Tag Archives: health

David Lane to Serve as Director of DHA NCR Medical Directorate

Rear Adm. David Lane, former U.S. Marine Corps medical officer and director of health services, has been appointed as the director for the Defense Health Agency‘s national capital region medical directorate. NCR MD works to exercise authority, direction and control over the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Joint …

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VA Appoints Richard Stone as Principal Deputy Health Undersecretary

The Department of Veteran Affairs has appointed Dr. Richard Stone as principal deputy health undersecretary and he will work as direct report to VA Health Undersecretary David Shulkin. Stone officially started work at the VA Monday, the department said in a notice released the same day. His three-decade career as a physician includes medical service in both …

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DoD, HHS to Collaborate on Zika Virus Research; Peter Cook Comments

The Defense Department will collaborate with researchers from the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct studies on the Zika virus, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes DoD personnel with previous experience working with the mosquito-borne disease will help HHS professionals convene experts and stakeholders for the research …

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David Shulkin, LaVerne Council Nominated for Top VA Health, IT Roles

The White House has nominated David Shulkin as undersecretary for health and LaVerne Council as assistant secretary for information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Army Times reported Wednesday. Leo Shane III writes Shulkin, who is president of Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey, was recommended by the search committee to …

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Niall Brennan to Lead CMS’ Data and Analytics Office; Andy Slavitt Comments

Niall Brennan, chief data officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will lead the agency’s newly formed office of enterprise data and analytics. OEDA will help CMS work on its data collection and distribution processes, as well as develop guidelines intended to provide relevant information for public access, healthcare decision makers and other stakeholders, CMS said Wednesday. …

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Profile: Taha Kass-Hout, FDA Chief Health Informatics Officer

Taha Kass-Hout serves as chief health informatics officer at the Food and Drug Administration and is the first person to hold that title in the agency’s history. He leads the development and implementation of information systems that support the missions of the directorates, centers, physicians and scientists at the FDA and …

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