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  • newMyHealtheVet cloud-based portal redesign underway
    Federal Times: MyHealtheVet is poised to undergo a major redesign that will expand core features and further improve the way veterans access their personal health records and interact with healthcare providers.
    - 19 hours ago, 30 Jun 15, 11:53am -
  • HHS Recognizes Winners for Healthcare Innovation
    Healthcare Informatics: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced the seven winners of the 2015 HHS Innovates Awards, a program designed to reward creative solutions developed by HHS employees in response…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Jun 15, 12:57am -
  • Who controls the data? U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear healthcare case
    Modern Healthcare (complimentary online subscription): The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case next term on whether a self-funded insurer should have to turn over certain information to the state of Vermont—a case that could have far-reaching impli…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Jun 15, 12:56am -
  • GIS-based tool protects patients during power outages
    Healthcare IT News: New geographic information system technology developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services aims to help community health agencies and emergency management officials protect those patients who rely on electricity-de…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Jun 15, 12:56am -
  • State restrictions for hepatitis C drug may go too far
    Reuters: State-run insurance programs for the poor may be putting up illegal barriers that prevent people with hepatitis C from getting a new treatment, a new study suggests.
    - 1 day ago, 30 Jun 15, 12:55am -
  • California Senate Passes Tough Vaccine Law
    NBC News: California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in reaction to a recent measles outbreak at Disneyland.
    - 1 day ago, 30 Jun 15, 12:54am -
  • Massachusetts seeks to address mental healthcare crisis
    Modern Healthcare (complimentary online subscription): Lawmakers in Massachusetts are debating bills that seek to reduce boarding of behavioral health patients in hospital emergency departments and to keep them from being housed in correctional facil…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Jun 15, 12:53am -
  • Where federal health insurance fails autistic children
    Federal Times: When Matt Crockett's 2-year-old son Mark was diagnosed with autism, the Air Force Reserve technician assumed his government insurance would help cover the cost of the treatment.
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 11:26am -
  • Could AHRQ Really Be Eliminated? And Why Would It Be?
    Healthcare Informatics: As HCI reported on June 25, “The [U.S.] House Appropriations Committee voted in favor of a bill that would eliminate the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Agency for Health Research and Quality, a research age…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 11:26am -
  • Same-sex marriage ruling puts health benefits in spotlight
    Modern Healthcare (complimentary online subscription): The landmark U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 decision Friday granting all same-sex couples the right to marry throughout the country is significant for civil rights, but it also will likely change the hea…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 11:25am -