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Information Technology Overview


IT Budget History

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
$4,722 $4,598 $4,784 $4,993 $5,490 $5,692 $5,962 $6,269 $6,296 $7,180 $7,416 $7,287

Numbers = $millions. (Data from the Office of Management and Budget)

As GAO and others have reported, the use of information technology (IT) has enormous potential to improve the quality of health care and is critical to improving the performance of the U.S. health care system. Given the federal government's influence in the health care industry, the government has been urged over the years to take a leadership role in driving change to improve the quality and effectiveness of medical care, including the adoption of IT. Much of the current information technology spending and grant opportunities found within HHS now focuses on this effort. [1]

Current Climate

Major Projects by Department - FY2009

Leading Projects at HHS - 2007
CMS Medicaid Management Information System
ACF IT Grants to States
NIH IT Infrastructure
CDC Technical and Direct Assistance to State/Local Health Departments for IT
CMS Healthcare Integrated General Ledger Accounting System

Top Five Spending Departments - 2007
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Administration for Children and Families
National Institutes of Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Food and Drug Administration

Leading Contract Winners at HHS
Science Applications International. Corp. (SAIC) - Services
Lockheed Martin Corp. - Services
Computer Sciences Corp. - Services
SRA International Inc. - Services
BearingPoint Inc. - Services

Operating Divisions

The Social Security Administration was once part of this agency, but it was made independent in 1995.

Advice for This Agency

Latest Health News

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Related Links

Federal Register - HHS

Agency Profile

U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services

200 Independence Avenue S.W.
Washington, D.C., 20201

Web site

Employees 76,341 (2013)[1]
Annual budget $940.9 billion (2013)

To enhance the health and well-being of Americans by providing for effective health and human services and by fostering strong, sustained advances in the sciences, underlying medicine, public health, and social services. The number one priority will always be to protect the health of all Americans and provide essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. [2]

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[1] From the GAO report on Health Information Technology - GAO-06-346T

[2] From the department's mission statement.

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