The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a notice in the Federal Register today seeking comments on its draft IT strategy, with plans to publish the official strategy by Sept. 29.
The use of AI technologies to streamline the hiring process at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is still in the “very early” stages at the agency, according to HHS officials.
With an enrolled base that is positively staggering – 87 million Americans for Medicaid, and 65 million for Medicare – the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – is among the very largest of Federal service providers to U.S. citizens, and its imperative to harness technology to improve citizen service is never ending.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are responding to a data breach in one of their contractor’s software that is affecting over 600,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
Federal agency officials made it clear that the concept of “health IT alignment” is their number one priority in the IT sphere during a July 25 webinar organized by Federal News Network. titled Federal Executive Forum Healthcare IT in Government hosted by Federal News Network on July 25. Ryan Dempsey Argentieri, deputy director of the […]
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is rolling out a new zero trust scorecard across the agency’s different operating divisions to accelerate zero trust security adoption and drive strategy across HHS.
As artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing many different aspects of human life, it is still important for the Federal government to understand how this new technology will ultimately impact the healthcare sector, according to a top official at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has hired in for two key positions in its Division of Operational Data and Analytics.
Mario Ventura-Reyes has taken on a new role as the co-acting chief information security officer (CISO) at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to his LinkedIn profile.
Good communication plays an outsized role in how highly federated government agencies – those with numerous component parts – will be able to implement different approaches to zero trust security rather than pursue one-size-fits-all policies, Federal government officials said today at ATARC’s Zero Trust Summit event in Washington.
Jeff Robinson has been tapped to be the new assistant director for Cybersecurity and Information Technology Audits at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG), according to his LinkedIn account.
AI and IT work culture remain key areas for government to work on to enhance their customer experience going into the future, according to various government officials during the Digital Transformation Summit hosted by ACT-IAC and MeriTalk.
In an ever-evolving threat landscape, mitigating ransomware attacks and expanding access to telehealth are main priorities for IT experts in the health sector, said Benjamin Koshy, chief information security officer (CISO) for the Department of Health and Human Services’ Indian Health Service.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently made two new technology appointments, including the hire of Jennifer Wendel as the agency’s deputy chief information officer (CIO), and Wei Ma as the acting director of the Office of Computer and Communication Systems (OCCS) at the agency’s National Library of Medicine (NLM).
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has provided new guidance to Federal and state government agencies to make sure they can send Medicaid enrollment calls and send text messages without violating robocall and robotext prohibitions.
The newly established Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), which is housed within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has named Kevin Duvall as its acting chief information officer (CIO) and chief technology officer (CTO).
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has failed in recent years to follow existing acquisition policies and procedures when it comes to managing the agency’s information technology contracts, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) internal watchdog said.
To better understand what causes a pandemic, researchers will often alter pathogens that already have pandemic potential. However, a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) should improve its oversight process for such high-risk research activities.
Federal health-sector cybersecurity leaders from components across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said that when it comes to implementing zero trust security mandates – such as Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memo M-22-09 – agencies can’t treat the task as just “checking another box.”
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) plans to release updated cybersecurity guidance for the healthcare industry along with an agency-wide data strategy in the upcoming weeks, according to Karl Mathias, chief information officer (CIO) at HHS.
In pursuit of their primary mission, innovators at Federal agencies must seek new ways to leverage technology. And in a post-COVID world, public health IT experts are assessing how technology can augment human workers when healthcare workers are in short supply.
A top Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) official in charge of preparedness and response said today that the agency is interested in the development of automated patient reporting technologies to boost the government’s ability to improve diagnosis and treatment.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking input to improve the overall preventive benefit of the nation’s COVID-19 and influenza vaccination programs – as well as pandemic preparedness – by utilizing electronic health records to provide “near real-time, highly accurate” data.
The Health and Human Services Department’s (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is seeking recommendations and solutions to replace its legacy Program Information Management System (PIMS) with a new and modernized system to manage and track OCR activities and become the organization’s system of record.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., is calling on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to improve its collaboration with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to better protect the health care sector from cyberattacks – and designate a senior leader to lead the agency’s cyber efforts.
Equity in healthcare services is a big problem plaguing many minority and immigrant groups in the United States, but one with the potential for technology-driven cures, a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) official said on Nov. 3 at GDIT’s Emerge Health 2022 event.