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HealthCare.gov was like other failed systems, the result of boiling a toxic stew of poorly defined requirements, the wrong contractor, insufficient oversight and unclear lines of authority.
HHS and CMS cyber officials tell House lawmakers the Affordable Care Act portal is meeting or exceeding industry best practices for information assurance.
Tags: Frank Baitman , Steve VanRoekel , Todd Park , Henry Chao , James Lankford , Darrell Issa , Gerry Connolly , Kevin Charest , Barack Obama , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , HealthCare.gov , technology , Congress , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook , FITARA
Despite the technical problems, the Affordable Care Act is already making a permanent, positive impact on the public and private sector workforce. The number of frontline and non-clinical health care jobs is expected to skyrocket, according to the College for America at Southern New Hampshire University. That includes the job of patient navigator that helps connect people to the new healthcare options. Medical office specialist and medical assistant are expected to be the third and fourth fastest growing job types through the year 20-20...and that's compared to all other jobs in all other industries tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report says the growth is due in part from the aging baby boomer generation...but also because of advances in health information technology. The number of jobs as a medical records technician is also expected to quickly rise.
At a recent health IT demonstration, the Veterans Affairs Department showcased nine different technologies that it hopes will change how it delivers health care. The agency is testing medical mobile apps on iPads with 1,000 severely injured veterans.