G2X TAKE: OK, so 2 years may not technically be a startup, but this very small firm founded by two commercial healthcare consultants who have worked for some of the biggest names in the industry, just scored two new awards — one to support the HHS CTO on a new data integration and analytics strategy and the second to support CMS CCSQ for their data strategy development.
Prosperata founders, Rahul Ghate and Sanjay Sarma only set their sights on the Federal health sector this past year, but in that short time they have been able to identify a set of potential clients and work that aligns with their core capabilities and a way to ensure the client can get to them, the latter of which can easily be the more challenging of the two. In this case, both awards were run through a prime partner.
The first task award is a one-year effort to support the HHS Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) to develop a strategy for data integration and analytics. According to Prosperata, HHS intends to build a system that will aggregate data across multiple HHS agencies (CMS, CDC, FDA, NIH, SAMHSA, etc), with the first focus area on addressing the opioids epidemic. Other potential areas of focus that will fall under this task include severe mental challenges and childhood obesity.
The second award for Prosperata is a one-year effort to support CMS Centers for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) to develop a data strategy to support its quality and value-based payment programs, such as MACRA (MIPS and APMs).
With a foot in the door, this group is likely to be a popular teaming call to make as firms look to leverage their newfound relationships, perspective and expanding set of capabilities.