The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is implementing a new Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) technology to replace the National Health Safety Network (NHSN) for collecting COVID-19 patient data, FedScoop reported Wednesday.Read More »
The Department of Health and Human Services has issued final rules meant to improve access to electronic health records and streamline communication between patients and healthcare providers.Read More »
The Department of Health and Human Services has released a strategy that addresses the health information technology burden caused by excessive regulation. The report, titled "Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs," tackles regulation-caused burden on the electronic health record, HHS said Friday.Read More »
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a competition that will offer up to $1.65M for artificial intelligence-driven initiatives to forecast unplanned admissions and other adverse events in hospitals or nursing facilities.Read More »
The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking public comment on a draft strategy to reduce regulations and reporting requirements for clinicians when using health information technology, such as electronic health records.Read More »
Congressional Negotiators OK FY 2019 Appropriations Package for VA, Energy & Water, Legislative Branch
House and Senate conference members have passed a package of three bills that would appropriate fiscal 2019 funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs, military construction, energy and water infrastructure and legislative branch.
James Paul Gfrerer, the White House’s nominee for the role of assistant secretary for information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs, is scheduled on Sept. 5 to appear before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for his nomination hearing, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.Read More »