Deltek Pulse: Health and human services month in review, February 2014

Published: March 04, 2014

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Last month, the health and human services team saw the release of approximately 900 solicitations with either heath care or social services as a primary vertical. The word cloud below represents the frequency of terms in those solicitations.


As one can see from the below map, California, Pennsylvania and Texas saw the largest number of health and human services-related opportunities, while the state of Wyoming had no related activity.

Notable Opportunities

  •  The Connecticut Department of Children and Families released a request for information (RFI) on February 19 for its Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS). The limitations of the state’s current SACWIS (LINK) are numerous, given that LINK was initially implemented in 1996.
  • The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released an RFI on February 6 for technologies and related services that can be used to advance price and quality transparency in health care for the state.
  • The California Department of Public Health released a draft invitation for bids (IFB) for consulting services relating to the California Immunization Registry (CAIR) 2.0 System.
  • The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, is currently working on a request for proposals (RFP) for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) electronic benefit transfer (EBT) services. The state is planning to implement an online system.
  • The New York Department of Health recently confirmed that it will be releasing an RFP for an all-payer claims database (APCD) data intake solution. The state previously released an RFI for these services.
  • The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services released an RFI on February 7 for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) services. The department’s Office of Emergency Preparedness is seeking information from qualified companies that can demonstrate the capacity to design and maintain DSNAP in any contingency. Responses are due on March 10, 2014.
  • The Alabama Department of Human Resources released an RFP for SNAP quality control review assessment and training. The department plans to develop a new review process that will result in improved accuracy in the review of SNAP cases.

Analyst’s Take

Again, the month of February brought several notable opportunities released in the health care and human services space. States will continue to tweak their health insurance exchange (HIX) systems to make sure they are functioning properly for consumers. State officials will also start thinking about ways to ensure these systems are financially sustainable from 2015 and beyond, since grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will close at the end of 2014. Vendors needing an updated report regarding the HIX market can find a new Deltek Industry Analysis piece, here. Vendors should also be on the lookout for an upcoming Deltek report on the ever-evolving MMIS market, expected later this spring.

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