Tag: Department of Health and Human Services


HHS cybersecurity guidance ramps up pressure to protect data

January 7, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

New cybersecurity best practices from the Department of Health and Human Services are more than helpful suggestions for provider organizations—they set security practices that are likely to become the de facto standard industry wide. The new guidance, available here, should […]

EHR & EMR, Regulatory

HHS awards $125M to bolster the use of IT by health centers

August 17, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $125 million in quality improvement grants throughout the country. The agency says the funds will be used to upgrade the health information technology at 1,352 health centers in all 50 states, […]


OIG: Maryland did not adequately secure Medicaid system, data

August 15, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The state of Maryland has not adequately secured its Medicaid Management Information System in accordance with federal requirements and guidance, potentially putting sensitive data and its operations at risk. That’s the finding of an audit by the Department of Health […]


HHS takes steps to hire senior cyber advisor

November 2, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Health and Human Services is making progress in efforts to hire a senior advisor for cyber security, with hopes to have the position filled by early next year. The agency wants to fill the position to give […]


HRSA seeks tech to aid remote monitoring of pregnant women

September 27, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

The Health Resources and Services Administration is offering $375,000 in prizes to innovators who develop low-cost technologies to improve prenatal care in remote and medically underserved regions. HRSA, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, is seeking proposals […]


Attacking Societal Problems Key to Improving Health, Say Experts

June 28, 2017

Via: MedPageToday

Much of the recent increase in deaths from substance abuse and suicide can be traced back to social problems such as unemployment, former Department of Health and Human Services official Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, said Tuesday at a briefing on […]


Trump’s budget: 5 healthcare winners and 8 losers

March 20, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Under the President’s budget proposal released Thursday, the Department of Health and Human Services would receive a 17.9 percent decrease in funding. It’s one of the largest departments in the government and slashing the budget is the lowest funding for […]


$81 Million in Zika Funding: Winners and Losers

August 15, 2016

Via: Forbes

With Congress still deadlocked over President Obama’s request of $1.9 billion new funds towards Zika prevention and control, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia M. Burwell announced plans to shift $81 million from other HHS budgets to […]


Patient Advocates Commend HHS’ New HIPAA Guidance on Patients’ Rights to Their Health Data

January 11, 2016

Via: Hitconsultant

The GetMyHealthData Campaign is commending the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for offering new guidance on patients’ rights to access their health records under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule. Launched in July […]


HHS Recognizes Winners for Healthcare Innovation

June 30, 2015

Via: Healthcare Informatics

  Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced the seven winners of the 2015 HHS Innovates Awards, a program designed to reward creative solutions developed by HHS employees in response to some of the […]