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Content tagged with Leadership posted in November 2012
Feds Pull Plug On 'One Stop' Cloud Portal
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
The General Services Administration plans to decommission Uncle Sam's Apps.gov site, which was supposed to make it easy for agencies to acquire software as a service.
IT Tools Help Turn Research Into Clinical Practice
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
Federally sponsored apps aim to harness EHRs to jumpstart medical research in community practice.
Inspector General Slams Medicare Oversight Of EHR Program
News  |  11/29/2012  | 
Office of Inspection General asserts that lack of prepayment audits of Meaningful Use leaves the Medicare program vulnerable to abuse.
Feds Fall Short On IT Project Management
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Government agencies, including Health and Human Services, do a poor job of following federal IT investment guidelines, reports Government Accountability Office.
Future Cities: IT Priorities For Urban Transformation
Commentary  |  11/28/2012  | 
City planners and their IT teams are setting big goals -- and facing big challenges -- in the development of tech-enabled "Future Cities," our survey results show.
New Patient Engagement Guidelines Stress Electronic Tools
News  |  11/27/2012  | 
National eHealth Collaborative offers healthcare organizations self-assessment tool to measure their success in this area.
Public Vs. Private Health Information Exchanges: Competition Escalates
News  |  11/20/2012  | 
Healthcare reform will force proprietary HIEs to open up, says expert.
Healthcare Experts Propose EHR Safety Guidelines
News  |  11/16/2012  | 
Framework aims to reduce electronic health records system errors that obstruct patient safety.
NASA's IT Future: Robot Telework, 3-D Printing
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's philosophy -- prototype new tech based on what non-IT workers envision -- could pay off in robot telework, spacecraft created by 3-D printers and more.
Fastest Supercomputer List Topped By Titan
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
U.S. national labs operate five of the top 20 supercomputers, according to the Energy Department.
Big Data Education: 3 Steps Universities Must Take
Commentary  |  11/14/2012  | 
How can universities help meet the growing demand for data scientists? Consider this advice from a professor working in the trenches with tomorrow's analytics pros.
Could Private IT Best Practices Save Feds $220 Billion?
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
Wiser use of technology can save the government money, cut healthcare costs and improve services, according to an American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council report.
Time To Deliver On Federal IT Reform
Commentary  |  11/13/2012  | 
First four years of the Obama Administration were marked by the beginnings of significant changes in federal IT. Execution will be the name of the game during the next four.
Interoperability: Quick Route To Better Care
News  |  11/12/2012  | 
Critic chides policymakers for downplaying standards and usability in Meaningful Use Stage 1 at American Medical Informatics Association meeting.
How Health IT Benefits From Obama's Re-election
News  |  11/8/2012  | 
The fed's health IT incentive program will continue, along with related programs, but one prominent analyst suggests the biggest threat to the EHR incentive program now is the 'fiscal cliff.'
5 Items Should Top Obama's Technology Agenda
Commentary  |  11/7/2012  | 
From infrastructure to tech education, here's what I want to see on the to-do list for the next four years.
Deloitte Buys Recombinant To Expand Healthcare Analytics Mojo
News  |  11/6/2012  | 
Deloitte hopes to spark innovation and "open new horizons" in its healthcare division with the acquisition of clinical intelligence vendor.
IBM's Watson Hits Medical School
News  |  11/2/2012  | 
Famous supercomputer will interact with students and doctors at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University to learn medical concepts -- then it might do some teaching.
Big Data Analytics: Where's The ROI?
Commentary  |  11/1/2012  | 
Not everyone is impressed with the latest health IT megatrend. At least one prominent critic says payment reform should take precedence.


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