HHS Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency for North Carolina Due to Hurricane Dorian

05. September 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar today declared a public health emergency (PHE) for North Carolina in preparation for Hurricane Dorian, following President Trump’s declaration of an emergency for the state. The declaration gives the HHS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) beneficiaries and their healthcare providers and suppliers greater flexibility in meeting ...

CDC Overdose Data to Action Funding

05. September 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
State/Territory/City/County Recipient Name Award Amounts Alabama Alabama Department of Public Health $ 3,718,433 Alaska Alaska Department of Health & Social Services $ 3,633,274 Allegheny County, PA Allegheny County Health Department (PA) $ 5,157,865 Arizona Arizona Department of Health Services $ 5,723,310 Arkansas Arkansas Department of Health $ 3,517,401 Baltimore County, MD Baltimore County Department of ...

Trump Administration Announces $1.8 Billion in Funding to States to Continue Combating Opioid Crisis

05. September 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced more than $1.8 billion in funding to states to continue the Trump administration’s efforts to combat the opioid crisis by expanding access to treatment and supporting near real-time data on the drug overdose crisis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced more than ...