FCC Names New CTO
Former division chief Douglas Sicker will lead the agency's technology efforts starting next month, replacing Jon Peha, who is leaving for OSTP.
Glaser Talks About Healthcare's Challenges, Opportunities
When longtime Partners Healthcare CIO John Glaser leaves his position in mid-August to join Siemens Healthcare as CEO of its Health Services Business Unit, he'll be bringing along solid, on-the-ground experience and insightful perspective about the many challenges facing the healthcare industry.
The Great EMR Certification Bottleneck
While the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has been moving at a pretty good clip since December when it released the "meaningful use" notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and certification interim final rule (IFR), right up until the announcement this week of its final temporary certification program, it's apparent just how jammed up its timeline is becoming.
California IT Security Chief Resigns
Mark Weatherford, the second top manager in California's IT department to depart in the last two months, is leaving for an electric power industry group.
Newt Gingrich Endorses EMRs
However, despite years of hype around electronic medical records, a poll indicates that actual adoption rate and patient enthusiasm remain low.
White House Seeks Input On IT, Science
Obama advisers want ideas on how the U.S. can best use the "golden triangle" of IT, nanotechnology, and biotechnology to bring economic benefit to society.
Gov Forum: Federal CIO Pushes Performance Gains
Vivek Kundra told attendees at the InformationWeek Government IT Leadership Forum that he's working to close the "IT gap," improve project oversight, and advance cybersecurity technology.
Web Tools Help Cancer Doctors Pick Treatment
Evidence-based clinical support tools developed by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center help doctors choose most promising and cost-effective treatments for cancer patients.
The Use Of Health IT Outside The U.S.
While the push is on for mass adoption of e-medical record systems in the U.S., clinicians in many other countries are already accustomed to using digital health records in the care of their patients. What can we learn from each other?
HUD Constructs IT Transformation
Department of Housing and Urban Development CIO Jerry Williams discusses how IT is moving from overlooked to a central player in the agency's work.
Oil Spill Solutions Sought Online
Suggestions posted on the Web site range from executive bashing to professional solutions for stopping the stream of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.
President Bush Joins Facebook
The former president is off to a fast start in terms of the number of followers he's garnered on the social network.
Tools To Get Better Insight Into Workforce Issues
While the push is on for clinicians to trade in their paper charts for digitized medical records, some health-related organizations are also trading in their old Excel spreadsheet-based methods of talent management with new web-based tools.
Army Outlines Cloud Computing Strategy
Application consolidation and server virtualization are steps in a broader plan to consolidate data centers and offer cloud services across Army operations.
California Issues IT Status Report
State CIO Teri Takai continues efforts to shape up the state's technology operations as she awaits confirmation on a position at the Department of Defense.