HHS Announces Proposed Update to Title X Family Planning Grant Program

23. May 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is issuing a proposal to update the regulations governing the Title X family planning program, which focuses on serving low-income Americans. The proposed update to the regulations ensures compliance with statutory program integrity provisions governing the program and, in particular, the statutory prohibition on funding “programs ...

Secure API Server Showdown Winner Announced

18. May 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced the Stage 2 winner of the “Secure API Server Showdown” Challenge. Application programming interfaces (APIs) are technology that allow one software program to access the services provided by another software program. The 21st Century Cures Act ...

Trump Administration Releases Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs

12. May 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, the Trump Administration released “American Patients First,” the President’s blueprint to lower drug prices and reduce out-of-pocket costs.  Below is the blueprint’s introductory message from HHS Secretary Alex Azar: The United States is first in the world in biopharmaceutical investment and innovation. Combining our free market system and generous public investment made America home to ...

HHS partners to develop new treatment for seizures caused by nerve agents

28. April 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
A new treatment for seizures that cannot be stopped with current medicines will be developed under an agreement between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Proniras Corporation of Seattle, Washington. Uncontrollable seizures are a devastating result of exposure to nerve agents ...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the American Society of Nephrology to Launch Kidney Innovation Accelerator

27. April 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pleased to announce a partnership with the American Society of Nephrology to launch the Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX), KidneyX will engage a community of researchers, innovators, and investors to enable and accelerate the commercialization of therapies to benefit people with and at risk for kidney ...

Secretary Azar, Surgeon General Adams Praise Private Sector Support for Naloxone Advisory

26. April 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Following the early April release of the Surgeon General’s Advisory on Naloxone and Opioid Overdose, which recommended that opioid treatment providers prescribe or dispense naloxone to patients with elevated risk of overdose, two naloxone manufacturers (Adapt Pharma and kaleo, Inc.) announced this week that they will be partnering with the National Council on Behavioral Health ...