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A Blueprint to End Mass Incarceration

Matt Ford | The Atlantic | December 16, 2016

Much of the debate surrounding mass incarceration is centered on its statistics: The United States has 5 percent of the world’s population and 25 percent of its prisoners; American prisons hold more inmates than Soviet gulags at their peak; a greater proportion of black Americans are imprisoned than black South Africans under apartheid. Now there’s a new figure worth remembering: 39 percent...

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CMS To Invest $5+ Billion a Year in Open Source and Cloud-based IT Infrastructure for Medicaid

After more than 40 years of relying on monolithic mainframe platforms to administer its services, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has embraced a new modular, open and agile approach to Medicaid health information technology for the Federal government and States. In many ways, this is the best of what open source advocates and technology innovators could have hoped for when it comes to open source policy from a government agency. According to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator of CMS, the agency will spend more than $5 billion a year to fund this transformation.

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CommonWell Chooses First Sites For Interoperability Service

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | December 11, 2013

The collaboration of health IT vendors has revealed its next step toward making interoperability  a reality for the healthcare industry, according to a statement by the CommonWell Health Alliance. Select provider sites in Illinois, North Carolina, and South Carolina will be the first to use its interoperability service offering, with additional locations to be announced in the months to come. Read More »

CommonWell Health Alliance To Launch Initial Interoperability Service Offerings In Illinois, North Carolina And South Carolina

Press Release | CommonWell Health Alliance | December 11, 2013

CommonWell Health Alliance (the "Alliance") – the health information technology (HIT) vendor-led interoperability effort – announced today that Chicago, Illinois; Elkin and Henderson, North Carolina; and Columbia, South Carolina have been selected as participating regions for its first rollout of CommonWell's interoperability services. Read More »

Sending Medicaid to the Cloud

David Raths | government technology | January 12, 2016

Led by Wyoming, states are ready to pioneer MMIS as a service.

The Wyoming state government already has considerable experience with cloud-based services. It uses Google Apps for Government, NEOGOV for human resources and is looking at Salesforce.com for customer relationship management. But as its Department of Health prepares to issue an RFP to replace its Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS), all eyes in the Medicaid IT sector are on Wyoming because it will be the first time a state has tried to move away from an expensive custom-developed system to an MMIS-as-a-service approach.

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VistA and Other 'Open Source' EHR Systems in North Carolina & Mid-Atlantic States

The installation and use of 'open source' electronic health record (EHR) systems have continued to spread across North Carolina and many other states across the U.S., especially in the Mid-Atlantic region of the country. See the map of healthcare facilities running some variant of the open source VistA electronic health record (EHR) system in North Carolina and other Mid-Atlantic states. Read More »