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Order calls for interagency cooperation on veterans' mental health

Executive order calls for vets in emotional distress to be seen by a professional within 24 hours. It also enlists HHS, Education, DoD and VA in interagency partnerships to find treatments for traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress.

Tags: VA , DoD , education , mental health , executive order , Barack Obama , Veterans of Foreign Wars , John Hamilton , American Legion , Brian Bertges , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 05:33am EDT
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The BlueButton Initiative: What is it and how does it work?

Damon Davis, special assistant at HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, talks about how the BlueButton Initiative is improving healthcare IT at his agency.
August 21, 2012

Tags: technology , Healthcare IT , Blue Button initiative , electronic health records , Damon Davis , HHS Office of Health Information Technology , records management , information sharing , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 10:56pm EDT
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Medicare fraud busters unveil command center

Tags: Medicare , oversight , anti-fraud

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 12:26pm EDT

GAO: Special hiring authority not a free pass

A Government Accountability Office report found the Department of Health and Human Services and the Environmental Protection Agency need to do a better job managing their employees under Title 42.

Tags: GAO , EPA , NIH , CDC , FDA , Frances Collins , hiring , ethics , oversight , Esther Carey

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 06:11am EDT

7 agencies make progress on implementing 'cloud first,' GAO says

The Government Accountability Office assessed the performance of seven federal agencies in migrating some of their services to the cloud as required by the Office of Management and Budget. Five of the seven agencies succeeded in meeting OMB's requirements and the other two are expected to be compliant by year's end.

Tags: Cloud First , OMB , GAO , GSA , DHS , Treasury , USDA , SBA , technology , information technology , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Friday - 07/13/2012, 06:42am EDT

GAO: Feds lose $80M looking for Medicaid fraud

Private contractors received $102 million to review Medicaid fraud data, yet had only found about $20 million in overpayments since 2008, according to a new report by the federal government.

Tags: GAO , Ann Maxwell , Medicaid , Tom Carper , Scott Brown , Federal Drive

Friday - 06/15/2012, 11:34am EDT
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Sivak named new CTO at Health and Human Services

Health and Human Services has named entrepreneur Bryan Sivak as its chief technology officer. He replaces Todd Park, who moved on to the White House.

Tags: Bryan Sivak , Todd Park , Kathleen Sebelius , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Federal Drive ,

Friday - 06/15/2012, 09:32am EDT

GAO: Feds lose $80M looking for Medicaid fraud

Private contractors received $102 million to review Medicaid fraud data, yet had only found about $20 million in overpayments since 2008, according to a new report by the federal government.

Tags: Ann Maxwell , GAO , Medicaid , Tom Carper , Scott Brown

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 07:28pm EDT

Sammies finalists helping to prevent medical errors

Heidi King of the Defense Department and Dr. James Battles at the Agency for Health care Research and Quality, has revolutionized the way the medical personnel behave in hospitals.

Tags: Heidi King , James Battles , DoD , Service to America Medals , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 09:04am EDT
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NIH's GWAC adjusts to new procurement rules to cut waste, increase competition

The National Institutes of Health has more than a decade of experience under its belt administering a governmentwide acquisition contract (GWAC).

Tags: Mary Armstead , NIH , contracting , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , acquisition , GWAC , technology , workforce , Federal Drive

Monday - 06/11/2012, 12:07pm EDT
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