Last Thursday in a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the FY2016 budget request from the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS), Sen. Alexander asked HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell if she would commit to working to fix the problems with the electronic health record (EHR) system: Sen. Alexander “Doctors don’t like their electronic medical record... Read More
April is National Stress Awareness month, when the U.S Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) urges Americans to refresh and recharge their bodies and minds for a healthier lifestyle. The HHS website suggests a number of simpleShow More Summary
Bryan Sivak,chief technology officer (CTO) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is stepping down from his post at the end of April. A 2015 Fed 100 honoree, Sivak is notably known for roles in the development of a “Buyer’s Club” to share institutional wisdom on procurement, and the ongoing administration of the Entrepreneurs... Read More
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has awarded $12 million to Durham, NC-based BioCryst Pharmaceuticals for experimental Ebola drug development. Show More Summary
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) leadership participated in today's launch of the new Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (HCPLAN) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) at an event featuring President Obama and HHS Secretary Burwell.
Major Hispanic news outlets failed to cover a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) which found that 4.2 million Hispanic Americans have gained health insurance coverage since the Affordable Care Act provisions...Show More Summary
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report [PDF 5KB] this week showing that 16.4 million uninsured people have gained health coverage since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) almost 5 years ago—a historic reduction in the uninsured. Some key findings: 14.1 million uninsured people gained coverage between Oct. 2013 and March...
This is overreaching government bureaucracy at its “finest” with bureaucrats from the Department of Agriculture and Health and Human Services (HHS) coming to talk about healthier foods in schools. Hat tip to the Washington Examiner for the find.
US Democratic Senators said in a letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell that the US Department of Health and Human Services should create a special insurance enrollment period for pregnant women.
Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger A draft set of new dietary guidelines released yesterday by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) was backed by a 571-page scientific report from...Show More Summary
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee submitted their recommendations to the Health and Human Services Secretary Burwell and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack. The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and USDA will...Show More Summary
U.S. consumers who are already in the process of enrolling in the federal health insurance marketplace will have until Feb. 22 to complete their application, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said on Wednesday. Fewer...Show More Summary
Every five years, the United States Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) get together to revise their recommendations about what Americans should eat. These guidelines influence doctors' health advice, food labels, the ever evolving food pyramid-turned-plate, and what goes into school lunches. Show More Summary
Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced an ambitious goal to have 85 percent of payments made to doctors linked to clinical quality measures within the next two years. HHS believes that incentives should be weighted almost entirely toward quality of care instead of volume of care. I guess if you’re a […]
Republican politicians shouldn’t promote debunked ideas that vaccines are harmful to children, George W. Bush’s former health and human services secretary said Tuesday.
President Obama’s proposed budget released today would combine USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other agencies’ efforts into a single agency under Health and Human Services (HHS).Show More Summary
President Obama’s budget is seeking $83.8 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Health and Human Services for a broad range of efforts, from ongoing support of the health-care law to speeding development of medical innovations to safeguarding the nation’s food supply. The budget includes $4.9 billion for the Food and Drug Administration — a nine percent […]
Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) convened a listening session on the important issue of access to curative treatment for hepatitis C virus infection. While the advent of more effective, second-generationShow More Summary
Link: Modern Healthcare The Affordable Care Act (ACA) authorized the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to enter into agreements with Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) on a shared savings basis with the goals of improved health outcomes and efficiency. Show More Summary
NEBRASKA – Timothy DeFoggi, the former acting director of cyber security at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for child pornography charges. Last year we reported on 56-year-old...Show More Summary