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Content tagged with Leadership posted in April 2011
Guerra on Healthcare: MU Debate On Lab Reporting
Commentary  |  4/29/2011  | 
Some members of the Meaningful Use Workgroup question the need for office labs to keep public health agencies in the loop on diseases and lab data.
Feds Aim To Improve IT Management Skills
News  |  4/29/2011  | 
Officials have established a CIO best practices forum and program governance boards to comply with a 25-point IT reform plan.
Feds Seek IT Ideas From Private Sector
Commentary  |  4/29/2011  | 
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra has called a meeting with business CIOs to identify emerging tech trends, with a goal of helping federal agencies begin planning now for what comes next.
GSA Prepares $2.5 Billion Cloud Procurement
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra said federal agencies will use the cloud to consolidate 950,000 email boxes now sitting on 100 different systems.
IT Support Of Healthcare Quality Key To Reform
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
Philip Bredesen, former Tennessee governor and national e-health alliance co-chair, remains frustrated with the slow pace of change in the industry.
Air Force CIO Outlines $1.2 Billion Savings Plan
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
CIO William Lord said the Air Force can save money through network optimization, data center consolidation, identity access management, enterprise email, and other efforts.
SETI Shutters Search For Alien Life
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
Budget cuts force the Allen Telescope Array, which scans space for extraterrestrial life, into hibernation mode while SETI searches for other funding.
Obama Orders Federal Agencies To Upgrade Customer Service
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
The Executive Order requires federal agencies to develop plans to leverage technology to improve their customer service capabilities.
Guerra On Healthcare: In Memory Of Veteran Leader
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
HIMSS Analytics' VP of market research Marc Holland left a deep legacy on health IT, family, and colleagues.
Supreme Court To Hear Doctor Pharmacy Data Case
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
Data collection firms are challenging a Vermont law limiting use of doctors' prescription records for targeted marketing programs by drug companies.
DHS Blasts FEMA's CIO, IT Infrastructure
News  |  4/22/2011  | 
The Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General said poor planning and management are hindering the agency's efforts to repair IT problems.
NSA CIO Pursues Intelligence-Sharing Architecture
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
In an exclusive interview, Lonny Anderson discusses plans for a shared development environment for U.S. intelligence agencies, cloud computing, and tech modernization.
White House Releases Android App
News  |  4/20/2011  | 
The government's iPhone application also adds a feature that alerts users when President Obama is about to speak and then lets them watch it live on the device.
PTSD iPhone App Launches For Veterans
News  |  4/19/2011  | 
The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs launch the free PTSD Coach to help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder seek immediate help or manage their symptoms.
Guerra On Healthcare: Health IT Committee Missing Focus
Commentary  |  4/19/2011  | 
The latest Policy Committee meeting suggests that the debate on Stage 2 meaningful use could go on forever.
Does IT Enhance Patient Safety? Let's See Proof
Commentary  |  4/14/2011  | 
Is it true what they say: Tools don't create safety, people do?
Web App Advances Personalized Cancer Treatment
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
A collaboration between the American Society of Oncology and CollabRX may bring individualized therapy to the masses.
Feds Scramble To Save Key IT Programs
News  |  4/13/2011  | 
Budget compromise being voted on Thursday would slash funding for transparency and IT efficiency efforts, but bipartisan group of Senators pushes to keep the IT Dashboard, IT project reviews alive.
Federal IT Reform Finds Success In The Cloud
News  |  4/12/2011  | 
Several projects that have implemented cloud computing are saving the government millions, according to U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra and other IT officials.
Government Culture Blamed For Slow Federal IT Reform
News  |  4/12/2011  | 
U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra and other federal IT leaders said duplicative systems and poor program management persist as feds work on 25-point reform plan.
ONC Employs Social Media For Input On Strategy
News  |  4/11/2011  | 
The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan proposed revisions are available for public comment on the Health IT Buzz blog maintained by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
Doctor Practice Uses BI Tools To Improve Care
News  |  4/11/2011  | 
Southeast Texas Medical Associates has employed IBM business intelligence software to analyze patient care and reduce hospital readmissions.
Guarded Optimism For Healthcare IT
Commentary  |  4/11/2011  | 
An informed newcomer looks critically at EHRs, clinical decision support software, and proprietary databases and wonders: is health IT all it's cracked up to be?
HHS Pushes Private Sector To Fix Healthcare Problems
News  |  4/11/2011  | 
Federal health IT official says government's job is to lay the foundation for business innovations that will reduce waste and improve public health.
Mostashari Named ONC Chief
News  |  4/8/2011  | 
His experience as ONC deputy national coordinator for programs and policy and in the New York City Department of Health should help Mostashari promote the use of health IT.
Federal IT Operations Plan For Government Shutdown
News  |  4/8/2011  | 
The Office of Management and Budget issued operational guidelines covering the IT operations and websites of federal departments and agencies if a government shutdown takes place.
TechAmerica Names Benioff, Capellas To Chair Cloud Commission
News  |  4/7/2011  | 
Some 71 industry and academic experts have three months to develop recommendations on how the government can optimize deployment of cloud computing technologies.
GSA Releases Federal Publications On Google Books
News  |  4/6/2011  | 
Through a partnership with the Government Printing Office, 100 consumer-oriented publications are now available online for free download.
Guerra On Healthcare: Gathering Support For Your EMR
Commentary  |  4/6/2011  | 
To get a capital-intensive health IT project funded, you may need some advanced political skills.
CDC Sees EHRs As Public Health 'Game Changer'
News  |  4/6/2011  | 
Health information exchanges and electronic health records will advance the ability of doctors, hospitals, and federal health officials to identify, monitor, and communicate disease outbreaks, says the agency's IT chief.
Five Leading Healthcare Organizations To Exchange Patient Data
News  |  4/6/2011  | 
Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic, Geisinger Health System, Intermountain Health, and Group Health Collaborative form new consortium to share patient e-health records on-demand and serve as a national model for data interoperability.
NOAA CIO Tackles Big Data
News  |  4/5/2011  | 
The climate, oceanography and weather agency has untold petabytes of data to manage and volumes are only going to accelerate.
Lawson Offers Analytics Tools For Healthcare Organizations
News  |  4/4/2011  | 
Supply chain and staffing are among the operational areas that Lawson Analytics for Healthcare may help providers gain insight and identify potential cost savings.
Down To Business: Public-Private Partnerships, The Good And The Bad
Commentary  |  4/4/2011  | 
Collaboration on big IT issues and projects is one thing; companies feeding at the government trough is another.
Guerra On Healthcare: In Meaningful Use, Knowledge Is Power
Commentary  |  4/4/2011  | 
The key to success in today's ever-changing healthcare policy environment is to gather information wisely and selectively from a wide range of sources.
Health IT Advisers Blast Data Exchange Policies
News  |  4/1/2011  | 
A federal workgroup said that data element access services provisions are "fundamentally flawed," pose privacy challenges.

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