DHS, IT directors out after botched UHIP rollout

GOV. GINA M. Raimondo speaks at a press conference Thursday about personnel changes after the botched rollout of the state’s new health and human services eligibility computer system, known as UHIP. / PBN PHOTO/EMILY GOWDEY-BACKUS
GOV. GINA M. Raimondo speaks at a press conference Thursday about personnel changes after the botched rollout of the state’s new health and human services eligibility computer system, known as UHIP. / PBN PHOTO/EMILY GOWDEY-BACKUS
(Updated 4:09 p.m.) PROVIDENCE – Department of Human Services Director Melba Affigne Depeña and Chief Digital Officer Thom Guertin have resigned after the botched September rollout of the state’s new health and human services eligibility computer system, known as UHIP, which delivers state aid to 300,000 Rhode Islanders. The rollout was plagued by technical difficulties…

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