From Jim Garrettson, Executive Mosaic President & Founder
An information technology giant and a medical IT firm announced this week that they have joined forces to pursue a contract to update the Defense Department’s systems for managing electronic health records.
Dr. Keith Salzman, chief medical information officer for IBM’s U.S. federal business, will lead the team of “Big Blue” and Wisconsin-headquartered Epic to offer the military a joint technology platform for the DoD Healthcare Management Systems Modernization Program.
The awardee or winning team for the program will work to modernize information technology systems the department uses to manage health records for both active service members and their families.
“Together we understand that we must step forward and bring our best to improve health outcomes for those who proudly serve our nation,” said Andy Maner, a managing partner for IBM’s U.S. federal arm.
Healthcare IT has become an important growth market for many GovCon firms as agencies such as DoD have realigned their spending priorities to address health needs for their constituents.
Rick Nadeau Appointed MAXIMUS CFO
John Powers Will Lead Deloitte’s Defense Sector
He most recently served as managing director for Deloitte LLP, where he was responsible for the mergers-and-acquisitions restructuring practice.
DigitalGlobe Can Now Sell High-Res Imagery in Commercial Market
Jeffrey Tarr, DigitalGlobe CEO, said the decision to ease the restrictions might “fuel innovation, create new high-tech jobs, and advance the nation’s commanding lead in this strategically important industry.”
Brian Brennan Named Pragmatics VP, Fed Civilian Division Deputy GM
He has been with the firm since 2010 and most recently served as director of civilian agencies.
Joe Brock, chief operating officer at Pragmatics, said Brennan has the “demonstrated ability to deliver the exceptional service and dynamic performance our clients need, while maintaining a focus on continued innovation.”
He previously worked with the civilian transportation and labor departments as a program director at Affiliated Computer Services.
John Gimigliano Joins KPMG as a Principal
He is a former counsel to the House Ways and Means committee and advised lawmakers on energy, tax credits and corporate taxes.
“Tax touches almost every line of a company’s balance sheet, which means that the regulatory and legislative proposals and changes occurring almost every day in the U.S. and internationally are critical information for leaders in all businesses and industries,” Gimigliano said.