Heather Seftel-Kirk

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A writer for more than a decade, Heather helps hone the voice of FedHealthIT, helping to shape the information we share, working with collaborators and stakeholders to ensure they are delivering the message they intend and that it is the information our readers want to hear. A firm believer that every person has a story to tell and that every story is worth sharing, if told right, she also believes the written word carries power – to inform, to educate, and also to bring people together.

Open Source Summit with HHS, CMS, and DHA “Opens” Up

The 7th Annual OSEHRA Summit, to be held July 18-20 in Bethesda, MD, reflects a steady shift toward openness in information technology, particularly in...

10 Upcoming Federal Health Events to Have on your Radar

With July 4th behind us and proposal season officially in full gear, here are 7 upcoming events that will be here before you know...

Most viewed Interviews and Articles from the first half of 2018

As we enter the second half of 2018, included here is a look back at some of the Most clicked Interviews and Articles for...

2018 FedHealthIT Innovation Awards Event in Pictures

At the recent 2018 FedHealthIT Innovation Awards and Networking Event at the National Press Club, more than 300 senior Federal Health IT executives from...

Supporting VA and DoD Leading the Positive Disruption Healthcare Needs

Recently, Susan Sharer sat down with Jim Traficant, Managing Director, Federal Health, Accenture Federal Services, to discuss the positive disruption occurring in healthcare today:...

Transitioning from Small to Large: Perspective from one CIO-SP3 SB Prime

Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc.’s roots date back to 1969. In 2012, focused on Health IT and the emerging field of data analytics, the...

FedHealthIT 2018 Innovation Awards – Time Update

As many of you know, we in the DC area have two wonderful things to celebrate on Tuesday; our FedHealthIT Innovation Award Winners and the Washington...

8 Federal Health events to attend as Summer heats up

Summer is historically a slow time of year for Government events with industry shifting their focus to meeting the heavy proposal season needs, but...

Andrea Norris, NIH on Partnership Opportunities and the Future

To wrap up 2017, FedHealthIT recognized 100 individuals who were nominated by their peers for driving change and advancement in the Federal Health Information...

Looking Back on a Busy Year as HHS CTO

“After over a year proudly serving as Chief Technology Officer at HHS, I have accepted an offer to move back to the private sector.” “Working...