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Content tagged with Leadership posted in June 2011
How To Meet An IT Exec's Need To Know
Commentary  |  6/30/2011  | 
Shameless self-promotion can be a good thing when it also provides IT managers with useful resources. InformationWeek Healthcare's upcoming IT Leadership Forum does just that.
Feds Can't Track Value Of Data Center Consolidation
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Facing a mandate to consolidate data centers, many government IT staffs don't even have standard metrics to prove efficiency, survey says.
Government CIO: Three States Name Top Tech Execs
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
California, Hawaii, and Vermont all have new faces at the top of their IT departments, the first ever for Hawaii as part of an effort to modernize its aging computer systems.
Cloud Computing: Faster Acquisition Key To Recognizing Value
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Alongside other, similar efforts, a new federal working group is aiming to streamline IT acquisition cycles to facilitate the government's move to the cloud.
Social Security Administration Shakes Up CIO Office
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Commissioner reorganizes IT staff and spreads authority between several offices, counter to White House encouragement to centralize IT leadership.
Colleges Gain HHS Health IT Training Materials
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Healthcare workforce development programs can freely use the information repository, comprised of more than 7 GB of lectures, assessments, and instructor manuals
Top Medical Groups: Meaningful Use Program Needs Fixing
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
AMA, AHA, CHIME, HIMSS, and other big players urge HHS to reduce regulatory complexity on physicians.
ABCs Of EHRs: New Training Choices For Non-Techies
Commentary  |  6/23/2011  | 
A proliferation of health IT training courses means anyone from a hospital chief medical officer to a solo practitioner's nurse now has more ways to learn the basics.
AMA Online Tool Helps Docs Rank IT Priorities
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Health IT index helps physicians quickly assess their need for EHRs, clinical databases, and secure communication.
Back To School: Courses Help Physicians Learn Health IT
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
ACPE certificate program aids physician leaders in understanding the lingo, technology, processes and challenges involved with implementing e-health records and other health IT.
Health IT Can Energize National Prevention Strategy
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
The feds say health IT should play a pivotal role in preventing disease through expanded use of EHRs, telemedicine, and social media.
CMS To Battle Claims Fraud With Analytics
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor on a project to use predictive modeling to weed out fake Medicare claims before they're paid.
Guerra On Healthcare: How CIOs Can Avoid Doctor Revolt
Commentary  |  6/20/2011  | 
Look at what you like--and dislike--about vendor customer service to build a hospital IT department that makes allies out of your doctors and nurses.
Making Star Trek Reality: NASA Wants Ideas
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
Defense Department and the space agency want sci-fi fans, scientists, and space junkies of all types to help brainstorm ways to to fly humans to the outer reaches of the solar system by 2111.
As Fed CIO Kundra Departs, Will Progress Stall?
News  |  6/16/2011  | 
An analysis of Kundra's tenure earns him good grades for transformation--but his peers have split feelings on whether progress lies ahead, or a lack of leadership continuity will mean a stall.
Federal CIO Kundra Resigns For Harvard Job
News  |  6/16/2011  | 
Vivek Kundra will leave the White House for the Ivy League after two years of pushing aggressively for federal IT reform on consolidation, cloud computing, and cybersecurity.
EHR Donation To Help Bridge Digital Divide
News  |  6/15/2011  | 
Quest, and its IT subsidiary MedPlus, are the first vendors to officially participate in a HHS effort to support e-health record adoption rates among healthcare providers in underserved, minority communities.
Obama: Health Tech, Broadband Key To Rural Development
News  |  6/15/2011  | 
Administration's new council focuses on technology to spur economic growth for the 16% of Americans who live in rural areas.
White House Unveils National Smart Grid Strategy Framework
News  |  6/13/2011  | 
The Obama Administration has revealed four key pillars for enabling a next-generation power grid, including consumer empowerment and guarding cyber threats.
The Challenge: Exploit Health Data, Create Innovative Apps
News  |  6/13/2011  | 
Organizations like Walgreens, Aetna, and the National Cancer Institute are pushing developers to use government data to help improve the nation's health.
Guerra On Healthcare: Consistency Key to Success
Commentary  |  6/13/2011  | 
Developing or maintaining a successful health IT shop requires vision, flexibility, and courage.
Obama To Close 50% Of Federal Websites
News  |  6/13/2011  | 
Say goodbye to the website of Fiddlin' Forresters, an old-time string band made up of U.S. Forest Service employees. It's on a hit list as the White House targets wasteful spending.
GSA Again Seeks Advice On Buying Technology
News  |  6/10/2011  | 
The BetterBuy wiki comes back to life to garner feedback on the acquisition process before the federal government moves to actually buy tech products and services.
Feds Offer Prizes For Health IT Innovations
News  |  6/10/2011  | 
Initiative breaks new ground as it encourages private sector to innovate around key challenges in health IT, using contests and rewards as incentive.
Progress And Pain With Federal Plan
News  |  6/10/2011  | 
Seven months into the plan to reform federal IT management, seven major agency CIOs gave updates on recently on their progress around key initiatives.
Government Technologist: Give Federal CIOs The Authority They Need
Commentary  |  6/9/2011  | 
It's not clear if agency CIOs have the clout and support they need to accomplish all the tasks they've been given.
Rock Health Boosts 11 Health App Startups
News  |  6/8/2011  | 
The startups, which have promising mobile or web-based health apps, will receive grants, office space, and mentoring from business and health industry professionals.
Guerra On Healthcare: Renew Your IT Job Passion
Commentary  |  6/6/2011  | 
Don’t stop at being satisfied with your job as a health IT leader. Here’s how to "kick it up a notch."
White House Seeks Advice On Tweets
News  |  6/3/2011  | 
The Obama administration has posted a survey online asking for feedback on its own social-media activity, as well as questioning people about their own online habits.
KLAS Highlights Leaders In Complex Advisory Services
News  |  6/3/2011  | 
Dell, CSC, and Deloitte excelled at helping clients roll out new technology and implementing IT strategic road maps, according a KLAS report.
Health IT Saves Babies' Lives
News  |  6/3/2011  | 
EMRs significantly reduced mortality in neonates, but did not impact SIDS, congenital, or accidental deaths, according to a study published in the Journal of Political Economy.
White House Details Federal IT Reform
News  |  6/3/2011  | 
Government website lists the systems agencies plan to move to the cloud and targets for data center consolidation.
Public Sector Slow To Adopt Cloud Computing
News  |  6/2/2011  | 
Compared to the private sector, government customers are still evaluating using clouds more than actively adopting them, according to a new study by Red Shift Research.
Top 10 Healthcare Systems Are IT Innovators
Commentary  |  6/2/2011  | 
Health technology use appears to be the secret sauce that brings medical systems to the top of the pack in a Thomson Reuters study.
Federal CIOs Extol TechStat Contribution To IT Reform
News  |  6/1/2011  | 
The technology leaders of the DHS, HHS, and the Department of Commerce credited the Obama administration's review process for helping them fix underperforming IT projects.

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