Erin Lavik has taken over as chief technology officer (CTO) and deputy director in the Division of Cancer Prevention at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), according to her LinkedIn profile.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights warned hospitals and telehealth providers of potential privacy and security risks embedded in their websites and applications.
Angry@Arthritis, the recently launched nonprofit that is seeking cures for OsteoArthritis (OA), in partnership with the Arthritis Foundation kicked off its first “Shark Tank” session on Capitol Hill today to present the science behind the promising cures in the pipeline, and issued a call for more Federal government action to find cures more quickly.
From the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health officials understood that using data to gather insights from otherwise inert information across the entire health ecosystem would improve public health outcomes, but raising the value of that data requires a lot of work, according to several public health officials.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is harnessing new technology that accelerates the time it takes clinicians to screen and diagnose veterans’ health problems, agency officials said on Jan. 18 at the AFCEA Bethesda Health IT Summit.
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.
Widespread use of telehealth services proved their worth during the COVID-19 pandemic, and health experts and lawmakers are considering implementing telehealth provisions on a more permanent basis as they look beyond the pandemic, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., said during a Dec. 14 Axios webinar.
Amy Gilliland, president of General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), said today that the increasing acceptance and use of cutting-edge information technology is poised to help alleviate healthcare infrastructure weaknesses exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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.
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) cost and schedule estimates for fully deploying its latest-generation electronic health record system (EHRM) are unreliable and could have the impact of depriving agency leadership of the right information upon which to base deployment decisions, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
A key House lawmaker is continuing to press the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for transparency amid reports of possible service changes and ongoing performance issues with the agency’s new electronic health records (EHR) system.
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).
A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), found that water surveillance technology has allowed public health officials to detect community-level disease outbreaks and even identify COVID-19 outbreaks one to two weeks sooner than clinical testing. However, GAO found a lack of national coordination and standardized methods leads to challenges with wider adoption of the tech.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a new report the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) should assess the effect of the increased use of telehealth services on beneficiaries’ quality of care, and plot next steps based on that analysis.
When it comes to making improvements in the Federal health IT space, CIOs from agencies in healthcare, public health, and research are emphasizing the importance of synergy and cooperation among themselves and other stakeholders involved in individual missions and shared priorities. During Government CIO’s Health IT event today, La’Tanya Burton, CIO for the National Institute […]
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a trio of reports today that found continued deficiencies with the VA’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) transition that has led to patient care issues in multiple areas.
The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) announced a July 31, 2022, deadline for Round 2 COVID-19 Telehealth Program (COVID-19 Program) funding recipients to purchase eligible devices and implement eligible services.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is looking to modernize physician training with a new virtual reality technology that can be brought to scale and utilized as a “one size fits all” solution through a request for information (RFI).
Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., introduced legislation this week that aims to modernize health privacy laws and regulations to take into account the impact of emerging technologies used to provide healthcare.
Partnerships play a big role in driving health IT innovation, and experts from the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Military Health System (MHS) advise government organizations to leverage industry partnerships for innovative ideas and opportunities.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report this week urging the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to address data management challenges with its Electronic Health Records Modernization (EHRM) program, which has come under fire in recent months from Congress over a troubled roll-out and inaccurate cost estimates.
A bipartisan, bicameral group of 45 lawmakers led by Sens. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., is calling on congressional leadership to extend Medicare coverage of telehealth services in February.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved an additional 100 funding applications totaling $47.8 million in the second round of its COVID-19 Telehealth Program.
The Department of Defense (DoD) has successfully deployed its Military Health System (MHS) GENESIS electronic health record (EHR) system to facilities in the San Antonio, Texas area.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a request for information (RFI) in the Federal Register today seeking examples of digital health technologies that could be used to strengthen “community health, individual wellness, and health equity.”
RegScale, a Tysons Corner, Va.-based provider of compliance automation technologies for highly regulated government and business organizations, officially launched operations on November 30 with $1.5 million of new funding.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released a detailed schedule for its Electronic Health Records Modernization (EHRM) program deployment plans, with revised plans to deploy the EHRM program at a second location in Columbus, Ohio, on March 5, 2022.