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EPA awards Records Center Service task

8(a) small business Capitol Advisors of Technology has been awarded a one-year, $3M task to provide the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 7 with Records Center Service. This task awarded as an 8(a) sole source action. Awardee Name: CAPITOL ADVISORS OF TECHNOLOGY, LLC Contract Duration: 12 months Total Contract Value: $2,832,731.20 Funding Agency: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Number of Bidders: 1 RFP […] The post EPA awards Records Center Service task appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

MeriTalk: Blockchain Saving HHS $30M on First Accelerate Contract

“Accelerate – the first blockchain-based program in the Federal government to get an authority-to-operate – will save the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $30 million over five years, the agency’s CIO said today.” “An Accelerate-based neural network did a cluster analysis of 10 years of HHS contracts and provided visibility into price discrepancies across its […] The post MeriTalk: Blockchain Saving HHS $30M on First Accelerate Contract appeared first on FedHealthIT.

DOE taps new Director of Enterprise Data Collection, Validation, Analytics and Reporting

Cuttie Bacon, a seasoned Federal business professional armed with nearly three decades of experience at several Government agencies, has taken on a new challenge as Director of Enterprise Data Collection, Validation, Analytics and Reporting at the Department of Energy. Prior roles include: Program Manager – U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Director, Human Capital and Administrative Management – U.S. Department of […] The post DOE taps new Director of Enterprise Data Collection, Validation, Analytics and Reporting appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Federal News Network: Bureau of Fiscal Service sees potential for blockchain, AI in new...

“Digital workforces can improve financial management and federal agencies’ customer service. But it’s uncertain exactly how.” “Within the Treasury Department, the Bureau of the Fiscal Service’s Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation (FIT) has launched two pilots in response to this question: one on distributed ledger technology, or blockchain, and another on artificial intelligence. As Adam Goldberg, FIT’s executive architect, […] The post Federal News Network: Bureau of Fiscal Service sees potential for blockchain, AI in new pilot programs appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Nextgov: VA’s Electronic Health Records System Won’t Make Its First Go-Live Deadline

“The Veterans Affairs Department’s move to adopt a commercial electronic health records system has hit its first major roadblock: deploying in the real world.” “The Cerner Millennial system—chosen in 2018 to ensure interoperability with the Defense Department’s MHS Genesis system, of which Cerner is a component—was meant to go live at its first installation in […] The post Nextgov: VA’s Electronic Health Records System Won’t Make Its First Go-Live Deadline appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Trump FY 2021 budget seeks $125M for new Indian Health Service EHR

“President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget includes an investment of $125 million in an “improved and modernized” electronic health record system for the Indian Health Service.” “IHS, an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, currently uses the Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS), which was developed in close partnership with the Department […] The post Trump FY 2021 budget seeks $125M for new Indian Health Service EHR appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Health Data Management: VA requests $2.6B in FY 2021 for Cerner EHR system

“The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking $2.6 billion in its Fiscal Year 2021 Budget—$1.2 billion more than in FY 2020—to continue implementation of its Cerner electronic health record system.” “VA medical centers in the Pacific Northwest have been selected as the initial sites to deploy the new EHR system starting in March. Specifically, Veterans […] The post Health Data Management: VA requests $2.6B in FY 2021 for Cerner EHR system appeared first on FedHealthIT.

MeriTalk: Transportation Department Wants Blockchain, AI for Highway Improvements

“The Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is seeking out blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to improve highway safety and operations.” “In a Feb. 3 broad agency announcement (BAA), FHWA put out a request for research and development (R&D) for “revolutionary approaches” to highway tech. FHWA said that blockchain could provide a platform for secure, scalable, and real-time […] The post MeriTalk: Transportation Department Wants Blockchain, AI for Highway Improvements appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Military Times: VA doctors are using artificial intelligence to diagnose cancer

“A team of researchers at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida, is revolutionizing the way cancer is documented by enlisting the help of a computer to diagnose the disease in one of the largest patient populations in the nation: veterans.” “Sophisticated artificial intelligence is capable of drastically altering how cancer is diagnosed […] The post Military Times: VA doctors are using artificial intelligence to diagnose cancer appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Health Data Management: Senator, VA at odds over decision support tool for community care

“A real-time decision support tool is not getting used by Department of Veterans Affairs’ providers and their patients in the way it was intended, according to one senior U.S. senator.” “Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), ranking member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, said during a hearing last week that he is ‘concerned by reports that […] The post Health Data Management: Senator, VA at odds over decision support tool for community care appeared first on FedHealthIT.

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