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Texas Health and Human Services Commission

The Health and Human Services Commission’s biennial budget will likely include $394 million for continuing MMIS modernization and upkeep.
The department’s five largest purchases of IT goods during the first quarter totaled just under $60 million. Specific buys included computer, IT and contracted services.
Recently approved budget documents estimate the state’s 2024-2025 budget will total $302.7 billion. With that comes a lot of money for state agencies to purchase and upgrade tech.
The largest agency in the state has a $1.7 billion IT budget and multiple tech projects in various stages.
The agency has been deliberating ending the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and will need to address all aspects, including data and IT needs.
The HHS Office of the Inspector General outlined rates of return for upgrading IT, impacting investigations and audits.
The State's Health and Human Services Commission has published a pre-solicitation notice indicating that another large project is in the pipeline.
As part of Industry Insider — Texas’ ongoing efforts to educate readers on state agencies, their IT plans and initiatives, here’s the latest in our periodic series of interviews with departmental IT leaders.
Roughly 42 percent of the money was spent by three state agencies; 10,392 purchase orders were completed.
As part of the state budget process, agencies submitted strategic planning and Legislative Appropriations Requests over the past year.
The department’s five largest transactions in this area that month amounted to eight figures.
During a recent event, state leaders discussed the pandemic pivot to remote work and changes since.
She elaborated on how the agency must be responsive not only to citizen stakeholders but federal oversight as well.
Texas’ annual IT Leadership Forum awards recognize outstanding public-sector IT leaders from across state agencies.
Several large awards were made in Texas during the yearly spending.
IT leader takes questions from Industry Insider — Texas members at event in Austin.
The software can automatically track health-care licensing, certificates and more.
Thursday’s live event will feature Ricardo Blanco, chief information officer for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
Industry Insider — Texas' Member Briefing to feature CIO from Texas commission that administers program.
Two career opportunities are listed for department based in Austin.
Deloitte Consulting led the list with just over $8 million in services for this agency, which directly helps 7 million Texans per month.
Next month’s members-only event in Austin will feature the chief information officers of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The Air Force veteran, who joined state government as an information security manager, is now a deputy chief information officer.
In addition to working in public-sector IT, he is a nonprofit board member.
The contractor will be expected to provide multiple services for pharmacists and patients.
The commission also details ways in which technology can help it achieve its vision — a good road map for those in the industry who serve the public sector.
The solution will use the electronic discovery reference model to help identify, collect, preserve, process, review, analyze and produce large amounts of electronically stored information.
The service is available to Texans 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
The goal is to serve as a comprehensive resource for Texas families, including expectant mothers, new parents and families at all stages of life.