News & Commentary
Content tagged with Leadership posted in January 2011
DHS Elevates Social Networking In Terror Alert System
News  |  1/28/2011  | 
Facebook, Twitter, and Homeland Security's Web site gain importance in the agency's replacement for the color-coded communications system used since the 9/11 attacks.
HHS Adds $80 Million For Health IT Grants
News  |  1/28/2011  | 
Funding will be divided among Regional Extension Centers, health information exchanges, and workforce training initiatives, said the Office of the National Coordinator.
For Doctors, EHR Adoption Isn't A Spectator Sport
Commentary  |  1/28/2011  | 
Selecting and adopting an electronic health records system is critical to the health of a physician's practice.
New Tools To Help Hospitals Prevent, Spot Infections
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
Web-based clinical data surveillance services from Pharmacy OneSource aim to help clinicians identify infections, adverse drug events, and other trouble sooner.
E-Gov Trumps Facebook On Consumer Satisfaction
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
Most citizens are happy with federal Web sites, and successful e-gov initiatives are fostering trust in the government, reports Foresee study.
Guerra On Healthcare: Is HITECH A Bait And Switch?
Commentary  |  1/24/2011  | 
Most hospitals say they expect to qualify for meaningful use incentive funds, but most shouldn't plan to see a return on their health IT systems investment.
Obama Nominates Army IT Leader To CIO Post
News  |  1/21/2011  | 
Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence selected to assume the post that innovative IT leader Gen. Jeffery Sorenson vacated in November.
Blumenthal Cuts Ribbon On EHR Incentives Program
News  |  1/20/2011  | 
More than 100 healthcare organizations had already applied for federal electronic health records incentives before the program launched at an event with National Coordinator David Blumenthal.
White House Surveys Workers On IT Needs
News  |  1/20/2011  | 
Employees are asked to help identify capabilities and gaps in workforce readiness to implement government IT reform.
Meaningful Use Compliance Could Be Harder Than You Realize
Commentary  |  1/19/2011  | 
Two recent surveys indicate healthcare providers are confident they'll comply with the government's meaningful use regs, but some CIOs say that's more challenging than you think.
Obama Directs Agencies To Post Regulatory Information Online
News  |  1/19/2011  | 
Federal agencies must make rulemaking and enforcement information available for the public to view, download, and search.
FEMA To Use Social Media For Emergency Response
News  |  1/19/2011  | 
Administrator Craig Fugate discusses the agency's plans to employ text messaging, GPS, and other tools for improved 'situational awareness' and disaster relief.
Guerra On Healthcare: Is The Sky Falling On Meaningful Use?
Commentary  |  1/18/2011  | 
IT executives' testimony on the difficulty of qualifying for federal electronic health record incentives stands in stark contrast to the government's blue-sky perspective.
NASA Sets Date For Discovery's Final Mission
News  |  1/13/2011  | 
The shuttle and its newly reinforced external fuel tank are scheduled to lift for the International Space Station in late February.
More Cloud, Fewer Contact Centers Predicted For Feds
News  |  1/13/2011  | 
Work mandated by the Open Government Directive will bring an increase in cloud computing adoption and consolidation of contact centers in 2011, according to research firm IDC.
Space Shuttle Discovery Gets Patch Job
News  |  1/12/2011  | 
NASA engineers say they've finally found a fix for cracks that appeared in the spacecraft's external fuel tank.
Guerra On Healthcare: Beginning Of The End For Meditech?
Commentary  |  1/11/2011  | 
The health IT stalwart's focus on the standalone community hospital market may be blinding it to the changing needs of its customers.
White House Loses Open Government Leader
News  |  1/11/2011  | 
Deputy CTO Beth Noveck's departure marks the second high-ranking resignation from the Office of Science and Technology Policy in less than a month.
Giffords Shooting Clouds Space Shuttle Plans
News  |  1/11/2011  | 
Arizona congresswoman's husband was slated to command the final flight of Endeavour as NASA prepares to mothball its fleet of orbiters.
HealthEssentials' Clinicians To Use Digital Pens
News  |  1/10/2011  | 
The Anoto Group and ExpeData digital pen and paper technology allows healthcare providers to document, store, and send patient data electronically.
VA Racing To Fill 705 IT Positions
News  |  1/10/2011  | 
The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to add a raft of "high priority" technology staff by April 22.
NASA Stumped By Cracks In Space Shuttle
News  |  1/7/2011  | 
Discovery is grounded until engineers at the space agency can determine what caused the flaws to appear during a launch attempt last year.
Q&A: Social Security CIO On What's Next In Online Engagement
News  |  1/6/2011  | 
Social media, digital credentials, and behavior modeling are being employed to get more Americans to use the Web to get their retirement benefits, says IT chief Frank Baitman
MindShift Acquires Alpheon To Expand Healthcare Presence
News  |  1/5/2011  | 
The combined cloud computing and IT management services capabilities will enable MindShift to offer hosted EHR solutions.
HHS Unveils Final Health IT Certification Rules
News  |  1/4/2011  | 
The Office of National Coordinator for Health IT has published permanent regulations for organizations authorized to test and certify health IT products for meaningful use.
Social Security Data Center Approaching Collapse
News  |  1/3/2011  | 
An inspector general finds agency operations at high risk due to delays in upgrading its critical infrastructure and software.
Top Healthcare IT Predictions For 2011
News  |  1/3/2011  | 
Health systems will tackle technology challenges including mobile, manpower, meaningful use, and other mandates.
Guerra On Healthcare: Preventing EMR Planning Paralysis
Commentary  |  1/3/2011  | 
If you wait for answers before implementing an electronic medical record, you'll likely fall behind on getting meaningful use incentive funds.


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