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Government Executive: Watchdog: HHS Should Update Congress on COVID-19 Spending Time Frames

“To bolster oversight, the Health and Human Services Department should provide Congress with expected time frames for spending the remainder of its coronavirus relief funds, a watchdog recommended on Monday.” “The Government Accountability Office published its seventh extensive report on how the various federal agencies can improve their pandemic response and preparedness for future outbreaks. […] The post Government Executive: Watchdog: HHS Should Update Congress on COVID-19 Spending Time Frames appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

FLC: New VA tool uses artificial intelligence to predict COVID-19 patient mortality

“Tim Strebel is a two-time winner of the Department of Veterans Affairs “Shark Tank” Award, which honors innovative practices, for developing two software packages to automate the jobs of those who work in prosthetics. Now, in what Strebel calls the “most significant” work in his seven-year VA career, he’s developed a tool that uses artificial […] The post FLC: New VA tool uses artificial intelligence to predict COVID-19 patient mortality appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

GovernmentCIO: Former HHS CIO Reflects on Lessons Learned Throughout Pandemic

“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Health and Human Services has been developing rapid, innovative solutions to support national response efforts. As the U.S. enters into phased reopening, Perryn Ashmore, now retired CIO of the agency, projects how the department will evolve to meet its mission.” “Ashmore, who retired in May, […] The post GovernmentCIO: Former HHS CIO Reflects on Lessons Learned Throughout Pandemic appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

Press Release: Deloitte and Coforma have been selected to support the COVID-19 Health Equity...

“The COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force was established by an Executive Order earlier this year to address health and social disparities that result in disproportionately higher rates of complications related to COVID-19.” “As an example from the Executive Order, ‘People of color experience systemic and structural racism in many facets of our society and are […] The post Press Release: Deloitte and Coforma have been selected to support the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

CDC to Award Contract for Privacy-Preserving Record Linkage (PPRL) of Patient-Level Real World Healthcare...

Notice ID: 75D301-21-Q-73692 “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention intends to award a sole source firm fixed price contract to HealthVerity, Inc.” “HealthVerity can provide CDC with a large volume ( >50 million patients total, including >11 million COVID-19 patients as of Jan 2021) of de-identified, longitudinal, patient-level, real world data (RWD) from up to […] The post CDC to Award Contract for Privacy-Preserving Record Linkage (PPRL) of Patient-Level Real World Healthcare Data to Advance COVID-19 Response and Other CDC Priorities appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

Nextgov: IG: SBA’s Cybersecurity ‘Not Effective,’ In Part Due to COVID

“’We rated SBA’s overall program of information security as “not effective” because SBA only achieved a maturity level rating of ‘managed and measurable’ in one of the eight domains,’ according to the annual Federal Information Security Management Act, or FISMA, report released Tuesday. The IG notes 2020 was a busy year for SBA, which ‘had an unprecedented volume of loan […] The post Nextgov: IG: SBA’s Cybersecurity ‘Not Effective,’ In Part Due to COVID appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

HHS HRSA awards $50M Provider Relief Fund Allocations and Technical Assistance Services contract

This firm, who specializes in providing impartial data-driven analysis to Government agencies to help inform health care and social policy has been awarded a...

VA inks $7M Machine Learning Software Services for COVID Deferred Care

The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a 1-year task to provide machine learning software services for COVID deferred care. SDVOB ThunderCat was awarded this task, valued at $7M, as a service-disabled Veteran-owned small business set-aside action using the NASA SEWP V contract vehicle. Awardee Name: THUNDERCAT TECHNOLOGY, LLC Contract Duration: 12 months Total Contract […] The post VA inks $7M Machine Learning Software Services for COVID Deferred Care appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

GovernmentCIO: FDA Calls to Protect Drug Supply Chain During Pandemic

“The Food and Drug Administration is advising industry partners on new guidance for identifying and tracing prescription drugs as they move through the distribution supply chain to ensure availability of critical drugs during the pandemic, Leigh Verbois, director of FDA’s Office of Drug Security, Integrity and Response, told GovernmentCIO Media & Research.” “Overall, FDA’s supply […] The post GovernmentCIO: FDA Calls to Protect Drug Supply Chain During Pandemic appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

Federal Times: How a data team became the heroes of one agency’s pandemic response

“As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the U.S., and as public and private sector workplaces scrambled to keep employees on the job but out of the office, health agencies and experts soared to the front of American media to advise and lead the pandemic response. But for the Farm Credit Administration, which had the highest COVID-19 response scores of any […] The post Federal Times: How a data team became the heroes of one agency’s pandemic response appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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