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Office space consolidation inspires HHS IT upgrades

Frank Baitman, the Department of Health and Human Services chief information officer, said moving to an open office floor plan drives the agency to be more mobile and take more advantage of cloud services.

Tags: technology , Frank Baitman , Cloud computing , Mobile computing , Office space consolidation , workforce , Training , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/28/2015, 04:24am EDT

Dr. Rahul Rajkumar, Deputy Director, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

Health and Human Services reports saving hundreds of millions of dollars. It's been piloting a new payment model for health care providers, which was established by the Affordable Care Act. The model changes the incentives for providers who take a new approach to patient care and improving outcomes. Rahul Rajkumar is the deputy director of the Center for Innovation at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how the model works.

Tags: Rahul Rajkumar , CMS , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Affordable Care Act

Thursday - 05/21/2015, 08:21am EDT

TSA, HHS speed up move to cyber dashboards

Is patience running short among agencies over the Homeland Security Department's continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program?

Tags: technology , Acquisition , Industry , DHS , continuous diagnostics and mitigation program , TSA , Cybersecurity , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/18/2015, 04:16am EDT

Damon Davis, Director, Health Data Initiative, HHS has reached old age in technology terms. Five years after its launch to make health data more accessible, the technology running the portal is well behind the times. Damon Davis, director for the Health Data Initiative in the Department of Health and Human Services, Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about the changes coming to later this year.

Tags: Damon Davis , Health IT , In Depth

Thursday - 05/07/2015, 05:47pm EDT

HHS to modernize health data with portal update

The Department of Health and Human Services is turning to its IdeaLab to make its health data on portal "more liquid," to improve its usability and capability. Damon Davis, the director for the Health Data Initiative, said the new functionality aims to improve internal and external customer experiences.

Tags: technology , Damon Davis , IdeaLab , Health IT , Drupal , data sharing , Open government , Symantec , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/07/2015, 07:32am EDT

NIH awards $20B CIO-CS acquisition contract for IT

The National Institutes of Health awarded its Chief Information Officer - Commodities and Solutions Governmentwide Acquisition Contract Tuesday to 65 vendors.

Tags: NIH , CIO-CS , GWAC , NITAAC , contracting , technology , Acquisition , Industry , Rob Coen , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 01:12pm EDT

How Health IT is revolutionizing the healthcare industry

What is health information technology? How can it transform the practice of healthcare? What is happening to facilitate the adoption and use of Health IT? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Karen DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Tags: IBM Center for the Business of Government , Business of Government Hour , Michael Keegan , Karen DeSalvo , Health IT ,

Monday - 04/06/2015, 10:18am EDT

Ask the CHCO - John Gill of the Department of Health and Human Services

On this edition of "Ask the CHCO", host Lauren Larson interviews John Gill of the Department of Health and Human Services about the scope of human capital at HHS.

Tags: Ask the CHCO , human resources , John Gill , Management Concepts , Lauren Larson

Tuesday - 03/31/2015, 01:48pm EDT

HHS CTO Sivak to leave government

Bryan Sivak, one of the leaders in the new wave of procurement thinking, will end his stay in government in the next month. Sivak joined HHS in June 2012 after founding the software firm InQuira, and spending time in state and local government. At HHS, he immediately went after some of the most frustrating parts of the federal procurement process. He developed the IDEA Lab and the HHS Buyers Club, led datapalooza events and helped to define the role of an agency CTO.

Tags: technology , Bryan Sivak , Sylvia Burwell , HHS Buyers Club , HHS Idea Lab , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/30/2015, 11:27am EDT

HHS trying to untangle itself from typical shared services shortcomings

The Department of Health and Human Services is suffering from what many believe are the two major reasons why shared services continues to lag in government.

Tags: Financial management , Ned Holland , Brad Huther , HUD , Shared services , Partnership for Public Service , Deloitte , OMB , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Monday - 03/16/2015, 04:51am EDT
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