Most Viewed Interviews and Articles from The First Half of 2020

A Look at the new National Artificial Intelligence Institute (NAII) at the Department of Veterans Affairs
In this interview, FedHealthIT’s President, Susan Sharer, speaks with Gil Alterovitz, Director of Artificial Intelligence at Veterans Affairs about the new NAII and its vision, partnerships and next steps around AI.

Webinar Recap: Are You Ready for CIO-SP4?
G2Xchange and FedHealthIT hosted a dynamic webinar on the NITAAC CIO-SP4 GWAC. Couldn’t make the webinar? Fear not! Here are Jeff Shen’s key takeaways on what to expect from CIO-SP4 and how to prepare.

Organizational Change and Innovation at CMS and the Role of Industry
This interview with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Director & Chief Information Officer, Rajiv Uppal and the Agency’s Chief Operating Officer, Jennifer Main, looks at challenges, innovation, the culture of change at the Agency, and how industry can help.

Foresight is 2020 and other Spectacular Prognostications
Mike Farahbakhshian returned from hiatus to discover the world on fire and everything is crazy. Yet despite this, there’s still work to do. Mike helps you focus by taking you to his happy boring place, C-SPAN committee meetings. From there, he identifies the Federal Health IT trends that will affect you and your companies in 2020 and the coming decade.

FDA’s CTO Discusses Data, Change Management and the FDA’s Technology Modernization Action Plan
FedHealthIT’s President, Susan Sharer, had the opportunity to sit down with Vid Desai, Chief Technology Officer with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to discuss the massive amounts of data the FDA touches; prioritizing; the challenge of change management; and how industry can solve some of these bigger problems.

Three Key Takeaways to Work Smarter and Deliver on Critical Health Missions
Milad Bahrami, Vice President of HHS Operations at GDIT, digs into how industry must be strategic, efficient and focused to better serve its critical Government customers. Milad brings perspective as a former Division Director with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Business Applications Services organization within the Center for Information Technology, and a former U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) CDER IPT Manager.

Spotlight: The Children’s Inn at NIH
This interview with Jennie Lucca, CEO of The Children’s Inn at NIH, looks at this much-respected non-profit, including the impact of the current crisis and how industry can continue their support.

Navigating the Healthcare IT Ecosystem: 3 Ways Health-focused Agencies Can Drive Modernization
VMware’s Director of Healthcare Industry Strategy, Chris Logan, dives into top areas health-focused agencies must prioritize in order to drive operational efficiencies and provide better outcomes in the face of unprecedented change.

FedHealthIT 2020 Innovation Award Winner Spotlight: Navy Care virtual health app, Naval Hospital Jacksonville
Naval Hospital Jacksonville Commander Capt. Matthew Case and virtual health champion Lt. Cmdr. Hannah Starnes discuss Navy Care, the virtual health app used at Naval Hospital Jacksonville and its five branch health clinics. Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Navy Care was recognized as one of the FedHealthIT 2020 Innovation Award Winners at this year’s FedHealthIT Innovation Virtual Awards & Networking Event.

Modernization, collaboration and how Government can Better Use its Data
FedHealthIT’s President, Susan Sharer, had the opportunity to connect with Index Analytics’ Chief Operating Officer Gina Wolery and the company’s Strategy Consultant Debbie Hattery to discuss transformation and modernization, the way Government and vendors must work together, and how Government can better use its rich data resources.

Twenty Veterans Die by Suicide Each Day – We Cannot Accept the Status Quo
Anthony M. Kurta, Leidos Vice President/Strategic Account Executive, Health and Human Performance and Dr. Keita M. Franklin, Chief Clinical Officer at Psych Hub, focus here on Veteran and Service Member suicide, suicide resource allocations, current approaches, big data analytics and what comes next.

COVID-19 and Frustrated Contractors – Understanding the Federal Landscape in 2020 and Beyond
This interview with procurement expert Rob Burton discusses the current environment, protests, partnerships, what is critical to understand in the face of a changing political climate, and his recommendations for industry.

Telehealth during the Pandemic and What Comes Next for VA, DHA, CMS and HHS
In her interview with Amwell’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Peter Antall, and its Group Vice President, W.B. “Mitch” Mitchell early in March, FedHealthIT’s President, Susan Sharer, explored with the two the expectations for the coming weeks and months for telehealth, data as a tool, and Government’s response. She circled back to find out how things have played out and to look at what we might expect next.

How Industry Joint Ventures Help Meet Mission Goals at VA
Allison Hickey, former Department of Veterans Affairs Under Secretary for Benefits and current CEO and President of All in Solutions, and Melinda Pitchford, Business Development and Capture Management leader with DSS, take a look at Joint Ventures and the role they can play in supporting Agency mission goals, including at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Leidos’ Chief Medical Officer Envisions the Innovations that Will Drive Healthcare Transformation
This interview with Leidos’ Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Don Kosiak, MD, an emergency medicine physician by training who still practices clinically, discusses the future of Healthcare, what needs to change, and the innovation needed to get there.

A Telehealth Tipping Point: How Changes in Policy Reimbursement are Bringing Virtual Care to Veterans Covered by Medicare
Mitch Mitchell, Group Vice President, Government Solutions, Amwell, looks at policies on telehealth recently finalized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that could change the way we care for our Veterans.

Using a Focused Technology-Driven Approach to Mental Health with NIH
This interview with Sara Singh M.D, FAPA, Founder and President of A Square Group (ASG) and its COO Mandeep Singh, focuses on the company’s recent awards and efforts with the National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) around mobile application, Data Collection and Analytics platforms and digs into the clinical side with Melissa A. Brotman, Ph.D. Assistant Clinical Investigator and Director of NIH’s Neuroscience and Novel Therapeutics Unit (NNT).

Breaking Down Barriers of Traditional IT Procurement
Dan Levenson, President, Board Member and Co-Founder of the Digital Services Coalition and Chief Strategy Officer with Agile Six, shares his experience as a former contracting professional and his insights on what can be done better, how industry engages with Government and his recommendations for moving forward.

COVID-19 Response: What’s Left to be Done and How Can Industry Get Involved?
Robin Cavanaugh, CTO of GetWellNetwork discusses some of the pressing challenges that still face Healthcare in the face of COVID-19, technologies that can support those, and how industry can get involved.

Leidos on 2020: Challenges, Interoperability, Innovation and Transformation
Leidos Health Group President Jonathan Scholl discusses the future of Healthcare, changes in 2020, interoperability and the innovation that will drive change.

Building a Product Mindset with Government to Disrupt Digital Service Delivery
Here we share an interview with Larry Bafundo, Director of Product Management with Ad Hoc and one of the G2X Change Agent Awardees, those 36 leaders identified as disrupting the Federal landscape.

What Government and Industry need to know about AI 2.0
SBG Technology Solutions’ Chief Growth Officer Robert L. Gordon discusses challenges to AI and recent improvements in the AI landscape that puts more creative power into more human hands to achieve significant breakthroughs in the health care sector.

Understanding Zero Trust and the Unique Opportunity it Presents for Federal Healthcare
This interview with Cisco’s Cybersecurity Federal Civilian Sales Leader, Doug Cowan, and Federal Strategist, Steve Vetter, explains Zero Trust, setting Zero Trust priorities, and the unique opportunity Zero Trust presents to Federal Healthcare.


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