$20B in Defense MAC's & e-health records stand up to Sandy

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 11:12am EST

Nov. 29, 2012 - Capital Impact

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This week on BGov's Capital Impact show:

  • Federal Business Intelligence Analyst Brian Friel joins the program to break down the first-ever comprehensive analysis of multiple award contracts in the classified Defense Department space. Who are the big players and where is there room for growth?
  • One thing that stood tall against Hurricane Sandy was electronic health records. The transition to e-heath records by Medicare and Medicaid providers in the New York and New Jersey areas assured a continuity of care as patients were moved between facilities. Health Care Analyst Suzanne Levingston bring us up to speed on the transition and reinforces the importance of health care IT disaster planning.

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Brian Friel is a federal business analyst with Bloomberg Government. He launched GovernmentExecutive.com in 1996 and turned the magazine's website into a daily news operation with 100,000 subscribers. Friel's 15 years of executive branch and congressional coverage include reporting for Government Executive, PlanetGov.com, National Journal and Congressional Quarterly.

Suzanne Allard Levingston is a health care analyst for Bloomberg Government. She previously covered medicine and science for "The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour" in New York. She has written articles and researched books and documentaries, including projects for NOVA, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, the History Channel, Discovery Education and Time Inc. She earned her BA with honors in English from Brown University and an MA in journalism from Stanford University.

Allen Scott (moderator) specializes in customer on boarding and training at Bloomberg Government. Allen previously worked at Arbitron, Inc. where he served in a variety of roles from customer service to sales operations manager. Prior to Arbitron, Allen worked in radio for several years in the Washington and Baltimore areas. Most recently he spent six years at 99.1 HFS as co-host and news director.