Posts Tagged: Department

Finding the Security Balance in the Internet of Things

Finding the balance between privacy and security has never been more of an issue than it is today — especially in the wake of the Internet of Things (IoT) technology, which allows machines to interact with each other through signaling systems. These machine interactions allow IoT to embrace a technological revolution unlike anything we’ve seen… Read more »

Meet the Defense Health Agency Head

Across the country healthcare systems are focused on ways to reduce variation in care, improve patient safety and more effectively use health information technology to improve clinical decision-making and outcomes. The Military Health System isn’t immune to such changes. In fact, within the military, there are additional imperatives for designing an integrated health system which… Read more »

5 Dos and Don’ts of Priority or Outcome-Based Budgeting

Performance-based budgeting or budgeting for outcomes (BFO) has taken center stage and not in the best light. Earlier this summer, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) introduced the world to BFO — the idea of linking spending to performance — and showed how unrealistic goals, inadequately managed performance measurement systems and improperly used, inaccurate data… Read more »

Advancing Tobacco Control Policy in Chicago – Keeping Kids Safe

  With guest co-blogger Kendall Stagg, Director of Policy at Chicago Department of Public Health This month, the Chicago Department of Public Health was named “Local Health Department of the Year” by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), an association of more than 2,800 local health departments across the nation. The… Read more »

Healthcare.gov to Undergo Network Security Test

The Department of Health and Human Services will test the federal health insurance marketplace website for network security in a simulated cybersecurity attack, Nextgov reported Monday. Aliya Sternstein writes hospitals, insurers and the HHS will try to communicate and share data with the government during the simulation test. Kevin Charest, HHS chief information security officer,… Read more »

Bryan Sivak Issues Call for Health IT Innovators

The Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with health information technology not-for-profit organization Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society to search for a candidate to help develop future advances in healthcare IT. HHS and HIMSS are looking for an Innovator In Residence that will work to create framework for patient data matching as… Read more »

Agriculture, Energy Departments Give Universities Bioenergy Grants

The departments of Energy and Agriculture have issued $8 million in grants to support research projects aimed at producing non-edible feedstock for bioenergy generation. USDA and DOE awarded the money to seven U.S. universities as part of a joint initiative designed to spur production of biofuels and other sustainable bioproducts, USDA said Thursday. “Innovative research… Read more »

USDA, Navy to Discuss Future Biofuel Procurement

The departments of the Agriculture and Navy are set to announce new biofuel procurement opportunities at a summit scheduled for Sunday through Wednesday in San Diego. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus will make the announcement from Washington via teleconference, trade association and summit host BIO said Monday. Chris Tindal, director opf… Read more »

DOE Research Issues $30M Funding Round for Electrochemical Power Generation Tech

The Energy Department’s research arm will award up to $30 million in funds to teams of scientists and engineers to develop new electrochemical technologies for power generation. Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy wants the teams to focus on developing intermediate-temperature fuel cells in order to help with grid stability and security and reduce carbon… Read more »