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CORMAC x Health Datapalooza 2022: The Intersection of Nursing Homes, COVID-19, and Social Determinants of Health 

July 5, 2022

CORMAC x Health Datapalooza 2022: The Intersection of Nursing Homes, COVID-19, and Social Determinants of Health At the 2022 Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference, CORMAC’s Health Analytics Lead, Dr. Pam Phojanakong presented research that analyzed how Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) played out at Nursing Homes during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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CORMAC Wins the Data Readiness for Artificial Intelligence Development (DRAID) Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) to Support AI Initiatives for the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), under Department of Defense (DoD) Department of Defense, and the entire U.S. Government

April 11, 2022

The Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) selected CORMAC as an awardee for the Data Readiness for Artificial Intelligence Development (DRAID) Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA). JAIC’s mission, as stated in the DoD AI Strategy, is to “accelerate the delivery of AI-enabled capabilities [and] scale the Department-wide impact of AI.” The DRAID vehicle […]

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CORMAC Wins a 5-Year $500M Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to Provide Data Analytics Supporting Healthcare (DASH) for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

February 10, 2022

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) selected CORMAC as an awardee for a 5-year, $500 Million ceiling Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to provide Data Analytics Supporting Healthcare (DASH). DASH aims to provide a commercial, streamlined process to support CMS Quality Related Initiatives with the need for agile delivery services, including IT management and […]

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CORMAC Wins Award to Support AHRQ’s Key Patient Safety Systems

September 20, 2021

CORMAC, a health data analytic company, is pleased to announce that the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has chosen our team to support two key systems: the Patient Safety Organization Privacy Protection Center and the Network of Patient Safety Databases. AHRQ implements and […]

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Intelligent Process Automation (IPA) to Improve Funds Provisions to Nursing Homes During COVID-19 (Part 1)

July 22, 2021

At CORMAC, we’re no strangers to leading edge technologies. We previously wrote about using machine learning to help government acquisition. Now we’ll explore our use of Intelligent Process Automation (IPA), a derivative of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to an existing business process to provision funds to nursing homes in one of our Centers for Medicare […]

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Machine Learning and NLP to Solve Past Performance Evaluation Tedium

February 18, 2021

The President’s Management Agenda calls for using automation software to improve efficiency of government services to focus on emerging technologies including machine learning and autonomous systems. OMB is pursuing an Acquisition Modernization Plan that leverages leading edge technology to enable the acquisition workforce to shift its attention to higher-value work and focus more on activities […]

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Community COVID-19 Dashboard – Exploring Associations Between Social Determinants of Health and Disease Outcomes

November 6, 2020

While social determinants of health—including poverty, physical environment (e.g., smoke exposure, homelessness), and race/ ethnicity—can have a considerable effect on COVID-19 outcomes, their impact on COVID-19 morbidity is perhaps underappreciated. As everyone continues to try to monitor and understand the coronavirus pandemic, visualizing data is a key step in making the pandemic clearer for readers […]

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CONTRACT AWARD: Phase II – Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Past Performance Prototypes & Pilots Acquisition

September 28, 2020

CORMAC is pleased to announce that we have been awarded Phase II of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Past Performance Prototypes & Pilots Acquisition Contract from DHS. The purpose of this 1-year project is to continue iterative development of our CREPES product, resulting in a production-ready, federally accredited Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution. The future end state […]

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CONTRACT AWARD: Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Application and CMP Reinvestment State Plan Reviews

August 21, 2020

CORMAC is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Application and CMP Reinvestment State Plan Reviews Contract. As part of its continued commitment to America’s most vulnerable populations, CMS has launched the Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment Program (CMPRP) to improve quality of life by equipping nursing home administrators and […]

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Migrating 500 TB Medicare Fee-For-Services (FFS) Claims to the Cloud – Using a Continuous Data Delivery Pipeline

August 5, 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Data Center is bursting at the seams with historical data and continues to process more than one billion claims each year! That is a LOT of data – 30 years of claims history, stored in 2,500 files that add up to 500 terabytes (TB) of data. Imagine the […]

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