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  • House Bill to Expand "Meaningful Use" Eligibility Introduced - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    House Bill to Expand “Meaningful Use” Eligibility Introduced

    Last Thursday, Reps. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) and Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) introduced the HITECH Extension for Behavioral Health Services Act of 2010 HR 5025, a bill that would allow behavioral, mental health and substance abuse treatment providers to qualify for incentive payments for the “meaningful use” of electronic health records. The act would extend the 2009 […] More

  • Does "Buy American" Apply To Me? Your Four-Step Guide - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Does “Buy American” Apply To Me? Your Four-Step Guide

    It’s been over a year since President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) into law.  One of its key components is a “Buy American” requirement, requiring domestic “iron, steel or manufactured goods” to be used in ARRA-funded projects (ARRA section 1605), which has proven to be a serious headache for integrators and […] More

  • ARRA Funding Offers Chance to Curb Obesity - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ARRA Funding Offers Chance to Curb Obesity

    Americans have been becoming increasingly and exponentially obese and overweight since the mid-1980s. While many debate where responsibility for the problem lies, as the gateway to chronic illness such as diabetes and heart disease, it continues to be a driver of costs in both private and public insurance. The problem must be addressed on a […] More

  • School Funding to Come at Crucial Time - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    School Funding to Come at Crucial Time

    School districts across the country received welcome news recently that desperately-needed cash flow will arrive a few crucial weeks sooner than expected. The news came just as officials are busy with eleventh-hour hiring and planning for the upcoming school year, and will save jobs and programs that might otherwise have been cut. The Department of […] More

  • ARRA Saves States from Deeper Dive - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ARRA Saves States from Deeper Dive

    Though state officials have faced difficult choices as they struggle to finalize 2010 budgets across the country, it’s clear the task would have been even more grim without a crucial infusion of federal money. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, as dire as the states’ fiscal condition is – with dramatic revenue […] More

  • States Put Bulk of Discretionary Dollars into Public Safety - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    States Put Bulk of Discretionary Dollars into Public Safety

    While the bulk of stimulus funding earmarked for state recovery efforts comes with conditions, a small amount comes with the freedom for officials to do with what they please. According to a recent report published by the Council of State Governments, states are spending $8.8 billion in discretionary funding in the State Fiscal Stabilization funds […] More

  • CSC to Help Georgia Hospitals Achieve “Meaningful Use“ - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CSC to Help Georgia Hospitals Achieve “Meaningful Use“

    The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) has awarded CSC with a contract to help them meet “meaningful use“ standards to receive the federal incentive payments outlined in the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA). CSC has already started an assessment of what changes Georgia hospitals need to make to receive funds and how long […] More

  • ARRA Sparks Health Information Exchange for Four States - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ARRA Sparks Health Information Exchange for Four States

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding for health IT has encouraged Maine, Washington, Nebraska, and Michigan to develop or expand health information exchange (HIE) networks. In late July, Maine plans to launch a 2 year trial of HealthInfoNet, an electronic health record (EHR) network. The project will initially include fifteen hospitals, 3 clinics, […] More

  • Dennis Stolkey of EDS: Navigating ARRA - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Dennis Stolkey of EDS: Navigating ARRA

    Topping 1,500 pages, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is a little akin to an ancient Maya hieroglyphic: as seemingly incomprehensible and daunting to navigate at times. For tips on how the government contracting community can navigate ARRA “” and find opportunities that meet the needs of federal, state, and local clients “” ExecutiveBiz recently […] More

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