Our contributors in 2018 helped connect the dots for interoperability; helped interpret Agency forecasts; shared lessons learned and made us laugh. They looked at emerging technologies and shared advice for moving forward in 2019 amidst a changing landscape. Check out the 10 most read articles here.

Data Interoperability: Connecting the Dots of Big Data to support Veteran care

In this article, Dr. Ron Moody, Chief Medical Officer at Accenture Federal Services, looks at the more data-driven, patient-centric, cost-efficient shift in Healthcare that requires connecting the dots and pulling together disparate pieces of health information to inform care.

CMS Primes and Subs – Do your Homework on your Potential Partners

Subcontracting can be tricky, for Primes and subs. It’s a big commitment; one that may last for years. As a Prime, you bear responsibility for the subcontractor on your contract. And as a subcontractor, you run the risk of not getting the work the Prime has promised you. But, subcontracting is a billion-dollar game, and you don’t want to miss out on opportunities. The solution for both Primes and subs – do your homework on your potential partners.

Former MHS CIO/VHA Deputy CIO shares 5 EHR Implementation Lessons Learned

This 30-year retired Air Force officer, former Military Health System CIO, and Veterans Health Administration Deputy CIO with experience in large-scale electronic health record system implementation, IT and business strategic and tactical planning, world-wide IT operations management, and business and organizational reengineering shares his insights through EHR Implementation Lessons Learned.

Leading for Success in Federal Health IT Modernization

Understanding that Change Management is critical to Federal Healthcare IT initiatives across agencies with large initiatives such as MHS GENESIS, the VA’s Electronic Health Records Modernization and various IT Modernization efforts, Innovator and Leadership Development System Master Practitioner Katie Bergmann shares her insights on Change Management and how leadership strategies need to evolve to allow these large initiatives to move forward.

October 2018: New Fiscal Year, New Fiscal You!

One of our favorite’s Mike Farahbakhshian, celebrates the new Fiscal Year with updates on all the various predictions, gripes and rants from the last year and looks at how the end of the Health IT world as we know it is progressing.

3 Questions Microservice Contracts Must Consider

Former Division Director with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Business Applications Services organization within the Center for Information Technology, a former U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) CDER IPT Manager, Milad Bahrami, examines the move from the era of large procurements to build and maintain monolithic systems in favor of Government breaking systems down into microservices and seeking professional services from multiple vendors and what it all means.

Strategies for Connecting with Federal Health Agencies

Red Team’s Jeff Shen looks at what a company do to differentiate itself or better market itself to decision makers understanding that the Federal market is built on relationships, and many contract awards are influenced because of those relationships.

Former CMS Acquisition Exec: How Contractors can Address Government’s Thirst for AI and Robotic Process Automation

Former CMS Senior Federal Acquisition Official Brian Hebbel examines the reality of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics Process Automation (RPA) in Federal contracting noting, “There’s a whole lot going on, but not much is happening.”

Here Come the Federal Health Deals

KippsDeSanto & Co.’s Marc Marlin looks at the significant positive momentum, characterized by a relatively stable and visible budget outlook, ever-growing demands for IT transformation and modernization, and a continued reliance/partnership between the Government and contractors that will influence Federal Health deals in FY19.

Driving Healthcare Results Through Strong Program Integrity

This article by KPMG dives into strong program integrity agendas and how they can improve mission performance and enhance public confidence in Government.


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