The Department of Health and Human Services should re-assess the effectiveness of its efforts to increase patient access to electronic health records, according to a recently released Government Accountability Office report.






The Department of Health and Human Services recently became the first agency to release an information technology strategic plan since the enactment of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA). The plan assesses where the department stands with its use and management of IT and outlines how it will improve by 2020. HHS spends […]

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology recently released the 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA).






The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on Dec. 13 hosted a live demonstration of patient applications that import data from health IT vendors. These apps give patients access to a consolidated list of their medications from a variety of sources.






President-elect Donald Trump this month announced his intent to nominate Chairman of the House Budget Committee Tom Price, R-Ga., as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and Seema Verma as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.






Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) announced it is helping develop new genetic sequencing platforms to help curb the spread of influenza and antibiotic-resistant infections.






Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT gave $1.5 million to seven recipients of two Cooperative Agreement programs–the High Impact Pilot and Standards Exploration Award–to improve patient information sharing.






Since 2003, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has settled HIPAA violations to the tune of $36 million, with the two most recent settlements coming from Oregon Health & Science University and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. HIPAA protections are granted by three separate, yet related, rules. The first one, the HIPAA Privacy Rule, […]

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