HHS Releases Names of New Health IT Committee Members

As required by the 21st Century Cures Act, federal health officials have announced the creation and membership of the new Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC). This committee replaces two ONC committees.

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Alex Azar Tapped as New Head of HHS
Nov13

Alex Azar Tapped as New Head of HHS

former pharmaceutical executive and a former general counsel Alex Azar has been selected as the new HHS secretary by the Trump administration.

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OCR Change Signals Renewed Privacy Focus for HIM Leaders
Sep22

OCR Change Signals Renewed Privacy Focus for HIM Leaders

The recent defunding of the Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) position by the HHS Office for Civil Rights makes practical sense for the healthcare industry and the national budget. However, with the change come four important privacy strategies for HIM leaders to consider employing at the state, local, and organizational level.

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HHS Tweaks Infamous Health Data Breaches ‘Wall of Shame’

Rumored changes to the infamous health data breach “wall of shame” were announced recently by US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price.

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HHS Task Force Report Highlights ‘Urgent Challenge’ of Healthcare Cybersecurity
Jun14

HHS Task Force Report Highlights ‘Urgent Challenge’ of Healthcare Cybersecurity

In the report, the task force noted that the healthcare sector experienced more cyber incidents that resulted in data breaches than any other critical infrastructure sector.

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