CCC wins the NIHCATSII IDIQ contract
The NIH Conference Administrative and Travel Services (NIHCATS) II Contract is available to all Institutes, Centers and Offices (ICs) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as to all Federal agencies, to acquire the following support services:
- Domestic and International Travel Support
- Domestic and International Meeting and Conference Support
- Administrative Support
- Publications Support
- Web Design and Development Support
To secure services through this contract, please visit the NIHCATS II site at: http://NIHCATSII.olao.od.nih.gov
Winners Announced for Apps Against Abuse Challenge
Through CCC’s Investing in Innovation (i2) Challenge contract, and working with the Office of the Vice President and the White House Office of Science and Technology, we launched the Apps Against Abuse technology challenge – calling on software innovators to harness the power of mobile technology to help prevent dating violence and abuse by keeping young adults connected to trusted friends and providing easy access to important resources for help including local police and abuse hotlines.
On November 1, 2011, the two winners were tied for the prize out of 30 Challenge entries. Vice President Biden applauded the winning applications during a conference call with hundreds of college and university officials to discuss ongoing efforts to help better prevent and respond to sexual assault and violence on campuses across the country. He encouraged the college and university leaders to make students on their campuses aware of the applications when they become available for download in 2012.
The winning applications will be available for free public download beginning in early 2012 and they will be highlighted on www.hhs.gov/open, as soon as they become available and will work with other Federal agencies to help spread the word about their availability.
CCC Wins 5-Year Contract with AHRQ
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. CCC has been awarded a contract with AHRQ to support AHRQ’s Annual Meeting and its National Advisory Council. This contract will provide logistical support, writing and editing, technical support, and Web and database development.
CCC Wins 2-Year Contract with ONC
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (http://HealthIT.gov) supports the efforts of several related initiatives to facilitate nationwide adoption of health IT. In September 2009, President Obama released his Strategy for American Innovation, calling for agencies to increase their ability to promote and harness innovation by using policy tools such as awards and competitions. To this end, ONC is supporting competitive innovation in health IT within the private sector to foster and sustain an open external community of developers of health IT, and to create a methodology for that community to facilitate solutions to a vast array of issues and challenges representing major barriers to the rapid and widespread achievement of the meaningful use of health IT.
CCC has been awarded a contract, called Investing in Innovation, to help ONC facilitate competitive innovation and obtain highly creative solutions to important health IT problems through carefully organized and coordinated competitions. The CCC contract will support a series of "innovation challenges" in key health information technology areas.
CCC Wins 2-Year Contract to Provide Innovation Scanning
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (http://HealthIT.gov) supports the efforts of several related initiatives to facilitate nationwide adoption of health IT. New discoveries and innovations are needed to close the gap between the promise of health IT and its realized benefits. Relevant innovations in academia and industry must be understood and leveraged to meet the goals of HITECH, overcome health IT challenges to adoption and meaningful use, and support a learning health system.
CCC will develop a knowledge repository for health IT innovations, identify key innovation areas of which to build awareness and track progress on behalf of ONC, and scan and analyze the current innovation landscape with respect to technologies related to and supporting care delivery and administration.