The question of will they or won’t they approve an IT Modernization Fund for federal agencies has been put on hold during the Congressional summer recess, but that hasn’t stopped the IT community from discussing why the ITMF is vital to driving mission success. While some seek to shape legislation, others are looking for solutions that they can leverage today to become more agile and responsive. But if you’re in the healthcare IT sector, you can relax as it seems like your IT funding is on an unstoppable trajectory.
Federal IT Modernization: Navy’s Neal Andrew Speaks Out
In a recent interview with FedScoop, Neal Andrew, Senior Solutions Architect, Department of Navy, shared his views on the importance of IT modernization for federal IT managers and leaders. He noted that in addition to funding, culture and expectations need to change. But while we’re waiting for culture and generational change, Andrew says that a quick win for modernization can be found in upgrading back office systems to make it easier to do business and in particular, the business of IT. The video below shares more of Neal’s insights.
Apps Without Code: Myth or Reality?
Apps; we can’t live without them, even in the public sector. As more agencies deliver more services online to citizen and constituent end users the need to not only create more apps, but also update existing apps, increases as well. Traditional app development platforms require a lot of technical expertise and platform specific knowledge which slows down app development and update cycles – at a time when developers are in short supply. One solution is building apps in a low code platform. While this might sound like a veritable IT unicorn, this article not only dispels some common misperceptions but takes a deep dive into the virtues.
Health IT Spending is on an Unstoppable Trajectory
Healthcare IT spending has grown at a staggering 27 percent year on year for the last five years according to a recent article on NextGov. The Department of Health and Human Services has been the primary driver of this spending increase with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid driving more than 50 per cent of that spending. While most agencies’ IT budgets remain flat, and CIOs across the federal government lobby hard for the $3.1 billion IT Modernization Fund to be approved by Congress, why is healthcare IT immune from this trend? You can find the answers here.
Managing Complexity in Healthcare IT
Agencies that deliver healthcare services to citizens, military personnel, and veterans operate some of the most complex IT environments in the federal government. But because these networks support providers and patients at some of their most critical moments, these complex systems must be highly reliable and dependable. In this whitepaper you can learn how to mitigate the impact of siloes on workflow and how to manage end user expectations to help your agency deliver quality patient care at each and every interaction. You can download the whitepaper here.