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Health Executives Doubtful About ACO Participation
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
In a survey of senior health executives, a majority express doubt that they will participate in Medicare/ Medicaid ACO program.
Do Clinicians Need Their Own DWI Rule?
Commentary  |  12/22/2011  | 
Doctoring While iPhoning isn't the same as Driving While Intoxicated. But doctors should know better than to engage in such behavior.
5 Lessons From Federal IT Project Reviews
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
TechStat IT oversight program saved more than $900 million, offers insights for IT managers from all sectors.
White House Moves To Future-Proof Government IT
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel's priorities for 2012 include making sure IT investments pay off, shared services, cloud computing, data center consolidation, and cybersecurity.
Does Your Health IT Career Require Another Diploma?
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
Breaking into health IT isn't easy. Going back to school for more training is a good place to start.
Pentagon Unveils Enterprise IT Strategy
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
Department of Defense looks to save up to $5.2 billion through IT consolidation and enterprise-wide adoption of shared platforms and services.
CIO Profiles: John D. Halamka Of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
This CIO sees a big future for mobility when it comes to healthcare technology.
Google Awards $1.5 Million To Code For America
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Startup will use the money to bolster a fellowship program and launch two others to create new Web-based apps for cities.
How Will Our Next President View Health IT?
Commentary  |  12/14/2011  | 
Since everyone is making forecasts for 2012, here's my take on how health IT will fare in the next administration.
Feds Launch Shared Services Initiative
News  |  12/13/2011  | 
Federal agencies will each have to create two shared IT services in 2012, in push to accomplish more with less.
Federal Cloud Strategy: 10 Case Studies
News  |  12/9/2011  | 
The White House has instructed agencies to think 'cloud first' for new IT requirements. Here's how government CIOs are making the transition.
Federal IT Needs A Cost-Savings Dashboard
Commentary  |  12/9/2011  | 
We need better measures of government IT reform's payback, including concrete numbers on savings and returns.
10 Government IT Predictions For 2012: IDC
News  |  12/9/2011  | 
Mobile will be government IT's top governance issue, and overall government IT spending will hit $82.4 billion, IDC predicts.
Federal CIO: Project Oversight Saves $1 Billion
News  |  12/8/2011  | 
Agencies have delivered on 14 of the 25 points in the feds' year-old plan to clean up government IT, reports U.S. CIO.
HIMSS Launches Mobile Health IT Project
News  |  12/7/2011  | 
As healthcare CIOs scramble to develop policies to guide mobile device usage, trade group aims to help.
Health IT Leaders Launch Info-Sharing Website
News  |  12/6/2011  | 
Founded by clinicians, site called Doctors Helping Doctors Transform Health Care encourages the medical community to share its EHR successes, complaints.
DARPA Eyes Mobile Apps To Fly Drones
News  |  12/6/2011  | 
The agency seeks smartphone app developers to add advanced capabilities to sensors for military aircraft and vehicles.
White House Begins Open Sourcing
News  |  12/5/2011  | 
U.S. and Indian governments collaborate on, an open source version of the Obama administration transparency platform.
Health Information Exchanges: Patients Must Be Convinced
Commentary  |  12/2/2011  | 
HIEs need more than consistent standards and cooperative healthcare providers. Patients must get on board--and the right kind of PR can win them over.
Medical Homes Might Not Transform Healthcare
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
IT-dependent practices where personal physicians coordinate all of a patient's care might not significantly improve quality of care, according to a new scientific study. But some clinicians question the study's conclusion.
NASA Reviews 300 Space Innovation Ideas From SMBs
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
Space agency looks at proposals ranging from low-cost remote sensing to hardening electronics for deep space as possible investment candidates.
Health IT Chiefs: Our Next IT Rock Stars?
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
Chief medical information officers and chief nursing officers gain importance as hospitals integrate medical devices into the IT system.

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