Tag 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 Propose Framework to Assist States in Building Affordable Insurance Exchanges

US Department of Health & Human Services   Immediate Release  July 11, 2011 Proposed rules offer states flexibility, choices, competition and clout for consumers and small businesses Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed a framework … Continue reading

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HHS Urges Medicare Patients to Make Use of Free ‘Health Care Reform’ Benefits

By Daniel J. DeNoon, WebMD Health News June 20, 2011 — Only one in six Medicare beneficiaries have so far received any of the preventive care services now free to them due to health care reform. To save lives — and money … 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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HHS Review of Regulations: Impact on Hospitals and Telemedicine

Nurse.com The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a review of regulations in response to a request from President Obama for all federal government agencies to streamline regulatory procedures. Among various initiatives for review are several that could … Continue reading

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