Health

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has provided new guidance to Federal and state government agencies to make sure they can send Medicaid enrollment calls and send text messages without violating robocall and robotext prohibitions.

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healthcare cyber-min

The newly established Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), which is housed within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has named Kevin Duvall as its acting chief information officer (CIO) and chief technology officer (CTO).

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has failed in recent years to follow existing acquisition policies and procedures when it comes to managing the agency’s information technology contracts, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) internal watchdog said.

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To better understand what causes a pandemic, researchers will often alter pathogens that already have pandemic potential. However, a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) should improve its oversight process for such high-risk research activities. 

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Federal health-sector cybersecurity leaders from components across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said that when it comes to implementing zero trust security mandates – such as Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memo M-22-09 – agencies can’t treat the task as just “checking another box.”

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The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) plans to release updated cybersecurity guidance for the healthcare industry along with an agency-wide data strategy in the upcoming weeks, according to Karl Mathias, chief information officer (CIO) at HHS.

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health

In pursuit of their primary mission, innovators at Federal agencies must seek new ways to leverage technology. And in a post-COVID world, public health IT experts are assessing how technology can augment human workers when healthcare workers are in short supply.

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health

A top Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) official in charge of preparedness and response said today that the agency is interested in the development of automated patient reporting technologies to boost the government’s ability to improve diagnosis and treatment.

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CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking input to improve the overall preventive benefit of the nation’s COVID-19 and influenza vaccination programs – as well as pandemic preparedness – by utilizing electronic health records to provide “near real-time, highly accurate” data.

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Health and Human Services HHS

The Health and Human Services Department’s (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is seeking recommendations and solutions to replace its legacy Program Information Management System (PIMS) with a new and modernized system to manage and track OCR activities and become the organization’s system of record.

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has created a new website that aims at helping keep track of Covid-19 data from at-home tests.

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Sen. Mark Warner

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., is calling on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to improve its collaboration with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to better protect the health care sector from cyberattacks – and designate a senior leader to lead the agency’s cyber efforts.

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Equity in healthcare services is a big problem plaguing many minority and immigrant groups in the United States, but one with the potential for technology-driven cures, a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) official said on Nov. 3 at GDIT’s Emerge Health 2022 event.

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health

Experts in data science and health shared expectations on Nov. 1 for the newly established Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (or ARPA-H), including that it should incorporate social determinants of health into its research and think about a reusable data structure.

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The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) component has not comprehensively assessed the quality of care patients have received through telehealth services, and lacks some key data on telehealth services delivered in patients’ homes or via phone, according to a recent report published by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).  

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NIH

President Biden intends to appoint Dr. Renee Wegrzyn as inaugural director of the newly established Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), which is housed within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has promoted Nick Lewis to serve as the agency’s new chief information security officer (CISO).

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healthcare cyber-min

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine; and Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., are asking Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra for a briefing on what HHS is doing to help share cyber threat data with members of the healthcare and public health (HPH) sector – particularly in light of ramped-up ransomware attacks against the sector in recent years.

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Health Data

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), has awarded almost $90 million to nearly 1,400 community health centers across the county to improve their data collection and reporting efforts.

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Health and Human Services HHS

Managing the ever-increasing growth of personal identifiable information (PII) at large organizations and government agencies continues to post difficult challenges, private sector and government officials said this week.

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The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) a $65 million cloud and data integration contract to support the agency’s Integrated Data Repository (IDR).

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a new report that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) needs to improve its communications around data breach reporting in order to enhance health care delivery.

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Health and Human Services HHS

Fifteen years after Congress approved legislation requiring the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop a public health situational awareness network to facilitate information sharing about public health threats, the agency has made little progress toward making that project a reality.

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the official launch of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (or ARPA-H), which will sit within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as an independent entity.

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As Federal agencies are looking to modernize and undergo enterprise-wide digital transformations, leaders at the Army’s Enterprise Cloud Management Office and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are pointing to changing organizational culture and “having the right conversation” first.

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CDC
CDC

In a new report to Congress, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is suggesting that lawmakers and several Federal agencies consider and take action on new recommendations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including steps that address better data collection, keep better track of improper payment data, and shed more light on IT modernization steps at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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