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Fundraising from HHS secretary draws scrutiny

A fundraising push by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is drawing criticism from a key Senate Republican who questions whether she has a conflict of interest.

Sunday - 05/12/2013, 09:58am EDT

Howard leaving HHS for new job at FDA

Sally Howard is stepping down as the chief of staff at Health and Human Services to become the deputy commissioner for policy at the Food and Drug Administration.

Tuesday - 04/30/2013, 12:24pm EDT

Compliance and medical data exchange

Lee Barrett, executive director of the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission, will discuss interoperability and how to transfer sensitive healthcare data in a secure manner.
April 23, 2013

Tuesday - 04/23/2013, 09:50pm EDT
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HHS tries to put dent in $65 billion in improper payments

Kay Daly, the assistant inspector general for audit services at Health and Human Services, tells Federal News Radio why HHS has made so many improper payments and what the agency is doing to fix the problem.

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 04:20pm EDT
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Healthcare IT and interoperability

Doctor Doug Fridsma, chief science officer for HHS's Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, will discuss how interoperability will make it easier to share health information.
April 2, 2013

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 10:52pm EDT
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$4 billion up for grabs and $1.6 billion potential cuts

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts examine how the ongoing budget battle is affecting contracting.
March 14, 2013

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 06:54pm EDT
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Survey: PIOs turn focus to quality, not quantity

Performance improvements officers say agencies are getting better at the measuring part using data to driver better performance. Overall, 71 percent of agency PIOs who responded to an exclusive Federal News Radio survey said their agency makes good use of performance data.

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 03:19pm EST
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Federal Drive interviews - Nov. 19, 2012

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) says that in spite of how it may seem, lawmakers understand the dangers of the fiscal cliff and Dr. Arjun Srinivasan talks about drug-resistant viruses known as superbugs that are on the rise.

Monday - 11/19/2012, 09:34am EST

Baitman starts HHS commodity consolidation effort with HR systems

Frank Baitman, the HHS chief information officer, said the agency will move its HR systems to a shared services provider in the coming year. He said HHS also will issue a solicitation for cloud services in 2013.
November 15, 2012

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 07:03pm EST
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Derecho helped HHS prepare for Sandy's wrath

Frank Baitman, the CIO at the Department of Health and Human Services, said his agency applied lessons from this summer's Derecho as it prepared for the storm hitting the region this week. He said HHS tested and fixed server fail-over problems.

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 05:26am EDT
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ONC expanding Blue Button capabilities

David Muntz serves as the principal deputy national coordinator at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. He joins Federal News Radio as this week's guest on Agency of the Month.

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 11:21am EDT
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Customer satisfaction with e-government down slightly but near record highs

Satisfaction with federal e-government sites remained high throughout most of 2012, according to a quarterly report from ForeSee and the American Customer Satisfaction Index. On a 100-point scale, customer satisfaction with federal websites now sits at 75.3. That's actually down slightly from last quarter, which had set an all-time high, according to the latest report.

Monday - 10/22/2012, 08:06pm EDT

Technology drives advancements at Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Having an intuitive technology platform allows the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to have a constructive relationship with other agencies in the Department of Health and Human Services, Director Carolyn Clancy tells Federal News Radio's Agency of the Month show.

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 06:24am EDT
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Affordable Care Act gives CMS shared services a shot in the arm

Agency CIO Tony Trenkle said CMS is building the foundation for four enterprisewide applications, including identity management and an enterprise portal.
October 18, 2012

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 10:55pm EDT
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Federal Drive interviews - Oct. 12, 2012

Nobel Prize winner David Wineland of NIST discusses his accomplishments. And a contingent of large federal buildings might be getting a makeover. The National Capital Planning Commission shares plans the GSA is considering.

Friday - 10/12/2012, 09:39am EDT

FDA checking high-risk medical apps for safety

Last year, the FDA proposed a policy to test apps that included "very high-risk interventions" that did not cause any unintended consequences. The agency is now expected to release final policy by the end of this year on which apps it will oversee.

Thursday - 10/11/2012, 02:51pm EDT
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Indian Health Service solving e-health challenges with help from VA

The Indian Health Service is using the success of the Veterans Affairs e-health record program to update its own systems. IHS Acting Chief Information Officer Howard Hays spoke to Federal News Radio's Agency of the Month show about the upgrade.

Monday - 10/08/2012, 02:16pm EDT
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National Cancer Institute feels the budget pinch

John Czajkowski, deputy director for management at the National Cancer Institute, is this week's guest on Agency of the Month.

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 05:22am EDT
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OSC, HHS's Sebelius at odds over Hatch Act violation

The Office of Special Counsel found the HHS Secretary's remarks in February at a gala violated the law prohibiting federal employees from engaging in partisan actions. Kathleen Sebelius contends she didn't break the law.

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 07:52pm EDT

NIH's GWAC leader moves to new agencywide job

Mary Armstead has been tapped to be the new acting associate director of the Office of Acquisition and Management for the National Institutes of Health. She is currently the director of NIH's Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center.

Tuesday - 09/11/2012, 05:58am EDT
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