Public Health

CGI Federal to upgrade HHS health info program

CGI Federal Inc. has won a five-year contract worth $5.7 million to support the health information exchange program at the Health and Human Services Department.

Inside CACI's health care IT strategy

Within two weeks of retiring from the Army, Col. Keith Salzman, has begun to triage CACI's health care business. Where does he want to take health IT?

HP wins big payout on Nevada’s Medicaid program

Hewlett-Packard Co. has won a five-year, $176 million services agreement with the Nevada Division of Health Care Financing and Policy to strengthen Medicaid operations and help position the state for health care reform.

HP gains $281M renewal for Okla. health care services

HP Enterprise Services, a division of Hewlett-Packard Corp., has won a seven-year, $281 million contract extension to continue providing health care IT services for the state of Oklahoma.

CSC gains $100M award to test the water for EPA

Computer Sciences Corp. will continue to provide support services to the Environmental Protection Agency under a five-year contract that has an estimated total value of $100 million.

Harris operates to repair Florida health care system

Harris Corp. has won a four-year, $19 million contract from the state of Florida to implement a statewide health information exchange infrastructure that is designed to improve the delivery and coordination of health care.

Alion continues pollutant research assistance at EPA

Alion Science and Technology Corp. will continue supporting the Environmental Protection Agency's atmospheric pollutants research under a five-year task order that could be worth as much as $72 million.

30 named to $5B CDC contract

Lockheed Martin Corp., Northrop Grumman Corp., Computer Sciences Corp., and Perot Systems Government Services are just a sampling of the the 30 federal IT contractors named to a new 10-year, $5 billion contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

HP aligns Alabama’s health care system with HIPAA regs

Hewlett-Packard Co. will bring Alabama’s state medical system in line with the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act under an eight-year, $135 million technology services contract.

ICF to expand cancer data collection for CDC

ICF International will build cancer data repositories for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under a new $19 million contract.

HP wins $123M upgrade to California welfare system

Hewlett-Packard Corp. has signed a three-year, $123 million technology services agreement extension with California’s Welfare Client Data Systems consortium to enhance services to the state’s welfare clients.

IBM buys master data management business

IBM Corp. is strengthening its health care portfolio with its purchase of Chicago-based Initiate Systems.

Harvard Pilgrim to support FDA monitoring efforts

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care has won a contract from the FDA to set up a prototype of a national monitoring system for drug and device safety that will collect automated data from providers and insurers.

FDA readies new data systems for drug safety

The Food and Drug Administration will expand its tracking of drug safety once the drugs enter the marketplace, according to a new report.

GE Healthcare to provide swine flu updates to CDC

GE Healthcare said it will provide swine flu and seasonal flu updates to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under a sole source contract.

Agencies to spend $15B on health IT by 2014

Federal, state and local governments are projected to spend $15 billion in 2014 for the IT systems that support their public health and health insurance programs.

Agilex adds Chapman as VP to boost health care sector

Agilex Technologies Inc. is seeking to strengthen its health care sector with the appointment of Melissa Chapman to the newly created position of vice president for health solutions.