Top Opportunities for FY 2015 – Health Care and Social Services

Published: August 15, 2014

Health CareSocial Services

State and Local spending on information technology to support health and social services agency operations is expected to grow to $18.4 billion in 2015 and $19.1 billion in 2016.

In the years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, states focused on the implementation of technology to support health care modernization efforts (federally mandated and otherwise). Most notably, the implementation of health insurance exchanges (HIX) dominated the landscape. As those efforts abate, the coming years are likely to see a renewed focus on human services technology, which often took a back seat to the implementation of HIX and other health reform initiatives.