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CDC Issues RFI for Real-world Testing of Health Information Technology

In October the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Request for Information (RFI) for a Natural Test Collaborative (NTC). Through a series of questions, the RFI seeks opinions and information about "The development of a national testbed (notionally called the National Test Collaborative (NTC)) for real-world testing of health information technology (IT)" and "Approaches for creating a sustainable infrastructure" to achieve it. The scope of the questions is somewhat confusing and quite broad, starting with Clinical Decision Support (CDS) and electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) but quickly expanding to Electronic Health Records (EHR) and interoperability (not precisely defined).

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DISA moves to sole source open source support contract

David Perera | FierceGovernmentIT | August 16, 2012

The Defense Information Systems Agency says it intends to sole source an open source support contract for software that in fact appears to be commonly supported. In an Aug. 14 notice posted onto FedBizOps, DISA says only Broomfield, Colo.-based Open Logic is able to provide support for open source software utilized by the Wounded Warrior traumatic brain injury and behavioral health project managed by the Defense Health Information Management System.

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