Secretary Azar, Surgeon General Adams Praise Private Sector Support for Naloxone Advisory

26. April 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Following the early April release of the Surgeon General’s Advisory on Naloxone and Opioid Overdose, which recommended that opioid treatment providers prescribe or dispense naloxone to patients with elevated risk of overdose, two naloxone manufacturers (Adapt Pharma and kaleo, Inc.) announced this week that they will be partnering with the National Council on Behavioral Health ...

HHS Takes New Steps in Secretary Azar’s Value-Based Agenda

25. April 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
On Tuesday, HHS’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the draft Fiscal Year 2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment System rule, which contains proposals to advance HHS Secretary Alex Azar’s agenda for moving to a healthcare system that pays for value, as well as a request for information regarding future value-based reforms. Secretary Azar issued ...

HHS purchases anthrax antitoxin for Strategic National Stockpile

24. April 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) will purchase an anthrax treatment for $25.2 million from Elusys Therapeutics Inc. of Pine Brook, New Jersey, as part of the department’s ongoing national preparedness efforts. “Protecting the American people from 21st century threats, such as ...

Secretary Azar Announces Appointment of James Parker

19. April 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced that James Parker will serve as Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Health Reform and Director of the Office of Health Reform at HHS. Mr. Parker will lead the initiative to address the cost and availability of health insurance. Upon this announcement, Secretary Azar said: “Jim ...

Readout of Deputy Secretary Hargan's Patient Advocacy Group Meeting

18. April 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Readout of Deputy Secretary Hargan's Patient Advocacy Group Meeting
On Tuesday, Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan held a meeting with attendees from patient advocacy groups. The attendees expressed their individual opinions and as a group exchanged information pertaining to the Department’s priorities. The meeting included representatives and patients from the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, JDRF, the Leukemia and ...

Dershowitz confronts Hannity: 'You should have disclosed your relationship with Cohen'

16. April 2018 EHR, EMR, HIPAA 0
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HHS sponsors its largest exercise for moving patients with highly infectious diseases

11. April 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The largest patient movement exercise in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ history began today to test the nationwide ability to move patients with highly infectious diseases safely and securely to regional treatment centers. “Saving lives during crises requires preparation and training,” explained HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Robert Kadlec, M.D. “A ...