HHS


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

HHS

(Department of Health and Human Services) See healthcare IT.
References in periodicals archive ?
Both the HHS Strategic Plan and the Medstat report on The Homecoming Project can be found at http://aspe.
Reporters soon learned that if they wanted information, it would have to come from the top--from the press officers at HHS or directly from the secretary himself.
In response to that concern, HHS commissioned a survey aimed at assessing how wine drinkers would react to the proposed label language.
Throughout the 1990's, HHS has taken several actions to make good on the Administration's commitment to expanding and promoting consumer-directed home and community-based services to enable people with disabilities to live the best lives possible.
Over the last three years, HHS has accelerated efforts to reduce tobacco use, taking a coordinated approach employing many tools available to help tobacco users stop and keep others from starting.
Over the last year, HHS has been actively opening up its considerable data resources to the public via its Open Government Plan's Health Data Initiative and health.
To provide insight into how these programs are being implemented and monitored, GAO is reporting on (1) how the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded grants and the types of organizations that received funding; (2) what activities and services grantees are providing, including those for domestic violence victims; (3) how HHS monitors and assesses program implementation and use of funds; and (4) how program impact is measured.
A total of 252 and 108 persons were surveyed in the HHS and FGDs, respectively, although not all respondents answered every question.
HHS also offers guidelines outlining when a state agency is required to comply with HIPAA in instances when it is compelled to release personally identifiable information under state freedom of information laws.
Anthony Gamboa, GAO general counsel, noted in a letter to several Democratic senators that two federal laws bar HHS "from using appropriated funds to pay the salary of an official who prohibited another federal employee from communicating with Congress on an issue related to his agency" and that "because HHS was prohibited from paying Mr.
District Court in the Western District of Washington by the Washington State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program and the Resident Councils of Washington (RCW), the suit seeks to prevent HHS from allowing facilities to use assistants with as few as eight hours of training instead of the 75 hours minimum required by the Nursing Home Reform Law.
In May, HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson announced Brailer's appointment to the position recently created by President Bush and the formation of a new office to assist in health information technology--an area Thompson said has the "potential to greatly improve health care even as it yields huge savings.