HHS OIG Chief Data Officer discusses How Leveraging Data Prevents Financial Fraud, Abuse at HHS

“The Department of Health and Human Services has been leveraging data and data analytics to help prevent fraud, waste and abuse of resources and to manage its grants programs in more effective ways — especially over this past year, said HHS Office of Inspector General Chief Data Officer Caryl Brzymialkiewicz.”

“Data can allow data analysts at the agency to gain visibility into how money is used and managed, Brzymialkiewicz said Thursday at the Financial Services Summit in Washington, D.C. Sharpening data analytics has allowed for analysts to address significant cases of fraud…”

“Throughout this work, Brzymialkiewicz’s team also explores how applying automation and self-service capabilities can further accelerate and sharpen their analyses. Data analysts at HHS use these strategies of data-driven work and decision-making in helping the agency with grants management, she said. In this area, her team has especially been working on understanding disparate grant datasets…” Read the full article here.

Source: How Leveraging Data Prevents Financial Fraud, Abuse at HHS – By Melissa Harris, January 10, 2020. GovernmentCIO.

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