Agency News: Health and Human Services

Agencies don't reward innovation, feds say

In a time when efficiency and effectiveness should be at a premium, federal employees don't believe their agencies reward innovation, according to a new survey.

HHS publishes guidelines for agency podcasting

The Health and Human Services Department has published some tips to help agencies with podcasting, even though there are some indications the technology is losing popularity.

Lessons learned from NIH online app

The National Institutes of Health's Pillbox program has shown that a project manager may have to move outside the comfort zone.

FDA proposes regulating mobile health apps

For the first time, federal regulators are scrutinizing the mobile health applications market.

CMS' antifraud systems are underused, GAO says

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services installed two anti-fraud systems in 2006, but neither is fully functioning as intended, a report says.

Champions of change, powered by IT

Social media leaders, performance improvement officers and chief privacy officers play key roles in the development of Gov 2.0.

How to engage your online audiences

The Health and Human Services Department's new media team shares its lessons learned with other agencies.

Agencies urged to consider mobile-first strategy

A panel of federal executives working with mobile applications discussed the benefits of a "mobile-first" approach.

NIH starts tool for electronic health records

National Library of Medicine has created a free tool to furnish patients' electronic health records with information specific to their conditions.

HHS to deploy new anti-fraud software for Medicare

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that new predictive fraud-catching tools for Medicare will go into effect on July 1.

Learning on the job: How to make the most of mentoring

Former and current government officials share their tips for establishing a solid mentoring relationship.

Health data innovation 'at a crawl'

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius kicked off the department's second annual Health Data Initiative Forum with a plea for more innovation.

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