The Institute for e-Health Policy’s Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics held a meeting this week where Harris Corporation vice president of Healthcare Solutions Jim Traficant spoke to members, telling them that an integrated, interoperable enterprise system was needed to transform the nation’s healthcare infrastructure.
A new study from KLAS finds there is a major shift underway in the cost and scope of ERP engagements. The report also finds that third-party services firms fare much better than ERP vendors’ own consultants.
The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced a five-year deal with Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. today to use the company’s electronic payment card solution for assistance benefits like the state’s Child Care Assistance Program.
Earlier this month, CivSource reported that Colorado’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) was looking for an interim director for the state’s assistance benefits computer system. They’ve chosen an interim director, and according to OIT Deputy State Chief Information Officer John Conley, things are off to quick start.
In order to facilitate the massive Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority program, Massachusetts chose Perot Systems to operate the IT infrastructure and member support call centers. Perot Systems’ Tim Olivier, who serves as the chief operating officer of their healthcare group, spoke with CivSource to discuss the company’s work with the program.
John Hummel, Chief Technology Offer for Perot Systems’ healthcare group, believes that by giving patients more control of their medical information and by enforcing stricter penalties for exposed data, a new trend in security will develop. Mr. Hummel sat down last week with CivSource to talk personal health records, information security and the industry’s next big thing.
The official start of Hurricane Season 2009 saw Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Alabama Governor Bob Riley, President Barack Obama and other regional officials issuing words of warning and support in preparation for the next hurricane strikes. But state and federal officials aren’t the only ones marking the beginning of hurricane season. Government contractors, offering infrastructure network, disaster relief and database back-up solutions have also joined in the conversation.
According to John D. Conley, Deputy State Chief Information Officer for the Governor’s Office of Information Technology, a recent solicitation for an interim director of the Colorado Benefits Management System is the beginning phase of a larger overhaul.
The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) has awarded an Affiliated Computer Services-partnered initiative the 2009 Quality Award, the company announced today.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) announced this week that their Prescription Drug Discount Card Program has helped counties save more than $179 million since the program began five years ago. But not everyone is happy.