Jul 9th 2021 | Posted in Healthcare by Texas Government Insider
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Plans for a new state psychiatric hospital in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex received a boost with $44.7 million in state funding. Appropriations will contribute to the planning, design, and purchase of land for a facility to serve the region. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical […]

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May 6th 2021 | Posted in Healthcare by Government Contracting Pipeline

New York – The state’s Department of Health (DOH) released a request for information (RFI) to aid the agency in creating a Medicaid Enterprise Systems roadmap. Upon completion, the roadmap will serve as a guide for the department’s design, development, and implementation of Medicaid enterprise systems, including procurement of management information systems, eligibility and enrollment modules, […]

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Apr 5th 2021 | Posted in Healthcare by Texas Government Insider
UT Health Science Center at Tyler

The University of Texas (UT) at Tyler is seeking architect/engineering firms to design a $150 million Medical Education Building. It will support interdisciplinary education for graduate medical students, resident training, and nursing, and aid in a medical education program expansion throughout the UT Health East Texas Health System. Programmatic functions are expected to include flexible […]

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Jan 25th 2021 | Posted in Healthcare by Texas Government Insider

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) pushed several scheduled Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) procurements back several months or to dates to be determined. One solicitation for the modernization of MMIS business operations and services was set for early 2021, but now HHSC plans to issue a request for offers (RFO) in September. […]

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Nov 6th 2020 | Posted in Healthcare by Texas Government Insider

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is planning to issue a request for offers (RFO) in early 2021 for application maintenance and development in support of its modernization of the Texas Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS). Vendors will be asked to provide support of recently updated applications which will be residing in the […]

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Oct 13th 2020 | Posted in Healthcare by Government Contracting Pipeline

Illinois – A request for information (RFI) by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) is seeking input on licensing and compliance monitoring systems. IDHS is collecting information regarding software as a service for its Division of Substance Use Prevention and Rehabilitation which licenses Substance Use Disorder (SUD) organizations that deliver intervention and treatment services in […]

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May 8th 2020 | Posted in Healthcare by Government Contracting Pipeline
Rendering of St. Elizabeths East hospital

Washington, D.C. – The district’s mayor announced on April 30 that it reached agreements on the construction of a 136-bed hospital at St. Elizabeths East and a 225-bed Howard University Hospital. The Howard University location will house a Level 1 trauma center and academic teaching hospital operated by a not-for-profit organization. Total estimated cost is $450 […]

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Oct 11th 2019 | Posted in Healthcare by Government Contracting Pipeline

North Carolina – Researchers at Duke University and the University of Georgia are developing a new flu vaccine. The Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) is receiving $400 million over seven years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to create a longer-lasting, more broadly protective vaccine compared to the current seasonal flu shot. […]

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Sep 23rd 2019 | Posted in Healthcare by Government Contracting Pipeline

Kentucky – The University of Louisville (U of L) plans to absorb a private hospital chain’s local properties with or without $50 million in state money that legislators promised last month for the deal. On November 1, the university will take ownership of several capital assets, including four hospitals, four outpatient centers, and a physician practice […]

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Sep 13th 2019 | Posted in Healthcare by Texas Government Insider

For the second year in a row, Texas recorded the highest number of residents without health insurance out of all 50 states, according to a report released by the U.S. Census Bureau on September 10. Texas topped the list at 17.7 percent, or 5 million people, without health insurance, according to the bureau’s “Health Insurance […]

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Aug 26th 2019 | Posted in Healthcare by Government Contracting Pipeline

Illinois – Cook County Health (CCH) recently filed an application with a state review board to construct a $240 million inpatient and outpatient facility on the Provident Hospital campus adjacent to the current hospital in Chicago’s South Side. CCH plans to build a new eight-story building to house a smaller replacement hospital with 42 medical-surgical beds […]

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May 15th 2019 | Posted in Healthcare by Government Contracting Pipeline
University of Washington Medical Center

Washington – State legislators recently approved a two-year $4.9 billion capital budget that focuses on projects in areas of behavioral health, affordable housing, education and the environment. The budget includes $927 million to construct facilities at public colleges and universities. The University of Washington Medical Center will receive $32 million for the predesign, planning and design of […]

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Apr 5th 2019 | Posted in Healthcare by Taylor Perk

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has secured $84 million to help fund physician resident positions at public teaching hospitals in Texas. These dollars, through graduate medical education payments from Medicaid, are designated for non-state, government-owned and -operated teaching hospitals and will help expand the state’s ability to attract and retain doctors. Texas […]

