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Content tagged with Leadership posted in July 2009
Homeland Security Names A New CIO
News  |  7/29/2009  | 
The agency's new IT leader, Richard Spires, has private sector experience and previously led systems modernization efforts at the IRS.
Don't Confuse Health IT Stimulus With Cash-For-Clunkers Program
Commentary  |  7/29/2009  | 
My family's old minivan only has heat, no A/C. And I mean heat even in the summer. It won't turn off. We've spent hundreds (thousands?) of dollars on repairs over the years and don't want to pour any more money into this junk-box. So, the fed's program for trading in a clunker for a more fuel-efficient vehicle comes at a perfect time for us--as long as we don't make a hasty choice that really doesn't meet our family's needs looking ahead. That's the same position many healthcare organizations ar
Q&A: Veterans Affairs CIO Explains IT Overhaul
News  |  7/29/2009  | 
The recently appointed Chief Information Officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs discusses why 45 IT projects were put on hold and his plan for avoiding the mistakes of the past.
Medsphere's Open Source Health Upgrade
Commentary  |  7/28/2009  | 
The other day I spoke with Rick Jung, COO of Medsphere, of the commercial open source health care software package OpenVista. Their mission: to get health care providers of all strata to use open source, save a bunch of money, and change the way we do this stuff for keeps.
GM Prepares For New CIO
News  |  7/27/2009  | 
Ralph Szygenda's incoming successor, Terry Kline, will have to prove he's a tough negotiator with IT providers, at a time when the troubled automaker is at its most vulnerable.
Google Increases Federal Lobbying Efforts
News  |  7/24/2009  | 
The company spent almost $1 million in the second quarter to influence the government on advertising, intellectual property, and other issues.
'Meaningful Use' of E-Health Details Getting Worked Out
Commentary  |  7/22/2009  | 
While the nation has been abuzz with healthcare reform talk lately, some big progress is being made on the healthcare IT front. The policy group advising the U.S. health department on the criteria healthcare providers must meet to qualify for more than $20 billion of stimulus rewards for using e-health systems has completed an important chunk of its work.
Federal CIO Wants Unfiltered Data On IT Projects
News  |  7/22/2009  | 
Vivek Kundra is looking to increase the amount of unfiltered data available on federal IT projects and greater visibility into positive outcomes.
Federal CTO Says U.S. Lagging In Innovation
News  |  7/21/2009  | 
Aneesh Chopra said the United States can regain its lead by capitalizing on opportunities in healthcare IT and the smart grid.
Veterans Affairs Places 45 IT Projects Under Review
News  |  7/17/2009  | 
The VA made use of the federal government's new IT Dashboard, which is aimed at providing increased visibility into government IT spending.
GAO: Federal Grants Web Site Shows 'Weaknesses'
News  |  7/17/2009  | 
Poor usability and mismanagement plague, which gives access to $500 billion in annual grants, Government Accountability Office survey finds.
Cisco, UnitedHealth Group Launch Telehealth Network
News  |  7/15/2009  | 
The national platform will deliver health services by videoconference to rural areas, inner city communities, or anywhere distance or clinician shortages hinder affordable care.
Ex-Microsoft Exec Named FCC Managing Director
News  |  7/14/2009  | 
Julius Genachowski also appointed Austin Schlick to his former position as general counsel of the FCC.
Using CRM To Keep Doctor Relationships Healthy
Commentary  |  7/7/2009  | 
In most sectors, CRM products are used for managing customer relationships. But for some health care organizations, CRM is helping to manage and grow relationships with physicians.
Congress Urges Defense IT Acquistion Overhaul
News  |  7/7/2009  | 
Report recommends better planning for upgrades, early prototyping and deployment, and "modular open system" approaches to software and system development.
Q&A: Obama's Health IT Czar On Strategy, Incentives
News  |  7/2/2009  | 
Dr. David Blumenthal explains how work is progressing on a stimulus program that would give doctors and hospitals incentives to use "qualified" electronic health systems.

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