Pentagon's New CIO Faces A Tough Test
The Department of Defense's incoming IT leadership team, led by Teri Takai, will be greeted by organizational upheaval, cost cutting, and pressure from Congress.
New York As IT Center Of The World
The Big Apple's new licensing agreement with Microsoft is just one part of an ambitious IT strategy that includes data center consolidation and central management of policies and services.
Takai Named CIO Of Defense Department
Only weeks after having the DOD nomination withdrawn, Takai resigns from her position as the state of California's top IT executive to go to the Pentagon.
More Patient Data Dumps
Yet another case where patient medical records are left in a dumpster and out in plain sight.
Social Media Best Practices For Healthcare
It's no secret that there have been instances of medical workers abusing social networking sites and violating patient privacy rights. A medical association has recently published a social media toolkit designed to help with more responsible use of social media.
How To Keep Health Data Exchanges Going
Financial sustainability has been the hardest nut to crack for many health information exchanges. And even with the feds providing $564 million in stimulus funding for states to build and expand HIEs, the sustainability issue will likely remain one of the toughest challenges.
Federal Employees: Underworked Or Underappreciated?
One new survey portrays the federal workforce as being overpaid and less qualified than private sector employees, while a second survey finds that government workers waste hours looking for files in internal databases.
The Case For Wiretapping The Internet
The directors of National Intelligence and the FBI say tech-savvy extremists pose a growing threat, setting the stage for a national debate over the need for Internet eavesdropping.
KLAS Grades EMR Packages By Specialty
Ambulatory electronic medical record packages used in the 10 most common specialties were evaluated based on client feedback and 25 performance indicators by the research firm.
It's Not (Just) About EMR Software Security
We recently discussed a report that provided an overview of the security breach trends at 300 health care providers. Some took the post to be a condemnation of EHR security. That is too narrow of an interpretation. The post was meant to convey the lack of maturity, pervasive in the health care industry, when it comes to security controls.
Obama's Tech Tools
As a candidate, Barack Obama benefited greatly from the power of the Internet, tapping Web tools to reach, motivate, and collect funds from millions of people across the country. As president, Obama has cemented his role as the nation's most connected president to-date, incorporating technology as a cornerstone of key initiatives from healthcare reform to education. Taking a page from corporate America, Obama hired a chief technology officer to oversee the nation's IT direction. And, though he h
Tech CEOs Give White House Budget Advice
Top officials at major tech companies offered White House economic officials a plan to save the government $1 trillion by 2020, mostly through better use of IT.
HP, Quest Partner On EHR Bundle
Care360 electronic health records will be offered with Hewlett-Packard PCs, services, and financing for small and midsize physician offices.