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HHS Initiative Aims to Prevent 1M Heart Attacks, Strokes

The Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday it is launching a public-private initiative aimed at preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. HHS announced the Million Hearts initiative will aim at encouraging Americans to make healthy choices, such as not smoking and reducing …

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High-Tech Care on Display at Workshop

Traditional methods of mental healthcare, including face-to-face meetings with a psychologist, were given a high-tech facelift at a demonstration July 21. The National Center for Telehealth and Technology, or T2, presented a workshop at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, guiding providers on offering mental health services from a distance. Armed With Science …

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Blumenthal Issues Update on 5-year Health IT Plan

Outgoing Director of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Dr. David Blumenthal provided probably the final update on the cause for which he has championed for the past two years: the adoption of electronic health records. An updated version of the Health and Human Services Department’s health …

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Report: EHRs Have Mixed Benefits, More Studies Needed

A lot of buzz surrounds electronic health records. Many think the adoption of EHRs and other health IT solutions will revolutionize the healthcare system. Adoption of EHRs, which is the cause celebre of National Health IT Coordinator David Blumenthal, is mandated by the healthcare reform bill passed in the spring, and providers are …

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HHS Awards $159.1 Million For Healthcare Workforce Training

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today an additional $159.1 million in grants will be made available to strengthen healthcare workforce training programs. These grants, which fall under the Affordable Care Act and Recovery Act, will strengthen and grow the nation’s primary care workforce and will target three types of programs: …

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Administration Reports $8B in Medicare Savings

According to a report the Obama administration is scheduled to release today, the new healthcare overhaul will begin producing immediate significant savings for Medicare, savings of about $8 billion by the end of next year and $575 billion over the rest of the decade. The Obama administration report states the …

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