News & Commentary
Content tagged with Leadership posted in January 2012
Obama's Google+ Debut: Lessons Learned
Commentary  |  1/31/2012  | 
Online get-together with a handful of citizens was a step forward for open government, but participation was limited and key questions were skipped.
Healthcare IT Needs More Crazy CIOs
Commentary  |  1/31/2012  | 
The IT leaders who make a difference sometimes break the rules, but their vision and courage drive results for the customers who matter: patients.
Bipartisan Think Tank Tackles Health IT Costs
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
Bipartisan Policy Center also challenges government and health organizations to devise uniform specs on which to base patient care by June 2013.
NASA Enhances Solar Storm Forecasting
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Space agency uses technology to generate up to 100 computerized forecasts to better predict the path and effect of solar storms.
Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra Resigns
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
Chopra, the first person to hold the federal CTO post and a strong voice behind Obama administration efforts on open government, will depart in February.
More Venture Capital Dollars Flow To Health IT
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Venture capitalists invested $633 million in medical software and services in 2011, a 22% increase from 2010.
Healthcare Startup Incubators Focus On IT
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Promising startups given seed money, mentoring in hopes of scoring venture capital.
Can $10 Million Trim $100 Billion From Healthcare?
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Philanthropist-backed institute aims to spur technology-driven "common-sense changes in healthcare reimbursement and regulation."
Kaiser Permanente Offers EHR App For Androids
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
iPhone app coming soon; patients also can securely access health records and email docs via mobile-friendly version of Kaiser website.
Top 10 Open Government Websites
Slideshows  |  1/25/2012  | 
Federal agencies face White House orders to become more transparent. These websites expose new data sets, support public petitions, and reveal where taxpayer money goes.
IT Tools Help Patients Cut Prescription, Exam Costs
Commentary  |  1/24/2012  | 
Change Healthcare provides companies' employees with a Web portal, data analytics, personalized text messages, and email alerts to help them find lower-cost healthcare services and prescription drugs.
Obama To Do Live Interview From Google+
News  |  1/24/2012  | 
Administration plans a series of online events using Google+ Hangout video chat.
Cost Still Blocks HIE Adoption, Health Execs Say
News  |  1/20/2012  | 
A poll of health executives at community hospitals shows budget constraints continue to impede participation in health information exchanges.
Defense Dept. CIO Needs More Authority, Board Says
News  |  1/20/2012  | 
Defense department's advisory board urges military to give DOD CIO more authority to drive data center consolidation and cloud computing.
10 Government Ideas To Spur Innovation
Commentary  |  1/18/2012  | 
More investment in basic research, STEM education, and entrepreneurship "clusters" are among the proposals in a 160-page Commerce Department report.
What Did Health IT Pros Accomplish in 2011?
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
National health IT coordinator Dr. Farzad Mostashari reviews progress on interoperability and meaningful use of electronic health records.
Rhode Island Thinks Big About Health IT
Commentary  |  1/17/2012  | 
Meet Rhode Island Quality Institute's CIO and see why Medicare thinks other states could learn from his big ideas.
Salesforce.com Hires Former U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra
News  |  1/16/2012  | 
Tech visionary joins cloud apps and platform vendor as executive vice president of emerging markets.
Air Force Seeks Revolutionary Ideas In Cyber Tech
News  |  1/13/2012  | 
The Air Force wants ideas on how to out-innovate its adversaries using technologies such as telecommunications, cyber-enhanced rocket engines, and satellites.
Sculley: Health Tech Needs Usability, Not Flash
News  |  1/13/2012  | 
IT companies need to better understand the healthcare industry before they can change it, former Apple CEO tells CES audience.
EHRs, Genomics Power Personalized Cancer Treatments
News  |  1/10/2012  | 
Dell cloud pulls together gene data to combat a deadly form of pediatric cancer.
Health IT Leaders Launch eNurse Mentoring Program
News  |  1/9/2012  | 
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society is kicking off its new mentoring program with a website where experts can answer nurses' IT career questions.
Army Awards $250 Million Cloud Contract
News  |  1/6/2012  | 
IBM, Lockheed Martin, and HP will help the military consolidate data centers and provision IT via a private cloud.
Medicare Names 73 Innovation Advisers
News  |  1/6/2012  | 
Advisers will test better models of care delivery and share ideas, to further Obama administration's healthcare reform goals.
NASA Promotes Open Source With New Website
News  |  1/4/2012  | 
Code.nasa.gov will showcase the agency's open-source projects and invite public engagement.
Top 9 Health IT Stories Of 2011
Slideshows  |  1/4/2012  | 
2011 was a challenging year for healthcare IT professionals. Providers rolled out electronic health record systems to qualify for the government's Meaningful Use financial incentives. Meanwhile, mobile health apps took off, e-prescribing increased, health info exchanges got a start, and some organizations suffered data breaches. On the plus side, more health IT jobs became available.
FBI's Beleaguered Sentinel Project Delayed Again
News  |  1/4/2012  | 
Bureau's next generation case-management system suffers another setback, as performance issues arise in testing and push deployment out to May.


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