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HHS News

Making federal websites more user friendly

Dick Stapleton from HHS and Mark Pietrasanta from Aquilent join host John Gilroy to discuss best practices that federal agencies can use to engage citizens.
May 24, 2011

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 09:11pm EDT
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'Fog' lifting over federal employees, officials say

The morale of workers is on the rise after recent events highlighted the work the government does, officials say. Agencies also are taking specific steps to address employee challenges in their own agencies. DoT Secretary Ray LaHood said "pot shots" at employees is unacceptable.

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 07:37am EDT
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Cuts and Gains: Budget details at a glance

More details are emerging about the $38 billion dollar deal lawmakers say they reached to keep the government from shutting down. Some cuts were made by pruning money left over from previous years. More than half of the cuts affect education, labor and health programs. A vote in the House is expected as early as Wednesday and the Senate must pass it by Friday to prevent a shutdown.

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 10:25am EDT

Memo about potential shutdown sent to HHS employees

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 12:56pm EDT

NIST, HHS to test vendor technology

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Health and Human Services are hosting a workshop next month for labs that want to test the technology.

Monday - 03/28/2011, 04:21pm EDT
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GSA, HHS to green concessions in fed buildings

The two agencies plan to implement healthier foods and sustainable options at all concessions in their buildings.

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 05:16pm EDT

CMS to take on improper payments in new way

The agency plans to follow the model credit card companies use to identify potential problems on the front end instead of trying to chase down the money after the fact. CMS accounts for about 46 percent of all improper payments across the government. Overall, OMB wants to reduce the governmentwide error rate to 4.18 percent by 2013.

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 07:47am EDT
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Kundra pitches more budget authority for CIOs

The federal CIO told House lawmakers that one major reason IT projects fail is the lack of authority agency technology executives have over spending. Kundra said as part of the 25-point IT reform plan, OMB is restricting the roles of all major agency CIOs. He said the Interior Department is the model, and HHS is next.

Friday - 03/18/2011, 07:30am EDT
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Interagency team mobilizes in Japan disaster response

David Silverberg, editor of Homeland Security Today, has an update on the mission to Tokyo.

Monday - 03/14/2011, 02:07pm EDT
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DoD, Energy lead in open source technology

OFSA conducted a survey to point out which departments and agencies were best using open source technologies.

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 03:57pm EST
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GuLF Study to track 10 years of health

A new study that will look at possible health effects of the Gulf of Mexico's Deepwater Horizon oil spill on 55,000 cleanup workers and volunteers begins today in towns across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. We get details from Dr. Dale Sandler with NIEHS.

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 10:31am EST
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The budget, new and old, and your agency

On this week's show, host Mike Causey talks with NTEU president Colleen Kelley and Federal Times' Steve Watkins about different budget plans being considered and how they might hit you, or your agency, in the wallet.

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 12:00pm EST
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Could Text4Baby be future of government?

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 04:40pm EST

Federal health IT coordinator Blumenthal to step down

Dr. David Blumenthal is leaving his post as head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 03:33pm EST

Federal agencies strategize to fight bed bugs

Federal agencies are collaborating to fight bed bug infestations with common-sense practices.

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 06:46pm EST
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HHS offers incentives for e-health data exchange

The next stage of meaningful use will demand even more health information exchange, says HHS's Dr. David Blumenthal.

Monday - 01/31/2011, 10:08am EST
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HHS, Justice turning up heat on fraudsters

New rule published today details how the government will go from chasing criminals to using data and other tools to stop them as Medicare and Medicaid fraud is happening. The agencies report returning $4 billion back to the government in 2010, a 50 percent increase compared to 2009.

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 07:04am EST
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16 agencies sign on to help military families

Caring for the families of military personnel requires a coordinated approach across the federal government, President Obama said Monday. He said agencies have made 50 separate commitments to coordinate programs designed to assist the loved ones of servicemembers.

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 06:58am EST
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HHS driving electronic health record standards

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology wants to make exchanging electronic health records as easy as sending an e-mail.

Friday - 01/21/2011, 06:36pm EST
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HHS promotes simpler e-health record exchanges

The Office of National Coordinator for Health IT will spend the next year making it easier for health care providers to share patient data. Data sharing and interoperability are one of four major barriers the federal government is helping doctors and hospitals overcome.

Friday - 01/21/2011, 07:18am EST
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