Sims has been with DCH since October 2007, serving as Director of Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS). He was also the project executive for the Department’s new MMIS and part of DCH’s information technology leadership team for the MMIS implementation. Since joining DCH, Sims has been instrumental in improving operational support of the Department’s legacy MMIS and helping to shape the Department’s strategic objectives towards several other healthcare technology initiatives.
Sims, who served in the U.S. Air Force for 24 years, earned a B.A. from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Public Administration from Auburn University at Montgomery.
North Carolina-based health IT company Lenovo Health and Orbita, a Boston-based connected home healthcare company, launched a virtual home care solution and showcased the technology at HIMSS17 in Orlando.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has announced five winners in Phase 2 of the “Move Health Data Forward” Challenge, a contest to develop solutions to help with the flow of health information.
At the HIMSS17 conference in Orlando on Monday, The National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) unveiled NATE’s Blue Button Directory (NBBD) and is demonstrating it as part of the Federal Health Architecture’s demonstrations in the HIMSS17 Interoperability Showcase.
At the HIMSS17 conference in Orlando, the nonprofit Regenstrief Institute announced a partnership with analytics vendor Health Catalyst involving Regenstrief's artificial intelligence-powered text analytics technology.
Cybersecurity has been elevated to a central concern for healthcare providers, with more attention at the board level and the C-suite, according to a new survey by Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The study found that 42 percent of organizations have a vice president or C-level official in charge of cybersecurity and for 39 percent of organizations, the head of cybersecurity is at the director level.