information technology

Issue with state computer system creates federal red tape for some benefits recipients

State officials say they have sent letters to an unknown number of people asking them to change the way their names are listed with the Social Security Administration in order to receive state benefits.

Two Senate committees endorse new tech agency

Gov. Phil Scott’s plan to create an Agency of Digital Services was one of three executive orders he signed last month. Either body of the Legislature can veto it.

Administration makes pitch for Agency of Digital Services

Some senators were skeptical of the need for a new agency, but most said they want to improve how the state manages IT projects.

Johnson realigns oversight of mental health, tech and more

The new House speaker created an Energy and Technology Committee and moved mental health jurisdiction to the health care committee.

PSB effort to increase transparency hits a hurdle

The time it’s taking to load documents to a new system means they aren’t available online in the meantime. But eventually the system will make far more information available, officials say.

OneCare launching care coordination software in four regions

The software will first roll out in Burlington, Bennington, Berlin and St. Albans, according to the director of clinical and quality improvement for OneCare.

Podcast: Digital expert says to defend data like dollars

A Stanford University researcher on philanthropy says nonprofits and other civic organizations are collecting massive amounts of information and not protecting it well.

State’s health care technology director being replaced

Stephanie Beck will no longer serve as the director of the state’s health services enterprise platform. John Stern, the Human Services Agency’s deputy chief information officer, will take over on an interim basis.

State cancels procurement on two health care tech projects

They were to be part of a $771 million suite of IT projects intended to interact with technology that underpins Vermont Health Connect.