HHS activates aid for uninsured Puerto Rico residents needing medicine

06. October 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
As part of the Trump Administration’s government-wide response to Hurricane Maria, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) activated its Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP) for Puerto Rico to give residents access to the critical prescription medications they need. The program pays for prescription ...

HHS broadens support to shore up health care facilities impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

03. October 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
To further aid health care facilities in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has implemented a three-tiered strategy as part of the Trump Administration’s ongoing relief efforts. “The Surgeon General and I met today with Puerto Rico Health Secretary Dr. Rafael Rodríguez Mercado ...

HHS augments medical care at hospitals in Puerto Rico impacted by Hurricane Maria

01. October 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The Department of Health and Human Services medical staff today will assist two more partially operational medical facilities and a shelter in Puerto Rico as part of the Trump administration’s relief efforts for the U.S. territories impacted by Hurricane Maria. Last night, HHS began providing assistance at four medical facilities. These sites are in addition ...

HHS accelerates development of first Ebola vaccines and drugs

30. September 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Hundreds of thousands of Americans could be protected from or treated for Ebola infections through the first purchase of vaccines and therapeutic drugs by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The ...

HHS boosts post-Hurricane Maria medical surge into U.S. territories

29. September 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
More than 500 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) personnel are engaged in today in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to address residents’ medical and public health needs as part of the Trump Administration’s government-wide response to the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “Hundreds of dedicated medical professionals from ...

HHS Secretary Price Announces New Chair and New Members of Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services

29. September 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, HHS Secretary Tom Price, M.D. announced seven new members to serve on the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services. The council, established in 2011, convenes quarterly to advise the Secretary on federal programs that affect people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and continue development and progress on the National Plan to Address ...

Statement of HHS Secretary Tom Price, M.D., Regarding Private Charter Airplane Travel

29. September 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, HHS Secretary Tom Price, M.D., issued the following statement: “I continue to welcome and am cooperating fully with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) review of processes and procedures related to my official travel as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). I have also taken the additional step of initiating a ...

HHS Office of Minority Health awards $5 million to help communities address the opioid crisis, childhood obesity and serious mental illness

28. September 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
As part of the Administration’s efforts to address the opioid epidemic, childhood obesity and serious mental illness in communities throughout the country, the Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced just over $5 million in new cooperative agreement awards to 15 organizations. The awards were ...

HHS brings medical and public health relief to US territories recovering from Hurricanes Maria, Irma

27. September 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
As part of the Trump Administration’s government-wide hurricane relief efforts in impacted U.S. territories, hundreds of medical personnel from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are on the ground in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to help survivors of Hurricanes Maria and Irma. HHS personnel have set up a medical base ...