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HHS News

HHS CTO gives update on e-health records

The Federal Drive's Tom Temin caught up with Todd Park, the chief technology officer for Health and Human Services. Park gives an update on the progress of moving towards electronic health records and examines a linkage between two pieces of health record legislation.

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 01:11pm EDT
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Text-4-Baby exemplifies public-private partnership project

The Text-4-Baby program is a good example of a public-private partnership. Todd Park, chief technology officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, and Yvonne Green, director of the office of women's health at the Centers for Disease Control, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss the successes of the program.

Wednesday - 10/27/2010, 06:22pm EDT
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HHS readying new health care innovation office

Department of Health and Human Services officials are preparing for the opening of the new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation in January. The office is supposed to help spread the use of innovative new payment and delivery systems to drive down the cost, and expand the availability of health care nationwide.

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 07:19am EDT
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White House hands out awards for green efforts

Subhead: Administration honors sustainability efforts by seven agencies with the 2010 GreenGov Presidential awards.

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 07:03pm EDT

HHS chooses Verizon for second Networx deal

The Department of Health and Human Services chose Verizon to provide data services under the Networx telecommunications contract.

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 02:21pm EDT

Agencies see IT Dashboard as starting point

EPA CIO Jackson said he wants to dig deeper to improve programs and save money on technology systems. Others are using the data on the dashboard to have a common language across the department.

Friday - 09/17/2010, 07:14am EDT
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Sebelius could face health-reg fight

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius could find herself pitted between top Democrats on Capitol Hill and state insurance commissioners over a key section of the health care overhaul.

Monday - 08/23/2010, 11:42am EDT

FDA responds to new pandemic preparedness guidelines

Learn more about what reforms the FDA has in store

Monday - 08/23/2010, 09:41am EDT
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White House recognizes 8 agencies for leadership in transparency

EPA, NASA and Transportation receive two honors each in different categories. Overall 17 agencies received all green scores on the Open Government dashboard.

Monday - 08/16/2010, 02:38pm EDT

New rules might speed adoption of e-health records

Health IT evangelist explains why.

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 04:54pm EDT
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HHS finds success with open government tools

HHS CTO Todd Park explains how the department is harnessing Internet and mobile technologies to create transparency for healthcare reform and beyond.

Monday - 07/19/2010, 09:08am EDT
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HHS issues final rule on meaningful use for e-health records

Final regulation tells health care providers how to adopt e-records.

Wednesday - 07/14/2010, 02:08pm EDT

Analysis: NSA's new cybersecurity program

There are some real concerns coming from several directions over the program.

Thursday - 07/08/2010, 06:40pm EDT
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Technology helps auditors connect the dots

A government accounting industry group spearheads development of a breakthrough in converting audit records from one proprietary format to another making the data searchable and easier to analyze. The new technique will make it possible for databases of information previously untouchable by contemporary software techniques to be mined and analyzed for new information on federal government grant spending.

Wednesday - 07/07/2010, 07:20am EDT
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Healthcare IT In Government "Progress & Best Practices"

July 6th

Program will discuss the current status and progress made in Healthcare IT & with the NHIN, best practices & benefits, challenges or major hurdles to still overcome, new technology advances, and the vision for the future for Health IT and NHIN.

Monday - 06/21/2010, 07:16pm EDT

Analysis: HHS health IT program is the right start

The Department of Health and Human Services has made it possible for vendors to certify that their electronic health records hardware and software meet the definition of meaningful use for health information technology. Dr. John Loonsk, former director of interoperability and standards in the Office of the National Coordinator, explains what this means.

Monday - 06/21/2010, 11:08am EDT
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Hearing offers suggestions for reducing Medicare waste, fraud

Errors, waste, and fraud in the Medicare system was the topic of conversation before the House Ways and Means Subcommittees on Health and Oversight today.

Tuesday - 06/15/2010, 06:26pm EDT

CMS gets ahead of healthcare changes

We get update on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' responsibilities when it comes to health care reform from the director of the Office of Acquisition and Grants Management, Rod Benson.

Tuesday - 06/15/2010, 09:40am EDT
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GAO: Agency rules allow conferences at resort locations

A recent GAO report looked at agencies' policies for choosing the locations of conferences and found that cost was the number one factor when it came to planning. Details from GAO's Lorelei St. James.

Monday - 06/14/2010, 11:33am EDT
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OMB must sell Congress on budget cuts

Former OMB officials say having solid data on why certain programs need to be ended or cut is key to making this initiative work. OMB directs agencies to suggest which low performing programs or those outside of the agency's mission to target for termination or reduction by Sept. 13.

Wednesday - 06/09/2010, 06:31am EDT
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