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HHS Awards ECS $49M IDIQ to Deliver IAAI Solutions to Federal Agencies; George Wilson Quoted

ECS announced on Thursday that the company has received a potential five-year, $49 million contract vehicle to provide advanced Intelligent Automation/Artificial Intelligence (IAAI) solutions to customers across the federal government. 

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HHS Forms Summit to Gather Quality Services Stakeholder Input

The Department of Health and Human Services has established a summit to foster discussions on further streamlining HHS-led quality programs. Eric Hargan, HHS deputy secretary, will chair the Quality Summit that would gather industry stakeholders and government officials to identify ways to further evaluate, adapt and streamline quality services for the country's patients, the department said Tuesday.

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HHS Officials on How AI, Data Sharing Could Help Transform Health Care

Department of Health and Human Services officials discussed the potential role of artificial intelligence and data sharing in the prevention and treatment of diseases during a panel discussion on Tuesday at the AI World Government Conference, Federal Times reported Thursday. “[It’s] a way of thinking about how health information flows across the country and the first step is getting it in digital format," said Paula Braun, entrepreneur-in-residence at HHS’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Navy, HHS Advance Agile Acquisition Culture; James Geurts, Oki Mek Quoted

The U.S. Navy and the Department of Health and Human Services are adopting an agile approach to accelerate the procurement process and stay ahead of technology trends, Federal News Network reported Monday. James Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition, said the service is asking private sector talent to work in the government for a few years as part of its agile acquisition efforts. 

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HHS Digital Service Lead Describes How Expanded IT Affects Healthcare

Shannon Sartin, executive director of digital service at the Department of Health and Human Services, said that expanding information technology may have positive and negative impact on the federal healthcare system, Nextgov reported Monday. Having too many systems running within HHS could increase challenges to healthcare providers, such as additional administrative tasks, which could lead to impersonal, inefficient and expensive care, Sartin said.

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Judy Stecker to Fill Deputy Chief of Staff Role at HHS

Judy Stecker, assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services, will take up the additional role of deputy chief of staff for operations and strategy. She will work to boost HHS' external efforts in her new role after returning from her maternity leave, the department said Monday.

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Jose Arrieta: HHS Eyes Blockchain Tech Partnership With DISA for Identity Verification

Jose Arrieta, chief information officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, said HHS plans to team up with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to leverage the HHS Accelerate blockchain procurement system in identity management, Federal News Network reported Thursday. Arrieta said he plans to meet with DISA officials to discuss a pilot project to link the blockchain tool to a user’s mobile phone or wearable device to better track behavioral data for identity verification.

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HHS CIO Jose Arrieta Unveils Top Tech Priorities

Jose Arrieta, chief information officer of the Department of Health and Human Services, announced plans to increase the agency’s partnerships within the government to boost innovation, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Arrieta took office as HHS’ permanent CIO on May 28 after serving as the agency’s associate deputy assistant secretary for acquisition. He said that his initial priorities will focus on changing the functions of the CIO and utilizing emerging technologies.

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