Kathleen Sebelius

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MGMA Calls For A Delay Of MU Penalties

Bernie Monegain | Government Health IT | August 22, 2013

Citing concern about vendor readiness and that "significant investments" in EHR technology could go for naught, MGMA leadership is calling on HHS for an indefinite moratorium on meaningful use penalties for physicians who have completed Stage 1 meaningful use requirements. Read More »

MGMA Urges Hold On Meaningful Use Penalties

Matthew Smith | Health Directions | August 26, 2013

Citing concern about vendor readiness and that "significant investments" in EHR technology could go for naught, MGMA leadership is calling on HHS for an indefinite moratorium on meaningful use penalties for physicians who have completed Stage 1 meaningful use requirements. Read More »

mHealth Regulatory Coalition Urges FDA To Release Final Apps Guidance

Greg Slabodkin | FierceMobileHealthcare | June 21, 2013

The mHealth Regulatory Coalition (MRC) on June 21 sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urging HHS, through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to publish the final guidance on mobile medical applications (MMA) "as soon as reasonably possible." Read More »

Microsoft Veteran Assumes HealthCare.gov Helm

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | December 17, 2013

HealthCare.gov has a new czar to replace fix-it guy Jeff Zients: Microsoft veteran Kurt DelBene. As Zients leaves to lead President Obama’s economic council, DelBene will take over management of the federal insurance marketplace Wednesday December 18, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced in a blog post. Read More »

New US Digital Service Looks to Avoid IT Catastrophes

Alex Howard | TechPresident | August 13, 2014

The second initiative went live on Monday, when the White House formally launched a United States Digital Service (USDS) and published an open source Digital Services Playbook and a “TechFAR,” a part of the guide that “highlights the flexibilities in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) that can help agencies implement ‘plays’ from the Digital Services Playbook.” Read More »

No, Madam Secretary, Prices On Healthcare.gov Are Not A “Hypothetical Situation”

Gregory Ferenstein | TechCrunch | October 30, 2013

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, wins the award today for most creative political spin. During a congressional grilling about the failings of the federal e-commerce website, Healthcare.gov, the secretary now claims that insurance prices are merely “hypothetical situations.” Read More »

Obamacare, Open Data Could Drive Health IT Innovation

Brian T. Horowitz | eWeek | May 29, 2013

Government regulations and open data initiatives inspire investment in platforms that support accountable care organizations. Read More »

ONC Chief Farzad Mostashari To Step Down

Alex Kane Rudansky | InformationWeek | August 7, 2013

Farzad Mostashari, the national coordinator for health IT at Health and Human Services [HHS], will step down from his position this fall Read More »

Open Health Round-Up For 2014: Notable Articles, Reports, And Events

Even the hidebound field of health care can undergo a lot of change over the course of one year. Key health IT trends that I saw throughout 2014 are summarized in another article. Here I'll list some of the most notable articles and reports related to open source, standards, and transparency in health. Read More »

Open-Source Everything: The Moral of the Healthcare.gov Debacle

Paul Ford | Business Week | October 16, 2013

The U.S. federal government, led by the executive branch, should make all taxpayer-funded software development open-sourced by default. In the short run, this would help to prevent the recurrence of problems like those that plague healthcare.gov. Longer term, it will lead to better, more secure software and could allow the government to deliver a range of services more effectively. And it would enrich democracy to boot. Read More »

Providers Welcome Meaningful Use Relief

Bernie Monegain | Healthcare It News | February 28, 2014

There will be no delay for ICD-10 conversion. But when CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced Thursday at HIMSS14 that CMS would be flexible on hardship exemptions for meaningful use requirements, it provided some of the relief healthcare providers – and the professional organizations that represent them – have been seeking...

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Public Sentiment On HealthCare.gov Takes A Nosedive

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | October 18, 2013

The public’s impression of HealthCare.gov, the Obama administration’s online health insurance marketplace, remains deeply negative two weeks after its troubled launch, according to an analysis of Twitter sentiment. Read More »

Report From Health Datapalooza IV

Datapalooza IV was all about collaboration, open solutions, and innovation.  Remember this magical formula:  Collaboration + Open Solutions = Innovation Read More »

Researchers Find A Way To Hack Spanish Language HealthCare.gov

Aliya Sternstein | Nextgov | October 30, 2013

Until fixed on Wednesday afternoon, a security flaw in CuidadoDeSalud.gov -- the Spanish language version of HealthCare.gov -- could have allowed hackers to steal personal information from enrollees as they typed, according to three independent software developers. The Health and Human Services Department repaired the software error after Nextgov inquired about the defect early Wednesday. Read More »

Sebelius, Park Should Show More Proof Of Health Datapalooza Claims

Brand Niemann | AOL Government | June 22, 2012

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and US Chief Technology Officer Todd Park co-authored a White House blog this week about the high-points of the recent Health Datapalooza, touting a number of accomplishments...However, looking more deeply into some of the high points mentioned in the blog, one discovers not everything is as self-evident or available to data users as it might appear... Read More »