Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) and CONNECT
Office of Standards and Interoperability (ONC), Office of the National Coordinator, HHS
Development and support of software utilized by Nationwide Health Information Network.
Project and product management. Software development and quality assurance.
Program Management, Software Development and Quality Assurance for CONNECT – an open source software that promotes IT interoperability in the U.S. healthcare system.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is charged with nationwide efforts to implement advanced technologies within the health care sector to promote electronic exchange of health information. ONC has coordinated the effort to develop CONNECT, an open source software solution that supports health information exchange – both locally and at the national level. CONNECT uses the Nationwide Health Information Network standards and governance to make sure that health information exchanges are both scalable and compatible with other exchanges being set up throughout the country.
CONNECT is the backbone for transforming healthcare delivery by improving quality, safety, and efficiency in medical practice. By advancing the adoption of interoperable health IT systems and health information exchanges, the country will better be able to achieve the goal of enabling all citizens to have electronic health records by 2014.
ESAC, Inc. is supporting the mission at multiple levels:
Provide project and program management support for CONNECT PMO office.
Support the development and QA effort.
Support the on-boarding effort for the Nationwide Health Information Network.
Provide standards Subject Matter Experts on an as-needed basis to provide expert consultations to the ONC.
The implementation of the CONNECT software should allow a true nationwide deployment by the end of 2012. ESAC, Inc. supports this project with a highly qualified and focused team spread across multiple types of activities but with the singular vision of enabling the client to attain its goals.
ESAC's technical savvy and personable staff provides tremendous value to projects involving multi-center coordination and high dimensional data management. They merge a fundamental understanding of biology with expertise in data quality control and data security. Integrating all of these factors is key to delivering a secure and fast data portal for the scientific community.
Program Manager NCI
We are quite impressed with not only by the technical skills provided by ESAC's software engineers but also by the depth and breadth of their subject matter experts who have provided guidance on standards and interoperability, quality assurance, and project management issues.
ESAC significantly improved the quality of bioinformatics applications of the NCI CBIIT program using industry best practices to ensure systems were validated both functionally and scientifically for use by the community.
Program Manager NCI
ESAC continues to be an exceptional collaborator providing on-site contractors with both the expertise for building new tools and data integration platforms, and the subject matter expertise in the biosciences needed to manage projects and provide significant added value beyond the technology development.
Director Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics at Georgetown University Medical Center
1801 Research Blvd.
Rockville, MD 20850 Location