HHS Medical Reserve Corps volunteers aiding local response to Hurricane Harvey

02. September 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Amid the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey along the Texas coastline, more than 1,000 local members of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Program have been volunteering to meet the overwhelming community needs in the storm’s wake. “While Medical Reserve Corps volunteers are vital to supporting their local communities’ ...

Secretary Price Travels to Texas to Observe Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

31. August 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., traveled with the President today to Texas to see the damage from Hurricane Harvey first-hand; to receive briefings on rescue efforts; and to meet with his counterpart from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Executive Commissioner Charles Smith. Across the entire department, HHS ...

Hurricane Harvey Response: OCR Identifies Practices and Resources for Emergency Responders/Officials to Help Ensure Individuals Have Equal Access to Emergency Services

30. August 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, M.D. declared a public health emergency in Texas and Louisiana in response to Hurricane Harvey, following the President’s declaration that a disaster exists in the States of Texas and Louisiana. As federally-funded assets are deployed to save lives and ensure the health and well-being ...

The secretary traveled with POTUS today

30. August 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., traveled with the President today to Texas to see the damage from Hurricane Harvey first-hand; to receive briefings on rescue efforts; and to meet with his counterpart from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Executive Commissioner Charles Smith. Across the entire department, HHS ...

HHS Secretary Price declares public health emergency in Louisiana due to Hurricane Harvey

29. August 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
HHS Secretary Price declares public health emergency in Louisiana due to Hurricane Harvey
Following the lead of President Trump’s disaster declaration for Louisiana, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., today declared a public health emergency in Louisiana in response to Hurricane Harvey. In addition, he has taken action that gives HHS’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) beneficiaries and their health care providers greater flexibility ...

HHS readies additional medical support in Texas and Louisiana in response to Hurricane Harvey

27. August 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
HHS Secretary Tom Price, M.D. today declared a public health emergency in Texas. This action buttresses the work of HHS personnel on the ground and the assets and resources that were deployed yesterday in anticipation of the storm’s devastation. As Hurricane Harvey continues to impact the Gulf Coast and local officials look toward assessing communities’ health ...

HHS Secretary Price declares public health emergency in response to Hurricane Harvey

27. August 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Following the lead of President Donald Trump, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D. today declared a public health emergency in Texas in response to Hurricane Harvey. In addition, he has taken action that gives HHS’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Medicare beneficiaries and their health care providers greater flexibility in meeting ...

Readout of Secretary Price’s Meetings in Japan

26. August 2017 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
NOTE: Below is a readout from the last leg of Secretary Price’s trip to Asia. In order to return to Washington to monitor and help direct response efforts to ensure that the Department of Health and Human Services is doing all it can to prepare and support those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Secretary Price left ...