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Content tagged with Leadership posted in December 2010
Institute Of Medicine Sets Health IT Vision
News  |  12/29/2010  | 
Report explores opportunities for accelerating digital healthcare infrastructure to improve patient and public health outcomes.
White House Deputy CTO Resigns
News  |  12/23/2010  | 
Andrew McLaughlin will leave his government post, where he worked on Internet policy, to launch two startups.
Epic Keeps Top Spot In Healthcare Software
News  |  12/22/2010  | 
KLAS' year-end report also cites Siemens, Cerner, and McKesson for making strong improvements in the health IT industry in 2010.
Pricewaterhouse Coopers Forecasts Top Health IT Trends
News  |  12/21/2010  | 
Analyst firm predicts that the industry will undergo an extreme strategy makeover in 2011, due to federal mandates, continuing cost pressures, and consumer demands.
Eclipse Will Send A Blood Moon Rising
News  |  12/20/2010  | 
Lunar surface will change from gray, to orange, to a deep crimson as Earth passes between the moon and sun in the predawn hours.
Medicare Expands Analytic Tools To Fight Fraud
News  |  12/17/2010  | 
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will use predictive modeling to identify fraudulent billings before they are paid.
Defense Dept Sets Private Sector IT Staff Swap
News  |  12/17/2010  | 
Improving the nation's cybersecurity defense is major goal of the workforce development program.
CIO Profiles: Michael Restuccia Of The University Of Pennsylvania Health System
News  |  12/16/2010  | 
You're never completely sure how to proceed--so don't let that hold you back, he advises.
NASA Spacecraft Nears Edge Of Solar System
News  |  12/15/2010  | 
Voyager 1, launched 33 years ago, has reached the outer edge of the sun's influence and is approaching interstellar space, say scientists.
Guerra On Healthcare: What To Know Before Negotiating With Vendors
Commentary  |  12/14/2010  | 
Whether you're buying an electronic health record system or making repairs to your home, you usually get what you pay for.
Postal Service Names CIO
News  |  12/13/2010  | 
Ellis Burgoyne, who started his USPS career 32 years ago as a letter carrier, was promoted as part of an overhaul of the agency's executive team.
EHR Deployment May Cost $120,000 Per Doctor
News  |  12/13/2010  | 
Doctors expect to see 10% fewer patients in first year of deploying e-health record systems, but gain boost patient encounters as much as 15% after adjusting to the new system, according to CDW Healthcare.
White House IT Overhaul Plan Includes Imminent Action
News  |  12/10/2010  | 
Data center, cloud, program management, IT acquisition, and budget moves are coming within the next six months as part of Obama administration's IT overhaul.
Health CIOs Shrink Meaningful Use Expectations
News  |  12/10/2010  | 
The percentage who expect to qualify for early stimulus funding has dropped by half since August, finds College of Health Information Management Executives survey.
Federal CIO Kundra Reveals IT Reform Plan
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
A project-management best-practices portal and a technology fellows exchange program with the private sector are included in the 25-point implementation plan.
Supercomputer 'Virtual Cleanse' Aims To Ease Colonoscopy Preparation
Commentary  |  12/8/2010  | 
Image processing technologies being tested by Massachusetts General Hospital intend to take the yuck factor out of colorectal cancer screenings.
Practical Analysis: A New 'ERA' Of Telework
News  |  12/7/2010  | 
Departments can use federal agency’s remote-access portal to get teleworkers up and running for a fraction of what it would cost to provide them with new gear.
KP Follows Data To Better Hip, Knee Replacements
Commentary  |  12/7/2010  | 
By developing registries and tapping e-medical record data, Kaiser Permanente is improving outcomes for hip and knee implant patients.
Guerra On Healthcare: Frustration With Meaningful Use Widespread
Commentary  |  12/6/2010  | 
Healthcare IT executives would be wise to keep key players in the loop about industry-wide roadblocks to achieving Meaningful Use.
HHS Challenges Developers To Create Healthcare Apps
News  |  12/3/2010  | 
The myHealthyPeople competition will award prizes for software that supports the Department of Health and Human Services' Healthy People 2020 goals.
FAA NextGen Air Traffic Control Costs Could Quadruple
News  |  12/3/2010  | 
A Federal Aviation Administration report warns that the upgraded system's budget could balloon from $40 billion to $160 billion.
FCC Focuses On Waxman 'Net Neutrality' Framework
News  |  12/2/2010  | 
The agency's proposal will be based on Congressman Henry Waxman's "strong and balanced framework" for regulating broadband, said FCC chairman Genachowski.


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