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Nextgov: VA Piloting AI to Predict Mortality Rates of COVID-19 Patients

“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the U.S., the Veterans Affairs Department is piloting a new artificial intelligence tool to quickly predict a patient’s prognosis and recommend next steps.” “During tense medical crises, as hospital beds fill up and minutes and seconds mean the difference between life and death, doctors, nurses and […] The post Nextgov: VA Piloting AI to Predict Mortality Rates of COVID-19 Patients appeared first on FedHealthIT.

DigitalVA: Advanced App Monitoring Keeps VA on Course

“The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA’s) Digital Transformation has helped VA modernize its systems and infrastructure with new capabilities that are reaping real VA and Veterans benefits — benefits like faster claims reviews through more consistent IT systems uptime, and higher quality telehealth video calls through continuous optimization of telehealth services bandwidth. These benefits are […] The post DigitalVA: Advanced App Monitoring Keeps VA on Course appeared first on FedHealthIT.

DHA MHS EHR Functional Champion departs, takes lead role for DoD COVID-19 Task Force...

Dr. Lee Payne, a Physician Executive leader who brings recent perspective providing oversight of the Office of the Chief Medical Informatics Office, and for ensuring the success of the new EHR, while leading a joint Agency enabling the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps medical services to provide a medically ready force and ready […] The post DHA MHS EHR Functional Champion departs, takes lead role for DoD COVID-19 Task Force Diagnostics & Testing appeared first on FedHealthIT.

DHS USCIS CISO Shane Barney on cybersecurity’s critical role during COVID-19

“… Some federal agencies, like U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, faced immediate funding challenges due to the nature of their operations. Because USCIS gleans much of its funding from interview and naturalization ceremony fees, the agency had to take a hard look at its operations and become tighter and leaner. But instead of slashing cybersecurity budget and operations, USCIS CISO […] The post DHS USCIS CISO Shane Barney on cybersecurity’s critical role during COVID-19 appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

GovernmentCIO: COVID-19 Accelerated VA’s Cyber Development

“The demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly the abrupt shift to a remote workforce, has fostered the development of cybersecurity best practices at the Department of Veterans Affairs.” “Speaking at an AFCEA event last week, VA Chief Information Security Officer Paul Cunningham detailed how the challenges of the pandemic presented unforeseen opportunities to better refine […] The post GovernmentCIO: COVID-19 Accelerated VA’s Cyber Development appeared first on FedHealthIT.

NSF CIO Dorothy Aronson: Headquarters move prepared Agency for telework

“Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, only half of the nation’s 2.1 million federal employees teleworked on a regular basis between Oct. 1, 2018 and Sept. 30, 2019. “A lot of leaders and managers are in situations like mine where they were predominantly working at the office,” says National Science Foundation CIO Dorothy Aronson… A couple of years ago, the NSF […] The post NSF CIO Dorothy Aronson: Headquarters move prepared Agency for telework appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

GSA FedRAMP Director Ashley Mahan on rise in reuse of cloud services during COVID-19

“Agencies are increasingly reusing authorized cloud services to help meet new telework demands during the coronavirus pandemic.” “The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program saw a 50% increase in agencies reusing authorized cloud products in fiscal 2020, and agencies have made about 3,000 requests to evaluate cloud security products others are using, known as reusability requests, since March, said Ashley […] The post GSA FedRAMP Director Ashley Mahan on rise in reuse of cloud services during COVID-19 appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

DHA awards $5M Contract for COVID-19 Analytics, Modeling and Simulation Support

Award Number: HT940220C0005 Ernst and Young has been awarded a one-year, $5.3M DHA contract for COVID-19 analytic, modeling, and simulation support. DHA’s Analytics and Evaluation Division (AED) (J-5) has a requirement for COVID-19 Modeling and Simulation Services. The modeling and simulation services will include event monitoring, data modeling and the development of a data science […] The post DHA awards $5M Contract for COVID-19 Analytics, Modeling and Simulation Support appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Newscast: Federal Leaders from NIH, HHS, DHA, CMS, SAMHSA discuss Advancing Digital Health Amid...

Included here is a recap episode of the “Oct. 1 Digital Health Modernization virtual event to learn more about what agencies are doing to share data, expand access to health services, and improve patient care with digital health.” “Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) joins us for a fireside chat. Also, hear from Ivor D’Souza (NIH), Kevin […] The post Newscast: Federal Leaders from NIH, HHS, DHA, CMS, SAMHSA discuss Advancing Digital Health Amid COVID-19 appeared first on FedHealthIT.

State Department CIO Stuart McGuigan on deployment of software tools during COVID-19

“The coronavirus pandemic forced the State Department to get faster at putting productivity and collaboration tools in the hands of employees so they could do crucial work like preparing response plans to global events, CIO Stuart McGuigan said Wednesday.” “The department’s Bureau of Information Resource Management had to adjust to delivering, in many cases, the minimum viable product needed so […] The post State Department CIO Stuart McGuigan on deployment of software tools during COVID-19 appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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