Health Technology

VA considering switching from VistA system to commercial offering

The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for information on companies who can help switch the agency from its VistA electronic health record system to a commercial product.

What 5 trends are driving a new digital economy?

Accenture has identified five emerging trends that reflect the impact that technologies such as social, mobile, analytics and cloud are having on digital businesses and governments.

How to spot opportunities in VA's health record quest

The market is heating up for electronic health records as VA and DOD move forward. ImmixGroup expert Rick Antonucci explains how to make the most of this lucrative opportunity.

CMS quietly makes $7B contract award

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare have been making awards under its $7 billion RMADA contract for research and analytics work, so far only one company has gone public as a winner. CMS hasn't made its own announcement yet. Why nada on RMADA?

More teams join chase for huge DOD health record contract

CSC is the latest to throw its hat in the ring to chase a possible multi-billion dollar opportunity to build a new electronic health record for the Defense Department.

DoD updates plan for $11B electronic health record system

The Defense Department is inching closer to the release of a final solicitation for its long-awaited electronic health record solution that could turn into an $11 billion opportunity.

Is IBM prepping for a DOD health push?

IBM Corp. has hired a new chief medical information officer on the eve of a huge Defense Department opportunity for a new electronic health record system. The competition promises to be intense.

CGI sticks with a bit longer

CGI Federal has won a $4.8 million extension to continue working on to help with the transition to a new contractor through the end of March and maybe beyond.

Acentia makes bid to bolster health IT work

Acentia has bought a small Atlanta-based contractor that holds an important CDC contract, opening a new front for its health IT business.

Early lessons from

To really fix the Affordable Care Act’s flagship website, focus on the user experience and provide innovative technologies to help customers find and understand the information they need.

CMS taps 'general contractor' to over see fixes

Quality Software Services has been tapped by CMS to be the "general contractor" the agency needs to oversee fixes to the troubled portal, a role the agency had been handling on its own.

Does the debacle point to bigger problems?

Maybe's disastrous launch wasn't the fault of any individual contractor, but its failings put a spotlight on a recurring problem with government projects: too often contractors and their government customers forget that IT is a team sport, and you almost always fail if you don't pull together.

Former CGI exec sets her sights on health IT market

Donna Morea jokes that she's looking for her second job, but she's actually looking to buy, and she's being guided by a strategy focused on the promise of the state and local health IT market and the convergence of technology and growing demand.

CGI catching heat for health exchange glitches

CGI Federal is finding itself in the spotlight because of the rough start of the health insurance exchanges that are at the heart of the Affordable Care Act.

$29M imaging contract awarded

The Defense Logistics Agency awarded a medical imaging contract to McKesson Technologies to build a system that lets doctors and nurses access an archive of X-rays, CAT scans and MRI results.

CACI wins $14M order for VA records program

CACI International has won a $14 million contract with Veterans Affairs to develop a Data Access Service for the department’s Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record program. Works builds off of $91 million contract won in 2010.

Inside Accenture's acquisition of ASM Research

Accenture makes a deal to buy ASM Research in an effort to add more firepower in the government practice, as it pursues what executives describe as a "once in a lifetime opportunity" to capture health IT projects.