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  • Health Insurance Exchange Tech Winners and Losers

    Between the federal Healthcare.gov site and various state websites, more than 7.5 million Americans signed up for 2014 healthcare coverage on a health insurance exchange. Building those exchanges proved to be much, much easier said than done. Here's a quick look at who succeeded and who failed.

    Written by Brian Eastwood18 April 14 01:45
  • U.S. CIO Urges Feds to Fail Fast, Not Fail Big

    Taking a page from the private sector, federal CIO Steve VanRoekel calls for a more agile, iterative approach to government IT projects.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin10 Feb. 14 16:53
  • How to Use Agile Development to Avoid Project Failures

    The rocky rollout of Healthcare.gov is a very public example of a larger issue of software product failures. Can an agile development framework allow software companies to avoid such project management headaches themselves.

    Written by Sharon Florentine05 Feb. 14 15:17
  • Former Microsoft exec to head HealthCare.gov effort

    Kurt DelBene, the retired president of Microsoft's Office Division, will take over the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' insurance shopping site, HealthCare.gov.

    Written by Grant Gross17 Dec. 13 18:41
  • Security concerns about HealthCare.gov are overblown, Democrats say

    Security concerns raised by Republican critics of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' botched rollout of HealthCare.gov have been overstated, according to a memo released Friday by two Democratic members of Congress.

    Written by Grant Gross13 Dec. 13 19:49
Tutorials about Healthcare.gov
  • How to Break Bad News About Shipping Software

    Imagine you're working on a major project such as Healthcare.gov. Suddenly, you realize there's no way the software will be done on time -- or even work. What do you do? Hear how veteran testers, project managers and developers tactfully handle such situations.

    Written by Matthew Heusser23 Jan. 14 19:36
Features about Healthcare.gov
  • 10 Stories That Shaped Tech Policy in 2013

    From the NSA surveillance revelations to the troubled government healthcare website to a variety of issues that didn't make the mainstream news, here are the top tech policy stories that played out in 2013.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin23 Dec. 13 20:26
  • HealthCare.gov's problems: What we know so far

    More than a month after it went live, a couple of large questions remain about the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' botched launch of HealthCare.gov.

    Written by Grant Gross07 Nov. 13 17:48
  • What's Wrong With Healthcare.gov's Price Estimator

    In the early days of Healthcare.gov, I praised the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for publishing a dataset with sample rates for every health plan participating in the federal health insurance marketplace.

    Written by Charles Ornstein25 Oct. 13 20:14