February 8, 2018:  iON Selected for SBA’s All Small Mentor Protégé Program

Logo: Dovel TechnologiesiON Informatics, LLC is pleased to announce that the Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved a Mentor Protégé Agreement with Dovel Technologies, LLC under its All Small Mentor-Protégé Program (ASMPP). The ASMPP is designed to develop strong protégé firms through mentor-provided business development assistance and help protégés successfully compete for government contracts. The relationship will result in beneficial opportunities for both companies enhancing their collective capabilities.

Under the agreement, Dovel will assist iON in its pursuit of government contract awards, as well as provide management, technical, contracting, business development, and general administrative guidance. The companies have worked together in various capacities for nearly a decade and are well aligned to help each other catalyze growth through strategic positioning.

“I am thrilled that iON has been accepted into the SBA’s All Small Mentor Protégé Program with a mentor company of the caliber of Dovel Technologies. Given the complexities of government contracting and the breadth of skills required to grow a well-managed business in a highly competitive environment, I look forward to learning from a company with a demonstrated record of success. The process of jointly developing a multi-year plan provides an outstanding opportunity to focus on those activities that will create value not just within iON, but more importantly, for the respective customers we serve.” said Caterina Lasome, President and CEO at iON Informatics.

Paul Leslie, CEO, Dovel Technologies said, “Dovel is committed to mentoring small businesses with a distinct vision for growth within the Federal health space. iON Informatics brings a breadth and depth of experience working in the health and life sciences markets delivering solutions and services to the DoD and VA. Our formal mentor-protégé relationship with iON represents a key next step in what has already been a valuable partnership for both our organizations. We are delighted to be partnered with iON and look forward to assisting a very promising company develop business maturity and reach the next level of success.”

Dovel and iON look forward to bringing to bear their collective capabilities for their customers and further expanding their opportunities for growth in the federal health IT marketplace.

About Dovel Technologies

Dovel Technologies, LLC (http://doveltech.com/) provides support for the missions of its customers in health, life sciences, and grants management through the integration of technology and domain expertise. Dovel delivers technology solutions for complex business and regulatory environments and enables customers to access, utilize, communicate, and store information and leverage the capabilities and expertise of their team members to advance the goals of their clients and address the most difficult public health challenges faced today.

About iON Informatics

iON Informatics, LLC (https://www.ioninformatics.com/) is a woman and VA certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB/WOSB) that serves government and commercial clients. Recognized for its bold thought leadership in the healthcare domain, iON helps its customers solve specific healthcare business and care delivery challenges by providing practical, yet forward-thinking, solutions that leverage health information technology, informatics, analytics, and business management methodologies. The company brings deep domain knowledge, tradecraft expertise, and an intimate understanding of customer needs and culture to drive organizational transformation, quality outcomes, consumer satisfaction, and cost savings. iON delivers high-quality, robust solutions to its customers’ needs thereby supporting their efforts to transform the front lines of consumer engagement across the full continuum of care.


April 6, 2017:  Dr. Caterina Lasome has been featured in a SBA Office of Veterans Business Development blog.  Click here to learn how iON Informatics got its start.

March 14, 2017:  iON Informatics, LLC is pleased to announce the award of Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) certification by the Small Business Administration.  In business since 2012, iON Informatics, LLC is a small business with deep expertise in the healthcare market.  iON focuses on providing innovative solutions and exceptional advisory and consulting services based on an average experience level in excess of 20 years. iON’s associates are clinicians with specialized expertise in health information technology and informatics who have been care providers, administrators, educators, researchers, and project managers of IT initiatives of all sizes.  Because of their clinical care delivery and healthcare experience, iON’s associates rapidly analyze issues and quickly formulate cost-effective solutions based on the customer’s perspective, government policies, and lessons learned from previous projects. Caterina Lasome, owner of iON Informatics, brings decades of experience in healthcare and informatics across the government and industry.

“After an extensive application process, I am thrilled to be able to extend services to federal, state, and local entities” said Caterina Lasome, President and CEO at iON Informatics, LLC.  “This certification strategically positions the business for growth opportunities across both commercial and government entities.  The federal procurement designation of WOSB will increase both federal and state procurement and contracting opportunities for iON.  To qualify as a WOSB, the organization must be 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more women.

February 27, 2017:  The Defense Strategies Institute’s 12th DoD/VA and Government Health IT Summit will be held on May 31 and June 1, 2017 at the Mary Gates Learning Center in Alexandria, Virginia.  Registration is open.  Visit here to learn more.

September 1, 2016:  Dr. Caterina Lasome presented, “Health IT Today: Current Issues and Career Advancement Considerations” to students in the Health Informatics Program at Idaho State University.  To learn more about Idaho State University’s health informatics program, click here.

August 2, 2016:  The Defense Strategies Institute’s 11th DoD/VA and Government Health IT Summit will be held on October 4-5, 2016 at the Mary Gates Learning Center in Alexandria, Virginia.  Registration is open.  Visit here to learn more.

