Caryl Brzymialkiewicz

  • HHS IG office ‘putting data at the fingertips’ of its investigators in the field

    Through big-data tools, the Department of Health and Human Services; top watchdog has an upper hand bringing bogus health care claims to court.

  • Congressman, Veterans Affairs butt heads over office space

    In today’s Federal Newscast, Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) and other congressmen are pleading with Veterans Affairs Department to let them keep their offices in agency facilities.

  • HHS OIG data mastermind talks importance of networking, taking chances

    Gigi Schumm welcomes Caryl Brzymialkiewicz, HHS assistant inspector general and chief data officer, to talk data integration and the importance of networking.

  • When big data gets too big, agencies seek creative approaches

    Agencies are swimming in data, and they’re looking for ways to sift through the noise and identify the most important pieces of information to help them make meaningful decisions more quickly and accurately.

  • Improper federal payments since 2004 now exceed $1 trillion

    Reported improper payments are likely to increase as agencies improve their ability to ferret out overpayments and underpayments

  • Nicole Ogrysko: HHS fraud teams turn page in big data movement

    The Health and Human Services Department identified $712 million this summer in false health care billings and brought charges against 243 people. It’s the largest action the Medicare Fraud Strike Force has ever taken. The department’s inspector general credits the success to the datasets it gathered and studied to find new cases of waste, fraud and abuse. Caryl Brzymialkiewicz is assistant inspector general and chief data officer at HHS. She tells Federal News Radio’s Nicole Ogrysko where she thinks agencies are headed with big data, and what best practices her office has found.

  • HHS fraud teams turn page in big data movement

    A diverse team within the Health and Human Services Department’s Office of Inspector General is using data — and predictive analytics — to identify more than $712 million in false billing.