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Content tagged with Leadership posted in February 2011
Guerra On Healthcare: HIMSS Buzz Doesn't Square With Reality
Commentary  |  2/28/2011  | 
The top trends seen at the leading health IT conference -- accountable care organizations, payment reform, medical homes -- are far removed from the real issues confronting CIOs in the trenches.
Feds Pick San Francisco CIO To Push Innovation
News  |  2/25/2011  | 
Chris Vein is now deputy U.S. CTO for Innovation, reporting to U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra in the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Meaningful Use Big Business For Healthcare Consulting Firms
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
IT consulting firms are helping healthcare providers assess health IT systems for potential HIPAA violations and achieve the fine points of meaningful use compliance.
Health Systems Must Boost Patient Education On EHRs
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
Hospitals and healthcare providers are in danger of missing out on meaningful use incentives if they don't make a stronger effort to encourage consumers to use electronic health records, finds PricewaterhouseCoopers research.
Oracle Upgrades Health Information Exchange Suite
News  |  2/22/2011  | 
The pre-integrated suite provides one-stop shopping for health information exchange organizations that are looking to minimize the need for hybrid product integration, claims Oracle.
Microsoft, Athenahealth Collaborate On Amalga, HealthVault
News  |  2/22/2011  | 
The Microsoft and Athenahealth alliance will funnel cloud-based Athenahealth e-health record and practice management data to Microsoft Amalga and HealthVault platforms.
Healthcare Heads Toward The Cloud
Commentary  |  2/21/2011  | 
Healthcare has been slower than most industries to embrace cloud computing, but that's starting to change.
CIA CIO To Head IT For Intelligence Community
News  |  2/17/2011  | 
Career agent Al Tarasiuk is now CIO for 17 U.S. agencies responsible for intelligence operations.
IBM, Nuance Envision Watson Helping Doctors
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
Two companies plan to apply the advanced computing system's problem-solving capabilities to improve healthcare diagnosis and treatment.
Federal IT Budget Reflects Strategic Cuts, Innovation Investment
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says government will slash IT budgets where projects aren't working, while spending more on innovation.
Government Technologist: The $1 Trillion Question
Commentary  |  2/16/2011  | 
Six powerful CEOs have a big idea for improving government efficiency--but could it possibly work?
The $1 Trillion Federal IT Challenge
Commentary  |  2/15/2011  | 
The CEOs of IBM, Dell, and other tech companies say the U.S. government can reap huge savings from IT-driven initiatives, but their ambitious plan has virtually no chance of success.
Guerra On Healthcare: When Clinician, IT Priorities Collide
Commentary  |  2/15/2011  | 
In selecting doctor-friendly electronic medical record systems vs. more IT-friendly options, corporate philosophy should guide your decision.
Guerra On Healthcare: ONC Needs A Healthcare CIO
News  |  2/10/2011  | 
David Blumenthal's resignation from the Office of the National Coordinator opens an opportunity to hire someone with real health IT experience and salvage an out-of-control system.
White House Pushes IT Project Reviews Government-Wide
News  |  2/7/2011  | 
The Office of Management and Budget has released a toolkit to help federal agencies meet a mandate to increase use of TechStat performance review sessions.
Health IT's Future Without David Blumenthal
News  |  2/4/2011  | 
The outgoing national coordinator for Health IT charted a course for meaningful use of EHRs, accelerated health IT adoption, and spurred cooperation among healthcare stakeholders.
Tech CEOs Pitch Savings Plan In Washington
News  |  2/4/2011  | 
The CEOs of Dell and IBM go to Washington to share their ideas on how the federal government can save $1 trillion over 10 years through more effective use of IT.
National Health IT Coordinator Blumenthal Stepping Down
News  |  2/3/2011  | 
Dr. David Blumenthal, leader of the HITECH Act's meaningful use programs, told staff he only planned to stay in nation's top health IT job for two years.


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