Cloud

Breathing new life into HealthCare.gov.

In 2013, the government launched HealthCare.gov to help millions of uninsured Americans secure healthcare coverage. Unfortunately, the system wasn’t prepared for the sheer volume of users during open enrollment. Reports came flooding in from everywhere: people were unable to create new accounts, compare plans, or learn if they qualified for financial assistance. Something had to be done, and fast.

The cloud gets agile.

The move to the cloud didn’t just address CMS’s current problem, it addressed future problems, too. CMS now had the ability to test and refine new systems before pushing them live. Improved visibility into system performance meant entire systems could now be modified and updated quickly in response to any business requirement. Something that would have been impossible before cloud services.

The success of GDIT’s IaaS∞ operations has now prompted CMS to roll out its newest project, Plan Compare 2.0: providing HealthCare.gov users an even more efficient way to compare health plans, quickly and comprehensively.

The sky’s the limit.

The cloud has revolutionized how CMS does business. Now the agency can focus on the outcomes they want to achieve and leverage their cloud framework to make it happen. Quickly developing shared services across the entire organization, streamlining systems, maximizing efficiency. We continue to maintain the agency’s cloud-based systems to this day, growing beyond HealthCare.gov to manage a portfolio of enterprise-scale websites, including Medicare.gov and the agency’s own CMS.gov.