The Federal Bed Bug Workgroup meets in February for its second summit.
Federal offices face a public health scourge spreading across the nation: bedbugs. Five agencies have joined forces to form the Federal Bed Bug Workgroup, which works to educate on and control the spread of bed bugs. The EPA’s director of Office of Pesticide Programs tells us about findings of the first National Bed Bug Summit.
Sharing health information is getting easier thanks to a new CDC toolkit. We get details from program director Amy Burnett.
CDC Chief information officer, Jim Seligman, tells host Jason Miller how his agency is playing a growing role in health information technology by investing in health data exchange and bio surveillance.
October 28, 2010
The Text-4-Baby program is a good example of a public-private partnership. Todd Park, chief technology officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, and Yvonne Green, director of the office of women’s health at the Centers for Disease Control, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss the successes of the program.
Agency awarded spots on the $5 billion technology services deal to 30 companies, including 15 small businesses. The contract is open to state and local governments, which receive grants from CDC. The goal is to promote standards and interoperability to share public health information.
Jim Seligman, CDC’s chief information officer, told Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller about how the $5 billion tech services contract will change the way the agency buys technology.
Most agencies do not have an accurate inventory of how many devices they are paying for or how much those devices are being used. Officials estimate the government could save as much as $200 million a year by improving the management and optimization of contracts for wireless devices. The administration plans to revive the wireless communications strategic sourcing initiative.
Since 1981 an estimated 25 million people have died of AIDS worldwide.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention take home a Tele-Vision Award.