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Content tagged with Leadership posted in February 2012
Homeland Security Tackles Agile Development
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
DHS plans a big push toward more agile development, where software is developed over a series of one- or two-week sprints.
Mostashari: EHRs Will Help Most Patients By 2013
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology predicts majority of patients will get care via electronic health record systems next year, but says challenges still exist.
5 Keys To U.S. National Mobility Strategy
Commentary  |  2/28/2012  | 
Security, device support, and applications development are tough issues that agency CIOs must address as they hurry to put smartphones and tablets into more employees' hands.
Healthcare IT Goes Star Trek
News  |  2/24/2012  | 
Captain Kirk could talk to his computer and get the information needed to make executive level decisions. The latest clinical analytics tools featured at HIMSS are just about there.
Interoperability: One Key To Saving U.S. Healthcare
Commentary  |  2/23/2012  | 
It's not the entire solution, but without well-designed, interoperable systems, our healthcare industry can't climb out of its current hole.
Commerce Dept. Offers $10,000 For Entrepreneur Apps
News  |  2/23/2012  | 
Prize money will go to developers of Web, PC, or mobile apps to support the BusinessUSA initiative promoting business growth.
Defense Dept. IT Reform Moves Forward
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
After announcing impending reforms in 2010, the military is beginning to shake up how it manages IT.
ICD-10 Delay Worries Health IT Leaders
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
The train's already left the station for organizations that have been prepping for an October 2013 ICD-10 deadline, say health IT organizations and CIOs.
Nursing Information Officers: Newest Health IT Leaders
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
Onslaught of health IT initiatives brings a need for nursing Informatics expertise, and a new breed of chief nursing information officers.
Health IT Leaders Biggest Worry: Finding Qualified Staff
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
Hospital CIOs say their biggest concern is lack of qualified health IT professionals, not a lack of funding, HIMSS survey reveals.
Changes Planned For Meaningful Use Rules
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
HIMSS12 attendees were disappointed when details of Meaningful Use Stage 2 rules weren't revealed on Tuesday, and they were surprised to hear that changes will be made to Stage 1 rules.
Fed CIOs Try To End Duplicate IT Investments
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
DoD, DHS, and DoE have instituted new internal reviews and practices to help consolidate and modernize IT infrastructure, software, and other systems.
U.S. Leads In Healthcare IT Adoption
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
Accenture study shows that government incentive programs to spur adoption of EHRs have helped the U.S. outpace other nations in healthcare IT.
HP Announces Alliance Program With Healthcare ISVs
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
HP's Healthcare Alliance program expands its relationship with independent software vendors to develop innovative technology for small and midsize healthcare providers.
Veterans Affairs CIO Eyes Budget Increase
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
While spending for most federal IT groups will be flat in 2013, Department of Veterans Affairs seeks budget boost to improve access to electronic health records, telehealth, and mobile devices.
Healthcare CIOs Should Become 'Servant Leaders'
News  |  2/20/2012  | 
Author and consultant Ken Blanchard advises healthcare CIOs at HIMSS12 to lead their teams with a clear vision and respect for others' ideas.
Federal App Store Reaches 100 Titles
News  |  2/17/2012  | 
QuitSTART, an application to help people stop smoking, joins apps from the IRS, NASA, U.S. Post Office, and numerous other agencies at app portal.
State, Local Governments Face Cloud Imperative
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
TechAmerica report pushes state and local governments to quickly embrace the cloud to cut costs and improve services.
Do Health IT Hires Need A Clinical Background?
Commentary  |  2/16/2012  | 
The debate on which qualifications an IT job candidate needs to work in a hospital or medical practice rages.
HHS Delays ICD-10 Deadline
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services responds to increasing pressure from AMA and others to reduce regulatory 'burden' from the new medical billing coding system.
What To See At HIMSS12
Commentary  |  2/15/2012  | 
Among the hundreds of health IT presentations, demos, and vendor offerings at HIMSS12 next week, don't miss these highlights.
Obama Would Cut Military IT Budget
News  |  2/14/2012  | 
The White House budget proposal for fiscal 2013 would cut the Department of Defense's IT budget by 3.6%. But cybersecurity gets an increase.
NASA Seeks More Money For Space Technology
News  |  2/14/2012  | 
Space agency's proposed $17.7 billion budget for 2013 includes $699 million for space technology, an increase of 18%.
Healthcare Reform Is Here, Like It Or Not
Commentary  |  2/14/2012  | 
Participation in new accountable care organizations isn't for the faint of heart. But healthcare providers that have their IT acts together have a good head start.
Feds May Delay ICD-10 Deadline
News  |  2/14/2012  | 
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is reexamining timeline for conversion to ICD-10 medical codes.
Obama's Budget Cuts Federal IT Spending
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
President's fiscal 2013 budget proposal reduces federal IT spending by 1.2%, all of it attributable to cuts in military IT.
Agile Government: Elusive, But Not Impossible (Really)
Commentary  |  2/13/2012  | 
A coming together of technologies and IT management philosophies at the federal level---including agile development and shared services--is cause for guarded optimism.
New York To Test Health Data Query Standard
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
City Health Department will extract data from EHRs and health information exchanges to generate reports for multiple purposes.
Obama Boosts Federal R&D By $2 Billion
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
Department of Homeland Security, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Department of Energy are among the agencies that will likely see budget boosts in fiscal 2013.
California Begins To Embrace e-Prescribing
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
While electronic prescribing has increased rapidly in California, small practices and independent pharmacies are still behind the curve, says a new report.
Health IT Factors Into Leapfrog's Hospitals Rankings
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
Leapfrog Group's 2011 list of 65 top hospitals in U.S. highlights facilities that use health IT to prevent deadly dosing mistakes.
Federal Standards Body Focuses On Big Data, Cloud
News  |  2/7/2012  | 
National Institute of Standards and Technology's new IT Lab Director Chuck Romine says agency is focusing on big data, cloud computing, mobility, and cybersecurity in the coming year.
Award-Winning Healthcare CIO Rick Schooler Honored
News  |  2/7/2012  | 
Hospitals still ran on mainframes when Rick Schooler, named CIO of the Year by CHIME and HIMSS, started in healthcare. Now, business analytics and rich data are keys to healthcare transformation, he says.
Verizon, Health Evolution Partners To Promote Health IT
News  |  2/6/2012  | 
Communications giant teams with Health Evolution Partners, a healthcare buyout company, to sell Verizon's data-management technologies to health organizations.
ICD-10 Conversion: Do Or Die
Commentary  |  2/6/2012  | 
Failure to meet upcoming deadlines could mean major disruptions in claims payments for healthcare organizations.
NRC Identifies High-Priority Technologies For NASA
News  |  2/2/2012  | 
Council recommends focusing on 16 technologies, from radiation mitigation to solar power, in pursuit of NASA's goals relating to space exploration and better understanding of Earth.
A Reality Check For Feds' Health IT Projections
News  |  2/1/2012  | 
National Coordinator for Health IT is predictably optimistic, but observers take a more skeptical view.
Stay On Course With ICD10 Plans, AHIMA Urges
News  |  2/1/2012  | 
American Health Information Management Association says AMA sends the wrong message in calling for halt to the new billing code implementation.


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