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 ...

HHS advances point-of-care diagnostic test for anthrax

27. September 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
A point-of-care diagnostic test that may be able to determine within 15 minutes whether a patient has been infected with the bacterium that causes anthrax is moving forward in research and development with the support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). A ...

Mexico focuses on 10 buildings in search for quake survivors, 273 dead

21. September 2017 EHR, HIPAA, Top Stories 0
Mexico focuses on 10 buildings in search for quake survivors, 273 dead  Reuters Mexico Earthquake Survivors Rescued After 2 Days in Rubble  NBCNews.com Who Is Frida Sofia? Mexico Shocked at the Truth Behind Girl ‘Trapped’ in Rubble  TIME Two Mexico City earthquakes exactly 32 years apart. Two very different responses  Los Angeles Times Full coverage Powered by WPeMatico

Secretario Price declara emergencia de salud pública en Puerto Rico y las Islas Vírgenes de EE. UU. a causa del huracán María

20. September 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Tras las declaraciones de emergencia en Puerto Rico y las Islas Vírgenes de EE. UU por parte del presidente Trump, el secretario del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos, Dr. Tom Price, declaró hoy la emergencia de salud pública en Puerto Rico y las Islas Vírgenes de EE. UU a medida que el huracán María ...

Secretary Price declares public health emergency in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands due to Hurricane Maria

20. September 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Following President Trump’s emergency declarations for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., today declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as Hurricane Maria approaches the U.S. territories. The declaration allowed the secretary to issue a waiver under section 1135 of ...