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Hurricane Sandy: Government Data Tools Assist
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Federal, state, and local information technology and data are on the case in the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy.
Stimulus Funds First, Layoffs Second?
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
CRN's investigation into how tech companies used Recovery Act funds yielded some unsettling results. Watch this Valley View video for the details.
DoD, VA To Expand Health Data Exchange Pilot
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
Year-long test has already signed up 56,000 veterans; plug-and-play testing for nationwide exchange to play role in expansion.
PremierConnect Links Doctors, Brings Data Out Of Silos
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
With the help of Perficient and IBM, Premier healthcare alliance and PremierConnect let physicians share best practices and data.
Election 2012: Who's Winning Big Data Race?
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Obama campaign focuses on email, social strategies, while Romney uses behavioral marketing techniques, targets disenfranchised voters.
Healthcare Data Modeling Gets Hadoop Boost
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Healthcare firm Archimedes uses Hadoop and Univa software to streamline modeling operation.
Health IT Holds Key To Better Care Integration
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
IT-enabled care coordination is a key component of patient safety. Healthcare organizations must invest in technology infrastructure to enable complex medical care.
Take A Hard Look At EHR Costs, Benefits
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
Most healthcare executives are dissatisfied with their organization's measurement of electronic health record ROI, finds Beacon Partners survey.
How The Feds Drive Cloud Innovation
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
NASA, the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies are shifting toward more strategic and complex cloud applications, as they try to drive down costs amid flat IT budgets.
When Incremental IT Change Won't Cut It
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
For Indian pharma company Cipla and its new CIO, IT transformation is all or nothing.
CIO Profiles: Mark Boxer Of Cigna
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
An aging population is shaking up healthcare IT, says this tech chief.
State CIOs Face Balancing Act In 2013
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
Annual survey finds state CIOs making more progress with cloud computing but struggling with big data projects.
IBM Watson Finally Graduates Medical School
Commentary  |  10/23/2012  | 
Partnership with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center suggests IBM's supercomputer is ready to help oncologists manage their most challenging cases.
Interoperability Initiative Poised To Transform Healthcare
News  |  10/17/2012  | 
Public-private partnership aims to simplify making connections among EHRs and HIEs, decrease interface costs, and better integrate clinical workflows.
Software Developers Get Boost from New York Consortium
News  |  10/16/2012  | 
Digital Health Accelerator program provides $300,000 grants to 8 health IT firms that focus on team-based collaborative care applications.
Allscripts Files Complaint Against NYC Hospital System
News  |  10/16/2012  | 
After losing a $303 million contract to competitor Epic, EHR vendor Allscripts fires back.
Patient Engagement: One Secret To True Healthcare Reform
Commentary  |  10/16/2012  | 
Genuine healthcare reform can't happen until facilities and doctors get patients more involved in their own care. To do that, patients need fast access to more data.
Health IT Execs Urged To Promote Big Data
News  |  10/14/2012  | 
Some health IT leaders are already enthused about the potential of big data, but questions persist about its relevance to healthcare delivery reform.
Pittsburgh Healthcare System Invests $100M In Big Data
News  |  10/12/2012  | 
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's data warehouse and sophisticated analytics engine will foster personalized medicine, population health management, and administrative efficiencies.
VP Debate: Twitter Users Call Malarkey Early, Often
News  |  10/12/2012  | 
Analysis of 4 million tweets about Thursday's vice presidential debate provides a study in what pushes voters' buttons.
Expect To Save Millions In The Cloud? Prove It
Commentary  |  10/12/2012  | 
Top government IT officials will discuss their plans to implement cloud computing and save money at the GovCloud 2012 conference in Washington.
White House Wants Ideas For Next Moonshot
News  |  10/11/2012  | 
Think big: The Office of Science and Technology Policy and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency are looking for the next 'grand challenge.'
Dueling Health Information Exchanges Thwart Patient Care
News  |  10/10/2012  | 
Competition between Michigan HIEs on different platforms illustrates a growing national problem, says expert.
NIST Scientist Wins Nobel For Quantum Computing Work
News  |  10/9/2012  | 
National Institute of Standards and Technology scientist David Wineland shared a Nobel Prize for Physics for work that could help the development of powerful quantum computers.
Fix The Fear Factor In Government Innovation
Commentary  |  10/9/2012  | 
Fear of failure breeds failure. CIOs must help change this dynamic as private and public sector minds work together on unlocking government big data.
Healthcare Execs Must Prepare For Big Data
News  |  10/8/2012  | 
As healthcare industry braces for proliferation of information, University of Southern California healthcare chief stresses need to make data easy to interpret.
Feds Complete Transfer Of National Data Exchange Operations
News  |  10/5/2012  | 
Healtheway, a public-private not-for-profit firm, is now the business arm of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) Exchange.
Obama Vs. Romney: 6 Tech Policy Differences
News  |  10/5/2012  | 
With the 2012 election drawing near, InformationWeek Government compares the tech plans of President Obama and the Democrats and those of Governor Romney and the Republicans.
Obama's IT Transformation Is A Work In Progress
Commentary  |  10/4/2012  | 
The president's record on IT strategy is long on vision but short on results.
Health Insurance Exchange Spending Hits $2 Billion
News  |  10/3/2012  | 
Latest round of grant awards will go toward building the IT infrastructure necessary to make state exchange websites operational.
Feds Want 1,000 Rural Hospitals On EHRs By 2014
News  |  10/3/2012  | 
U.S. government offers $30 million to help critical access hospitals and other small rural facilities achieve Meaningful Use by 2014.

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