Tag Archives: Healthcare

HHS: ‘Healthcare Cybersecurity is in Critical Condition’

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said “healthcare cybersecurity is in critical condition” in its report to Congress Friday. Hospitals and health care facilities are a honeypot for hackers and prime targets for ransomware attacks because of the huge amounts of personal information that they collect. While cyber criminals have grown …

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Johns Hopkins APL, Navy Medicine Bureau Study Integrated Practice Units Model of Healthcare Delivery

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 25, 2017 — Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory has partnered with the U.S. Navy‘s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery to explore a healthcare delivery model that aims to boost both patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, hosted a …

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Feds Spend $612.2 billion on Healthcare Halfway into 2017

So far through fiscal year 2017, the Federal government has spent $612.2 billion on contracts to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS,) almost six times the amount spent on the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Homeland Security. The majority of the money …

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McKinsey Uses Benchmarking Methodology to Measure Gov’t Productivity Through Spending

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 21, 2017 — A McKinsey and Company research organization has unveiled a benchmarking methodology that serves to measure government productivity in terms of the effectiveness and efficiency of its spending, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The McKinsey Center for Government’s Government Productivity Scope works to analyze government expenditures in healthcare, education, public …

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Salient CRGT Closes Acquisition of Triple-i in Federal Health IT Market Push; Tom Ferrando Comments

Salient CRGT has finalized its acquisition of health information technology company Information Innovators Inc. in a move that aims to build on the former’s health IT portfolio for the federal government. The purchase is also part of Salient CRGT’s efforts to drive revenue to more than $500 million and expand its workforce across 150-plus locations …

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Inmarsat Secures UK Space Agency Grant on Satellite Applications for Community Challeges

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 27, 2017 — Inmarsat will build satellite application programs for disaster relief, healthcare and sustainable fishing under a grant award from the U.K. space agency, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Wednesday the grant seeks to identify potential uses of satellite technology to address local community challenges in …

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VMware to Support Intel Program for Health IT Security Readiness

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 22, 2017 — VMware (NYSE: VMW) and Intel‘s (Nasdaq: INTC) health and life sciences division have partnered to provide information and assessment services in an effort to help healthcare information technology organizations mitigate security risks, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The team will work to identify potential risks and …

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Humana Awarded $3.8B Tricare Managed Service Contract Extension

The Defense Health Agency has awarded Humana (NYSE: HUM) a one-year, $3.80 billion “bridge” contract to extend the company’s healthcare delivery services under the Tricare Health Benefits program. Humana’s government business unit will continue to support health benefits management functions and provide managed care services to nearly 3 million Tricare program beneficiaries in the southern U.S., the Defense Department …

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Veritas Capital Raises $3.6B for Future Investment in Midmarket Tech Companies

Veritas Capital has raised $3.55 billion to fund future investments in technology-focused middle-market companies that support government-related and commercial organizations across various sectors. The private equity investment firm said Wednesday Veritas Capital Fund VI, which exceeded the target hard cap of $3 billion in four months, could go to investments in sectors such …

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Army Vet Adrelle Evans Takes HR VP Role at StrategicHealthSolutions

Adrelle Evans, former director of human resource operations at chemical manufacturing company Albemarle and a U.S. Department of the Army veteran, has been named vice president of human resources at healthcare services contractor StrategicHealthSolutions. StrategicHealthSolutions said Thursday Evans will report directly to CEO Peg Stessman and manage all aspects of the company’s HR department. “Adrelle is …

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