As we enter the second half of 2018, included here is a look back at some of the Most clicked Interviews and Articles for the first half of the year, based purely on metrics taken from the G2X Daily Take newsletter and the portal. It’s the week of July 4th and we are keeping the content light!


CMS Primes and Subs – Do your Homework on your Potential Partners – While targeted at the CMS community, this article is relevant to all as it addresses a publicly available resource and strategy for identifying Primes as potential partners (and to see who your competitors are partnering with.)

Former MHS CIO/VHA Deputy CIO shares 5 EHR Implementation Lessons Learned This longtime Federal Health leader whose experience includes large-scale electronic health record system implementation, shares his insights on lessons learned, while offering advice to VA and Cerner for the road ahead.

Moving to the other side of the fence: The Real Story from a former NIH and FDA IT Exec – Milad Bahrami, former Division Director with the NIH Business Applications Services organization within the Center for Information Technology, a former FDA CDER IPT Manager, and a former Enterprise Reporting Manager with the U.S. Department of Justice, is now Section Vice President – Dept. Of Health & Services, with General Dynamics Information Technology. Here he shares his assumptions before he made the shift, and the commonalities he found along the way.

Who’s Buying on CIO-SP3 and What are they Buying? Maybe you received a Prime award for the on-ramp or you are just trying to figure out how to capitalize on what you have. This article provides some insights that can help you re-examine the competitive environment in and around CIO-SP3.

CIO-SP3 Opportunity to Watch – Clinical Research Management System (CRMS) Support Services – This article details the opportunity and competitive landscape surrounding the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)’s anticipated re-compete of the CRMS contract.

Prop Culture: Ten Simple Rules to Survive Busy Season – In this article, Mike Farahbakhshian won’t tell you how to make it big during proposal season, but he will tell you how to stay sane. Life’s a marathon, not a sprint.

Opportunity to Watch: HRSA Operations Maintenance and Enhancement for OPAIS This article details the opportunity and competitive landscape surrounding what was originally a $17M operations enhancements and maintenance contract for the HHS Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) 340B Office of Pharmacy Affairs Information System (OPAIS) support.

Opinion: CMS – My Friend JoE gets a Makeover If you ever wonder where CMS is heading, or what their priorities are, follow the money. This article details one of this author’s favorite annual 300+ page documents, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Justification of Estimates for Appropriations Committees, or as she affectionately refers to it, JoE.


Dr. Paul Tibbits on FMBT’s development at VA – Dr. Tibbits, Program Executive Officer for the Financial Management Business Transformation (FMBT) Special Program Office at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and whose career spans several decades of involvement and includes leading the DoD’s first and second Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR) efforts, shares information about FMBT’s development at VA.

Federal Healthcare Challenges and the Role of Emerging Technologies This interview, featuring Salient CRGT’s industry expert Melissa Chapman, VP Health IT Business Development, also the former CIO for HHS, focuses on the challenges Healthcare faces, where the market going, and their advice for others.

Advice for Government and industry partners with Lieutenant General James B. Peake – Lieutenant General James B. Peake, whose distinguished career has included time as cardiothoracic surgeon; U.S. Army Surgeon General; Secretary of Veterans Affairs, shares his advice for Government, industry, and for new partners looking to get involved.

Andrea Norris, NIH on Partnership Opportunities and the Future Andrea Norris, Director of the Center for Information Technology (CIT) and Chief Information Officer of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), whose $34 billion budget is used to advance its mission to “seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability” shares with us some insights on changes and direction within NIH, on partnering with the Agency, and future opportunities.

Supporting VA and DoD Leading the Positive Disruption Healthcare Needs – Jim Traficant, Managing Director, Federal Health, Accenture Federal Services, shared his take on the positive disruption occurring in healthcare today: How it is fueled by the Federal Government and private sector; how the two will come together; and what must be at the heart of innovation.













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