HHS awards $2.3 billion in grants to help Americans access HIV/AIDS care and medications

21. October 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced nearly $2.3 billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program grants awarded to cities, states, and local community-based organizations in fiscal year (FY) 2016. This funding supports a coordinated and comprehensive system of care that provides lifesaving HIV health care, support services, and essential medications to ...

13.8 million Americans expected to select Marketplace plans during the upcoming Open Enrollment

20. October 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
Secretary Burwell describes improvements in the Health Insurance Marketplace, its role in a better health care system for all Americans, and this year’s data-driven outreach efforts U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced that she expects 13.8 million individuals to sign up for coverage through the Marketplaces during ...

HHS and DOJ issue joint guidance for child welfare systems

20. October 2016 EHR, EMR, Health, HIPAA 0
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) today issued a joint guidance letter to state and local child welfare systems on the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its implementing regulations. The guidance aims to ensure that child welfare systems know about their responsibilities ...

Dell launches initiative for girls in technology, partners with Girls Who Code

19. October 2016 Health 0
Technology giant Dell is partnering with Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. The goal is to strengthen and expand after-school programs in computer science education for about 15,000 girls in grades 6-12 across the country. In addition to a $400,000 cash donation to support the after-school computer ...