News & Commentary
Content tagged with Leadership posted in September 2011
HHS Offers $13.2 Million For Behavioral Health IT
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
Organizations serving people with mental and substance use disorders get grants to improve IT capabilities.
NASA Vets Lead Rival Cloud Startups
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
Chris Kemp and Joshua McKenty, original members of NASA's Nebula project, now run competing cloud companies. It's evidence the government can innovate, and that good people are hard to keep.
CIO Profiles: Aurelia G. Boyer Of New York-Presbyterian Hospital
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
This CIO is looking to improve communication hospital-wide.
Former U.S. CIO Kundra Earns "B" Grade In Survey
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Federal IT professionals said that Vivek Kundra improved the government's use of technology overall, but suggested his successor take a more realistic approach.
Healthcare Costs Go Under BI Microscope
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Health Care Cost Institute established to analyze health insurance claims data with the goal of finding new ways to cut costs.
What's Holding Back Health IT Innovation?
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
Leaders need to break the logjam from special interests to bring 21st century technology to healthcare, says California HealthCare Foundation's CEO.
Healthcare Needs HIPAA E-Transactions Contingency Plan
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
With the deadline to migrate to HIPAA 5010 electronic transaction standards looming, Healthcare Information and Management System Society questions whether the industry is ready.
NASA Plans High-Speed Space Communications System
News  |  9/23/2011  | 
Agency plans to demonstrate the laser technology in 2016 to show it can transmit data from space up to 100 times faster than its current systems.
Clinical Informatics Wins Official Recognition
News  |  9/23/2011  | 
Clinical informatics is now considered a medical subspecialty, a milestone for IT executives and tech-savvy physicians alike.
VA Tests Nationwide Health Information Exchange
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
A six-month pilot project that connects the VA with military and private providers may finally turn health data exchange into a national priority--if it works.
GSA Aims To Cut $600 Million In Printing Costs
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
Agency awards 11 contracts to help feds cut printing costs and energy usage as part of the Obama administration's Campaign to Cut Waste.
NASA Unveils Space Apps Challenge
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
The international competition seeks applications that can help address global problems such as climate change and the depletion of ocean resources.
New Med School Program Puts Health IT In Spotlight
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
University of Michigan Medical School will train next generation of IT pros to translate clinical research into bedside therapy.
HHS Asks: R U Healthy?
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
Department of Health and Human Services task force issues recommendations for health text messaging on mobile phones.
Obama Details Open Government's Next Phase
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
Speaking at the launch of an international open government partnership, Obama urged world leaders to foster transparency and citizen engagement.
White House Targets Innovative Education Technologies
News  |  9/19/2011  | 
Digital Promise, a collaboration between the government and the private sector, will identify breakthrough technologies to improve student performance.
How EHRs Feed The Clinical Research Pipeline
Commentary  |  9/16/2011  | 
Natural language processing programs can now data mine e-records to help locate the best candidates for clinical trials. Several major healthcare organizations have taken notice.
AT&T Names Doctor To Lead Healthcare Expansion
News  |  9/16/2011  | 
Geeta Nayyar becomes the telecom's first chief medical information officer, charged with increasing its $5 billion business with new mobile health, telehealth, and cloud services.
Federal Fellowship Program Seeks IT Talent
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
Chief Information Officers Council launches a Technology Fellows program to recruit more qualified IT personnel across the federal government.
NIST Releases Federal Cloud Roadmap, Architecture
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
Technology standards agency offers guidance on cloud standards and service categories allowed across government.
WellPoint Picks Watson's Brain For Medical Proof
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
The insurer is partnering with IBM's supercomputer to search the medical literature for studies to support or challenge doctors' treatment choices.
Want Career Advancement? Try Health IT
News  |  9/13/2011  | 
The demand for health IT skills and experience is fueling career advancement and job opportunities at all levels, according to recruiters and hiring managers.
Feds Inject $12 Million Into Rural Health IT
News  |  9/8/2011  | 
Forty grant recipients will get about $300,000 each to purchase technology, install broadband networks, and train staff members.
15 Government IT Innovators: InformationWeek 500
Slideshows  |  9/7/2011  | 
Government agencies from California to Washington, D.C., are taking on ambitious IT initiatives in an effort to provide better services at lower costs. Here are some federal, state, and local efforts that are leading the way.
Federal IT's Revolving-Door Problem
Commentary  |  9/7/2011  | 
Vivek Kundra's resignation as federal CIO underscores a nagging issue in government IT -- a lack of continuity among key decision makers.
10 Healthcare IT Innovators: InformationWeek 500
Slideshows  |  9/6/2011  | 
InformationWeek 500 healthcare companies and hospitals are using technology in inventive ways to improve care. These innovations include a unique virtual reality system for burn victims, "Smart Rooms," and a customized program to track application and system performance problems. Take a quick peek at 10 of these IT initiatives in our slideshow.
Most Connected Hospitals List Ranks EMR Achievers
News  |  9/6/2011  | 
U.S. News and World Report turns to Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's metrics to compile first-ever list.
Space Junk Endangers NASA Satellites, Spacecraft
News  |  9/2/2011  | 
NASA needs to speed cleanup of floating debris in orbit around Earth, not just work around it, said National Research Council report.

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