Healthcare organizations have allocated significant energy and investment to prepare for Tuesday's historic launch of the health insurance exchanges -- and now they face a slew of anxiety-laden questions concerning the practicalities of HIXs.
Just over half of local and state government CIOs polled in a recent survey say they feel prepared to prevent and deal with cyber-attacks, as the complexity, size and interconnectivity of government IT continues to grow.
Affordable Care Act repeal votes are likely to continue in the U.S. House of Representatives, and Majority Leader Eric Cantor has his sights set on IPAB repeal, as well as changes to Medicaid and Medicare.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today it was awarded a prime contract by the Defense Health Services System (DHSS) to provide ongoing sustainment, operation and maintenance of the TRICARE Online (TOL) system and expand Blue Button capability in support of the Program Executive Office (PEO) Clinical Support Division. The single-award cost-plus fixed-fee (CPFF) contract has a six-month base period of performance, two one-year options, one-three month transition period, and a total contract value of approximately $11 million, if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily in San Diego, Calif. and Falls Church, Va.
In a CDC-funded pilot program, Maine HealthInfoNet is aggregating and analyzing statewide clinical data for ABCDS. Looking for trends like diabetes and blood pressure control, the project could show a potential for tapping HIE data for population-level analysis to inform public health policy.