Trump Administration Partners with CVS and Walgreens to Provide COVID-19 Vaccine to Protect Vulnerable Americans in Long-Term Care Facilities Nationwide

17. October 2020 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
To meet the Trump Administration’s Operation Warp Speed (OWS) goals, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DoD) today announced agreements with CVS and Walgreens to provide and administer COVID-19 vaccines to residents of long-term care facilities (LTCF) nationwide with no out-of-pocket costs. Protecting especially vulnerable Americans has been a critical ...

HHS Awards Contract to Improve Maternal Health Data Collection and Drive Clinical Quality Improvement

16. October 2020 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health announced an $8 million nationwide contract with Premier, Inc. to improve maternal health data and create a network of at least 200 hospitals to deploy clinical, evidence-based best practices in maternity care. ...

HHS Issues Challenges to Find Best Practices in Maternal Health

16. October 2020 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health announced two challenges to improve maternal health. The first challenge will address care for women with hypertension who are pregnant and/or postpartum, while the second challenge will address breastfeeding initiation and continuation disparities among breastfeeding mothers. The partnership will bridge ...

HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health Presents Award to Dr. Kwaku Ohene-Frempong

16. October 2020 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Washington, D.C. –Yesterday, the Assistant Secretary for Health, ADM Brett P. Giroir, M.D., presented the Assistant Secretary of Health (ASH) Exceptional Service Medal to Dr. Kwaku Ohene-Frempong recognizing him for his outstanding contributions on behalf of the millions of people worldwide suffering from sickle cell disease (SCD). The civilian medal is awarded for exceptional achievement ...

HHS Awards Nearly $500 million to Support Primary Health Care Workforce Nationwide

16. October 2020 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced nearly $500 million in awards to support, recruit and retain qualified health professionals and students through its National Health Service Corps (NHSC), Nurse Corps and other workforce development loan repayment and scholarship programs. “National Health Service and Nurse ...