Government contractors have a poor track record of success in the commercial market but Leidos CEO Roger Krone sees an opening with health IT offerings as long as you recognize how different the markets are.
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?
Maybe HealthCare.gov'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.
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.
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.
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.