Health & Human Services
Cincinnati-area governments sign opioid data-sharing pact with feds
At a "smart regions" conference in Ohio, representatives from several jurisdictions pledged to use technology to reduce drug overdoses.
Promising tech solutions to opioid crisis awarded in Ohio competition's second phase
Twelve teams each received $200,000 for their technology-based proposals to reverse the state's drug abuse trend, and will next compete on which ideas can be brought to market.
Minnesota's only suicide hotline is in danger of closing
The state needs roughly million in additional funding annually to keep its call center open.
Nevada expects to cut costs with new health insurance exchange site for 2019
The state is aiming to eliminate more than million in fees paid to the federal government for access to HealthCare.gov.
Colorado's plagued medical benefits system may finally get the upgrades it needs
New upgrades could put an end to a legacy computer system that has cost the state more than 30 million in improper payments.
New disaster map and website track hurricane recovery data in North Carolina
The tool will serve as a disaster data clearinghouse managed by the state IT office going forward.
For child welfare agencies, KPMG forms alliance with specialized software provider
Case Commons' purpose-built child welfare software is now included in the professional services firm's suite of products.
Opioid ideas wanted: Ohio taps public with technology challenge
One state official says lots of people have ideas but never do anything with them — this competition provides a platform to make a difference.
How a Boston-based startup is changing non-emergency medical transportation
Commentary: A new platform that is improving service quality and reducing fraud in the health care sector serves as a valuable example that government can follow.