Secretary Azar Announces Appointments for the Department of Health and Human Services

07. April 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs –Judy Stecker began her tenure yesterday as the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. Stecker came to the Department from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where she served as Executive Director of Media Relations and Strategic Marketing. At AEI, she was responsible for developing strategic media and marketing plans, implementing and ...

Health and Human Services and the Department of Justice Return $2.6 Billion in Taxpayer Savings from Efforts to Fight Healthcare Fraud

07. April 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Attorney General Jeff Sessions today released a fiscal year (FY) 2017 Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program report showing that for every dollar the federal government spent on healthcare related fraud and abuse investigations in the last three years, the government recovered $4. Additionally, the report ...

Surgeon General Releases Advisory on Naloxone, an Opioid Overdose-Reversing Drug

06. April 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., urged more Americans to carry a lifesaving medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The medication, naloxone, is already carried by many first responders, such as EMTs and police officers. The Surgeon General is now recommending that more individuals, including family, friends and ...

HHS Releases a New Resource to Help Individuals Access and Use Their Health Information

05. April 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today released the ONC Guide to Getting and Using your Health Records, a new online resource for individuals, patients, and caregivers.  This new resource supports both the 21st Century Cures Act goal of empowering patients and improving ...

Secretary Azar Announces Appointments to Advance Department Priorities

30. March 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
On Thursday, HHS Secretary Alex Azar announced the appointment of two individuals to lead initiatives in areas he has identified as priorities for the Department. Secretary Azar has previously identified four initiatives for his transformation agenda: combating the opioid crisis; bringing down the high cost of prescription drugs; addressing the cost and availability of health ...

HHS Secretary Azar to Name Robert R. Redfield, M.D., Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

22. March 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
On Wednesday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that Secretary Alex Azar will name Robert R. Redfield, M.D., as the 18th Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Upon the announcement, Secretary Azar issued the following statement: “Dr. Redfield has dedicated his entire life to ...

Readout of Assistant Secretary McCance-Katz’s Visit to Prestera Center

21. March 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Readout of Assistant Secretary McCance-Katz’s Visit to Prestera Center
HHS Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz traveled on Monday to Charleston, West Virginia, to visit Prestera Center, a behavioral health and substance abuse service provider, to hear from individuals affected by the opioid crisis. Assistant Secretary McCance-Katz toured Prestera Center with West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources ...

Visita del Subsecretario de HHS Hargan a Puerto Rico

16. March 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Ayer, aproximadamente seis meses después del paso de los huracanes Irma y María, el subsecretario del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos (HHS, sigla en inglés), Eric Hargan, viajó a Puerto Rico como parte de la campaña de recuperación que lleva a cabo todo el gobierno en la administración de Trump. Su visita se realizó ...

Readout of HHS Deputy Secretary Hargan's Visit to Puerto Rico

16. March 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Readout of HHS Deputy Secretary Hargan's Visit to Puerto Rico
Yesterday, approximately six months after landfall of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Health and Human Services (HHS) Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan traveled to Puerto Rico as part of the Trump Administration’s continued government-wide recovery efforts. His visit follows HHS Secretary Alex Azar’s renewal of the Public Health Emergency for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, signed ...