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Content tagged with Leadership posted in September 2012
EHR Savings Debate Grows
Commentary  |  9/28/2012  | 
Credible sources are raising serious concerns about the value of health IT. Some, but not all, of their criticism is warranted.
Big Data Analytics Predict Obama Win
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
Prediction models point to Obama victory--but, as big data election forecasters learned in 2008, it's still too early to count Romney out.
8 IT Mistakes: Must-Have Lessons From Top CIOs
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Spare the euphemisms. Great teams embrace mistakes and get better.
8 Health IT Certifications That Pack Career Power
Slideshows  |  9/26/2012  | 
You don't always need a master's program to break into health IT. These non-degree programs offer viable options for many job seekers.
Is IT Innovation Driving Physicians Out The Door?
Commentary  |  9/25/2012  | 
Recent health IT initiatives are forcing many frustrated clinicians to take early retirement. IT leaders need to realize that our national treasure is becoming an endangered species.
5 IT Tips For State Health Insurance Exchanges
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
States confront huge technology challenges and opportunities with federally mandated HIXs. A new report offers guidance to ease the transition.
Healthcare System Taps Social To Improve Care
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
Australian health system adds social component for its 5,000 business intelligence users to share insights about patient care and operational efficiency.
Accountable Care: IT Gets Us Only Halfway There
Commentary  |  9/24/2012  | 
Accountable care organizations rely on software tools to deliver cost-effective care. But ACOs may be built on a shaky foundation.
IT Tool Makes Conversion To ICD-10 Less Painful
News  |  9/21/2012  | 
ChartWise system reduces the burden on clinicians by making ICD-10 codes appear when users scroll over ICD-9 entries.
NASA Funds 8 Advanced Robotics Projects
News  |  9/19/2012  | 
National Robotics Initiative strives to develop machines that can work alongside humans in Mars exploration and other areas.
Analytics Can Expand Health Insurers' Role
News  |  9/18/2012  | 
Insurers can help solve problems such as medication errors and duplication of services if providers share clinical and financial data, says new PricewaterhouseCoopers report.
In-Q-Tel Invests In Cloud-Based Content Management
News  |  9/17/2012  | 
CIA's investment firm enters agreement with Huddle to adapt European cloud collaboration platform for U.S. government use.
Can IT Cure Healthcare's Inertia?
Commentary  |  9/17/2012  | 
If the industry remains resistant to change, it will eventually render itself obsolete.
Federal Money Boosts IT Investment In Insurance Exchanges
News  |  9/14/2012  | 
Many states will use their portion of the $765 million grant to grow the IT capabilities of their health insurance exchanges.
NASA Makes Most Of Curiosity Rover Data
News  |  9/13/2012  | 
New Mission Data Processing and Control System (MPCS) uses techniques including graphical views to make raw data from Mars rover useful to more team members inside NASA.
Facebook Organ Donation Scheme Fizzles
News  |  9/13/2012  | 
Healthcare experts weigh in on how social media can help encourage new organ donors to sign up.
Army Commanders: Let Us Choose Big Data Apps
News  |  9/12/2012  | 
The Army faces a technology control debate as some commanders ask to choose their own big data intelligence apps, looking to prevent more troop deaths from IEDs.
IT Critical To New Health Learning System
News  |  9/11/2012  | 
U.S. healthcare system needs to transform itself into a "continuous learning machine" that uses technology to provide doctors with timely information, says Institute of Medicine report.
Big Data Equals Big Money In Presidential Campaigns
News  |  9/10/2012  | 
Analytics identify untapped pools of donations, not answers to nagging questions of national policy.
Health IT Brings Research Breakthroughs Into Practice
News  |  9/10/2012  | 
Armed with $1.1 billion in stimulus funding, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is using technology to get medical research into clinicians' hands sooner.
DARPA Cheetah Robot Sets World Speed Record
News  |  9/7/2012  | 
DARPA bot sets new world record that's faster than Usain Bolt's human record.
Medication Alert Fatigue Is Curable
Commentary  |  9/6/2012  | 
Medication alerts are supposed to ensure patient safety, but clinicians ignore them when bombarded with too many. This dilemma needs to be solved.
New Group Connects Independent Health IT Consultants
News  |  9/6/2012  | 
Founder of Association of Independent Health IT Professionals envisions hub for consultants to share ideas, buy health insurance, find info about going it alone.

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