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June 30, 2017  1:31 PM

HHS to award $195 million for health IT use in opioid treatment

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
Health IT, hhs

The Department of Health and Human Services will award $195 million to community health centers to expand substance abuse and mental health services that focus on awareness, prevention and opioid treatment in the U.S. The award will help health centers leverage health IT and training to support the...

May 24, 2017  10:23 AM

HHS announces launch of new cybersecurity center

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
CMS, cybersecurity, hhs

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will soon launch a healthcare focused cybersecurity center, according to a


January 25, 2017  1:34 PM

Under pressure, ONC still making noise

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
FHIR, hhs, HIMSS, HL7, ONC

With its leadership and programs in flux because of uncertainty accompanying the new administration, ONC has produced a flurry of activity lately punctuated by a slate of sessions scheduled for HIMSS 2017 in Orlando coming up Feb. 19. But even as remaining


October 6, 2016  2:02 PM

HHS awards funding for cybersecurity threat information sharing

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
cybersecurity, hhs, Information sharing, ONC

The Department of Health and Human Services awarded funding to a Florida-based healthcare data sharing center to build a more effective system of information sharing about cyberthreats. The Office of the National Coordinator for...

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September 16, 2016  3:57 PM

HHS awards over $87 million to encourage adoption of health IT

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
Health IT, hhs, Meaningful use

The Department of Health and Human Services is awarding over $87 million in funding to more than 1,300 health centers in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, to support health IT enhancements. Ultimately, the purpose of this funding is...


September 7, 2016  12:35 PM

To delay MACRA or not is the question

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
CMS, hhs, MIPS

Eight high-ranking congressmen are calling on federal healthcare officials to consider "flexibilities" in administering the new MACRA healthcare law, particularly as it applies...


July 13, 2016  11:34 AM

HHS releases guidance on ransomware attacks

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
hhs, Ransomware

Maybe your healthcare organization has experienced a ransomware attack recently. Well, you certainly are not alone. Ransomware attackers have mounted 4,000 daily attacks against healthcare...


January 12, 2016  11:22 AM

OCR issues reminder about patient health information access under HIPAA

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
hhs, HIPAA, HIPAA business associate, OCR, PHI

The U.S Department of Health and Human Services is trying to change the perception of what HIPAA does for patients. HIPAA is commonly thought of as a rule that requires health organizations to secure patients'


December 1, 2015  11:30 AM

Hospital fined $850,000 for ePHI breach

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
hhs, HIPAA, HIPAA data breach, OCR, OIG, PHI

A stolen laptop can be worth more than $800,000. At least that was the case with a laptop taken from Lahey Clinic Hospital, Inc. in 2011. The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently ruled that Lahey -- based in Burlington, Mass. -- must


March 11, 2015  4:15 PM

HHS unveils “Next Generation ACO Model”

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
ACA, ACO, hhs

One of the more interesting but lesser known offspring of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the accountable care organization (ACO), appears to be holding strong as a model of how healthcare will be delivered in the future. ACOs have depended heavily, perhaps more than any other form of healthcare...


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