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HHS News

NIEM's value expanding beyond law enforcement data sharing

Several agencies and other countries are using the The National Information Exchange Model framework to create common vocabularies for everything from orange juice production to cybersecurity and health care. Kshemendra Paul, the program manager for the Information Sharing Environment, said the U.S., Mexico and Canada have signed an agreement to run pilots using standards based on NIEM for pandemic and public safety information sharing.

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 05:39am EDT

HHS awards $40M cybersecurity contract

Merlin International, a veteran-owned IT firm, has landed a five-year, $40 million cybersecurity contract with the Health and Human Services Department.

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 11:14am EDT

Agencies' health IT success becomes model for nation

The Department of Health and Human Services wants more people to access their own medical records online. The Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services already have successful programs in place. They use a "blue button" feature that lets patients download their data.

Tuesday - 09/13/2011, 07:23pm EDT

Post-9/11, HHS learned how to answer states' needs

When terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, federal medical workers rushed to the scene. State officials weren't expecting the volunteers, and didn't know what to do with them. Ten years later, Department of Health and Human Services' preparedness and response officials say they now work better with states to prepare for and react to disasters.

Monday - 09/12/2011, 05:29am EDT

HHS: Data breaches exposed info of 7.8M people last year

More than 7.8 million people were victims of healthcare data breaches from 2009 to 2010, the Health and Human Services Department said in a recent report to Congress.

Friday - 09/09/2011, 11:48am EDT

HHS app contest capitalizes on existing social networks

Dr. Nicole Lurie, assistant secretary for Preparedness and Response, explains what HHS hopes the apps will accomplish.

Monday - 08/22/2011, 03:46pm EDT

Feds leave varied work experiences for D.C. roles

Nani Coloretti, the deputy assistant treasury secretary, and Todd Park, the chief technology officer at HHS discussed making the transition from the private sector to roles in government. This interview is part of Federal News Radio's special series, "Talk Back to Washington: Insight for the federal manager on the workforce outside of D.C."

Friday - 08/12/2011, 09:21am EDT

HHS seeks emergency prep Facebook app

The submissions should allow a user to invite three Facebook friends to become "lifelines," who will act as support during an emergency.

Wednesday - 08/10/2011, 03:53pm EDT

GAO: Acquisition planning must include cost estimates, best practices

The top four civilian agencies can do a better job in the planning stages for service contracts, according to a new Government Accountability Office.

Tuesday - 08/09/2011, 05:07pm EDT

Ron Martin reflects on career

A new ongoing series by Federal News Radio tells the stories of long-time federal employees.

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 04:22pm EDT

Gov 2.0 lessons from Pillbox app

The application - now in its beta phase - helps emergency physicians, first responders, health care providers and the public in general identify pills with photos of the pills and descriptions.

Thursday - 07/28/2011, 05:46pm EDT

Exclusive: Agencies detail buyout, hiring freeze plans

In a governmentwide survey, agencies reported that they were not seeking buyouts through OPM or hiring freezes

Monday - 07/25/2011, 05:18pm EDT

Data center consolidation ahead of schedule

Agencies have stepped up the pace of their data center consolidation efforts, leading to predicted data center closures numbering well above what the Office of Management and Budget predicted earlier this year.

Thursday - 07/21/2011, 06:47am EDT

Lawmakers: CMS should rely on states to fight fraud

States need to help CMS fight fraudulent claims, says Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 05:58pm EDT

Bid protests of HHS office space contract sustained

A GAO report recommends that GSA review the criteria it used for HHS office space bid.

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 07:28pm EDT

NIH connects patients, providers with health care info

"Patients using portals or EHRs that have implemented MedlinePlus Connect can access easy-to-understand health information on MedlinePlus that is directly related to their diagnoses, medications, and lab tests," according to HHS in a press release.

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 10:51am EDT

GAO: DHS, HHS threat planning can be better coordinated

Building your relationship with other agencies. Get advice from GAO's Marsha Crosse, director of Health Care Issues.

Monday - 06/27/2011, 06:30pm EDT

HHS's Carleton set to retire 35-year federal career

HHS CIO Michael Carleton will retire at the end of July, ending a 35-year federal career.

Monday - 06/27/2011, 04:17pm EDT

Buyouts, furloughs among budget cut options

HHS and ATF are among the agencies preparing for a much lower budget in 2012 and beyond. Officials said short-term savings have been found, so now they must consider cuts to everything from real estate to personnel to non-critical functions.

Friday - 06/17/2011, 07:22am EDT

CDC facing furloughs, ATF considers buyouts

Falling budgets have agencies considering extreme measures.

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 02:33pm EDT
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