In-Home Telemedicine Study Launched
Mayo, GE, and Intel will explore how videoconferencing and electronic health monitoring can help sick, elderly patients remain in their homes and avoid costly hospitalizations.
Feds Tackling Health IT Privacy, Security Issues
While the federal government is enticing healthcare providers with billions of dollars in stimulus funding to digitize patient health data, the feds also appear serious about the data privacy and security concerns these efforts raise.
Developing Nations Risk E-Waste Crisis
As consumption of computers, cell phones, and TVs escalates across the globe, countries need to establish proper recycling programs to deal with all the electronic waste, says the U.N.
DHS Misses Target For Smart Card ID System
Poor management, insufficient funding, and deficient IT systems are blamed for a three-year delay by the Department of Homeland Security in issuing smart cards to 250,000 employees and contractors.
Q&A: GSA's CIO Coleman Talks IT Modernization
The CIO of the U.S. General Services Administration discusses cloud computing, plans for funding innovation with a flat IT budget, and the potential for equipping federal employees with new consumer technologies.
Government Plans Mobile Apps Store
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra outlines plans to offer mobile applications from an iPhone-like 'store' that will give the public access to new capabilities developed by both the government and third-party developers.
California Seeks Input On IT Strategy
The state's CTO has created a crowd-sourcing site and invited the public to weigh in on how it can improve in areas ranging from online services to legacy systems.
Snowed In, Feds Phone, Tweet, And Shovel
Federal agencies in Washington, D.C., are closed for the fourth consecutive day, forcing many government officials and staff to turn to the Web and other tools to communicate.
Doctors Use Of EHRs Growing
The government's healthcare IT stimulus package seems to be having a positive impact on electronic health record adoption.
VA Launches IT Dashboard
The Department of Veterans Affairs' dashboard extends the metrics available on the White House IT Dashboard.
Some Hot Health IT Stocks Are Cooling
Street.com just released a list of "best and worst" healthcare IT stocks. You'd think with all the stimulus money being waved at healthcare providers to install e-health record systems over the next few years, all health IT stocks would be winners.
Senators Vow To Save Moon Shots
Key lawmakers say the President's intention to kill new NASA lunar missions and outsource space flights jeopardizes progress and safety.
Apple Isn't Only Vendor With New Tablet
While the world awaited Apple's debut of iPad last week, another tablet vendor--that especially focuses on healthcare-- was busy behind the scenes readying its own new product announcement.
Federal IT Budget Grows To $79.4 Billion
Tech spending in the U.S. government's just-released fiscal 2011 budget will go toward open government, cloud computing, cybersecurity, procurement, and performance management.