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Apr 5th 2019 | Posted in Healthcare by Taylor Perk

Kentucky- The University of Louisville (U of L) is still searching for a partner it can team up with to buy Jewish Hospital and other KentuckyOne health care facilities. The health care system that owns the unprofitable Jewish Hospital and other facilities in Louisville announced in spring 2017 that it would sell the facilities. It has […]

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Nov 14th 2018 | Posted in Healthcare, Mary Scott Nabers' Insights, Public-Private Partnerships (P3) by Mary Scott Nabers

The United States ranks number one in the world for health care spending as a percentage of GDP.  That sounds great… but, Texas ranks only 11th worldwide when it comes to performance.  That’s because of “access to care.” Public-Private Partnerships and Education Funding The country’s health care rankings are likely to get worse as 673 […]

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May 2nd 2018 | Posted in Healthcare by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Connecticut– The University of Connecticut (UConn) Health Center, UConn Health, expects to begin mid-negotiations with a public-private partnership (P3) by September 2018. UConn Health is the branch of the university that oversees clinical care, advanced biomedical research and academic education in medicine. The system includes the 234-bed John Dempsey Hospital, a medical group and medical […]

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Jan 26th 2018 | Posted in Healthcare by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Idaho– Idaho has a shortage of doctors and many of its current medical professionals are nearing retirement age. The state’s Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee presented a 10-year plan to increase graduate medical education in the state through a public-private partnership. The plan expands medical residency training to produce 2,000 residents compared to the current 520 residents […]

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Jan 3rd 2018 | Posted in Healthcare by Kristin Gordon
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The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the human population at 322.3 million on Dec. 31, 2015. That number has increased to an estimated 327 million as of Dec. 31, 2017. As the U.S. population increases, so does the need for healthcare facilities. Many state and county hospitals will consider partnering with a private firm or they […]

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Jun 9th 2017 | Posted in Healthcare by Kristin Gordon

“The telemedicine community had a really good legislative session,” said Nora Belcher, executive director at Texas e-Health Alliance. Belcher, along with 40 other organizations, including the Texas Medical Association (TMA) and the Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP) were able to help guide the passage of legislation that will assist patients in rural areas who […]

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Apr 28th 2017 | Posted in Healthcare by Kristin Gordon

Last week, President Donald Trump signed a bill extending the Veterans Choice Program beyond its Aug. 7 end date. In August 2014, President Barrack Obama signed the initial bill into law.  The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act is intended to speed veterans’ access to health care by directing Department of  Veterans Affairs (VA) to […]

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Apr 5th 2017 | Posted in Healthcare by Government Contracting Pipeline

Madison County, Kentucky Judge Reagan Taylor has had a longstanding dream for an innovative, comprehensive attack on the substance abuse epidemic. With the help of a public-private partnership (P3) the program would allow people in the early stages of substance abuse to be provided with initial detox and then long-term addiction recovery. After this treatment, […]

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Oct 21st 2016 | Posted in Healthcare by Priscilla Loebenberg

Zika experts are spreading the word across Texas about the dangerous virus carried by mosquitos. Department of State Health Services (DSHS) officials have presented educational sessions in Arlington and Eagle Pass; and more sessions are planned in Corpus Christi, Cameron County, Beaumont and El Paso. The agency is also running a media campaign to increase […]

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Aug 19th 2016 | Posted in Healthcare by Priscilla Loebenberg

The Texas House of Representatives Select Committee on Mental Health, chaired by Rep. Four Price, met this week to hear testimony about substance abuse, homelessness, veterans and other topics related to improving the ways mental and behavioral health services may be improved in Texas. In the last legislative session, a Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council […]

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Jun 10th 2016 | Posted in Healthcare by Peter Partheymuller
TEconomby/BIO report on the biotechnology industry

The biotech industry in Texas is focused on academic research and the health care and medical device fields. The state’s universities, led by nationally ranked schools like The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University, conducted $3 billion worth of bioscience academic R&D in 2014.

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May 20th 2016 | Posted in Healthcare by Peter Partheymuller
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This week, CPRIT’s leaders awarded 35 grants worth $79.2 million to academic researchers and product development researchers. Those grants pushed the institute’s total awards past two important milestones. There have been more than 1,000 grants awarded for just more than $1.5 billion now, pushing CPRIT over the midway point in terms of its authorized funding.

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