The Human Services Information Technology Advisory Group

  • The CompTIA HSITAG Council Meets in the Big Apple

    by Jennifer Saha  | December 05, 2017
    CompTIA’s Human Services IT Advisory Group (HSITAG) met in New York City at the end of November and a transition in leadership was the major focus. Mike Coulson of Deloitte, who has served as Chair for the past two years, turned over the leadership position to Paul Hencoski of KPMG. Elected as HSITAG Vice Chairs for the next two years were Jacque Gombach of Captuva and Kim Shaver of Northrup Grumman.
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  • The Feds Use Data to Improve Care Through HHS Agency

    by Jennifer Saha  | September 26, 2017
    CompTIA’s Human Services IT Advisory Group (HSITAG) met with officials from the Administration for Children, Youth and Families and the federal Health and Human Services Agency on Sept. 21st to discuss how the agency is using data to help deliver better customer service and care to citizens.
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  • Packed House at the HSITAG Meeting at Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference in Baltimore

    by Jennifer Saha  | August 18, 2017
    This month, CompTIA’s Human Services Information Technology Advisory Group (HSITAG) participated and held its monthly meeting at the Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) in Baltimore. Traditionally, HSITAG has been focused on Human Services programs such as social services, child care, child support, and temporary assistance for needy families (TANF).
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  • HSITAG and the changing federal funding landscape of IT Projects

    by Jennifer Saha  | July 21, 2017
    On Thursday, July 20th, senior officials from the UDSA’s Food and Nutrition Services Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) came to talk to HSITAG members about the issues that keep them up at night as well as their outlook on the future of HHS IT funding and projects. With uncertainty surrounding the future of the Affordable Care Act, as well as changes in federal administration priorities, members of HSITAG have been following closely any rumored changes to healthcare and the impacts on technology funding.
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  • HSITAG Met Out West...Big Success!

    by Jennifer Saha  | June 23, 2017
    For the first time in the history of the Human Services Information Technology Advisory Group (HSITAG), the group convened in Sacramento to hear from State of California leadership earlier this month. While venturing this far west was quite the journey for our traditionally east coast membership contingent, over 50 people were in the room to hear from an extended half day of guests.
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  • HSITAG Meeting at AMM Features CIO of the State of Indiana Jared Linder

    by Jennifer Saha  | April 03, 2017
    At CompTIA’s Annual Member Meeting last month, Jared Linder, CIO of the State of Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration, gave us an update on what’s happening in HHS IT in the state.
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  • Get a Deeper Look at 18F at this Month’s HSITAG Meeting

    by Jennifer Saha  | February 03, 2017
    When the federal government opens up a new line of business related to technology, the industry takes notice. This happened over the past few years with the evolution of the Technology Transformation Service (TTS) and its predecessors like the office of citizen services and innovative technology, the presidential innovation fellows and 18F.
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  • What is the Future of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Under a New Administration?

    by Jennifer Saha  | December 19, 2016
    Coming off a surprising federal election in December, the Human Services Information Technology Advisory Group (HSITAG) heard from national association leaders about their predictions on the future of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under a new administration. While a lot is still unknown and much to be revealed in the New Year, the one thing that the group agreed on (and has been publicly stated) is that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as we know it will go away – at least in part.
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  • Missouri Dept. of Social Services Speaks to New MEDES Program​

    by Jennifer Saha  | August 24, 2016
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  • The CompTIA HSITAG Council Meets in the Big Apple

    by Jennifer Saha | Dec 05, 2017
    CompTIA’s Human Services IT Advisory Group (HSITAG) met in New York City at the end of November and a transition in leadership was the major focus. Mike Coulson of Deloitte, who has served as Chair for the past two years, turned over the leadership position to Paul Hencoski of KPMG. Elected as HSITAG Vice Chairs for the next two years were Jacque Gombach of Captuva and Kim Shaver of Northrup Grumman.
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