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EHR Intelligence: ONC Opens Interoperability Proving Ground for COVID-19 Data

“The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information (ONC) is calling all health IT professionals who are working on COVID-19 interoperability projects to share it with colleagues on the Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG) platform.” “Started in 2016, IPG is an open, community platform where health IT professionals can share and learn about interoperability projects […] The post EHR Intelligence: ONC Opens Interoperability Proving Ground for COVID-19 Data appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Government Executive: Implementing the 2020 Stimulus: Lessons From the 2009 Recovery Act

“Congress has just passed the largest economic rescue package in history. Now comes the hard part: a multitude of federal agencies, private businesses, nonprofits, and state and local governments must help implement a complex piece of emergency legislation in record time. It’s a huge challenge, but we’ve been here before. What lessons can be drawn […] The post Government Executive: Implementing the 2020 Stimulus: Lessons From the 2009 Recovery Act appeared first on FedHealthIT.

FedScoop: Inside Palantir’s work with the CDC, HHS to synthesize COVID-19 data

“Big data analytics company Palantir is working with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to synthesize vast sets of disparate health data to understand how the novel coronavirus is spreading, the company confirmed to FedScoop.” “Palantir said it is not involved in the harvesting or storage […] The post FedScoop: Inside Palantir’s work with the CDC, HHS to synthesize COVID-19 data appeared first on FedHealthIT.

VA Secretary: VA starting to execute fourth mission

“VA is starting to execute its fourth mission of supporting the national COVID-19 response, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said March 30 during a radio interview.” “The department recently announced it opened 50 beds to non-Veteran, non-COVID patients to help New York City.” “The decision came after the state of New York requested federal assistance from […] The post VA Secretary: VA starting to execute fourth mission appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Nextgov: DOE’s Argonne Lab Taps Supercomputing Network to Study How Coronavirus Spreads

“Argonne National Laboratory is leading and coordinating a variety of computational efforts to better understand both the COVID-19 disease and the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes it—and to help accelerate the development of treatment options like antiviral drugs and vaccines.” “The Energy Department’s Illinois-based lab officials are pooling assets with others from a range of labs, […] The post Nextgov: DOE’s Argonne Lab Taps Supercomputing Network to Study How Coronavirus Spreads appeared first on FedHealthIT.

US government launches portal for COVID-19 medical countermeasures task force, agency meeting opps

The U.S. government, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, seeks information from stakeholders on available medical countermeasures in development. We are particularly interested in products and technologies that have progressed into or beyond non-clinical trials, have established large-scale cGMP manufacturing capability, or utilize an approved platform. Information regarding diagnostics, therapeutics, vaccines, and other products or […] The post US government launches portal for COVID-19 medical countermeasures task force, agency meeting opps appeared first on FedHealthIT.

NRP: To Stop the Pandemic, Seema Verma is ‘Getting rid of a lot of...

“In New York City, emergency hospital beds are multiplying — inside tents set up in Central Park, on a hospital ship docked on Manhattan’s West Side and in the Javits Convention Center, which now houses about 1,000 beds.” “To give the rest of the country similar flexibility in addressing the wave of COVID-19 patients expected […] The post NRP: To Stop the Pandemic, Seema Verma is ‘Getting rid of a lot of Regulations’ appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Washington Technology: PROJECT 38: Protecting small business during the COVID-19 pandemic

The challenges and risks faced by small business government contractors are severe. They face possible work stoppages, slower payments, layoffs, and the threat of bankruptcy. Bruce Lyman is the CEO of Parabilis, a firm that works with government contractors on getting financing. He talks with Senior Staff Writer Ross Wilkers about the challenges small businesses […] The post Washington Technology: PROJECT 38: Protecting small business during the COVID-19 pandemic appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Washington Technology: Coronavirus spending heating up as March comes to a close

“… Federal obligations for the month of March in response to the spread of COVID-19 could top $100 billion if current trends hold, an analyst said Monday on a webcast hosted by George Mason University’s Center for Government Contracting.” “The figure is not an exact measure and could very much be more, given how the […] The post Washington Technology: Coronavirus spending heating up as March comes to a close appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Webinar Presentation available for COVID-19 and Implications for the Government Contracting Community

The slideshow presentation is now available for the March 30, 2020 Webinar – COVID-19 and Implications for the Government Contracting Community. Access the slideshow here. Source: COVID-19 and Implications for the Government Contracting Community – March 30, 2020. George Mason University School of Business. The post Webinar Presentation available for COVID-19 and Implications for the Government Contracting Community appeared first on FedHealthIT.

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