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Content tagged with Leadership posted in August 2010
InformationWeek 500: Healthcare Innovators
Slideshows  |  8/31/2010  | 
InformationWeek 500 healthcare companies are using technology in innovative ways to improve care, including state-of-the-art mobile communications, a federated imaging system, and advanced wellness services. Get a look at 10 of them in this slide show.
HHS Selects E-Health Record Certification Groups
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Two organizations have been authorized by the Department of Health and Human Services to test and certify e-health record products for meaningful use incentive program eligibility.
Department Of Interior Tackles Two High-Risk IT Projects
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
As the White House begins heavy scrutiny of its IT projects, the agency is getting a head start on the multi-year $7.6 billion Consolidated Infrastructure, Automation, Telecomm project and the much smaller Incident Management, Analysis, and Reporting System.
Army Seeks Input On E-Leadership
News  |  8/26/2010  | 
Call for white papers published on best practices for using electronic communications to perform duties and lead subordinates.
Biden Touts Recovery Act For Improving Healthcare
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
Report released by the Vice President offers examples of how federal investment in health IT is expected to save billions in medical costs and improve patient care.
DARPA Developing Autonomous Robots
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
Defense agency leading initiative to build mobile manipulators that work independently on tasks too dangerous for humans.
26 Government IT Projects Under Evaluation
News  |  8/24/2010  | 
About $30 billion worth of projects are on Vivek Kundra's high-risk list and could be on the chopping block.
Guerra On Healthcare: HITECH Demands Leadership, Then Checklists
Commentary  |  8/23/2010  | 
Guide instructs healthcare CIOs to move away from their task orientation and adopt a more strategic mindset to thrive in the era of meaningful use, but a blend of both is the better choice.
NASA Images Show Moon May Be Shrinking
News  |  8/20/2010  | 
Cliffs discovered on the lunar crust indicate the distance between the moon’s center and surface shrank about 300 feet
Advancing IT Propelling Pediatric Surgery
News  |  8/18/2010  | 
Children's National Medical Center using $150 million gift from Abu Dhabi government to improve medical outcomes by using technologies like GPS and 3D graphics to customize procedures.
Kundra Challenges Feds To Spend Smarter On IT
News  |  8/18/2010  | 
At the NASA IT Summit, the Federal CIO called on federal agencies to "stop the madness" of wasting money on data centers and other IT resources.
NASA Aims To Be Government's 'Best IT Organization'
News  |  8/16/2010  | 
Agency administrator Charles Bolden said innovation will come only through partnering with and following the example of the private sector.
InformationWeek's E-Health Record Buyer's Guide
Commentary  |  8/13/2010  | 
Spurred by a more than $20 billion incentive from the federal government, under the American Recovery Reinvestment Act of 2009, there's nothing hotter than electronic health records.
NASA Aims For Tech Research Leadership Role
News  |  8/11/2010  | 
Chief technologist Bobby Braun claims the agency's recently launched Space Technology Program will help boost innovation and U.S. economic competitiveness.
Software Tool Matches Nursing Schedule With Patient Needs
News  |  8/11/2010  | 
Based on a patient's acuity scores, API's Patient Classification software helps hospitals staff nurses' shifts based on medical needs.
Military IT Leadership To Undergo Transformation
News  |  8/10/2010  | 
The Department of Defense will eliminate its current centralized IT leadership function and create a new, stronger CIO position that will be part of the Defense Information Systems Agency.
iMedicor To Create USA MCO Health Info Exchange
News  |  8/10/2010  | 
The nationwide health information network will provide the managed care organization's 350,000 doctors with secure messaging and medical data exchange capabilities.
MedNetworks Bringing Social-Net Analytics To Healthcare
News  |  8/10/2010  | 
The startup, launched with $5 million in venture funding, aims to help physicians and patients identify "patterns of influence."
Senators Propose HITECH Incentives For Mental Health
News  |  8/9/2010  | 
Senators Whitehouse and Reed introduced a bill proposing to expand e-health record system use by mental health, behavioral health and substance abuse professionals and facilities.
Guerra On Healthcare: The Importance Of Clarity
Commentary  |  8/9/2010  | 
No matter the issue, honesty and transparency are winning ingredients, especially when it comes to your career.
Healthcare CIOs And The Value Of Integrity
Commentary  |  8/5/2010  | 
I hear it over and over again in interviews with the top CIOs in the industry--integrity, honesty, respect. I hear it so often it seems I'm talking to the Boy (or Girl) Scouts of America.
Google, Verizon Net Neutrality Talks Raise Ire
News  |  8/5/2010  | 
While industry and public interest groups protest secret FCC meetings, one industry observer says that potential Google-Verizon alliance is really about taking on Apple.
Hospital Building Community Health Information Exchange
News  |  8/3/2010  | 
Fremont Area Medical Center using Lawson software to develop a patient information exchange for Nebraska healthcare providers.
Intel, GE Announce Telehealth Joint Venture
News  |  8/2/2010  | 
The venture, combining GE Healthcare's Home Health division and Intel's Digital Health Group, will focus on chronic disease management, independent living and assistive technologies.
Federal CIO Details Cloud Computing Gains
News  |  8/2/2010  | 
Social Security, Labor Relations among federal authorities using the cloud to improve efficiency and customer service, reported Vivek Kundra.
Defense IT Agency Director Outlines Priorities
News  |  8/2/2010  | 
Lt. Gen. Carroll Pollett, Defense Information Systems Agency director, says agility, reliability, and security key to the $8 billion-a-year agency's success.
Guerra On Healthcare: CIO's Guide To Avoiding Burnout
Commentary  |  8/2/2010  | 
How to maintain your health, your sanity, and your career under the pressure of meeting "Meaningful Use" regulations.
Space Station Crew Safe After Coolant Failure
News  |  8/2/2010  | 
Backup systems kick in after broken pump shuts off ammonia supply to critical systems and instruments.

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