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Beth Anne Killoran Takes HHS CIO Role

Beth Killoran, acting deputy chief information officer of the Department of Health and Human Services, has taken a new role as the department’s CIO. She will lead the department’s efforts to create a cyber-savvy workforce, collaborate with HHS offices and its partners, participate in IT investment planning and manage cybersecurity and privacy protection projects …

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HHS Unveils Healthcare System Cybersecurity Task Force

The Department of Health & Human Services has introduced the 21 members of a task force that will work to identify ways and methods to form a secure electronic healthcare system. Technology and healthcare leaders from public and private organizations will serve on the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force, HHS Acting Deputy …

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Mary Wakefield Nominated to HHS Deputy Secretary Post

Mary Wakefield, the Department of Health and Human Services’ administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, has been nominated to the HHS deputy secretary role. President Barack Obama announced Wakefield’s nomination on Thursday along with other key positions. Wakefield has been acting deputy secretary of HHS since April 2015. …

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HHS Awards $96M to Train Healthcare Providers

Human and Health Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last week announced the awarding of $96 million in grants to increase diversity in the healthcare field and encourage nurses to become nurse educators. The grants will fund scholarships that schools give to students from disadvantaged backgrounds with financial need. Funds will also …

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HHS Awards $83.9M to Assist in Adoption of EHRs

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last week announced $83.9 million in grants to help networks of health centers implement electronic health records and other healthcare-related IT systems. The grants are part of the $2 billion allotted to HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration under the American Recovery and …

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