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FDA: FDA’s “All-in” Approach to Enterprise Transformation

“…In meeting our public health mission, the FDA must have more effective and efficient business processes, increased capabilities to better use the data that we review, and a more coordinated development of the IT systems designed to support these activities. In the past, the FDA has taken an organization-based approach to process development and IT […] The post FDA: FDA’s “All-in” Approach to Enterprise Transformation appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Press Release: CMS Unveils More User-Friendly Medicare Website

“Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled several updates to the Medicare.gov website that make it easier, for millions of people who use it, to navigate and access information to compare and select health and drug coverage and find providers. The updated website, based on consumer feedback, prominently features timely initiatives and […] The post Press Release: CMS Unveils More User-Friendly Medicare Website appeared first on FedHealthIT.

GovCIO: VA Touts ‘Tech as a Service’ for its Modernization Programs

“The Department of Veterans Affairs is turning to industry to deliver “technology as a service” for its enterprise-wide modernization programs, emphasizing open system architecture and plug-and-play systems.” “’There’s a couple of things that I do want to highlight that are hot off the press,’ said Michael Parrish, VA’s principal executive director of the Office of […] The post GovCIO: VA Touts ‘Tech as a Service’ for its Modernization Programs appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Google recruits former FDA digital chief Bakul Patel

Bakul Patel, a recognized digital health thought-leader and digital health strategist who most recently served as Chief Digital Health Officer Global Strategy and Innovation at FDA, has taken on a new challenge as Sr Director, Global Digital Health Strategy & Regulatory at Google. Bakul has experience in influencing, creating, shaping, and implementing national and international […] The post Google recruits former FDA digital chief Bakul Patel appeared first on FedHealthIT.

GovCIO Newscast: Listen: Integrating VA Services Through Login.gov

“The Department of Veterans Affairs maintains one of the most comprehensive benefits and healthcare services of any institution in the United States. Hear from VA digital services expert John Rahaghi on how the agency is further integrating its various services through the integrated Login.gov portal, and how these developments fit within VA’s broader customer experience […] The post GovCIO Newscast: Listen: Integrating VA Services Through Login.gov appeared first on FedHealthIT.

VA awards 5-year DRAAS Gateway Virtualization Modernization task

Beating out six other bidders, Thundercat Technology, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), has been awarded a 5-year, $4M Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) task to provide Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRAAS) gateway virtualization modernization. The task, which was competed as an SDVOSB set aside action, was awarded on the NASA SEWP V contract […] The post VA awards 5-year DRAAS Gateway Virtualization Modernization task appeared first on FedHealthIT.

CDC Data Modernization Initiative aims to meet lofty goals for public health

“The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of data sharing – as well as the frustrating consequences of unpreparedness when public health information is siloed and cannot be easily exchanged.” “Information sharing woes were recognized early on in the pandemic as an impediment to successful management. For example, just months into the crisis, hospitals and public […] The post CDC Data Modernization Initiative aims to meet lofty goals for public health appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Federal News Network: VA rolls out new website to streamline contracting, innovation

“The Department of Veterans Affairs has a new digital one-stop shop for contractors looking to work with the VA. Michael Parrish, chief acquisition officer and principal executive director at VA, said the new Pathfinder site will help vendors that haven’t worked with VA before get certified through SAM.gov. But the site will also pre-filter to […] The post Federal News Network: VA rolls out new website to streamline contracting, innovation appeared first on FedHealthIT.

HHS OIG CIO Gerry Caron on Building a Foundation for Successful IT Modernization

“Most Federal agencies have undertaken IT modernization efforts intending to change the way IT shops are structured to deliver services to support the mission. Although the benefits of modernization are clear, Federal CIOs agree that agencies still struggle to make these changes. One reason highlighted by Gerald Caron, the CIO for the Office of the […] The post HHS OIG CIO Gerry Caron on Building a Foundation for Successful IT Modernization appeared first on FedHealthIT.

OPM CIO on steps for successful IT modernization

“Most Federal agencies have undertaken IT modernization efforts intending to change the way IT shops are structured to deliver services to support the mission. Although the benefits of modernization are clear, Federal CIOs agree that […]

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