The state's political leaders appear to be striving for a status quo wherein a large number of citizens lack health insurance or the means to obtain it. Will that spark a shift among voters during the upcoming November elections?
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded $9 million in grants to five collaborative groups, including one for healthcare exchange, to demonstrate how online transactions can be secure and private as part of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace.
The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM), Fires Software Engineering Division (FSED), has awarded CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A), a US$89.4 million contract to provide system and software engineering support services. The contract has a one-year base with one, one-year option period.
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF), a non-profit organization that exists to help men and women who come home with emotional and physical wounds after serving our country, is providing approximately $1 MILLION worth of diabetic and allergy medicine and supplies to Veterans Service Providers, the first to receive some of this medicine is the South Atlantic Center for Veterans Education and Training, Inc. (SACVET) for distribution to homeless and struggling Veterans.
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) announced Friday that it has awarded a $20.75 million Health Care Innovation Challenge grant to a collaborative partnership that includes VHA Inc., the national health care network; TransforMED, a not-for-profit subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians; and, Phytel, Inc., a technology company that leads the field in automated, provider-led population health improvement solutions. The grant will fund a three-year national project involving health care systems, hospitals, and provider practices throughout 16 communities. The goal of the project is to expand the concept of the Patient-Centered Medical Home to the Patient-Centered Medical Neighborhood and connect acute-care hospitals with primary care, specialty and subspecialty practices to drive better quality and superior patient experience at a more affordable cost.
CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A), announced today that its Health and Compliance Programs Business Unit (BU) has achieved the Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Development Maturity Level 5, the highest rating possible.
As of September 30th, 2010 there were 22.7 million U.S. veterans, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). A survey released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics this past March revealed an unemployment rate of 12.1% in 2011 for the "post-9/11" veterans, which is significantly higher than the overall U.S. unemployment rate of 8.3%. With the unemployment rate of veterans still on the rise, getting an accurate disability rating is increasingly important since it has a direct impact on the amount of monthly compensation the veteran receives.
CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced that the State of Vermont’s Office of Budget and Management selected, through a competitive evaluation process, CGI’s public sector performance budgeting solution to replace its aging budget system and integrate with the State’s existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform.
The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM), Global Combat Support Systems—Marine Corps (GCSS-MC) Logistics Information Systems Office (LIS) has awarded CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) a contract renewal worth US$20.16 million over a five year period to provide post-deployment software support for the Storage Retrieval Automated Tracking Integrated System (STRATIS).
Continua Health Alliance, an industry organization of healthcare and technology companies dedicated to improving the quality of personal healthcare, and the NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, today announced that they will work together to expand standards-based connectivity technology in the health IT industry.
TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) has awarded LongView International Technology Solutions, Inc. (LongView) a prime contract to develop new information technology systems for the Military Health System's Pacific Joint Information Technology Center (JITC) on Maui. The five-year, multi-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract has a total ceiling value of $300 million.
Orion Health, a provider of eHealth technology, today announced the release of Orion Health Mobile, providing clinical staff with real-time secure access to relevant and accurate patient information from their Apple mobile devices.
Decision Simulation LLC, a provider of web-based simulation platforms for enhancing clinical decision-making, announced today that it has been awarded a contract from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for an enterprise license of the DecisionSim™ platform to further advance the VA’s efforts with SimLEARN (Simulation, Learning, Education and Research Network), a national program furthering the advancement of simulation training and education.