June 30, 2016:  iON Informatics, LLC has received a prime contract award as a result of the Seaport-e Rolling Admissions solicitation N00178-16-R-4000.  Seaport-e is the Navy’s electronic platform for acquiring support services in 22 functional areas including Program Management, Research & Development, Information System Development & Information Technology Support, and Training Support to name a few.

The U.S. Navy awarded indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) multiple award contracts to 608 contractors that will provide for their competition for service requirements solicited by Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Air Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, Naval Supply Systems Command, Military Sealift Command, Naval Facilities Command, Strategic Systems Programs, Office of Naval Research, and the United States Marine Corps.  The 22 functional service areas within the scope of the contracts include: 1) research and development support;  2) engineering system engineering and process engineering support;  3) modeling, simulation, stimulation, and analysis support;  4) prototyping, pre-production, model-making, and fabric support;  5) system design documentation and technical data support;  6) software engineering, development, programming, and network support;  7) reliability, maintainability, and availability support;  8) human factors, performance, and usability engineering support;  9) system safety engineering support;  10) configuration management  support;  11) quality assurance support;  12) information system development, information assurance, and information technology support;  13) ship inactivation and disposal Support;  14) interoperability, test and evaluation, trials support;  15) measurement facilities, range, and instrumentation support;  16) acquisition logistics support;  17) supply and provisioning support;  18) training support;  19) in-service engineering, fleet introduction, installation and checkout support;  20) program support;  21) functional and administrative support, and  22) public affairs and multimedia support. The Seaport-e portal provides a standardized, efficient means of soliciting offers from a diverse population of large and small businesses and their approved team members.  All task orders are competitively solicited, awarded and managed using the Seaport-e platform.

The iON Informatics team includes J&B Hartigan, Inc., Carrollton, VA; Industrial Security Integrators, Dumfries, VA; Brann Consulting, LLC, Carrollton, VA; Cross Works Technologies, Inc., Orlando, FL; and Gabriel Enterprises Consulting Group, LLC, Alexandria, VA.

For more information on Seaport-e please visit:  www.seaport.navy.mil

May 6, 2016:  “Today, we recognize the invaluable work of our nursing informatics associates during National Nurses Week (May 6 – 12). Nurses are the first line of defense in the prevention of illness and injury. They champion and promote the health of our nation. As healthcare leaders and trusted advisers on health informatics issues, we thank our nurses for their important role in improving and transforming patient health by leveraging health information technology”, said Dr. Caterina Lasome, President & CEO of iON Informatics, LLC.

April 26, 2016:  Dr. Caterina Lasome, President & CEO of iON Informatics, LLC, will be moderating and facilitating the 10th DoD/VA and Government Health IT Summit to be held in Alexandria, Virginia on May 2-3, 2016. As a member of the Defense Strategies Institute Advisory Board since 2011, Dr. Lasome plays a pivotal role in formulating the agenda and recommending speakers to educate and inform government employees, industry, and academe about the state of government health IT.  Held bi-annually, this Summit’s topics include Department of Defense and Veteran’s Administration electronic health record modernization efforts, precision medicine initiatives, telehealth, health data exchange, interoperability, connected health, and cognitive commuting, to name a few.

April 18, 2016:  Dr. Caterina Lasome, President & CEO of iON Informatics, LLC, is joining with three other nurse entrepreneurs to present at the 2016 American Nursing Informatics Association Annual Conference to be held in San Francisco, California.  Dr. Lasome, along with Charles Boicey (Chief Innovation Officer at Clearsense, LLC), Dr. Brian Gugerty (CEO at GIC Informatics, LLC), and Bonnie Carns (President & CEO at On Demand Solutions, Inc.), will be presenting “New Models of Care?  Let’s Consider Entrepreneurship” aimed at exploring alternative models of care conceived of and delivered by health informatics professionals who own their own businesses.

April 9, 2016:  iON Informatics, LLC  recently completed the Veteran Institute Procurement (VIP) START Program, a comprehensive training and certification program designed for veteran owned businesses that want to enter or expand their business growth into the federal marketplace through best business practices.  iON Informatics was one of 48 businesses from 14 states and the District of Columbia to graduate from the Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) START Program.  Read the VIP START Press Release here.

April 4, 2016: Dr. Caterina Lasome, President and CEO of iON Informatics, LLC delivered the opening keynote address for the National Center for Veteran’s Institute of Procurement START Program held in Potomac, Maryland. As a 2015 graduate of the VIP program, Dr. Lasome helped identify issues for veterans who are new to business ownership and participated as part of the curriculum development committee for the new START program. Sponsored by the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation in collaboration with numerous industry partners, VIP START is a 3-day, 27-hour comprehensive certification program designed for veteran owned businesses that want to enter or expand their business growth into the federal marketplace through best business practices. Learn more about VIP START.