Secretary Azar Visits Iowa to Highlight Pledge to America’s Workers with Ivanka Trump and Governor Reynolds

20. July 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Secretary Azar Visits Iowa to Highlight Pledge to America’s Workers with Ivanka Trump and Governor Reynolds
Today, as part of Pledge to America’s Workers Month, HHS Secretary Alex M. Azar II participated in an employee roundtable at the Hy-Vee Helpful Smiles Technology (HST) Innovation Center in Grimes, Iowa, with Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds. This roundtable marks the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s Executive Order ...

Secretary Azar Hails Court Victory for President Trump’s Healthcare Agenda

20. July 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, HHS Secretary Alex Azar issued the following statement regarding the United States District Court for the District of Columbia’s decision to uphold HHS’s regulations providing Americans with more access to affordable short-term, limited-duration insurance plans: “Today’s court decision is a clear victory for American patients who saw their costs rise and choices disappear under the Affordable ...

HHS awards $20 million to 27 organizations to increase the rural workforce through the creation of new rural residency programs

19. July 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 approximately $20 million in Rural Residency Planning and Development Program (RRPD) grants. Recipients across 21 states will receive up to $750,000 over a three-year period to develop new rural residency programs while achieving accreditation through the ...

HHS Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency in Louisiana Due to Tropical Storm Barry

13. July 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar today declared a public health emergency in Louisiana to prepare for potential impacts of Tropical Storm Barry. The declaration follows President Trump’s emergency declaration for the state and gives Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) beneficiaries and their healthcare providers and suppliers greater flexibility in meeting emergency ...

Kidney Patients, Care Partners Invited to Submit Ideas and Innovations for National Prize Competition

12. July 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announced a new prize competition that seeks to identify ideas and solutions patients and care partners have developed to improve their daily life with kidney disease. The KidneyX Patient Innovator Challenge, funded by the National ...

HHS Launches President Trump’s ‘Advancing American Kidney Health’ Initiative

11. July 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order to launch Advancing American Kidney Health, a bold new initiative to improve the lives of Americans suffering from kidney disease, expand options for American patients, and reduce healthcare costs. The initiative provides specific solutions to deliver on three goals: fewer patients developing kidney failure, fewer Americans receiving ...

HHS Quality Summit (QS) Fact Sheet

10. July 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The Department of Health and Human Services is committed to ensuring that American patients receive the highest value healthcare, which Secretary Azar has identified as a key priority for HHS, by taking actionable steps to improve price and quality transparency under President Trump’s leadership President Trump’s Executive Order on transparency directs federal agencies to improve ...

HHS Announces Quality Summit to Streamline and Improve Quality Programs across Government

10. July 2019 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan announced the formation of the Quality Summit (QS), which will bring together key industry stakeholders and government leaders to discuss how current quality programs administered by HHS can be further evaluated, adapted, and ultimately streamlined to deliver a value-based care model ...