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HHS taps recent Enterprise Services Deputy CIO and CDC IT lead to drive COVID-19...

Robin Collins, armed with perspective gained supporting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services for more than a decade through a series of progressively responsible IT leadership roles, takes on a new challenge as Executive Director for the HHS COVID-19 Accountability & Risk Assessment PMO. Prior roles […] The post HHS taps recent Enterprise Services Deputy CIO and CDC IT lead to drive COVID-19 Accountability & Risk Assessment PMO appeared first on FedHealthIT.

McDermott Will & Emery LLP: CMS Establishes Online Portal for Case-by-Case Section 1135 Provider...

“During the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency, CMS issued a broad variety of Section 1135 waivers on a “blanket” basis applicable to various provider types. CMS also gave providers the ability to request and receive approval for specific relief on a case-by-case basis based on a provider’s specific facts and circumstances. CMS’s instructions to providers […] The post McDermott Will & Emery LLP: CMS Establishes Online Portal for Case-by-Case Section 1135 Provider Waiver Requests appeared first on FedHealthIT.

HHS: HHS Awards Funds to Expand Immunization Information Sharing Collaboration

“The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services acting through the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced a series of investments to help increase data sharing between health information exchanges (HIEs) and immunization information systems.” “ONC will award nearly $20 million in funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and […] The post HHS: HHS Awards Funds to Expand Immunization Information Sharing Collaboration appeared first on FedHealthIT.

EHR Intelligence: HHS to Award Funding to Boost Immunization Information Systems, HIEs

“The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced it will distribute funds across the country to enhance patient data sharing between health information exchanges (HIEs) and immunization information systems…” “Accurate patient data and health information exchange are both crucial to deploying an effective vaccination strategy. Providers must know if a patient has […] The post EHR Intelligence: HHS to Award Funding to Boost Immunization Information Systems, HIEs appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Andy Slavitt, former acting head of CMS who worked on fixing botched healthcare.gov rollout,...

“Andy Slavitt, the former acting chief of Medicare and Medicaid under the Obama administration, is expected to join President-elect Joe Biden’s Covid-19 team in a senior advisory role, CNN has learned.” “Slavitt’s role is expected to be temporary, sources said, as the incoming Biden administration is days away from inheriting the daunting task of getting […] The post Andy Slavitt, former acting head of CMS who worked on fixing botched healthcare.gov rollout, to join Biden’s COVID team appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Agile Six wins CDC Pandemic Ready Interoperability Modernization Effort (PRIME) Data Automation Technical Assistance...

This very fast-growing service-disabled Veteran-owned full-spectrum digital services company was just awarded a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contract that will address improving...

GovernmentCIO: How HHS’ Cyber Threat Center Pushed Comms Strategies Amid COVID-19

“As the American health care and public health sectors continue responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Health and Human Service’s Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center (HC3) is taking a multi-pronged communications approach to securing health IT and operations across the country.” “HC3 normally develops cyberattack mitigation resources and promotes cyber-forward partnerships across the […] The post GovernmentCIO: How HHS’ Cyber Threat Center Pushed Comms Strategies Amid COVID-19 appeared first on FedHealthIT.

DHA Official: Partnerships, COVID-19 are catalysts for enterprise virtual health

“In the pre-COVID-19 world, nearly all health care was delivered in person within brick-and-mortar facilities. Telehealth, referred to in the Department of Defense as virtual health or VH, was a promise of the future—a capability whose time had not quite yet arrived. VH, in those pre-pandemic days, and years, was relegated to pilot demonstrations and […] The post DHA Official: Partnerships, COVID-19 are catalysts for enterprise virtual health appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Nextgov: Synthetic Data Engine to Support NIH’s COVID-19 Research-Driving Effort

“An artificial intelligence-enabled synthetic data generator that converts clinical data of any kind into equivalent, mock versions that don’t expose sensitive patient-identifying details is being put to use as a component of the National Institutes of Health-steered National COVID Cohort Collaborative, or N3C effort.” “’The NIH’s N3C initiative is a result of the urgent need […] The post Nextgov: Synthetic Data Engine to Support NIH’s COVID-19 Research-Driving Effort appeared first on FedHealthIT.

DHA moving ahead with MHS transition after COVID pause and standardization lessons learned

“The Defense Health Agency said it is continuing to take over the military services’ hospitals and clinics despite concerns from the leaders of the branches. DHA put the transition on hold in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.” “’The pause in Military Health System (MHS) transition let us compile a number of lessons learned,’ Barclay […] The post DHA moving ahead with MHS transition after COVID pause and standardization lessons learned appeared first on FedHealthIT.

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