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CSC Puts First Phase of NC’s EHR Incentive System in Place; Dr. Robert Wah Comments

CSC (NYSE: CSC) has successfully put in place phase one of the North Carolina Medicaid Incentive Payment System. According to the firm, “under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are authorized to provide incentives for eligible professionals and hospitals who become …

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Harris to Acquire Carefx for $155 Million; Jim Traficant Comments

Harris (NYSE:HRS) has a deal in place to purchase Carefx Corporation, a provider of interoperability workflow solutions built on its “Fusionfx” platform, for $155 million. The move boosts Harris’ government healthcare offering and opens a door into the commercial healthcare market. The Arizona-based Carefx partners with industry players including IBM …

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HPTi’s David Cradlin Talks Challenges

HPTi VP for Health Sciences David Cradlin spoke with ExecutiveBiz about overcoming challenges in his role: “I work with operations leads to develop strategies that leverage HPTi’s systems and architecture innovations for clients’ future business needs across the federal healthcare space.  The challenge is to anticipate what the clients’ future …

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HP Strikes Deal to Bring Healthcare Solutions to Texas

HP has a deal in place with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to oversee development of a statewide Medicaid health information exchange. The deal carries a 52-month performance period and a value of $30 million. According to the firm, “the contract includes an electronic health history system for …

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ASM Research Lands New Health Solutions Lead; CEO Jeri Lassiter Comments

ASM Research has named its corporate development officer, Elie Kahn, leader of the firm’s Health Solutions Group. Kahn joined the firm from SAIC in 2007. “Elie brings an unparalleled blend of experience in the Military Health Care System and healthcare overall to this new leadership position for her at ASM, …

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Harris Healthcare Lead Jim Traficant Breaks Down New Florida Deal

Harris (NYSE:HRS) has reached a four-year, $19 million agreement with Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to put a statewide health information exchange (HIE) infrastructure in place aimed at improving the delivery and coordination of health care. According to the firm, “the Harris solution will connect health entities across …

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SRA Healthcare IT Pro Paul Nedzbala Talks Challenges

SRA (NYSE: SRX) healthcare IT leader Paul Nedzbala sat down with ExecutiveBiz and discussed the challenges he faces and how he leads his firm to met those demands: “The challenge is always to bring innovation to the solutions we are bringing to market.  All of our clients are challenged with …

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The VA’s Blue Button: A Giant Leap for EHRs?

Remember healthcare IT? One of the early tentpole initiatives of the Obama administration and a focus of the stimulus package, healthcare IT, and electronic health records in particular, took a back seat to big ticket debates on healthcare reform, unemployment and tax cuts. In October, the Veterans Administration rolled out …

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Mac Curtis Breaks Down Vangent’s New DoD Healthcare Contract

Vangent picked up a contract from the Military Health System in connection with President Obama’s “Commission on Care for America’s Returning Wounded Warriors.” The Traumatic Brain Injury/Behavioral Health (TBI/BH) Phase II Development is valued at $4.2 million. Vangent will work to enhance the TBI/BH Clinical Documental Tool to better improve …

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Vangent Snags Health IT Deal; Mac Curtis, Kerry Weems Comment

Vangent won a $15.6 million contract from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology. The deal is centered on the promotion of “the adoption of health information technology, improve methods of health information exchange (HIE) and provide subject-matter expertise as program manager for the Federal Health …

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