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VA, DOE Collaborate on Big Data Analysis for Veteran Healthcare

The departments of Veterans Affairs and Energy have partnered to analyze big data from the VA and other federal sources as they optimize healthcare for veterans and other citizens. The VA-DOE Big Data Science Initiative will explore digital health and genomic data to support the development of treatments and preventive strategies in areas such as suicide prevention, cancer …

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Chris Wlaschin: HHS to Establish Health Cybersecurity & Comms Integration Center

The Department of Health and Human Services will stand up its version of the Department of Homeland Security‘s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in a move to help providers and consumers secure healthcare data, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Nicole Ogrysko writes the Chris Wlaschin, chief information security officer of HHS, said …

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CSG Principal Amanda Starr Joins CMS’ Medicaid IT Architecture Governance Board

Amanda Starr, a principal of the healthcare and human services practice at CSG Government Solutions, has joined the Medicaid Information Technology Architecture Governance Board of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. CSG said Monday the board works to ensure that the MITA Framework meets Medicaid regulations, policies and procedures and supports efforts to …

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GAO: CMS Implemented 3 of 11 Recommendations on Medicaid Program Integrity

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has implemented only three of 11 recommendations that the Government Accountability Office made to help address program integrity challenges related to Medicaid. GAO said Tuesday CMS developed an approach to verify if an individual is qualified to enroll into into the joint federal-state healthcare program but the government watchdog …

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CMS Seeks CIO & Enterprise Info Office Director

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services looks for a professional who can concurrently serve as chief information officer and director of the Office of Enterprise Information at CMS. CMS said in a USAJobs notice posted Wednesday that the CIO is responsible for technology required to deliver Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and HealthCare.gov. …

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CMS, ONC Unveil Electronic Health Record Support Tool and Contracting Guide for Clinicians

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology have released an electronic health record support tool and EHR contracting guide to help clinicians assess their respective organizations’ requirements. National Health IT Coordinator Vindell Washington and acting CMS Director and Andy Slavitt wrote in a post published …

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David Nelson Takes NRC CIO Role

David Nelson, former chief information officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has been appointed to a similar role at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He has managed CMS’ $2.6 billion information technology portfolio as well as helped facilitate efforts to fix the Healthcare.gov website and led the development of technology backbone for the Medicare claims processing system, NRS said Monday. …

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