform documentary requirement among HHS agencies for data requests, and, in many agencies, there is a lack of a "data governance group" that tracks requests and their outcomes. Such deficiencies result in procedural inefficiencies and the siloing of information.

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Four Senators Approach 13 Agencies to Address Year-End Binge Spending

Four senators have asked the chief financial officers of 13 agencies to address their “use it or lose it” spending at the end of the fiscal year. The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs said Wednesday Sen. Ron Johnson, Claire McCaskill, Rand Paul and Gary Peters expressed concerns that agencies may possibly spend more money at the end of fiscal year 2018 compared to previous years.

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Health IT Vet Genevieve Morris to Lead VA EHR Modernization Office

Genevieve Morris, principal deputy national coordinator at the Department of Health and Human Services, has been appointed head of the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization. VA said Thursday it established OEHRM to prepare, deploy and maintain the department’s future EHR system and support tools. Morris will lead …

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HHS to Hire Chief Health Informatics Officer for CMS

The Department of Health and Human Services is looking for a chief health informatics officer to produce health information technology requirements and content that could boost innovation and interoperability for the department. A USAJobs notice published June 21 says the person to be hired will help HHS’ Centers for Medicare …

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