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Mid-Tier Contracting: The Imperative of Growth

Between multibillion-dollar prime integrators and small-scale service providers resides the mid-tier contractor. These nimble competitors remain agile while growing the diversity and depth of their skill-sets and service offerings. At a mid-tier contractor, executive teams must be in sync with their client-base, selective with investment money, laser-focused on target markets, …

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DoD and VA Hit 3 of 6 Objectives for EHR Interoperability

The Governement Accountability Office (GAO) has announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Veterans Administration (VA) have achieved three of the six objectives for “full interoperability” between their electronic health records (EHR). According to the report, the DoD and VA have achieved the following criteria: Demonstrating initial network …

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HHS Appoints Todd Park as CTO

 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has appointed Todd Park as Chief Technology Officer. Park is currently working as Board Director for athenahealth Inc., a healthcare IT company which he co-founded. As CTO, Park will work with the HHS and other agencies to create innovative ways to improve health care …

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IBM to Acquire SPSS in $1.2 Billion Deal

IBM has announced it will be buying SPSS, an analytical and software solutions provider for $50 per share, or $1.2 billion. IBM expects the move to strengthen its information-agenda initiative, which helps companies take information and transform it into a strategic asset. “We and IBM view this as a highly-complementary …

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