May 11, 2021
By Lisa Laczynski

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Selects Nuvolo as Their IWMS Provider

May 6, 2021, Bethesda, MD:  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) selects Nuvolo Connected Workplace for its Enterprise Cloud Platform IWMS & IT Applications Contract consolidating Maintenance Management, Condition Assessment, Capital Investment Planning, Construction Project Management, Space, Real Estate, and Lease Management under one enterprise solution.  As the largest institution for biomedical science on earth, NIH is at the forefront of advancing the frontiers of science.  The solution will provide a single, cloud enterprise platform to request and fulfill all NIH administrative service requests, such as facility and IT requests, and provide change management, project management, demand management, and other IT Business Management functions. The solution will also provide native platform applications for enterprise asset management functionality for all NIH assets, such as facility, IT, laboratory, and clinical assets for the world’s largest clinical research hospital.

This effort supports the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ReImagine HHS, an effort to improve efficiency and effectiveness at the Department and throughout its operating divisions. Specifically, this contract aligns with strategic goals to: promote effective and efficient management and stewardship; ensure responsible financial management, and to optimize information technology investments to improve process efficiency and enable innovation to advance program mission goals. With the successful implementation of Nuvolo at HHS’ Indian Health Service (IHS), the enterprise program is designed to capitalize on and leverage best practices from divisions within HHS and the private sector to develop “enterprise-wide information technology solutions, while minimizing custom application development, maximizing collaboration, and reducing cost”.

Additionally, the growing risks associated with cybersecurity create an urgent need to secure all network connected devices. Many NIH facilities are equipped with complex industrial controls systems used to remotely monitor, automate, and control different campus and building systems, such as security, fire, HVAC, and others. These industrial controls systems are in a unique middle ground between building systems and IT systems, because they control building equipment, and are connected to the IT network.  Nuvolo provides a single platform in which both IWMS and IT data and workflows can be managed and shared between IWMS and IT applications.