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HHS IHS Health IT Modernization of Electronic Health Records focuses on patient needs

Mitchell Thornbrugh, Acting Chief Information Officer

May 23, 2019
by Mitchell Thornbrugh, Acting Chief Information Officer

Last fall, the Indian Health Service Office of Information Technology and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Chief Technology officer , launched a Health Information Technology Modernization Research Project. Since it began, the project delivery team has gained valuable insight into the current Resource and Patient Management System electronic health record system.

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Office of Environmental Health and Engineering recognizes outstanding employees

Gary Hartz, P.E., Director of the Office of Environmental Health and Engineering, Indian Health Service

May 21, 2019
by Gary Hartz, P.E., Director of the Office of Environmental Health and Engineering, Indian Health Service

Environmental health is one of many important contributions to the IHS mission of raising the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level. The Office of Environmental Health and Engineering assists American Indian and Alaska Native communities ... Continue reading


National Hepatitis Testing Day – IHS now recommends hepatitis C testing for all adult patients

Rick Haverkate, IHS National HIV/AIDS & HepC Program Coordinator

May 17, 2019
by Rick Haverkate, IHS National HIV/AIDS & HepC Program Coordinator

Millions of Americans have chronic viral hepatitis, and most of them don't know it. National Hepatitis Testing Day on May 19th is an opportunity to remind health care providers and the public about who should be tested for viral hepatitis.

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Four Million Reasons To Celebrate! National Nurse's Week May 6-12, 2019

Cmdr. Angela Fallon, Deputy Director, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services

May 10, 2019
by Cmdr. Angela Fallon, Deputy Director, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services

Nurses Week recognizes the contributions of nurses in the health care setting and beyond. At IHS, our mission is to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level. IHS nurses play a vital role in fulfilling that mission. IHS nurses can be found working throughout the United States from remote village clinics, rural critical access hospitals, and large urban hospitals and health centers, in all different nursing specialties from general staff nursing to advanced practice nursing.

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IHS Focuses on Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect

Selina Keryte, MPH, National Domestic Violence Program Lead, Division of Behavioral Health

April 26, 2019
by Selina Keryte, MPH, National Domestic Violence Program Lead, Division of Behavioral Health

Child abuse happens somewhere every 10 seconds.  Child abuse and neglect has a long lasting effect on children across Indian Country.  In recognition of Child Abuse Awareness Month, the Indian Health Service, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services, Division of Behavioral Health has ... Continue reading