Health Care and Social Services September Review

Deltek Health Care and Social Services Analyst Amanda White reports.

September proved to be rather eventful for health care. Deltek celebrated the Sixth Annual National Health IT Week, September 12-16, 2011, by releasing a series of blogs highlighting IT progress in the states, along with vendor recommendations based on those trends. National Health IT Week is a collaborative forum where public and private health care constituents work in partnership to educate industry and policy stakeholders on the value of health IT in the U.S. health care system.
Deltek showcased blogs on health care hot topics including health information exchanges (HIEs), health insurance exchanges (HIXs), electronic health records, and an analysis of state health IT budgets. Also noteworthy, Deltek’s report, “Top Opportunities for FY 2012 — Health Care,” was featured in an article earlier this month in InformationWeek. The report highlights major health IT projects in three main areas: HIEs, HIXs and Medicaid management information systems (MMISs).
Additionally, Deltek’s Senior Manager of State and Local Industry Analysis Chris Dixon held a webinar last week promoting his recently-released report, “Health Care/Social Services Market, 2011-2016.” The report predicts demand for vendor-furnished information systems and services by state and local health and human services agencies will increase from $16.1 billion to $18.8 billion by 2016. Key trends covered in the report include health IT, federal health care reform, anti-waste, fraud and abuse efforts, and outsourcing.
For the complete blog, go here.

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