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Brian Sivak, Department of Health and Human Services

One of the most frustrating things federal employees face is red tape. The bureaucracy can deter workers from trying new things that might fail. The Health and Human Services Department's IDEA Lab seeks to break down the red tape and silos. HHS Chief Technology Officer Brian Sivak oversees the lab. He told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp how the lab helps the agency meet its mission.

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 09:53am EDT
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New 'face,' but some old problems for 'Obamacare'

A new face for 'Obamacare' _ but same problems persist of making it work, dealing with GOP

Saturday - 04/12/2014, 03:56am EDT

Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, Government Executive Magazine

Sylvia Mathews Burwell is already on track to become the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) says he'll vote to confirm her and we've seen no reports of anyone who will oppose her nomination. Tom Shoop, editor in chief at Government Executive magazine, offers his take on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Friday - 04/11/2014, 06:26pm EDT
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: OMB not a farm team, Strategic sourcing on steroids

In this week's Reporter's Notebook column, Executive Editor Jason Miller ponders Sylvia Burwell's jump from OMB to HHS and GSA's pumped up approach to buying.

Friday - 04/11/2014, 04:50pm EDT

Burwell nominated to succeed Sebelius as HHS secretary

President Barack Obama has nominated Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the current head of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Sebelius' resignation comes just over a week after sign-ups closed for the first year of insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Friday - 04/11/2014, 01:00pm EDT

Cristina Boccuti, Senior Associate, Kaiser Family Foundation

Medicare made millionaires out of a small group of doctors in 2012. A politically-connected Florida ophthalmologist got nearly $21 million in reimbursements. The data comes from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. It released information on more than 880,000 health care providers, but the American Medical Association says the data dump will do more harm than good. Cristina Boccuti, senior associate on Medicare policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the database and how someone can use, or misuse, it.

Friday - 04/11/2014, 10:02am EDT
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Dr. Robert Tauxe, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The most common reason why a foodborne illness might send you to the hospital? A hairy little bacteria known as Salmonella. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has collected 40 years of data and, for the first time, published it online as an atlas. Dr. Robert Tauxe is the deputy director of CDC's Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases. He told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the web atlas.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 10:10am EDT
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Continuing the fight against infectious diseases

What are the strategic priorities of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases? What has been learned about emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases? What's on the horizon for the NIAID? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of NIAID.

Monday - 04/07/2014, 02:20am EDT

How the future of health care lies behind a Blue Button

The Blue Button Initiative started at VA as a way for veterans to more easily access their health care data. But, with the help of Presidential Innovation Fellows, the initiative is now enabling American people across the country to access their personal health records in a human-readable format. Federal News Radio examines the project's greatest successes and where it's headed next as part of our special report, Solving Our Nation's Toughest Challenges: The Presidential Innovation Fellows.

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 04:00am EDT

An expert's view on Healthcare IT

Brian Ahier, president of Advanced Health Information Exchange Resources, discusses the state of the healthcare IT system and how to use technology to improve it.
January 28, 2014

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 10:22pm EST
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Health care website passed recent security test

Concerns about health care website security easing as recent testing successfully completed

Friday - 01/17/2014, 04:40am EST

Digital health strategies in work boots

Ravee Kurian and David Blackburn from Sapient will discuss how federal agencies can implement digital strategies to improve outcomes and reduce costs.
January 14, 2014

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 09:02pm EST
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Feds won't renew HealthCare.gov contractor CGI

The Obama administration and lead website contractor CGI Federal said Friday they had mutually agreed to part ways on HealthCare.gov. CGI's current contract will not be renewed after February. Instead, the administration intends to hire Accenture, a major technology consulting company, to run the federal website serving 36 states.

Saturday - 01/11/2014, 05:40am EST

Obama proposes firearm background check changes

Obama proposes firearm background check changes aimed at those with mental health issues

Sunday - 01/05/2014, 01:20am EST

Health care sign-ups pick up but may not close gap

Crunch time: Health care sign-ups picked up in November but still far short as deadline nears

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 05:56pm EST

Year-end signups crucial test for health care site

New test for Obama website: consumers trying to sign up this month to avoid breaks in coverage

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 02:15pm EST

The past and future of healthcare interoperability

Former HHS Secretary Dr. Louis Sullivan will discuss the advances that have been made in healthcare interoperability with host John Gilroy.
November 26, 2013

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 09:47pm EST
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Federal IT officials shirk responsibility for HealthCare.gov problems

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee pressed federal Chief Information Officer Steve VanRoekel, federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, Department of Health and Human Services CIO Frank Baitman and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services deputy CIO Henry Chao to acknowledge the oversight failings, and for someone to declare they were in charge of the program.

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 03:42am EST
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White House considering options after Issa subpoenaes federal CTO Park

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is compelling federal CTO Todd Park show up Wednesday for a hearing before the Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the IT oversight problems of the HealthCare.gov website.

Monday - 11/11/2013, 12:47pm EST

Sebelius takes GOP criticism over "Obamacare"

Sebelius: health care website needed couple of hundred fixes when repair effort began

Saturday - 11/09/2013, 08:40am EST
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