Tag: Coronavirus

GovernmentCIO: How HHS, GSA Tackled Data Security During COVID-19

"The COVID-19 pandemic uncovered many challenges across government, and leaders are discussing how they approached various modernization of data and associated data-sharing processes for...

NIH awards $5M CDC Program Management and Strategic Analysis Support task

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has been awarded a 6-month task by the National Institutes of Health for CDC program management and strategic analysis...

VA CIO Believes COVID-19 Pandemic Has Pushed Agency ‘About 5 Years’...

“Amid the widespread misery and dislocation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the few bright spots has been on the Federal technology front,...

COVID-19 Has Encouraged Procurement and Contracting Reform for VA and others

“The demands of responding to COVID-19 has encouraged reforms in federal procurement. This has been especially pronounced in the government’s expansion of remote network...

CDC to Award Contract for Text Illness and Monitoring (TIM) and...

Notice ID: 2021-54792rev "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention intends to award a sole source firm-fixed-price contract to Vigilant Watch Integration Inc., 9 Drummers...

ONC urged to Expand USCDI to Boost Patient Data Exchange to...

"The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) should expand the data required in the United States Core Data for Interoperability...

Listen: How NIH’s NIDDK is Combating COVID-19 and Health Disparities

"With people of minority background and those with obesity and diabetes most at risk for severe cases of COVID-19, the National Institute of Diabetes...

VA releases J&A related to COVID Modeling and Consulting Bridge Contract

Updated April 2, 2021 Notice ID: 36C77621Q0148 Award Number: 36C77621P0047 VA has released a J&A related to its contract with McKinsey & Company for consulting services at...

An FDA Look at Challenges in Health Laboratory Data Interoperability

In early June of last year, HHS announced new laboratory data reporting guidance for COVID-19, citing LOINC In Vitro Diagnostic (LIVD) as the authoritative...

How Health Information Exchange Facilitated COVID-19 Follow-Up for VA

"A local health information exchange (HIE) helped Veterans Affairs (VA) clinicians identify COVID-19 patients diagnosed in the community and facilitate ambulatory COVID-19 symptom follow-up,...