HHS ASPE awards 5-year Healthcare Data Assets task to IBM Watson Health

G2X TAKE: The US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) has awarded IBM Watson Health a 5-year $13.5M contract under the Technical Services for ASPE/AHRQ/ONC IDIQ to provide Healthcare data assets including claims data from the IBM MarketScan Research Databases and electronic health record (EHR) data to support ongoing Agency research efforts. A critical component of this work includes specialized COVID-19 claims and EHR database builds and research support using this data.

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  • This continues a string of recent strategic wins for IBM Watson Health related to their family of Healthcare data assets, including a contract at the CDC off of their broad Agency announcement to provide IBM MarketScan Early View Claims and IBM Explorys EHR Data to support surveillance and research around COVID-19 and other acute respiratory illnesses; CMS’s renewal of their IBM MarketScan Commercial, Medicare Supplemental, and Benefit Plan Design Databases license; and another award in September with CDC that continues the 15+ year relationship with the Agency to provide MarketScan data, analytic, research and training support to dozens of offices and centers across the Agency.
  • Greg Pennington, an Executive level business development professional with over 20 years of experience providing solutions to Federal Civil Agencies and to the private sector in the areas such as Systems Integration, Health IT Services, and Health IT Consulting, including recent experience supporting CMS, HHS, NIH, FDA, and Social Security was recently recruited to help lead US Federal Sales for IBM Watson Federal Health.
  • This time last year IBM completed a landmark deal with the $34B acquisition of Red Hat.
  • IBM was recently named to the updated list of NXT UP firms poised to make big waves in the Federal sector in 2020 and for years to come.
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