Category Archives: HHS

10 Recommendations for Patient Safety in Health IT

by Sabrina Rodak, Becker’s Hospital Review The Institute of Medicine, which cited a need for greater oversight of health IT by public and private sectors, has made 10 recommendations for patient safety in health IT. IOM’s report, “Patient Safety and Health … Continue reading

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HHS Allot $137 Million for Public Health Surveillance & Health IT

By Bernie Monegaine, HealthcareITNews.com WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday awarded $137 million to nearly every state to strengthen prevention efforts and to improve public health. Many of the awards include a health IT component, … Continue reading

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HHS Rural Health IT Task Force Focus Health IT for Rural Hospitals

By Bernie Monegain, HealthcareITNews.com WASHINGTON – The Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture have signed a memorandum of understanding linking rural hospitals and clinicians to capital loan programs to help them purchase software and hardware needed to implement … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Offers New Ways to Improve Care, Lower Cost for Medicaid

July 8, 2011   US Department of Health & Human Services Initiatives focus on people receiving Medicare and Medicaid benefits The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced three new initiatives to help states improve the quality … Continue reading

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ONC and HHS Introduce 12 Initiatives to Spur Health IT Innovations

Becker’s Hospital Review  By Jaimie Ohl  6/8/11 The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Department of Health and Human Services has launched the new Investing in Innovations Initiative, or 12 Initiative, which is designed to spur innovations … Continue reading

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Privacy Rules Proposed by HHS: Patient’s Request Access Report of EMR Records

Reuters   5/31/2011 Patients could obtain a list of everyone who has accessed their electronic medical record under a rule proposed on Tuesday by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Healthcare providers must currently keep track of everyone … Continue reading

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HHS to Reduce Premiums, Easier for Pre-Existing Conditions

hhs.gov The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced new steps to reduce premiums and make it easier for Americans to enroll in the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan. Premiums for the Federally-administered Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) … Continue reading

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