2013 Fed 100

Federal 100: CDR Jason A. Ortiz

CDR Jason A. Ortiz

Name: CDR Jason A. Ortiz
Title: Health Services Administrator
Agency: Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security

Streamlining health IT. Government agencies looking for ways to save money could take a page from Ortiz’s playbook. His strategy for tackling requirements at the beginning of a procurement yielded serious dividends: ICE awarded a contract for a crucial, high-profile electronic health record system for 60 percent lower than cost estimates. And by developing a strategy for directly pulling hospital claims data from existing systems, he helped reduce layers of bureaucracy. He also developed a project template to encourage others to lead organizational improvements.

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