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  • HHS Names Patient Matching Algorithm Challenge Winners
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today announced the winners of the Patient Matching Algorithm Challenge. ONC selected the winning submissions from over 140 competing teams and almost 7,000 submissions using an ONC-provided dataset.  “Patient matching” in health IT...
  • New Members Named to Serve on Health Information Technology Advisory Committee Established in 21st Century Cures Act
    Today, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Secretary Eric D. Hargan named three members to the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC). The committee, created by the 21st Century Cures Act, is charged with making recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology relating to the implementation...
  • Readout of Acting HHS Secretary Hargan's Visit to Missouri to Discuss Tax Reform
    Yesterday, Acting Health and Human Services Secretary Eric Hargan traveled to O’Fallon, Missouri where he was hosted by the Phoenix Textile Corporation to discuss the need for tax reform in the United States. Acting Secretary Hargan toured and met with leadership of the Phoenix Textile Corporation which distributes textile products—such as...
  • Readout of Acting HHS Secretary Hargan's Visit to the U.S. Virgin Islands
    Acting Health and Human Services Secretary Eric Hargan and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Robert Kadlec traveled to St. Thomas today to meet with local officials assisting with response efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI). Acting Secretary Hargan first met with U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp and local...
  • Readout of Acting HHS Secretary Hargan's Visit to Puerto Rico
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    Acting Health and Human Services Secretary Eric Hargan and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Robert Kadlec traveled to Puerto Rico on Thursday to assess the recovery efforts from Hurricanes Maria and Irma, and to meet with HHS officials who are on the ground assisting with the ongoing recovery efforts. Acting...

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