Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. (Salient), a provider of information technology, engineering, and intelligence analytic services to agencies in the intelligence, defense, homeland security, cyber security, and federal civilian markets, today announced the award of the Systems Support, Maintenance and Development (SSMD) contract for the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM)'s Benefits Systems Division. This one-year award, made under the OPM BPA, has three one–year option periods with an anticipated value of $17 million.
From Carolyn Clancy to Farzad Mostashari, with a former U.S. President topping it all off, federal health IT experts and agency heads will be presenting at the annual HIMSS conference in New Orleans come March.
HIE research aims to help with technical and business skills for query-based exchange, push notification and subscription services, provider directories, master data management and consumer engagement.
The Kaiser Family Foundation's annual survey of state Medicaid programs shows progress on interoperability and states mostly preparing to comply with the ACA's IT requirements, even if some are rejecting Medicaid expansion.
Venture capitalists were cautious when it came to technologies that impact patient care, according to a new report, which also explained that a more stable investment environment may be better in the long run.
The current agenda is clear: wherever possible, reduce costs and
improve quality-of-care services. These directives are in perfect
alignment with the role of virtual and cloud computing infrastructure
technologies, which help to lower costs and increase clinician
productivity while future-proofing IT investments. As healthcare
reform deadlines rapidly approach, choosing the right information
technology (IT) platform will be critical to the success or failure
of new services and exchanges. It will determine the ease or
di!culty of updating existing applications and managing new
ones. It will also serve as a foundation to help ensure that all
healthcare services are secure, accessible and easy enough for
citizens to access and use.
athenahealth VP of government and regulatory affairs Dan Haley offers an insider's take on the "interoperation" problem and how the EHR meaningful use incentives program could be tailored to correct it.