Manu Tandon, Secretariat Chief Information Officer at the Executive office of Health and Human services, was named one of the Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders of the World. The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. Each year, a large number of candidates are nominated and 100 honorees are selected on the basis of how they mentor and motivate their IT teams and colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies.
As the Secretariat CIO for Massachusetts’ EOHHS, Manu Tandon has served the Secretariat as an agent of change to help accomplish its mission through strategic development, effective use, and operationalization of technology both in health care and human service sectors. He is responsible for IT for 15 state HHS agencies including Medicaid, public health, disability services, means based programs and children and youth services, with a total budget of about $14 billion.
Specific achievements highlighted as part of the recognition included development of a justice management system used as a youth case management and financial management tool at the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services. The new IT system enhanced the state’s ability to track financial data and has already resulted in upwards of $7 million in additional federal financial reimbursement for the state from a $4 million investment. Additionally, Manu was recognized for saving over $4 million by bringing in alternate solutions, leveraging buying power and knowledge gained across multiple efforts to deliver significant saving on a cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service solution.
Manu holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from India, a Master of Business Administration degree from Boston University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard University.
HHS Secretary Polanowicz Promotes Infant Safe Sleep at the Cambridge Health Alliance Hospital posted on Nov 19
Health and Human Services Secretary Polanowicz tours the Cambridge Health Alliance Hospital Maternity Suite to promote infant safe sleep practices to reduce risks associated with Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID), the leading cause of death among infants between the ages of one to 11 months and often …Continue Reading HHS Secretary Polanowicz Promotes Infant Safe Sleep at the Cambridge Health Alliance Hospital
MRC Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) posted on Nov 13
The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) was proud to participate in the successful campaign for October National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). During the month long celebration, MRC organized and participated in a variety of events including exhibitions at local outreach and network events, career fairs, a consumer-led art …Continue Reading MRC Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)
Celebrate Veterans Day 2014 posted on Nov 11
The time has come again to thank our Nations’ Veterans for their service and sacrifices for our nation. The Department of Veterans’ Services and Secretary Coleman Nee are hosting the Annual Veterans’ Day ceremony tomorrow in Memorial Hall of the State House. The ceremony, which …Continue Reading Celebrate Veterans Day 2014