Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

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VA, DoD Owe EHR Plan To Congress By End Of January

Dan Bowman | FierceEMR | December 13, 2013

Funding legislation agreed to by the House and Senate this week mandates that the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense present a plan for building either an interoperable or single electronic health record by the end of January. Read More »

VA, DoD To Expand Health Information Exchanges

Nicole Blake Johnson | Federal Times | August 29, 2012

The Veterans Affairs and Defense departments are ready to expand 13 pilot programs and offer veterans’ health information exchanges nationwide. Read More »

VA, HHS Continue to Invest Heavily in Health IT and Telecommunications Services

Phil Goldstein | FedTech | July 11, 2016

Despite across-the-board federal budget cuts in recent years, the departments of Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs have continued to invest in new health IT and technology services, according to a recent report from Big Data and analytics firm Govini. Further, the report found that the fiscal year 2017 budget outlook for the two health-focused agencies is strong, with the VA and HSS expected to make technology investments geared toward systems modernization, networks and cybersecurity infrastructure...

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VA, HHS Team Up On Telehealth

Mike Miliard | Government Health IT | September 13, 2012

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki have announced a joint effort to expand care delivery to veterans living in rural areas. Read More »

Verizon Will Be Part Of The Healthcare.gov 'Tech Surge'

Arit John | The Atlantic Wire | October 22, 2013

Verizon will be part of the Healthcare.gov "tech surge" that President Obama explained on Monday. The company's Enterprise Solutions division has been brought in to improve the site's performance, an anonymous source told USA Today. Read More »

Veterans In Rural Areas To Get Expanded Access To Health Care

Press Release | Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) | September 12, 2012

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Eric K. Shinseki today announced a joint effort to expand health care delivery to veterans living in rural areas. Read More »

Wall Street Journal: "ObamaCare’s Electronic-Records Debacle"

This Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Op-Ed could have been entitled "President Sucker: Led Down the Garden Path by The Healthcare IT Industry." It is entitled "ObamaCare’s Electronic-Records Debacle", as below.  First, though: On Feb. 18, 2009 the WSJ published the following Letter to the Editor authored by me...I have a different view on who is deceiving whom. In fact, it is the government that has been deceived by the HIT industry and its pundits. Stated directly, the administration is deluded about the true difficulty of making large-scale health IT work. The beneficiaries will largely be the IT industry and IT management consultants.

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Watchdog Finds More Than $1T In Misreported Federal Spending

Camille Tuutti | FCW | February 6, 2013

The Department of Health and Human Services tops the list of the agencies most delinquent in reporting spending on USASpending.gov, with nearly $800 billion in unreported funds, according to a watchdog group. Read More »

Ways To Put The Patient First When Collecting Health Data

Andy Oram | O'Reilly Strata | June 10, 2013

The timing was superb for last week’s Health Privacy Summit, held on June 5 and 6 in Washington, DC. First, it immediately followed the 2000-strong Health Data Forum (Health Datapalooza), where concern for patients rights came up repeatedly. Read More »

We the People: Petitioning President Obama to End Software Patents

Dennis Crouch and Jason Rantanen | Patent LYO | November 2, 2011

The White House's “we the people project” implements a system for petitioning the Administration. Any petition that receives 25,000 or more signatures within 30–days of being posted will be reviewed and given an “official response.” (Prior to October, the threshold was 5,000 signatures). Read More »

West Virginia Medical Practice Partners With ZH Healthcare To Meet HHS Deadlines For Electronic Medical Records

Press Release | ZH Healthcare | June 4, 2013

The Khoury Surgical Group achieves deadlines mandated by HHS and prepares for meeting Stage 2 Meaningful use with ZH Healthcare. Read More »

What’s In Store For Health IT In 2014?

Brian Ahier | HL7 Standards | January 23, 2014

2013 was a good year for health IT and has laid the foundation for 2014 to be the biggest year ever for the industry. Read More »

What’s Next in Federal Healthcare Policy? Two Industry Observers Offer Predictions

Mark Hagland | Healthcare Informatics | March 14, 2017

On Monday, March 13, Healthcare Informatics Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland interviewed two healthcare industry observers regarding current developments in federal healthcare policy. Hagland interviewed Jeremy Miller and Miranda Franco just hours before the news broke of the “scoring” of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the healthcare legislation introduced by Republican leaders of the House of Representatives on March 6, to replace elements of the health insurance provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), passed by Congress and signed into law in March2010 by President Barack Obama...

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White House announces HealthCare.gov met repair goals

Kelly Kennedy | USA Today | December 1, 2013

The White House announced Sunday it has met its goal to make the Healthcare.gov website operate smoothly for most users by Nov. 30, 2013. Read More »

White House Marks Digital Gov Strategy’s First Milestones

David Hubler | GCN | August 24, 2012

Federal agencies are making “great strides” toward meeting President Barack Obama’s May 23 directive, “Building a 21st Century Digital Government” during the next year, Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel said in marking the first quarterly anniversary of the initiative. Read More »