HHS Secretary Azar Meets with Health Insurance Leaders

16. June 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
On Thursday, June 14, Secretary Alex Azar met with representatives from America’s Health Insurance Plans and a number of health insurance companies. Secretary Azar shared the Trump Administration’s agenda for a future of health insurance, based on promoting competition and placing the patient at the center. He also discussed ways to help the nearly 28 ...

HHS Secretary Azar Meets with Kidney Disease and Rare Disease Advocates

15. June 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
On Wednesday, Secretary Alex Azar met with representatives from Kidney Care Partners, an umbrella organization representing kidney-disease nonprofits and companies, and the National Organization for Rare Disorders. With Kidney Care Partners, Secretary Azar shared the Trump Administration’s interest in continuing to improve the quality of kidney-disease care provided in the United States, including through payment ...

HHS Secretary Azar Praises FDA Approval of Generic Drugs for Treating Opioid Dependence

15. June 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
HHS Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement regarding the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of generic versions of Suboxone, a medication used to treat opioid dependence: “Medication-assisted treatment is a vital element of the Trump Administration’s work to combat the opioid crisis. We know it is effective, and we know more Americans need access ...

HHS Secretary Azar Praises Trump Administration ‘Truth about Opioids’ Campaign

08. June 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
HHS Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s release of a set of advertisements promoting awareness among young people around opioid addiction: “No one individual has done more to raise awareness of our country’s opioid crisis than President Trump. Raising awareness is a key piece of defeating the threat of opioid ...

U.S. Government Statement on Launch of Final Report by the WHO Independent High-Level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases

05. June 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Upon the release of the final report of the World Health Organization Independent High-level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases, called “Time to Deliver,” Commissioner Eric Hargan, HHS Deputy Secretary, released the following statement: “Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) have long been a burden on the lives of people in developed countries like the United States, and a drain ...

HHS Secretary Azar Praises New FDA Actions to Promote Generic Competition and Lower Drug Prices

01. June 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement on the Food and Drug Administration’s announcement of two guidances regarding drug manufacturers’ use of shared risk evaluation and mitigation strategies: “HHS is taking more action on President Trump’s blueprint to put American patients first. The FDA’s announcement today will help generic drug manufacturers ...

SAMHSA announces $196 million funding opportunity for opioid treatment grants to hardest-hit states and tribes

31. May 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is now accepting applications for $196 million to treat opioid use disorder through its Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment-Prescription Drug Opioid Addiction grant program. The new funding will expand access to medication-assisted treatment and ...

Statement by HHS Deputy Secretary on Unaccompanied Alien Children Program

29. May 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan issued the following statement regarding the Unaccompanied Alien Children Program: “The assertion that unaccompanied alien children (UAC) are ‘lost’ is completely false. This is a classic example of the adage ‘No good deed goes unpunished.’ The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), which is part of the Department ...

Readout of Secretary Azar’s Final Day of Participation at the 2018 World Health Assembly

25. May 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar began his final day of participation at the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA) delivering remarks at the Geneva Press Club at an event sponsored by Global Health Council, Living Goods, IntraHealth International, and Frontline Health Workers Coalition focused on diverse pathways to “universal health coverage.” He highlighted ...