Posts Tagged: healthcare

Retirement: Why the Next Generation Needs a Plan

“It’s the year 2043 and Cheryl, a 60-year-old public works employee with 30 years of service, has just reviewed her retirement savings with a financial adviser. She is surprised that she will need to work several more years to reach her retirement income goals. “My father retired from city government after 25 years and hadRead… Read more »

Healthcare.gov to Undergo Network Security Test

The Department of Health and Human Services will test the federal health insurance marketplace website for network security in a simulated cybersecurity attack, Nextgov reported Monday. Aliya Sternstein writes hospitals, insurers and the HHS will try to communicate and share data with the government during the simulation test. Kevin Charest, HHS chief information security officer,Read… Read more »

Bryan Sivak Issues Call for Health IT Innovators

The Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with health information technology not-for-profit organization Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society to search for a candidate to help develop future advances in healthcare IT. HHS and HIMSS are looking for an Innovator In Residence that will work to create framework for patient data matching asRead… Read more »

Do You Know What Government’s $80 Billion Problem Is?

Today, your agency is collecting more data than ever before. For many agencies, they are not only challenged by the volume, velocity and variety of data, but also extracting meaningful insights from the information. It’s fair to say that the world has become data-driven. Government agencies are well aware: data will shape the agency ofRead… Read more »

An Exodus from TechAmerica – Plus the DorobekINSIDER’s 7 Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: The problems associated with Healthcare.gov may be a reflection of a much bigger issue in government today, that of handling large procurements. So what can we learn from the site’s challenges to improve procurement policies in the future? Raj Sharma from the Public Spend Forum shares his insights. But up front:Read… Read more »

Healthcare.gov: A Procurement or Program Problem?

The pundits all seem to be asking, “What went wrong with the rollout of healthcare.gov?” But there is a bigger more substantial question for government. Why does government struggle with large procurements? That is the questions that Raj Sharma asked in his piece in the Public Spend Forum: Healthcare.gov, A Procurement Problem or a ProgramRead… Read more »

A Look at TSA Security Policies – Plus the DorobekINSIDER’s 7 Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Diversity among employees and a myriad of communication channels can make workplace misunderstandings all the more frequent. So how do you avoid and overcome these misunderstandings? Insights from Tom Fox from the Partnership for Public Service. But up front: The LAX TSA Shooting Federal prosecutors have filed charges against Paul A.Read… Read more »

Reevaluating Federal Security Clearance Procedures – Plus the DorobekINSIDER’s 7 Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: TechAmerica’s annual forecast made one thing clear, budgets are tight and they are only going to get tighter. The only way to be successful is to think and do things differently in government. But that sentiment is so much easier said than done. We get insights from Trey Hodgkins and RobertRead… Read more »

Healthcare.gov Contractors Head to the Hill – Plus the DorobekINSIDER’s 7 Stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Back in the 1800s the US passed legislation that created the civil service. The civil service was meant to be a group of people that were performing for the country and because that could put them into all sorts of political crosshairs they were afforded some protections. To this day theRead… Read more »

RFI Asks Contractors to Demo Defense EHR Tools

The Defense Department is looking to evaluate existing commercial electronic health record technologies as the agency intends to replace its old EHR systems. An Oct. 1 solicitation calls on interested contractors to demonstrate their off-the-shelf EHR systems on Oct. 21 in Washington for the department’s Health Management System Modernization program. DoD aims to replace itsRead… Read more »