News & Commentary
Content tagged with Leadership posted in March 2013
National Patient ID System: Debate Stoked
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Hoping to spark a national conversation on information exchange, a prominent health IT advocate has started a WhiteHouse.gov petition to have Congress lift ban on HHS national patient identification system.
Federal CIO Announces PortfolioStat 2.0
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
PortfolioStat program outlines best practices for agencies to reduce IT spending.
Allscripts Drops Suit Against NYC Public Health System
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
N.Y. health system disputed the claim that it will overpay for rival Epic Systems' electronic health record system.
Federal Reserve To Hire Chief Data Officer
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Appointment would make the Fed another in a growing number of governments and government agencies with chief data officers.
Crowdfunding Pulls U.K. Government Projects Off Scrap Heap
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Concerned citizens contribute £1 million to reinstate projects cash-strapped local councils can't afford.
Speech Recognition Stumbles At Leeds Hospitals
News  |  3/20/2013  | 
Dictation system intended to cut administration costs has some patients waiting up to 60 days for important letters.
MOOCs Are Here To Stay, Profs Say
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
Professors who teach massive open online courses predict they will bring down the cost of higher education -- but not all agree on whether MOOCs should offer credits.
10 Space Technologies That Help On Earth
Slideshows  |  3/18/2013  | 
NASA nurtured many innovations, from a portable communications system to an ultrasound machine for telemedicine, that have made the leap from space to Earth.
U.K. Government: Who Needs A CIO?
News  |  3/18/2013  | 
British state eliminates chief information officer role; says it's more productive to instill greater digital expertise in individual departments.
Educators Share Tech Struggles: From Tablets To Twitter
News  |  3/18/2013  | 
Educators from around the world shared lessons on how to best utilize mobile, social and other technologies at annual ASCD education conference.
IBM Watson's Future: Students Have Winning Ideas
News  |  3/14/2013  | 
University of Southern California students brainstormed novel business uses for the big data-crunching supercomputer; a legal discovery application came out on top.
Some Physicians See Revenue Loss After EHR, Study Says
News  |  3/14/2013  | 
Survey of 50 physician practices in Massachusetts shows average loss of $44K over five years, but researchers attribute losses to poor utilization and other factors, not EHRs themselves.
Health IT Talent Shortage Worsens, PWC Says
News  |  3/14/2013  | 
Healthcare companies start to look outside the industry and across healthcare sectors for experienced pros, finds PWC research.
Technology Alone Isn't Healthcare's Savior
Commentary  |  3/14/2013  | 
Anyone who deploys tech "solutions" without reconsidering workflows and policies -- and doing other heavy lifting -- is in for a rude awakening.
Education CIO Profile: Yale's Len Peters
Commentary  |  3/14/2013  | 
Yale University's CIO discusses his career path, disruptive forces in education technology and more.
ATF's Gun Tracing System Is A Dud
Commentary  |  3/13/2013  | 
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is using 1960s era technology to manage a 21st century problem. When will this get fixed?
Johnson & Johnson Taps London For Innovation Hub
News  |  3/13/2013  | 
London chosen as one of four global sites for Johnson & Johnson "innovation centers" to develop technologies to fight disease.
NASA Curiosity Rover Finds Life-Enabling Basics On Mars
News  |  3/13/2013  | 
Rock testing shows presence of crucial elements that could once have supported life.
Can Colleges Tame The Bandwidth Monster?
Commentary  |  3/13/2013  | 
Not likely. But OpenFlow and other new networking technologies provide some hope.
Informatics Pioneer Says Healthcare Needs Better Systems
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
Dr. Lawrence Weed continues his longstanding advocacy for computer-aided healthcare and revamping medical education.
12 Open Educational Resources: From Khan to MIT
Slideshows  |  3/11/2013  | 
Higher education can now tap into an explosion of educational resources that are free to view, download and modify. That's disruptive to commercial textbooks, media and assessments.
EBay Launches New Digital Service Efficiency Standard
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
eBay's new dashboard-based DSE standard measures data center efficiency, allows IT managers to achieve cleaner operations.
Most U.S. Doctors Would Limit Patient EHR Access
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
Many physicians are willing to let patients update their own medical records, but don't want to give them full online access, says Accenture study.
Cell Phone Spam Doesn't Pay, FTC Says
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
FTC has filed 8 civil lawsuits against cell phone spammers, accusing them of promoting award scams.
Microsoft Office 365: How One Company Saves Big
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
Microsoft has been criticized for pushing Office customers toward the cloud, but one healthcare company finds the switch saves money, time, hassles.
NASA Curiosity Mars Rover Survives Tough Week
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
Mars rover overcomes computer problems, but solar weather delays mission.
Bill Clinton Stumps For Health IT At HIMSS
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
Former president touts IT's potential to empower small players in a massive system, as HIMSS pledges $2.5 million to further Clinton Global Initiative goals.
Allscripts' dbMotion Deal Speaks To Larger Trend
Commentary  |  3/7/2013  | 
Healthcare and other companies will have to push more development of the technology they'll need for the challenges ahead.
FCC Chairman Outlines Plans To Free Up Spectrum
News  |  3/7/2013  | 
Whether FCC Chairman Genachowski is reappointed or not, he says a multi-fold vision for making better use of wireless spectrum will proceed.
CMS, ONC Announce 2013 Health IT Agenda
News  |  3/6/2013  | 
Government agencies aim to increase EHR adoption, accelerate health data exchange and improve patient engagement.
London Aims To Be World's 'Smartest' City
News  |  3/6/2013  | 
British capital studies more integrated approaches to its systems and more support for tech entrepreneurship.
IT Changes Doctor-Patient Relationship For Better: Topol
News  |  3/5/2013  | 
Famed doctor Eric Topol says in HIMSS keynote that personalized medicine, mobile health, genomics will decrease doctors' importance -- and that's good.
How Sequestration Impacts Federal IT Spending
News  |  3/5/2013  | 
Automatic cuts hit cyber security, IT modernization, communications and many other programs.
HIMSS: Hospitals Making Progress On Meaningful Use
News  |  3/5/2013  | 
Survey of healthcare CIOs reveals good progress toward fully functional EHRs, but questions about ACOs, staffing, interoperability loom.
HIMSS: Should Healthcare Be More Like Airline Industry?
Commentary  |  3/5/2013  | 
Such a comparison says not only that the healthcare industry must change, but also that those changes will be dramatic and gut wrenching.
10 Helpful Apps From Uncle Sam
Slideshows  |  3/1/2013  | 
Mobile apps created by federal agencies will help you track NASA missions, travel smoothly and even get tax advice. Check out our latest guide to apps from Uncle Sam.
Feds Pursue Uniform Approach To Device Management
News  |  3/1/2013  | 
Government starts process of reviewing mobile device management software on March 8, as agencies that issue smartphones and mobile apps hope for common tools to provision and secure them.
EHRA Guides Vendors On Data Transport Mechanism
News  |  3/1/2013  | 
Association says methods for exchanging data could lead to greater interoperability among EHRs.
NASA Missions Face Triple Whammy Of Glitches
News  |  3/1/2013  | 
Space station resupply mission, the Mars Curiosity rover, and the International Space Station itself all have had problems in the last few weeks.
Google, Amazon, Facebook Help U.K. Researchers Hack Cancer
News  |  3/1/2013  | 
British arms of major Internet firms back weekend hackathon to disguise complex cancer DNA analysis in a smartphone game.
EHRs Underused For Hospital Infection Reporting
News  |  3/1/2013  | 
Half of infection prevention specialists are unaware if their organizations even participate in electronic health information exchanges, says study.


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