HHS announces new standards to further strengthen the quality of Head Start programs

06. September 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new standards today to further improve and strengthen the Head Start program.  The Head Start program promotes the school readiness of children (from birth to age five) from low-income families through early learning, health and family services. Nationwide, Head Start programs have served more than ...

ONC announces Blockchain challenge winners

06. September 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Papers suggest new uses for Blockchain to protect and exchange electronic health information The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced the winners of the Use of Blockchain in Health IT and Health-related Research Challenge.  A Blockchain—most commonly associated with digital currency—is a data ...

HHS awards $53 million to help address opioid epidemic

06. September 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Additional funding needed to ensure access to evidence-based treatment Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced $53 million in funding to 44 States, four tribes and the District of Columbia to improve access to treatment for opioid use disorders, reduce opioid related deaths, and strengthen drug misuse prevention efforts. In addition, funding ...

HHS funds development of Zika diagnostic test for use in doctors’ offices

06. September 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
A test that could provide a Zika diagnosis for patients less than 30 minutes in doctors’ and other healthcare providers’ offices is moving forward with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). Chembio Diagnostic Systems, Inc. of Medford, New York, is ...

Why India need not worry about Zika – DailyO

06. September 2016 Health, HIPAA 0
Why India need not worry about ZikaDailyOZika is coming. Not only is Zika coming, it is also pretending to be dengue. The dreaded headlines have started popping up: Where’s Zika going next? Maybe India (The Times of India). Zika’s shadow over India (Livemint). India at high risk (Hindustan … and more » Powered by WPeMatico

What if: Hacks, email leaks could sway election weeks away – Washington Post

06. September 2016 Health, HIPAA 0
Washington Post What if: Hacks, email leaks could sway election weeks awayWashington PostWASHINGTON — Brace for a stream of digital leaks and shenanigans by Election Day. Whether it’s newly disclosed Democratic Party emails or someone tampering with voting machines, this year’s presidential election could come with hacking intrigue like …Tighten ballot security: Our viewUSA TODAYVoting hacks ...

Too costly for Indonesia to thoroughly test for Zika: health official – Business Insider

05. September 2016 Health, HIPAA 0
Business Insider Too costly for Indonesia to thoroughly test for Zika: health officialBusiness InsiderJAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia can not afford to thoroughly check for a possible Zika outbreak, a health ministry official said, as Southeast Asia’s most populous country must focus on fighting dengue, a potentially fatal virus also carried by mosquitoes.Q&A: Zika vaccine waits ...