Healthcare IT

Perspecta Awarded CDC Public Health Data Analysis Support IDIQ; Mac Curtis Quoted

Perspecta has secured a potential five-year, $40M contract to help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention address public health threats with the use of spatial data analysis and communication tools. The company said Tuesday it will combine geospatial statistics, epidemiology and environmental models with information technology methods in efforts to …

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HHS Unveils Three Winners of Health Care Data Software Development Challenge

The Department of Health and Human Services has chosen three winning submissions to a prize competition that sought applications designed to utilize Certified Health IT Product List application programming interfaces or XML files. CHPL Data Challenge winners demonstrated how industry could use and apply CHPL data about health information technology systems and approved …

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Serco VP Karen Shields Receives FedHealthIT Award; Dave Dacquino Quoted

Karen Shields, vice president of health services at Serco‘s North American arm, has been selected for the FedHealthIT 100 list of prominent individuals in the federal health information technology industry. She oversees Serco Inc.‘s business processing, consulting and operational service offerings for federal, state and local government health care programs, the company said …

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BrainScope Provides Neurotech Devices to Army Medics, Clinicians

BrainScope has delivered more than 170 handheld medical devices and more than 7.5K headsets to help the U.S. Army assess service members who may have experienced a mild traumatic brain injury. The company said Tuesday its BrainScope One technology uses electroencephalogram and other quantitative parameters to examine functional abnormalities and structural injuries that …

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HHS Picks Emerging Sun-Led Team to Support Indian Health Service IT Research Project

The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Emerging Sun a contract of an undisclosed value to conduct a research project with the goal of modernizing the Indian Health Service’s information technology systems. HHS said Wednesday Pistis and the Regenstrief Institute will support the multistage effort over the next year as subcontractors to Emerging Sun. …

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AWS, NIH Partner to Foster Biomedical Innovation With Cloud Tech; Teresa Carlson Quoted

The National Institutes of Health has partnered with Amazon Web Services to help agency-backed researchers incorporate cloud-based technologies into biomedical research efforts. AWS said Tuesday it will host various NIH data sets, such as those covered by privacy and security policies, as part of the Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation, and …

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Leidos Subsidiary Launches Mobile Clinics for Military Vets

Leidos‘ QTC subsidiary has deployed two mobile clinics to provide healthcare support to military veterans who live in rural areas. The clinics’ staff will accommodate veterans seeking general medicine, mental health, vision, audiology, otolaryngology, radiology, laboratory examination and cardiology evaluation services, Leidos said Tuesday. Each clinic is equipped with commercial …

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