Agency News: Health and Human Services

HHS readies for Facebook organ donation initiative

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg announced a new campaign for users to publish their organ donor status, an initiative expected to increase organ donations to the registries overseen by the Health and Human Services Department.

PSC: New research center isn't CMS' only option

As the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid updates to meet the new health-care law, one industry group says officials have more options that launching a research center.

Audit finds shortcomings in how FDA manages IT investments

The Food and Drug Administration has an IT investment budget of about $400 million a year that needs to be managed better, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

3 tips for fed agencies to get the most out of Facebook Timeline

Facebook Timeline for Pages has been launched, and an HHS new media blogger is offering tips to federal agencies on how to make the best use of the new format.

White House discloses administrative costs for innovation contests

A progress report on innovation challenges released by the White House indicates that some federal agencies are paying for contractor assistance in administering the challenges.

Todd Park to be US CTO

HHS CTO to succeed Aneesh Chopra in White House position.

Federal agency push to reduce regulation results in savings

Federal agencies have found savings and reduced burdens by revising regulations, but not always to taxpayers' benefit.

HHS health IT office baseline gets a boost while stimulus funds trickle to a halt

The money that has been encouraging doctors to adopt electronic health records would end in 2013.

Federal CIO details IT forecast

Administration pledges progress in IT despite budget cuts.

Employees sue FDA over privacy violations

A group of FDA staffers filed suit against the agency for monitoring their personal email on agency computers.

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