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CMMI Director Adam Boehler Appointed as HHS Senior Adviser

Adam Boehler, director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at the Deparment of Health and Human Services, will assume the additional role of senior adviser for value-based transformation and innovation. HHS Secretary Alex Azar announced on Wednesday Boehler’s appointment as the former’s fourth picked senior adviser, joining Jim …

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Health IT Vet Genevieve Morris to Lead VA EHR Modernization Office

Genevieve Morris, principal deputy national coordinator at the Department of Health and Human Services, has been appointed head of the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization. VA said Thursday it established OEHRM to prepare, deploy and maintain the department’s future EHR system and support tools. Morris will lead …

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House Panel: 11 Federal Agencies Regressed in FITARA Implementation

A scorecard used by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to evaluate the compliance of federal agencies with the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act shows that 11 agencies regressed in their FITARA implementation, Fedscoop reported Monday. The departments of Health and Human Services and Energy were among the four agencies …

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FDA Unveils Health Data Science Projects Under Incubator Program

Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, has introduced information technology initiatives under the agency’s data science incubator program during  the Health Datapalooza conference in Washington, D.C., MedCityNews reported Thursday. Gottlieb highlighted the FDA’s Information Exchange and Data Transformation program that seeks to standardize methods to examine potential applications of artificial …

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Public Health Vet Robert Redfield to Become CDC Director

The Department of Health and Human Services has chosen Robert Redfield, a more than 30-year public health veteran, to serve as the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and administrator of CDC’s Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps for two decades and as …

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