HHS Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergencies in North Carolina and South Carolina Due to Hurricane Florence

12. September 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
HHS Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergencies in North Carolina and South Carolina Due to Hurricane Florence
Following the lead of President Trump’s emergency declarations for North Carolina and South Carolina, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar today declared public health emergencies in the two states as Hurricane Florence continues its track toward the eastern seaboard. The declarations give HHS’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) beneficiaries and their ...

HHS Awards $21 Million to Support Health Center Participation in NIH’s All of Us Research Program

12. September 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded $21 million to 46 community health centers to support their participation in the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) All of Us Research Program. All of Us is a national effort to gather data from one million or more U.S. ...

Mercy commercializes cloud-based PACS for mid-sized hospitals

11. September 2018 Health 0
Mercy Technology Services, the IT division of the sprawling St. Louis-based health system, has developed a new cloud-based imaging platform and is commercializing it for other hospitals to deploy. The picture archiving communication system comprises best-of-breed enterprise viewer, vendor neutral archive, workflow orchestrator, speech recognition and reporting, according to Mercy, bundled as a secure software-as-a-service ...