Category Archives: Health and Human Services Department

Podcast on Electronic Health Records

The use and exchange of electronic health records among health care providers could potentially improve outcomes and quality of care for patients. GAO recently released reports on participation in electronic health records programs and HHS efforts to address information exchange … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Burned—Burn Awareness Week

Hot drinks, fireplaces, space heaters—as people try to beat the cold, it makes sense to ensure that they’re ready to treat potential burn injuries. That’s why the first week in February is National Burn Awareness Week, an annual observation to … Continue reading

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Podcast on Preventing Sexual Abuse by School Personnel

Sexual abuse by school personnel is a matter of particular concern because of the trust placed in school employees. Listen to our podcast with Director Kay Brown on GAO’s recent report on federal, state and school district efforts to prevent … Continue reading

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Health Tips for the New Year

The New Year provides an opportunity for reflection on personal growth and improvement, which may involve setting health-related goals. We have done a number of reports about preventive health under Medicare and dental services that may help you make some … Continue reading

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