Linking at the Edge of the Enterprise

When designers and programmers have put their best thinking into creating an enterprise information system, their energies and mental focus are on the collection, storage, retrieval and manipulation of the data that the enterprise needs to do business.  Whether it is criminal justice, health, human services or education, the enterprise is the primary purpose, and […]

New England Consortium Convenes Information Sharing Symposium to Link Health and Human Services

Since 1999 Health and Human services leaders in New England have been partnering to leverage each other’s service improvements and cost containment initiatives. In 2011 those collaborative relationships resulted in the award of a CMS funded Early Innovator grant to the region to test the concepts of reusability in building state-based health insurance exchanges.  In the midst, […]

MEDICAID’S ENHANCED MATCH: DEAD OR ALIVE AFTER SUPREME COURT DECISION?

There are at least three reasons why the 90/10 Federal match will not be affected by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this week regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  First, the basis for changing the Medicaid match for IT systems is deeply rooted in federal regulation, not statute.  In effect, CMS simply […]

Are There Enough Technology Solutions to Meet The Needs of Government?

On a daily basis we see ads for new phones, new devices, new features, higher speeds, and greater reach with social networks.  “4G vs 3G” and “There is an app for that” are just two of the common expressions we frequently hear.  (I have a retired friend who prefers “I have a nap for that.”)  […]