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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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CMS Seeks New CTO to Oversee Federal Health Insurance Marketplace

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has launched its search for a new chief technology officer to work at the agency’s Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight in Bethesda, Maryland. A USAJobs notice posted Thursday says the CMS CTO will be responsible for the oversight of the federally run health insurance marketplace …

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GAO Finds Security Loopholes in CMS Healthcare.gov Systems

The Government Accountability Office has identified several vulnerabilities in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ technical controls for systems that support the federal health insurance marketplace. GAO said Wednesday it found insufficient administrator privilege restriction, inconsistent security patch implementation and insecure administrative network configuration for Healthcare.gov supporting systems and the Federal …

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HHS IG Audits CMS Security Controls for Insurance Data Analytics Platform; Andy Slavitt Comments

The Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general has found the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services failed to carry out automated vulnerability assessments on databases related to CMS’ Multidimensional Insurance Data Analytics System. HHS’ IG said in a September report that it audited CMS’ data security controls between August 2014 and December 2014 to …

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