HHS 42 CFR Part 2 Proposed Rule Fact Sheet

23. August 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The 42 CFR part 2 regulations serve to protect patient records created by federally funded programs for the treatment of substance use disorder (SUD). SAMHSA is currently proposing to revise part 2, to facilitate better coordination of care for substance use disorders which will also enhance care for opioid use disorder (OUD). These provisions will ...

HHS Proposes 42 CFR Part 2 Reforms to Increase Coordinated Care, Reduce Provider Burden, and Improve Substance Use Disorder Treatment

23. August 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced proposed changes to the federal regulations governing the confidentiality of patient records created by federally-assisted substance use disorder treatment programs, known as 42 CFR Part 2. The proposed rule establishes important revisions that support coordinated care among providers that treat substance use disorder (SUD), while ...

HHS Funds an Additional Year of Ebola Vaccine Manufacturing

22. August 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
As part of the international response to the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and to meet domestic biodefense goals, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) will support manufacturing of an investigational Ebola vaccine, V920, from Merck & ...

Secretary Azar Statement on Department Leadership Changes

13. August 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The Department of Health and Human Services announced today that John O’Brien will soon be departing as Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Drug Pricing Reform and John Brooks, currently Principal Deputy Director of the Center for Medicare, will expand his current responsibilities to serve as Senior Advisor for Drug Pricing Reform. HHS Secretary Alex ...

HHS OCR Secures Agreement with MSU to Resolve Investigation into Sexual Abuse by Larry Nassar

13. August 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), has entered into a voluntary resolution agreement with Michigan State University; the MSU HealthTeam (the multi-specialty medical practice of MSU, with approximately 260 physicians, nurse practitioners, and physicians’ assistants in more than 40 clinics); and MSU Health Care,  Inc., a separate non-profit ...

HHS Awards Nearly $400 Million to Combat the Opioid Crisis

09. August 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded nearly $400 million to combat the nation’s opioid crisis. The investments will enable HRSA-funded community health centers, rural organizations and academic institutions to establish and expand access to integrated substance use disorder and mental health services. ...

Trump Administration Officials Visit Bloomington, IN as Baxter Signs Pledge to America's Workers

03. August 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Joe Grogan visited Baxter International Inc.’s Bloomington, Indiana facility where Baxter signed the Pledge to America’s Workers, committing to nearly 2,000 employee development opportunities over the next five years. At Baxter, Secretary Azar ...

Azar and Administration Officials Discuss President Trump's Plan to End HIV in Indianapolis, IN

03. August 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, along with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield and Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Joe Grogan, joined state and local health officials at the Damien Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, for a tour of the health ...

HHS Secretary Azar Statement on National Immunization Awareness Month

02. August 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement marking August as National Immunization Awareness Month: “National Immunization Awareness Month is an opportunity to highlight the importance of vaccines as a safe and effective way to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities from preventable health threats. Since the advent of vaccines, we ...