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Content tagged with Leadership posted in July 2010
IBM, UPMC Partner On Hospital 'SmartRoom'
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
SmartRoom systems, now deployed at two University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals, identifies clinicians, providing real-time access to patient information and workflow tools based on role and location of caregiver.
FCC Launches Consumer Help Center
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Broadband speed tests, help with high cell phone bills, and complaint filing are some of the services offered.
Gov 2.0 Summit Preview: How Open Government Spurs Innovation
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
On September 7 and 8 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D. C., leaders from government and the private sector will share their experiences working with open data, and brainstorm over what's next.
FCC, FDA Partner To Advance Telehealth
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
Healthcare is one of the areas the Federal Communications Commission sees as benefiting from expansion of broadband in the U.S.
How Hospitals Are Helping Doctors Achieve Meaningful Use
Commentary  |  7/26/2010  | 
Hospital executives aren't just worried about having their own organizations meet the federal government's meaningful use requirements; they're also concerned about their affiliated and owned doctor practices achieving the goals. In fact, many hospitals are assisting (or plan to help) doctors to get on board with e-health records even as those hospitals struggle with their own projects.
4 Steps To Accelerating EHR Adoption
Commentary  |  7/22/2010  | 
Payment reform, provider support, better products, and enhanced privacy and security will give adoption of electronic health records a needed boost.
Perfecting The E-Health Record
Commentary  |  7/22/2010  | 
Decision support, event-driven alerts, voice recognition, social networking--the EHR of the future should have it all.
Meaningful Use Compliance Top Healthcare Executive Priority
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
A CSC survey of healthcare IT and non-IT executives' priorities shows agreement on meaningful use compliance, but some disparity about other concerns.
Memphis Cuts Crime With Predictive Analytics
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
Tennessee city attributes 31% drop in crime rate to knowing when and where to put cops on the street.
Auditor Finds Some Government IT Performance Data Inaccurate
News  |  7/20/2010  | 
Government Accountability Office finds that while the federal IT Dashboard has increased transparency, data quality and data standards still need improvement.
Meaningful Use Rules Make Sense To Patients
Commentary  |  7/20/2010  | 
I'm not a doctor or nurse. Nor am I a hospital administrator, CIO or health IT worker. However, I am a patient. So while the government's long-awaited, meaningful use, stage 1 "core objectives" could very well entail a lot of process changes and costly technology to implement for healthcare providers, from a patient perspective--my perspective--many of the requirements sound reasonable, even commonsensible.
Meaningful Use Core Requirements For Healthcare Providers
News  |  7/19/2010  | 
So what are the more than two-dozen core "meaningful use" requirements that healthcare providers need to meet in order to qualify for financial incentives? Take a look here.
Federal IT Dashboard Goes Mobile
News  |  7/15/2010  | 
White House CIO Vivek Kundra credited the government transparency site for getting wayward IT projects back on track.
Tech Industry's Pain Is Federal IT's Gain
Commentary  |  7/15/2010  | 
In his Government Technologist column, John Foley argues in favor of the federal freeze on financial system projects, despite an industry backlash.
Microsoft Townhall Driving Congress Crowdsourcing Site
News  |  7/15/2010  | 
House Republicans are the second users of Microsoft's services-based software aimed at political candidates and government customers.
CIOs, Others React To Meaningful Use Final Rule
News  |  7/14/2010  | 
Most healthcare stakeholders are reacting positively, so far, to the feds' meaningful use final rule, but not everyone is pleased.
NASA Announces Space Invention Awards
News  |  7/14/2010  | 
Prize winners named for innovations in exercise technology, food storage, and solar-flare prediction that improve astronaut health and performance.
Health IT Czar, CMS Official On Meaningful Use
News  |  7/13/2010  | 
Coordinator of National Health IT Dr. David Blumenthal and CMS official Tony Trenkle share their views about the HITECH Act's long awaited meaningful use final rule in an interview with InformationWeek.
VA Halts $500 Million Financial System Overhaul
News  |  7/13/2010  | 
The move follows an OMB freeze on contracts for new financial systems and other steps aimed at fixing long-standing problems with IT project management.
Slideshow: Who's Who In Healthcare IT
Slideshows  |  7/12/2010  | 
The push toward "meaningful use" of health IT in America's hospitals and medical practices involves some of the country's most talented healthcare and technology leaders. InformationWeek Healthcare shines a spotlight on some of those healthcare IT movers and shakers.
HP Offers Hospitals, Doctors EHR Help
News  |  7/12/2010  | 
The EHReady program offers affiliated doctors financing and support services and marketing assistance to hospitals for for e-health record deployments.
Federal IT Contract Passes $1 Billion Mark
News  |  7/12/2010  | 
Alliant government-wide acquisition contract is used by federal agencies to more easily procure IT products and services.
Guerra On Healthcare: The Art Of Being A Medical CIO
Commentary  |  7/7/2010  | 
Today's tech leaders aren't judged on what they know about the technology but rather on who's happily using it.
Telehealth Helping Patients Sleep Better
Commentary  |  7/7/2010  | 
As medical technologies and health IT evolve, so too is the use of web-based, remote diagnostic and monitoring tools that allow clinicians to test and track patients for illnesses at home. But for some patients, telehealth advancements are also bringing a better night's sleep.
Healthcare Meaningful Use Criteria In Final Review
News  |  7/7/2010  | 
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has sent its final meaningful use rules to the Office of Management and Budget for review, the last step before publishing the regulations.
Treasury CIO Tackles Bank Bailout, Data Center Consolidation
News  |  7/7/2010  | 
Michael Duffy talks with InformationWeek about navigating the financial crisis, leading a government-wide data center consolidation effort, and managing Treasury's IT infrastructure.
IT Job Market To Remain Volatile
News  |  7/6/2010  | 
Foote Partners says hiring will stay unpredictable, in spite of the 9,100 IT jobs added in June. Adds Mobile Apps
News  |  7/2/2010  | 
The federal government looks to engage citizens in new ways with an enhanced site including Microsoft Bing-powered search.
Down To Business: The Soft Financial Discipline Of Federal IT
Commentary  |  7/1/2010  | 
The administration's budget czars are talking tough about IT spending, but projected 'modest' spending increases show that they're all bark.
Government Prepping Cloud Computing Guidance
News  |  7/1/2010  | 
As a report warns agencies won't move forward without clearer policy, White House readies comprehensive cloud strategy and cybersecurity rules.

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