Tag Archives: Health and Human Services

New Home for Healthcare Innovation Coming Soon

The Department of Health and Human Services is making preparations on a new healthcare innovation center to open next year, FederalNewsRadio.com reports. The new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is mandated by the healthcare reform law passed earlier this year. The center will focus on improved payment and delivery …

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Wall Street Journal Praises HHS Software’s Innovation

Who says the federal government can’t do anything right? Not The Wall Street Journal, which recently named Health and Human Services software CONNECT a winner in its annual technology innovation awards. The CONNECT software, developed by HHS with additional assistance by 20 federal agencies, was selected in the Health IT …

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A Step Closer Toward National System for EHRs

The Department of Health and Human Services announced the finishing touches on a national system of doctors, clinics and hospitals aimed at adopting electronic medical records. Yesterday HHS’ David Blumenthal, national coordinator for health information technology, announced the selection of the final two regional extension centers (RECs) in Florida and …

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Sebelius to Testify about Bioterror Threat

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will testify before the Senate Appropriations health subcommittee this week about the nation’s preparations for a bioterror attack, The Hill reports. Sebelius’ testimony is “part of a larger examination by the Senate Appropriations health subcommittee… into HHS’ strategy for developing treatments to tackle …

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Northrop Grumman Security Systems among HHS Contract Winners

Northrop Grumman Security Systems was among the first eight contract winners for a Health and Human Services grant to develop effective countermeasures – or preventive steps – against both man-made and natural biological threats. The HHS BARDA grant (short for Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority) awarded an initial total …

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HHS Awards $9M to Support Preventive-Medicine Professionals

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last week announced awards totaling $9 million to support Preventive Medicine Residency Programs at accredited schools of public health, medical schools and hospitals. Nearly $6.7 million of these 15 awards is part of the $200 million appropriated to HHS’ Health Resources and Services …

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