Share Information Across Government Boundaries
State, federal, and local government agencies have long recognized that having access to information outside their organization enhances operations and increases efficiency. Historically, agencies have shared information on a case-by-case basis, building interfaces between systems as needs emerged and funding allowed.
Now, federal initiatives are promoting the adoption of data-sharing standards that allow organizations to implement these solutions more easily and leverage those already in place – ultimately reducing the investment for all agencies. This trend has encouraged collaboration and information-sharing among agencies. Connected systems lead to better decision making, increased efficiency, and cost reduction.
Crowe Horwath LLP has been providing data interoperability and integration solutions to public- and private-sector entities for more than 30 years. Our expertise and collaborative approach to systems integration and project management ensure that initiatives proceed seamlessly and cost effectively.
Crowe’s solutions go beyond the initial integration. For example, we help clients establish a center for integration excellence at the enterprise level, for improved efficiency, lower cost of ownership, and greater realization of benefits from the integration architecture.
Data interoperability for public safety agencies
Crowe offers a proven, comprehensive solution to address the data interoperability needs of public safety agencies including law enforcement, emergency management, justice, homeland security, intelligence/fusion centers and public health agencies. We identify strategic objectives, assess current systems, design information architectures, and deploy tools and systems. In addition, to aid in the planning and deployment of a public safety data-sharing solutions, we work within the following national standards:
- National Information Exchange Model (NIEM)
- Justice Reference Architecture (JRA)
- Justice Information Exchange Model (JIEM®)
- Global Federated Identity and Privilege Model (GFIPM)
Crowe’s data-sharing solutions include portals, Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), and analytics, including Geospatial/GIS capabilities. As a Microsoft® Gold partner, Crowe is also experienced in implementing Microsoft Fusion Core Solution, and Microsoft products, like SharePoint® and BizTalk®, to facilitate information sharing in the public safety domain.
Data interoperability for Health and Human Services
Developments at the federal level, like healthcare reform and new requirements for health information technology (IT), are compelling states to become more active in sharing information with a broad range of stakeholders.
State Health and Human Service (HHS) agencies are being driven to share secure information across agency boundaries to increase patient safety, reduce costs, speed decision-making, and modernize legacy systems. Crowe provides solutions to aid in the planning and deployment of safe and secure data-sharing initiatives. Our knowledge and public sector experience can help your healthcare agency:
- Assess security and privacy process and control to ensure that all systems comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and protected health information (PHI) standards;
- Verify the appropriate use of electronic health records;
- Develop and implement strategies to ensure that agencies take full advantage of new opportunities; and
- Implement and deploy health exchanges for states, including independent validation and verification.