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GovernmentCIO: How HHS, GSA Tackled Data Security During COVID-19

“The COVID-19 pandemic uncovered many challenges across government, and leaders are discussing how they approached various modernization of data and associated data-sharing processes for improved security and collaboration.” “’The one thing we recognized was that in a state of emergency, I’ve never seen a situation where the data availability was so critical for the government […] The post GovernmentCIO: How HHS, GSA Tackled Data Security During COVID-19 appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

Education FSA CIO: COVID-19 was an IT accelerant

“Amid the widespread misery and dislocation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the few bright spots has been on the Federal technology front, where the imperative to adopt a range of remote processes including widespread telework has helped push Federal agency operations farther into the future. That was the message from Federal CIOs today at General Dynamics Information Technology’s […] The post Education FSA CIO: COVID-19 was an IT accelerant appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

COVID-19 has encouraged Federal procurement and contracting reform

“The demands of responding to COVID-19 has encouraged reforms in federal procurement. This has been especially pronounced in the government’s expansion of remote network access to accommodate a dispersed workforce. Speaking at the 2021 AFCEA Health IT Acquisition & Public Health forum, representatives from across the federal government outlined how their agencies have helped streamline the acquisitions process and opened […] The post COVID-19 has encouraged Federal procurement and contracting reform appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

NIH awards $5M CDC Program Management and Strategic Analysis Support task

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has been awarded a 6-month task by the National Institutes of Health for CDC program management and strategic analysis support for vaccine distribution and administration. This task, valued at $5M, was awarded using the HHS COVID-19 Support BPA. Awardee Name: THE BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP INC Contract Duration: 6 months Total […] The post NIH awards $5M CDC Program Management and Strategic Analysis Support task appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

VA CIO Believes COVID-19 Pandemic Has Pushed Agency ‘About 5 Years’ into the Future

“Amid the widespread misery and dislocation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the few bright spots has been on the Federal technology front, where the imperative to adopt a range of remote processes including widespread telework has helped push Federal agency operations farther into the future. That was the message from Federal CIOs today […] The post VA CIO Believes COVID-19 Pandemic Has Pushed Agency ‘About 5 Years’ into the Future appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

CDC to Award Contract for Text Illness and Monitoring (TIM) and Vaccine Second Dose...

Notice ID: 2021-54792rev “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention intends to award a sole source firm-fixed-price contract to Vigilant Watch Integration Inc., 9 Drummers Cove, Stafford, VA 22554, to provide continued support and maintenance of the existing Text Illness and Monitoring (TIM) and Vaccine Second Dose Reminder (VSDR).  Both infractructures support the response to […] The post CDC to Award Contract for Text Illness and Monitoring (TIM) and Vaccine Second Dose Reminder (VSDR) Support appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

ONC urged to Expand USCDI to Boost Patient Data Exchange to address COVID

“The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) should expand the data required in the United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) to improve public health efforts and patient data exchange, according to Pew Charitable Trusts.” “ONC defined USCDI as ‘a standardized set of health data classes and constituent data elements for […] The post ONC urged to Expand USCDI to Boost Patient Data Exchange to address COVID appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

Listen: How NIH’s NIDDK is Combating COVID-19 and Health Disparities

“With people of minority background and those with obesity and diabetes most at risk for severe cases of COVID-19, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases is leading in the research behind why that is. Director Dr. Griffin Rodgers, who contributed to the first effective therapy for sickle cell anemia, updates HealthCast […] The post Listen: How NIH’s NIDDK is Combating COVID-19 and Health Disparities appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

VA awards COVID-19 Modeling and Consulting Bridge contract

McKinsey & Company was awarded a 2-month, $3.7M bridge contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs for COVID-19 Modeling and Consulting. This contract was not competed citing COVID-19 urgency. Awardee Name: MCKINSEY & COMPANY, INC. WASHINGTON D.C. Contract Duration: 2 months Total Contract Value: $3,714,288.00 Funding Agency: VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF Funding Office: PCAC HEALTH […] The post VA awards COVID-19 Modeling and Consulting Bridge contract appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

An FDA Look at Challenges in Health Laboratory Data Interoperability

In early June of last year, HHS announced new laboratory data reporting guidance for COVID-19, citing LOINC In Vitro Diagnostic (LIVD) as the authoritative source of coding for COVID-19 testing. With the number of daily COVID-19 tests continuing to go up in the United States, Dr. Greg Pappas, Associate Director for National Device Surveillance, Center […] The post An FDA Look at Challenges in Health Laboratory Data Interoperability appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

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