Assess market needs and opportunities
Implementing the right technology at the right time to meet business needs is tricky, but also our specialty. Work with us to identify the gaps and map out the path forward.
Stay ahead of health IT policy regulatory standards
Rigorous health IT policy requirements demand rigorous market research to go into them. Our subject matter experts provide environmental scans as well as advise how to meet existing and forthcoming regulations.
Strategize for Medicaid Technology Projects
Deploying Health IT infrastructures in support of Medicaid clients requires a plan and funding. We will work in partnership with Medicaid Agencies to leverage enhanced federal money to cover much of the cost of new technology tools.
Effectively match records
Streamlining patient and provider information from multiple sources in real-time provides an understanding of how care is delivered across an enterprise. By having an up-to-date data infrastructure, care coordination tools perform better.
Build EHR Functionality
Getting all hospitals to adapt an EHR system is one task—getting the most use of that data once it’s set up is another. Analyzing the quality of EHR data coming in and finding opportunities to improve will strengthen your network.
Aggregate disparate medical systems
Developing interfaces to integrate data and making prescription drug information accessible while complying with health IT standards is a big job. HIOs rely on our integration experts to monitor their complex data ecosystems.
Support healthcare reform initiatives
Providing high level overviews of hospital performance or illustrating dynamic population reports through visualizations and analytics supports quality improvement, strategic planning, and financial modeling.
Avoid unnecessary readmissions
Better communication enables better healthcare. When care transitions take place, providers can receive real-time notifications on their patients’ status to initiate follow-up care.
Provide population health reporting
Help providers meet the requirements of EHR incentive and value-based payment programs by calculating eCQMs.
Offer connected providers a simplified workflow
To maximize time spent with patients, we have developed a tool to allow providers to spend less time navigating their way between various documentation systems—a unified landing page.
Accurately match patient records
Understanding the complexities that hospitals and health systems face sets our Master Data Management team apart from other technology vendors.
Enable a culture of sharing valuable data
By approaching implementations from a clinical perspective, we provide speed and value-added functionalities to caregivers so it will fit naturally into their workflow.
Access data from disparate sources
Advancing nationwide interoperability starts with connecting data within HIE networks so care teams can work more effectively.
Make informed decisions from targeted analytics
If a picture says a thousand words, then why not create data visualizations to make organizational data and patient demographics digestible for decision makers?
Strategic Advisory Services
Plan and deliver business-driven, modular technology projects for state Medicaid programs to meet near-term business goals.
Identify candidates for re-use by analyzing agency technology assets.
Negotiate and manage vendor contracts throughout the project lifecycle.
Information Technology Projects
Identify provider directories and master patient indexes through Master Data Management (MDM) implementation
Build software development projects using open source technologies (our agile software development process is appraised as Maturity Level 3 by CMMI Institute)
Develop and operate web-based tools and technology, informed by our policy expertise, in support of nationwide policy implementation.
Make EHR incentive payments to providers and administer quality measurement requirements in value-based purchases programs. (Learn about our clinical quality measurement calculation engine, CAliPHR)
Care Coordination Solutions
Support nationwide care coordination. (Learn about our Encounter Notification Service®, used by millions of people nationwide, including Medicaid enrollees)
Organize and analyze data from disparate sources in support of population health management and quality improvement.
Policy & Standards Expertise & Implementation
Produce implementation tools and provide guidance for agency stakeholders, such as the Health Information Technology Framework for Advanced Payment Models.
Monitor policy implementation through environmental scans. Receive reports of findings and recommendations for moving forward.
Develop, implement, and manage programs using our on-the-ground insights of healthcare organizations’ usage of health IT tools.
About the SPARC Contract
The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Audacious Inquiry (Ai) the Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC), a contract worth up to $25 Billion over 10 years. CMS will use SPARC to acquire health information technology capabilities, including Strategic Advisory Services, Program Management Support and Technical Implementation services, in support of their programs. Ai’s specialized expertise and past performance in Technical Implementation services include: Master Data Management, Health Systems Integration, Data Quality & Analysis, and Data Visualization & Analytics. We utilize agile software development methodologies, emphasizing open-source and cloud-based technologies for our technology implementation and managed services projects. Additionally, as an 8(a) SPARC vendor, Ai is eligible for sole source task orders under $4Million from any HHS operating division.
Information Applicable to Ai’s GSA Schedule 70
Audacious Inquiry, LLC. is a participant of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) for providing information technology professional services. The contract is a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract, commonly referred to as a “GSA schedule”, awarded by GSA’s Federal Supply Service. Under the MAS program, agencies place orders directly with contractors (interagency agreements are not required). Through our GSA Schedule, Ai, with a variety of extensively experienced IT staff, will be able to offer cost effective Information Technology services.
GSA Contract number: GS – 35F – 0147V
Performance period: 12/31/2008 – 12/30/2018
Contractor’s ordering address: Audacious Inquiry, LLC., 5523 Research Park Drive, Suite 370, Catonsville, MD 21228
Contractor’s payment address: 5523 Research Park Drive, Suite 370, Catonsville, MD 21228
Telephone: +1 301 560 6999
Contract Administration: Christopher Brandt
Maximum dollar value per order: $500,000
Minimum dollar value per order: $100
Geographic scope contract: 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia
CMS Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC) IDIQ (8a) (HHS-wide, 2017-2027)
GSA IT Schedule 70 (HIT SIN)
Program Support Center (PSC) IDIQ (2015-2020)
Ai Software Development Process appraised as Maturity Level 3 by CMMI Institute
SBA Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)
Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
518210: Data Processing, Hosting and Related Services
519130: Internet Publishing, Broadcasting, and Web Search Portals
541511: Custom Computer Programming Services
541512: Computer Systems Design Services
541519: Other Computer Related Services
541611: Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
541613: Marketing Consulting Services
541614: Process, Physical Distribution, and Logistics Consulting Services
541618: Other Management Consulting Services
541690: Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
541990: All Other Professional Scientific and Technical Services
DUNS #: 785069597
CAGE #: 4K5F4
Care Coordination Solutions
Improve care outcomes, strengthen physician engagement, and reduce costs through the ENS® platform. Ai has deployed ENS for an array of payers and ACOs (large vs. small, commercial vs. government).
Utilize resources to the fullest by monitoring particular patient populations or identifying ED high-utilizers with PROMPT®, an intuitive dashboard that enables quick access to complex search criteria within ADT clinical notifications.
To seamlessly integrate ENS within existing care management infrastructures and workflows, custom development and innovative design is often required.
Strategic Advisory Services
Receive practical, grounded recommendations on how to reach your long-term health IT objectives from our strategic planning experts.