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HHS Gives $100M to Support COVID-19 Health Care

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is investing $100 million in health care efforts that aim to address the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. The funds would help the National Special Pathogen System apply a response infrastructure previously used to address the Ebola virus, HHS said Tuesday.

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Jothi Dugar: NIH’s Optimize Program Looks at People as Asset in Campaign Against Cyber Threats

Jothi Dugar, chief information security officer of the National Institutes of Health’s Center for Information Technology, said the NIH’s Optimize IT Security program reflects the “people-centric approach” the agency is taking to address cybersecurity concerns, Federal News Network reported Wednesday.

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Sen. Gary Peters Asks White House to Launch Centralized Federal COVID-19 Website

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, has asked Vice President Mike Pence to introduce a centralized federal website that would provide citizens with reliable and trusted information on the novel coronavirus 2019.

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HHS Finalizes Strategy Against Regulation-Caused IT Burdens

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.

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HHS Launches New Office to Manage Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions Contract; Scott Rowell Quoted

The Department of Health and Human Services has established a new office dedicated to the management of the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract. HHS said Tuesday its new EIS Program Management Office would oversee finance, budgeting, governance and technical services associated with the $50B multiple-award contract.

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