The Nation’s Doctor to America: #COVIDStopsWithMe

03. July 2020 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The U.S. Surgeon General and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today released a public service announcement (PSA) ahead of the Fourth of July weekend imploring Americans to take action and to remember: COVID Stops With Me. The PSA from Surgeon General VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., reminds everyone to do their ...

Indian Health Service Announces National Expansion of the Community Health Aide Program

03. July 2020 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The Indian Health Service is announcing the national expansion of the Community Health Aide Program. The program provides education and training of tribal community health providers to increase access to quality health care, health promotion and disease prevention services. As an expansion of the Alaska Community Health Aide Program, the national CHAP will be consistent ...

HHS Extends COVID-19 Testing Public-Private Partnership

01. July 2020 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will extend its partnership with national pharmacy and grocery retail chains CVS, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, Quest (through services at Walmart) and eTrueNorth (through services at Kroger, Health Mart, and Walmart) so they may continue to seamlessly provide Americans convenient access to COVID-19 testing. The partnership, which is ...

Trump Administration Re-Establishes Ready Reserve Corps as Part of the United States Public Health Service

01. July 2020 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, the Trump Administration recognized and thanked the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps at its Headquarters, as the USPHS continues to deploy more than two-thirds of its force to support the fight against the COVID-19 public health emergency. Vice President Pence met with Commissioned Corps leadership to discuss the future of USPHS with ...

Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett P. Giroir, M.D., Statement on Texas Community-Based Testing Sites 1.0 Extension

27. June 2020 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services, in response to a request from the State of Texas, granted a 14-day extension of federal support for five Community-Based Testing Sites (CBTS) in Texas. In response, Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett P. Giroir, M.D., issued the following statement: “Growth of COVID-19 cases is an ...

OCR Resolves Complaint with Tennessee After it Revises its Triage Plans to Protect Against Disability Discrimination

27. June 2020 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing that it has reached an early case resolution with the state of Tennessee after it updated its crisis standards of care (“CSC”) plan to ensure that the criteria does not discriminate against persons based on disability ...

HHS Announces New Organ Transplant Guidance

26. June 2020 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) published an updated solid organ transplant guideline to assess donors and monitor recipients for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus infections. This guideline reflects advances in transplant technology and safety that can increase the ...

HHS Secretary Azar Statement on Victory for President Trump’s Price Transparency Agenda

25. June 2020 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
On Tuesday, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia granted summary judgment to the Department of Health and Human Services in a challenge to the Trump Administration’s new hospital price transparency requirements, which are scheduled to take effect January 2021. HHS Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement: “Today’s court decision is ...