HHS, Genentech join forces on medicines to combat influenza, other health security threats

02. October 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
To develop innovative medicines that combat diverse national health security threats, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) today announced a strategic partnership with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, of South San Francisco. The company and ASPR’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development ...

HHS announces $2.6 million in prizes to redesign dialysis as part of KidneyX

29. September 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) have committed $2,265,000 in prize money for “KidneyX: Redesign Dialysis,” a prize competition that challenges the public to develop better treatment options for patients with kidney failure. This prize competition is the first in a planned series of Kidney ...

HHS Selects Pilot Projects to Demonstrate Better Approach to Disaster Medical Care

28. September 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
In a disaster, thousands of Americans may require immediate medical specialty care, surpassing the care available in the community. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) today awarded two $3 million grants to demonstrate how a new Regional Disaster Health Response System could meet ...

Readout of Secretary Azar’s First Day at the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly

27. September 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Yesterday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar traveled to New York City to participate in the first-ever United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High-Level Meeting on the fight against tuberculosis (TB), convened by the UNGA at its 73rd session. Secretary Azar participated in several bilateral meetings. He met with Health Minister Jane Aceng of Uganda where ...

Readout of Secretary Azar’s Second Day at the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly

27. September 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
On Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar began his second day in New York City at the first-ever United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High-Level Meeting on the fight against tuberculosis (TB). First he spoke at PATH, a Panorama and UN Foundation that reflects on the global community’s efforts to stem recent infectious disease ...

HHS Announces LEAP in Health IT Winner

27. September 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced two awards totaling nearly $2 million in funding over two years to two awardees under the Leading Edge Acceleration Projects (LEAP) in Health Information Technology (Health IT) funding opportunity. The LEAP in Health IT ...

HHS awards $50 million to assist American Indian and Alaska Native tribal efforts combating the opioid overdose epidemic

27. September 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The Department of Health & Human Service’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded grants of about $50 million to American Indian and Alaska Native tribes Tuesday to strengthen their efforts to combat the opioid overdose epidemic. The Tribal Opioid Response grant program aims to address the opioid overdose epidemic in tribal ...

HHS announces $6.2 million in new grants in Fairbanks focusing on opioid and mental health services

25. September 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, HHS Deputy Secretary Eric D. Hargan announced three new grants to combat opioid addiction and improve access to mental health services for youth and young adults. The grants funding by HHS’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) were awarded to Fairbanks Native Association and Tanana Chiefs Conference, Inc., are expected to total ...

Statement from the Department of Health and Human Services

25. September 2018 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
“After a recent review of a contract between Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. and the Food and Drug Administration to provide human fetal tissue to develop testing protocols, HHS was not sufficiently assured that the contract included the appropriate protections applicable to fetal tissue research or met all other procurement requirements. As a result, that contract ...