IT Modernization

What Agencies Get From Taking Leadership Roles In New Shared Services Regime

The administration is asking select departments to take the lead on governmentwide services. But don’t think it’s charity on the part of the agencies.

Emerging Tech

FDA Approves First Device to Treat Kids with ADHD

A nerve-stimulating medical device sends therapeutic signals to parts of the brain thought to be involved in ADHD.

IT Modernization

HHS Seeks to Spur Breakthroughs in Treating Kidney Disease

The KidneyX Innovation Accelerator incentivizes entrepreneurs and innovators to revolutionize the way kidney disease is treated.

Emerging Tech

FDA Proposes Regulations for AI-Powered Medical Devices

Because AI retrains itself over time, the administration wants to keep tabs on what’s happening under the hood.

IT Modernization

Proposed Rule Would Force Health Care Providers to Share Records Electronically

For millions of Americans, accessing their health records is an onerous task. A new rule could change that.

Data

Agencies Can Do Better by Collecting Data with Purpose

There’s a difference between having data and having useful data, federal officials said.

Policy

Transparency Groups Sue Health and Human Services Over Website Changes

Sunlight Foundation launches a new portal to centralize monitoring of Trump "censorship."

Data

Census’ Big Data Innovation Program Infects HHS with Promising Results

Officials at Health and Human Services took an idea from their colleagues at Census to use big data and public-private collaboration to design systems that can save lives.

CIO Briefing

HHS Trimmed Minority Outreach Pages From Obamacare Website

Nonprofit monitor suggests violation of mission; agency sees routine update.

Cybersecurity

Senator to Agencies: What Are You Doing to Secure Health Tech?

Sen. Mark Warner wants to develop a wide-ranging strategy to combat cybersecurity vulnerabilities targeting America’s health care sector.

CIO Briefing

How Two Agencies Handled Expired Credentials After Historic Shutdown

Despite agencies reopening, some feds weren’t able to get right back to work due to expired PIV cards and passwords.

Emerging Tech

HHS’ New Emerging Tech Contract Could One Day Compete With Other GWACs

That includes three governmentwide contracts operated by another Health and Human Services office.

Emerging Tech

HHS Contract Will Offer AI Tech, Support to All of Government

The new Intelligent Automation/Artificial Intelligence contract will be housed in Health and Human Services but available to any agency looking for AI solutions.

IT Modernization

DHS Turns to Existing GSA, NIH Contracts to (Mostly) Replace EAGLE

The department will use existing governmentwide acquisition contracts rather than recompete another EAGLE contract vehicle.

Data

Government Data Detectives

A special report on how agency data shops are fighting fraud.

IT Modernization

How HHS Plans to Make Health IT Easier to Use

The agency wants to hear from doctors on how to make the tech more seamless in their day-to-day activities.

Data

GAO: CMS Doesn't Know if It's Receiving Accurate Medicaid Data

The agency needs to better guide states to ensure the nationwide data is reliable, the congressional watchdog said.