Healthcare IT

N.C. HHS Taps Maximus for State Medicaid Enrollment Broker Services; Bruce Caswell Quoted

Maximus has received a $17 million base contract from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to provide managed care enrollment broker services for the state’s Medicaid program. The company said Tuesday it will enroll, assist, educate and counsel eligible beneficiaries via phone, in-person interaction or online technology …

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CGI to Modernize California’s Home Care Service Mgmt Platform Under $281M Contract

CGI has received a potential seven-year, $281 million contract to update, maintain and operate a technology platform used to process payroll and case management data for home care services providers across the state of California. The company said Tuesday it will integrate new tools into the Case Management Information and Payrolling System built …

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Maximus Lands Wisconsin Medicaid Enrollment Support Contract; Bruce Caswell Comments

Maximus has landed a potential seven-year, $11.7 million contract from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to educate eligible Medicaid beneficiaries about health coverage options. The company said Tuesday it will serve as the state’s Medicaid enrollment broker and provide call center services to counsel and help members enroll with health maintenance organizations. “We …

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IBM, VA Extend AI-Based Cancer Treatment Identification Partnership

The Department of Veterans Affairs has extended a partnership with IBM to identify treatment options for military veterans with cancer through the use of artificial intelligence technology. IBM said Thursday VA oncologists have used the company’s Watson for Genomics system to support precision oncology care programs under a public-private initiative formed in 2016. “It is incredibly …

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Ginkgo Bioworks to Support Federal Biosecurity Via Spot on $8B DoD Contract; Partners With Northrop Grumman

Ginkgo Bioworks has secured a position on a potential 10-year Defense Department omnibus contract worth up to $8.3 billion for chemical and biosecurity projects. The company said Wednesday it will develop and deploy biosecurity tools as the only synthetic biology firm on the Joint Enterprise Research, Development, Acquisition and Production/Procurement …

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Report: Booz Allen Hamilton Supports FDA Pilot Project for Healthcare Blockchain

Booz Allen Hamilton has developed a platform to help the Food and Drug Administration‘s Office of Translational Sciences explore healthcare blockchain technology, GCN reported Friday. The platform is built on the InterPlanetary File System for encryption and reduced data duplication purposes, and uses Ethereum for data access management on private networks, the …

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Cambridge Offers IT Support Services for Navy, Joint Military MEDCOI

Cambridge International Systems has begun offering information technology services to support the Navy and Joint Military Medical Community of Interest by modernizing healthcare for U.S. warfighters and their families. The Arlington, Va.-based firm said Tuesday it’s helping the Navy and Joint Medicine MEDCOI adopt new technologies such as information exchange and big …

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DHA Solicits Industry Input for Military Telehealth System Transformation

The Defense Health Agency seeks information on the availability of tools, services and marketplace data for an upcoming project to centralize the Military Health System‘s care delivery approach. A FedBizOpps notice posted Thursday says the DHA is exploring virtual video, image sharing, warfighter support, specialty care, integration and training service offerings that can help transform …

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