Tick-Borne Disease Working Group Calls for More Resources for Research, Prevention, Diagnostics and Treatment

15. November 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The Tick-Borne Disease Working Group, a federal advisory committee established by Congress in the 21st Century Cures Act, issued its first report today. The report recommends a multi-pronged response to address these diseases that affect more than 300,000 Americans each year. Top recommendations included increases in federal resources to meet urgent research and patient care ...

HHS Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency in California due to Wildfires

14. November 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar today declared a public health emergency in California due to wildfires. The declaration follows President Trump’s emergency declaration for the state and gives the HHS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services beneficiaries and their healthcare providers and suppliers greater flexibility in meeting emergency health needs created by ...