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February 06, 2016 7:32 PM ET

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Company Overview of United States Department of Health & Human Services

Company Overview

United States Department of Health & Human Services is a government organization that provides health and human services. The organization offers public health, food and drug safety, grants and funding, and health insurance services. Additionally, it provides health and social science research, financial assistance, pre school education, and child abuse and domestic violence prevention services. United States Department of Health & Human Services is based in Washington, District of Columbia.

200 Independence Avenue, S.W.

Washington, DC 20201

United States

Founded in 2007

Phone:

202-619-0257

Key Executives for United States Department of Health & Human Services

Secretary
Age: 49
Secretary
Age: 54
Chief Executive Officer of Beatrice State Developmental Center
Chief of Staff
Deputy Secretary
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

United States Department of Health & Human Services Key Developments

Food and Drug Administration and Department of Health and Human Services Issue Final Order on Completion of Product Development Protocol for Surgical Mesh for Transvaginal Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair

Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Health And Human Services (HHS), has issued a final order called: Effective Date of Requirement for Premarket Approval for Surgical Mesh for Transvaginal Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair. The final order, published in the Federal Register on Jan. 5 by Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy, states: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) is issuing a final order to require the filing of a premarket approval application (PMA) or notice of completion of a product development protocol (PDP) for surgical mesh for transvaginal pelvic organ prolapse (POP) repair.

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Agrees to Settle Potential Violations with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center (Lahey) has agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Lahey will pay $850,000 and will adopt a robust corrective action plan to correct deficiencies in its HIPAA compliance program. Lahey notified OCR that a laptop was stolen from an unlocked treatment room during the overnight hours on August 11, 2011. The laptop was on a stand that accompanied a portable CT scanner; the laptop operated the scanner and produced images for viewing through Lahey's Radiology Information System and Picture Archiving and Communication System. The laptop hard drive contained the protected health information (PHI) of 599 individuals. addition to the $850,000 settlement, Lahey must address its history of noncompliance with the HIPAA Rules by providing OCR with a comprehensive, enterprise-wide risk analysis and corresponding risk management plan, as well as reporting certain events and providing evidence of compliance.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Appoints Timothy Cooke to its National Vaccine Advisory Committee

NovaDigm Therapeutics announced that Timothy Cooke, Ph.D., NovaDigm’s Chief Executive Officer, has been appointed to a four-year term on the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) by Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., MPH, MSc, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Cookejoined NovaDigm Therapeutics as Chief Executive Officer in 2009. He was previously Chief Operating Officer of AVANT Immunotherapeutics.

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