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Susannah Fox Appointed New CTO of HHS

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Former associate director of the Pew Research Center, Susannah Fox has been appointed the new chief technology officer (CTO) at HHS. Fox will replace Bryan Sivak who held the post since 2012 after succeeding the inaugural CTO Todd Park.  In a post on the HHS Idea Lab blog, Fox said "when I was
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How Accountable Is The Care Without Behavioral Health?

-+*Continuity of care, accountability of care, unlikely without Medicare Shared Savings and Meaningful Use health IT incentives for mental and behavioral health providers I could understand completely if many behavioral health providers and facilities feel like the proverbial red headed stepchild. All this energy and money poured into improving healthcare through comprehensive information technology (IT) … Read More

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Parity Not Apparent: There Is No Biopsy for Mental Illness

-+*Getting legislation through Congress—often a monumental battle—is one thing. But implementing new laws may be a greater challenge simply because they require so much sustained energy and attention. Take mental health parity laws, for example. Congress passed the Mental Health Parity Act (MHPA) championed by Sens. Paul Wellstone (D-MN) and Pete Domenici (R-NM) in 1996. … Read More

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