By David Harlow – Recently, a federal court found the administration’s 340B program rates to be fatally flawed; the HHS Secretary “patently violated” the governing law.
Through the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program, ONC is seeking a Health Scientist specializing in informatics to work in the ONC Immediate Office, Chief Scientist Division (CSD).
This month, the Department of Health and Human Services will launch its Compliance Review Program, an audit to ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act rules for electronic healthcare transactions.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced it is extending the public comment period by 30 days for two proposed regulations aimed at promoting the interoperability of health IT and enabling patients to electronically access their health information.
By Ed Simcox – The 21st Century Cures Act emphasizes that citizens need access to their healthcare data to empower them to make better decisions about their health and healthcare. The proposed rules recently published by CMS and the ONC lay out clear steps to realize this.
By Janet Vogel – The recently-opened Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) has been buzzing with the sound of industry collaboration and coordination. HC3 will host tours, and brief stakeholder organizations to share capabilities and services.
By William A. Hyman – In the continued theme of easing burdens previously created, HHS now wants to know, via a Request for Information, how HIPAA rules “may impede the transformation to value-based health care” or “limit or discourage coordinated care among individuals and…
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a draft strategy designed to help reduce administrative and regulatory burden on clinicians caused by the use of health information technology such as electronic health records.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration announced $293 million in awards to primary health care clinicians and students through the National Health Service Corps and Nurse Corps programs.
The Coming and Goings at HHS since the resignation of Secretary Price less than one year ago. From Price to Killoran, there is a lot in between.
Talent Tuesday – Position in the Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Office of the Administrator developing requirements and content for health-related information technology with an initial focus on improving innovation and interoperability.
By Art Gross – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights is planning to issue an advance notice of proposed rulemaking this November that could be a major game changer for HIPAA breach settlements.
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