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Jun 21, 2018
The House Ways and Means Committee today approved legislation (H.R. 6142) that would require the Health and Human Services secretary to develop with stakeholders a plan to reduce waste related to single-use drug vials.
Jun 21, 2018
The White House today issued a report with recommendations for structural realignment of the executive branch, including renaming the Department of Health and Human Services as the Department of Health and Public Welfare.
Jun 21, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today released a resource to help electronic health record vendors and others incorporate post-acute care assessment instrument data elements into electronic health record products to improve interoperability and facilitate care coordination.
Jun 21, 2018
The Joint Commission has issued an advisory on human trafficking, which offers information and resources to help medical providers recognize and support victims.
Jun 21, 2018
IThe Department of Health and Human Services’ Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response shares lessons learned related to pre-hospital care, trauma and emergency response from mass shootings at a large outdoor concert, nightclub and place of worship.
Jun 21, 2018
The American Society for Healthcare Engineering will present its 2018 Energy Champion Award to Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center in San Diego and Energy to Care Awards to 68 hospitals for slashing energy use.
Jun 21, 2018
Lee Sacks, M.D., chief medical officer for Advocate Aurora Health, will receive the Health Research & Educational Trust's 2018 TRUST Award July 26 at the AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego.
Jun 21, 2018
Also in this weekly roundup of health care news: Google is researching technology that could reduce physician paperwork; WHO says gaming addiction is now an official disorder; and more.
Jun 21, 2018 by Jay Bhatt
Suicides have increased by more than 25 percent during the past decade, and it is now the tenth-leading cause of death in the U.S., costing more than $44 billion annually.
Jun 21, 2018 by Maryjane Wurth
The AHA has joined the roster of sponsors and are coordinating several sessions spotlighting hospitals and health systems and how they are redefining the “H,” addressing affordability and managing disruption.