Procurement Pulse: Minnesota Uses Innovative Procurement Methods to Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness

As outdated methods of procurement continue to frustrate many of those involved in the process, government agencies are increasingly looking to reimagine their procurement methods. HSITAG is engaging with state health and human services (HHS) procurement officials to identify opportunities for enhancing procurement efficiency and effectiveness.

By |2021-10-23T20:23:42-04:00September 30th, 2021|News|

Industry and States Join Forces to Urge Improvements in Human Services Systems

HSITAG is proud to have contributed to the American Public Human Services Association’s (APHSA) most recent cornerstone policy briefing. The policy brief titled, “Harnessing Data and Technology to Construct a Human Services System that Supports Thriving and Equitable Communities,” highlights how technological innovations have created new paths for Human Service agencies to use their data and technology to strengthen their infrastructure and ultimately build agencies that provide equal and fair access to essential benefits.

By |2021-09-15T15:33:08-04:00September 9th, 2021|News|

In Case You Missed It: Artificial Intelligence Shark Tank Event

Want to know how human service programs might make the most of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML)? Watch HSITAG members jump into the tank and battle to impress the sharks with pitches that offer the next big ideas for AI/ML. With the goal of finding the best solution to forever change government, the competition is steep, and the stakes are high. Don't miss this fierce contest!

By |2021-09-15T11:54:29-04:00April 26th, 2021|News|

Procurement Pulse: Should Government Agencies Be More Open with Vendors?

With so many rules aimed to root out cronyism in government contracting, agencies are often so conservative in their communications with vendors that it impedes the dialogue required for a healthy procurement cycle.    State of Utah Director of Purchasing Christopher Hughes thinks agencies, and vendors can do better by being more open.   The Human Services IT Advisory Group (HSITAG) procurement committee interviewed him about his views on communicating with vendors to maintain a healthy and competitive purchasing program for his state.

By |2021-04-13T18:23:07-04:00April 13th, 2021|News|

Artificial Intelligence Shark Tank Event – April 22

Want to know how human service programs might make the most of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML)? Watch HSITAG members jump into the tank and battle to impress the sharks with pitches that offer the next big ideas for AI/ML. With the goal of finding the best solution to forever change government, the competition is steep, and the stakes are high. Don't miss this fierce contest!

By |2021-03-22T17:16:14-04:00March 22nd, 2021|News|

HSITAG Interviews: COVID 19 Response – Part 2

State HHS leaders across the nation have struggled to deal with the unexpected demands of COVID-19; civil servants have gone far beyond their daily responsibilities to serve people during such challenging times.  Highlighting some success stories, HSITAG presents this short video series to focus on what worked.

By |2021-02-05T12:03:31-05:00February 5th, 2021|News|
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