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Content tagged with Leadership posted in August 2011
FEMA Launches Mobile Apps For Disaster Preparedness
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Mobile application and text-message update service will help people become better prepared before emergencies happen.
Medical Community Pays Tribute To Steve Jobs
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Healthcare leaders say Apple's iPhone and iPad have revolutionized the practice of medicine and the relationship between doctors and patients.
Online Tool Grades Feds On Efficiency
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Performance.gov site tracks the Obama administration's effort to create a more efficient and responsive federal government.
Health IT On Congressional Chopping Block?
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Experts outline several ways that healthcare could be affected by deficit reduction committee's $2.4 trillion in cuts to federal spending.
Microsoft Shuffles Healthcare Leadership
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Michael Robinson named head of U.S. healthcare operations, while physician Dennis Schmuland becomes company's first chief health strategy officer.
Navy CIO Plans 25% Cut In IT Spending
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen plans to trim IT budgets via cloud computing, data center and app consolidation, thin clients, enterprise licensing, and rigorous spending controls.
NASA Invests $175 Million In Next-Gen Space Technologies
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Space agency plans to build an optical communications system, an atomic clock, and a solar sail as part of its Technology Demonstration Missions.
Doctor Groups Seek Changes To CMS Disclcosure Rule
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Proposed rule on the use of Medicare claims data to measure clinicians' performance would burden doctors and healthcare IT staff, the AMA and others say.
Transportation Dept. Creates Online Technology Exchange
News  |  8/22/2011  | 
Digital Transportation Exchange aims to connect the public and private sectors to create and fund innovations for the transportation industry.
OMB Extends Ban On New Federal Websites
News  |  8/19/2011  | 
Agencies must list the sites they've already shut down and describe how they'll improve the remaining ones.
DOD CIO Driving Enterprise IT Structure Across Military
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Defense CIO Teri Takai previews policy directives on commercial cloud computing and cybersecurity during the procurement cycle.
Where's Obama? White House Joins Foursquare
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
People can follow President Obama's travels or check in to the White House through the social networking site.
Vivek Kundra Reflects On White House Years
News  |  8/15/2011  | 
Obama's recently departed CIO said he's proud of the work he accomplished to reform federal IT, and encouraged others to continue what he started.
Expectations Rise For Government Agency CIOs
News  |  8/9/2011  | 
Steven VanRoekel, in his first blog as U.S. CIO, outlines expanded accountability for agency IT heads in achieving cost savings and reform goals.
AMA Denies Conflict On Pharmaceutical Data Mining
News  |  8/9/2011  | 
Healthcare organization lashes out at New England Journal of Medicine commentary suggesting that AMA's financial interest in promoting prescription drug data mining is greater than its support for physician privacy.
Tech Vendors Pledge 100,000 IT Jobs To Veterans
News  |  8/8/2011  | 
HP, Microsoft, AT&T, and other companies respond to a White House request to help unemployed veterans and their spouses land jobs.
Can IBM Help Cities See The Future?
News  |  8/8/2011  | 
Analytics service aims to help city leaders predict long-term impact of initiatives before they're created.
Emdeon's $3 Billion Privatization Undervalued, Say Shareholders
News  |  8/8/2011  | 
The healthcare business management company's majority shareholder and board approve deal with Blackstone, but minority owners protest.
U.S. Needs National Disease Surveillance System
News  |  8/5/2011  | 
The Institute of Medicine urges HHS to create system that taps into electronic health records and patient-compiled data to help prevent and treat chronic heart and lung conditions.
The New Federal CIO: A Closer Look
Commentary  |  8/4/2011  | 
Vivek Kundra's successor, Steven VanRoekel, logged time at the FCC and Microsoft and is known to be an innovator. But he's never been a CIO.
6 Secrets To A Successful Health Information Exchange
Commentary  |  8/4/2011  | 
Many health information exchanges have had a hard time remaining in business, but a new report from the National eHealth Collaborative spotlights winning strategies.
NASA's Open Government Site Built On Open Source
News  |  8/4/2011  | 
A new collaborative website and blog devoted to the agency's Open Government Plan uses open-source choices including Linux and WordPress.
Microsoft Vet Replacing Kundra As Federal CIO
News  |  8/4/2011  | 
Steven VanRoekel, a former Microsoft exec and currently managing director of the FCC, will take over Kundra's open government and federal IT reform efforts.
HITECH Act Blocking Smaller IT Firms
News  |  8/3/2011  | 
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act prevents some small and midsize IT services firms from pursuing new healthcare business opportunities, says a CompTIA report.
Federal IT Pros Question Data Center Consolidation Benefits
News  |  8/1/2011  | 
Closing government data centers will increase complexity and could reduce cost savings agencies expect to achieve, according to a survey of federal IT pros.
Health Information Exchanges Struggle With Sustainability
News  |  8/1/2011  | 
The number of HIEs in the U.S. is growing, but many struggle to maintain a healthy business according to a report from eHealth Initiative.
Don't Shortchange Nursing Informatics
News  |  8/1/2011  | 
The feds are offering $71.3 million to expand nursing education, but lack of targeted funding for nursing informatics is a missed opportunity, says a nurse leader.


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