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Press Release: Unissant wins TATRC contract supporting NETCCN providing critical care capabilities for COVID-19

“In support of COVID-19 response, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command’s (USAMRDC) Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) awarded Unissant a contract supporting the rapid development, deployment and testing of the National Emergency Telecritical Care Network (NETCCN) – a cloudbased, low-resource, standalone health information management system for the creation and coordination of […] The post Press Release: Unissant wins TATRC contract supporting NETCCN providing critical care capabilities for COVID-19 appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Interview: HUD OCIO executives on IT during COVID-19

“The need for housing stands right alongside the requirements for food, water, and air in the hierarchy of needs for human survival. Since their beginnings in 1930s New Deal legislation, the programs that make up the core of HUD’s mission have performed a critical role in expanding home ownership, rental, and finance opportunities; improving housing standards; and spearheading economic development […] The post Interview: HUD OCIO executives on IT during COVID-19 appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Healthcare IT News: VHA launches analytics challenge to predict COVID-19 outcomes

“The Veterans Health Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, is calling for members of the public to develop machine learning and artificial intelligence models to predict health outcomes related to the novel coronavirus.” “The challenge opened at the beginning of June, and VHA representatives say 84 participants have registered so far.” WHY […] The post Healthcare IT News: VHA launches analytics challenge to predict COVID-19 outcomes appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Sheppard Mullin: Introducing the HEALTH ACT: Expanding Medicare Reimbursement

“Last week, new legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would require Medicare to reimburse certain telehealth services post the public health emergency period.  If passed, the bipartisan  Helping Ensure Access to Local TeleHealth Act of 2020 or HEALTH Act of 2020 (the “HEALTH Act of 2020”) would codify Medicare reimbursement and […] The post Sheppard Mullin: Introducing the HEALTH ACT: Expanding Medicare Reimbursement appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Interview: NIH Deputy Director for CIT on Leading NIH’s COVID-19 response

“The FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea speak with Stacie Alboum, Deputy Director for the Center for Information Technology (CIT) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), who shares her experiences and NIH’s successes during the pandemic.” Listen to the newscast here. Source: Center for Information Technology: Leading NIH’s COVID-19 response – June 22, 2020. […] The post Interview: NIH Deputy Director for CIT on Leading NIH’s COVID-19 response appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Press Release: Trump Administration Issues Call to Action Based on New Data Detailing COVID-19...

“Today, under the leadership of President Trump, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is calling for a renewed national commitment to value-based care based on Medicare claims data that provides an early snapshot of the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on the Medicare population.  The data shows that older Americans […] The post Press Release: Trump Administration Issues Call to Action Based on New Data Detailing COVID-19 Impacts on Medicare Beneficiaries appeared first on FedHealthIT.

DigitalVA: New Tool Helps VA Track and Analyze COVID-19 Data on the Ground

“During a national pandemic, timely and accurate information is key.” “When the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began treating COVID-19 patients, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) needed a ground-level situational awareness of COVID-19 in the VA system and  metrics to inform the Department’s response. However, VHA lacked a single authoritative source of timely and accurate […] The post DigitalVA: New Tool Helps VA Track and Analyze COVID-19 Data on the Ground appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Nextgov: 37 IGs Report on Agency Tech Challenges Related to $2.4 Trillion COVID Relief...

“Federal agencies got a huge influx of cash through pandemic-related stimulus bills, much of which was either disbursed through government IT systems or used to enhance agency technology capabilities. But, as with all federal IT delivery, this has not always gone smoothly.” “The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, Act approved spending $2.4 […] The post Nextgov: 37 IGs Report on Agency Tech Challenges Related to $2.4 Trillion COVID Relief Package appeared first on FedHealthIT.

FedScoop: NIH launches coronavirus research platform, but hospital data sharing could take time

“The National Institutes of Health face the challenge of brokering data-use agreements with hospitals as they develop a COVID-19 patient data management platform for researchers. To help with that process, NIH has launched the National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) for collection and analysis of clinical, laboratory and diagnostic data from health-care institutions.” “Built on the […] The post FedScoop: NIH launches coronavirus research platform, but hospital data sharing could take time appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Interview: DOT CIO Ryan Cote on IT during COVID-19

“Cars, trucks, planes, trains, ships, buses, subways, and drones – if it moves under motor power in the public space, it’s a good bet it’s under the purview of the Department of Transportation (DoT). Like every skillful regulator, when the mission is carried out well, the agency tends to remain mostly invisible.” “Here’s a refresher: DoT regulates for safety the […] The post Interview: DOT CIO Ryan Cote on IT during COVID-19 appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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