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How data and analytics can help mitigate the opioid epidemic

INDUSTRY INSIGHT

How data and analytics can help mitigate the opioid epidemic By Haywood “Woody” Talcove May 24, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of 90 people die each day from opioids in the United States.

President Donald Trump has declared the problem a public health emergency. The underlying causes and impact of this problem are complicated, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution to this crisis. It will take a powerful community of partners -- law enforcement, healthcare, social services, non-profits and the private sector -- working together to begin tackling this problem.

Data and analytics, however, can play an important role in helping communities understand and address the issue.  The key to success is uncovering the connections among patients, providers, pharmacists and associates to find hidden relationships and information-sharing networks.

Exposing the social networks behind criminal opioid enterprises

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Serco Secures USAF Medical Coding Compliance Support Contract; Dave Dacquino Comments

Dave Dacquino

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 24, 2018 — Herndon, Virginia-based Serco Inc. has been awarded an $11.7 million contract to perform professional medical coding compliance services supporting all Air Force Medical Service military treatment facilities, ExecutiveBiz reported May 16.

Under the four-and-a-half-year contract, Serco will verify AFMS documentation and certify that all codes entered into the Military Health System comply with policies, regulations, requirements, and standards, the company said May 15.

Serco Chairman and CEO Dave Dacquino said he believes the firm’s expertise on acquisition and program management will work to support the mission of AFMS.

“We have assembled a strong team who is focused on supporting the needs of the end user,” he added.

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Cubic, 4C Strategies Partner to Offer Integrated Training Services; Dave Buss Comments

Dave Buss

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 24, 2018 — Cubic’s (NYSE: CUB) global defense unit has partnered with 4C Strategies to develop and offer modern training and readiness products and services to their shared customers, ExecutiveBiz reported May 16.

Under the new partnership, the companies will integrate quantitative data from Cubic’s CATS Metrix software with qualitative analysis from 4C Strategies’ EXONAUT software suite in a bid to enhance performance-based training modernization, Cubic said May 16.

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with 4C Strategies as this new agreement builds on previous collaborations between the two companies, particularly in Australia,” said Dave Buss, president of Cubic Global Defense.

About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive Mosaic is a leadership organization and media company. Executive Mosaic offers highly coveted executive events, breaking business news on the Government Contracting industry, and robust and reliable content through seven influential websites and four consequential E-newswires.

Inmarsat’s Maritime Safety Service Offering Secures IMO Clearance

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 24, 2018 — Inmarsat’s Fleet Safety platform has received approval from the International Maritime Organization’s maritime safety committee to provide support for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday.

The company said Tuesday the approval would allow ship operators currently deploying its FleetBroadband or Fleet One terminals to access GMDSS services through its Maritime Safety Terminal for requirements in maritime safety and broadband data services.

About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive Mosaic is a leadership organization and media company. Executive Mosaic offers highly coveted executive events, breaking business news on the Government Contracting industry, and robust and reliable content through seven influential websites and four consequential E-newswires. Headquarters are located in Tysons Corner, VA. www.executivemosaic.com

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ICF to Provide Analytics, Other Support Services for HUD Community Devt. Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 24, 2018 — ICF (Nasdaq: ICFI) has entered into a series of three-year cooperative agreements with the Department of Housing and Urban Development for integrated technical assistance and capability building services to the department’s community development program, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday.

The company said Tuesday it will provide data analytics, capacity building as well as web-based and on-site training to help city, county and state organizations implement secure and stable housing programs under HUD’s Community Compass program.

About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive Mosaic is a leadership organization and media company. Executive Mosaic offers highly coveted executive events, breaking business news on the Government Contracting industry, and robust and reliable content through seven influential websites and four consequential E-newswires. Headquarters are located in Tysons Corner, VA. www.executivemosaic.com

Contact:
Jason Scott
(703) 226-7003
jason.scott@executivemosaic.com