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Busting Through The Federal IT Budget Ceiling
Commentary  |  4/30/2012  | 
Federal agencies in lean startup mode? It's one of the ideas being floated as government CIOs look for ways to deliver new technologies and services despite flat IT spending.
DARPA Aims To Reuse Space Junk
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
Agency seeks to transform non-functioning Earth-orbiting satellites into refurbished communications systems.
NYC's New CIO Has Dual Role
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
Mayor Bloomberg adds "innovation" to the job of the city's top tech executive, but project management remains a priority.
The Great ICD-10 Debate: Healthcare Coding Transforms
Slideshows  |  4/25/2012  | 
Healthcare's move to ICD-10, an updated set of diagnosis and inpatient procedure codes, will affect everything from billing systems to medical records. After several delays, debate still rages on how to time the transition.
An Open Internet: A Tale Of Two Approaches
Commentary  |  4/25/2012  | 
The Obama administration takes a hard line, while the Aspen Institute sticks with softer platitudes, as some governments try to restrict Internet freedoms.
U.S. Suspends Controversial Outsourcing Training Program
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
Funding stopped for USAID program that trained students in the Philippines to work in offshore, English language call centers serving U.S. companies.
Health IT Still Venture Capital Sweetheart
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
Companies that manage health information and data raised 75% more capital than Q1 last year, in stark contrast to U.S. companies' overall drop of 18%, says Dow Jones VentureSource.
A Fresh Approach To Personal Health Records
News  |  4/20/2012  | 
Personal health records have their problems, but programs like Passport To Trust are addressing them with some genuine innovations.
Hillary Clinton Lauds Global Open Government Efforts
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
Secretary of State says countries that are open with data will flourish, while closed nations will have trouble with stability and security.
9 Popular Personal Health Record Tools
Slideshows  |  4/13/2012  | 
While many consumers remain skeptical of personal health records, advocates say these tools can help patients manage medical data and interact with doctors. Here's a look at nine popular PHR offerings.
'Do Not Pay' Portal Targets Federal Spending Waste
News  |  4/12/2012  | 
New Web portal aims to cut down on fraud and prevent federal agencies from making improper payments to ineligible recipients.
Don't Hit Snooze Button On ICD-10
Commentary  |  4/12/2012  | 
Given a one-year extension for ICD-10 compliance, healthcare groups must make the most of the preparation time.
Why Healthcare Cost Reports Fail Consumers
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
Healthcare cost reports are doing little to help consumers pick quality providers or save money, for themselves or the healthcare system at large, expert says.
DARPA Challenge Seeks Robots To Drive Into Disasters
News  |  4/10/2012  | 
DARPA's Robotics Challenge offers a $2 million prize if you can build a robot capable of driving and using tools; $32 million in other robotics projects up for grabs.
Feds Propose One-Year ICD-10 Delay
News  |  4/9/2012  | 
Department of Human and Health Services proposes extending ICD-10 compliance deadline to Oct. 1, 2014. It also proposes unique ID numbers for health plans to save provider frustration and money.
Texas Needs 10,000 Health IT Pros
News  |  4/9/2012  | 
New report concludes that Texas will need a larger-than-predicted crop of health IT workers in order to make EHR progress.
Gingrich Health IT Think Tank Goes Bankrupt
News  |  4/6/2012  | 
Center for Health Transformation played major role in promoting health IT to Congress and the healthcare industry.
Calling While Driving Bans: Readers Speak Out
Commentary  |  4/6/2012  | 
In a state where government plays nanny, mobile phones equal a danger as great as DUI. Let's apply critical thinking to the issue of regulating phone use in cars, instead of mob mentality.
Federal IT Savings, Or Old-Fashioned Spending Shuffle?
Commentary  |  4/5/2012  | 
Fed CIO Steven VanRoekel is making fiscal headway, but we need to see those billions saved actually fall to the bottom line.
Break Into Health IT: 9 Master's Degree Programs
Slideshows  |  4/4/2012  | 
Having trouble landing a health IT job because you're not a clinician, or your IT experience lies outside healthcare? These master's degree and health informatics programs can help bridge the gap.
White House Seeks Summer Jobs Apps
News  |  4/3/2012  | 
Code Sprint contest challenges developers to build job search apps for young people.
$564 Million Later, Little Health Information Exchange Happening
News  |  4/3/2012  | 
Non-profit organization study finds that public health information exchanges still face big obstacles, despite much effort and investments including $564 million in federal funds.
Mobile App Helps Consumers Shop For Healthcare
News  |  4/2/2012  | 
Castlight Health mobile app lets consumers use their smartphones to look up cost and quality information about their healthcare providers, an especially helpful tool for patients with high-deductible plans.
Telemedicine Dilemma: Savings Or Healing Hands More Important?
Commentary  |  4/2/2012  | 
Telemedicine has two sides, cutting costs and giving some patients access to previously unreachable expertise, but depriving others of the hands-on human contact they need.
If Court Squashes 'Obamacare,' IT May Suffer: HIMSS
News  |  4/2/2012  | 
HIMSS executive says if the Supreme Court finds the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, health IT implementation plans may be interrupted.
White House's New Attack On IT Spending Waste
News  |  4/2/2012  | 
Office of Management and Budget tells agencies to "look into the darkest corners" to eliminate duplicative, inefficient technology, orders portfolio reviews, consolidations.
Big Data Initiative Or Big Government Boondoggle?
Commentary  |  4/2/2012  | 
A White House plan to step up research on big data analytics sounds promising, but agencies could save big bucks through consolidation, collaboration, and cost sharing.
IBM Plans Exascale System For SKA Space Telescope
News  |  4/2/2012  | 
IBM Research and Dutch astronomy agency Astron work on new technology to handle one exabyte of raw data per day that will be gathered by the world largest radio telescope, the Square Kilometer Array, when activated in 2024.

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