By Garrett Grigsby & Robert P. Kadlec MD – The very word ‘pandemic’ conjures images of global disease and death. Educational campaigns highlighting the centennial of the 1918 Influenza pandemic are a jarring reminder that more than 50 million people died due to…
By Keith Boone – I’ve been seeing a lot of tweets recently complaining about misuse of HIPAA (about a half-dozen). Mostly from people who know better than doctors what the regulations and legislation actually says.
By ADM Brett P Giroir MD – Of the millions of Americans who misuse prescription drugs every year, a majority obtain them from friends and family, usually from home medicine cabinets. Every day in the U.S., more than 130 people die as a result of opioid-related overdoses.
By Eric D. Hargan – My father was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and he shared his fascination with planes, NASA and anything to do with space with me. One of my first memories was of watching a rerun with him of Neil Armstrong’s landing on the Moon.
By Adm. Brett P. Giroir MD – The reason #WhyIFightFlu? It saves lives. Americans experienced one of the most severe flu seasons in four decades last year with flu activity remaining high well into March 2018.
By Judy Sarasohn – A Jacksonville, Florida, woman received a call last month that appeared to be from the HHS Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) hotline. The caller told her that she had won a $9,000 grant from the federal government.
Industry-consumer coalition Clear Choices, with support from member organizations such as AARP and the National Consumers League, called on the HHS to put more accurate, intelligible health care data in the hands of health care consumers and stakeholders.
The GetMyHealthData Campaign embraces new guidance released by HSS for clearly stating that, among other things, patients should receive copies of their health information free of charge under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
HHS is currently recruiting a few great Entrepreneurs-in-Residence for two exciting projects starting this summer