HITECH Act in Healthcare: SeKON

Continuing To Seek Clients With Transformational Challenges

Achieving a consolidated view of mission data, gaining visibility into business activities, and streamlining processes are very real challenges of many government agencies. Where transparency, efficiency, and cost savings are top priorities, meaningful adoption of agile development, cloud computing, and analytics are the technology transformations that are key to success.Headquartered at Washington D.C.,SeKON provides solutions that target pain points that are triggered by some type of transformation, evolving legislation and regulations, new threats, emerging technologies, aging systems, and the need to turn data into useful information. The expert team is led by Dr. Angela Wilson, SeKON President and CEO.

We work with our clients to address pain points through the best use of technology, business and predictive intelligence, and thought leadership,” said a vibrant Angela.

SeKON’sIT and management consulting services provide mission-oriented IT management, financial management, and human capital solutions. Their client projects include IT governance, enterprise architecture, strategic planning, analysis, configuration management, engineering, cybersecurity, training, testing, data management, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions.

SeKON connects with their clients, bridging meaningful dialogue between different groups’ and their customers. They are adept at using resources, knowledge, and past experiences to create an organizational intelligence that can be shared throughout the client’s organization. These are some of the factors which sets the company apart from its competitors.

SeKON maintains key industry leader relationships through partnerships and affiliations. They leverage their partnerships, relationships, and involvement in user groups to bring best practices, lessons learned, and access to resources to solve difficult problems. SeKON stays abreast of current legislation, strategic directions, and major client programs. This strategy has enabled them to help clients effectively prepare and respond.

SeKON’s focus on healthcare has led to an illustrious client list to include Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Defense Health Agency (DHA), and commercial healthcare systems.
Other important clients include Veterans Administration (VA), Transportation Security Agency (TSA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

Highlighting a case study that brought benefits to one of its clients Angela said, “SeKON has provided support to CMS for more than 8 years on major initiatives such as preparation for health reform and support to Healthcare Integrated General Ledger Accounting System (HIGLAS).”

In helping CMS prepare for health reform, SeKON assembled a team with a rich mix of experience in health policy and legislation, change management, governance, clinical workflow engineering, and health IT management. The expert team assessed the alignment and readiness of business processes, organizations, data standards, support infrastructure, internal and external communication points, and IT systems impacted by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. They identified gaps and developed an actionable mitigation plan that included an emphasis on developing communication channels with key business partners, closing gaps in exchanging electronic information, providing for a more efficient allocation of resources, yielding an improved understanding of impacts, and providing innovative ideas for implementing usability throughout the CMS systems.

Road Map Ahead

SeKON is prepared for the tremendous opportunities to change the business model and the business proposition in the continually evolving healthcare arena. They will continue to introduce emerging and innovative solutions to their government clients by helping them uncover, secure, and use the powerful data that resides within to empower their mission.

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