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Content tagged with Leadership posted in September 2013
Government Shutdown: What Are IT Systems Risks?
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
If the looming government shutdown comes to pass, Federal IT faces security, budget, and workflow risks.
What Google's Calico Means For Healthcare
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Here are three reasons Google's health venture matters, both to the industry and to our quality of life.
Will EHRs Ever Help Small Practices?
Commentary  |  9/26/2013  | 
So far, evidence suggests that health IT benefits mostly hospitals and practices with deep pockets. That could change if small practices get more EHR training.
IBM Debuts Educational Network For Pediatricians, Nurses
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Cloud-based social learning network designed with Boston Children's Hospital aims to bring best practices in medical care to healthcare providers anywhere in the world.
State Insurance Exchanges: Hospital IT's Next Challenge
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
As state insurance exchanges take hold, hospital IT departments must figure out how to keep up with patients' insurance eligibility, health status and benefits in fluid environment.
Fed Health IT Chief And Deputy Departing
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Office of the National Coordinator deputy David S. Muntz will join chief Farzad Mostashari in Oct. 4 departure.
Ideation Nation Crowdsources Ideas For Local Govt.
News  |  9/25/2013  | 
Code for America, MindMixer launch Ideation Nation, an initiative that encourages citizens and local governments to work together using technology.
How NYCDOT Put 'Mobile First' Dev To Work
Commentary  |  9/25/2013  | 
Stringent procurement rules didn't stop New York City's Department of Transportation from quickly creating a tablet app to document Hurricane Sandy damage.
Federal IT Staffing Mess: Budget Chaos + Aging Workforce
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Recurring budget questions and Congressional showdowns are driving away mid-rank IT talent, leaving an older workforce just when new talent is needed most.
DATA Transparency Bill Needs More Work
Commentary  |  9/23/2013  | 
Proposed legislation aims to improve data accountability and transparency in government. Revisions have improved the bill, but some elements still need attention.
Doctors Use Social For Continuous Medical Education
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
By rebranding what they do on blogs and Twitter, advocates of Free Open Access Medical Education, or #FOAMed, seek to accelerate medical knowledge sharing.
White House Asks FCC To Unlock Cell Phones
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration asks FCC to issue new regulations allowing consumers to use their devices with any carrier.
CMS Floats Flexibility In Meaningful Use Stage 2
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
As some unprepared EHR vendors opt to abandon Meaningful Use, agency considers options to ease transition requirements.
How To Land Your First IT Job
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
IT recruiters share 7 solid tips for recent grads and career changers applying for IT jobs.
IBM's Big Data Education Outreach
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
In the last decade, IBM has partnered with more than 1,000 universities to increase the world's pool of computer science graduates. Latest focus: Big data.
Sequestration II: Expect Budget Rollercoaster In 2014
Commentary  |  9/17/2013  | 
Think federal sequestration is in the rear-view mirror? It's not. Chances are we'll have to go through another round of belt tightening in 2014.
FEMA Taps Goddard's Gardner As CIO
News  |  9/16/2013  | 
NASA Exec Adrian Gardner named FEMA's new chief information officer.
10 Ways Government Clouds Have Changed This Year
Commentary  |  9/16/2013  | 
Learn how 2013's cloud predictions are quickly unfolding for government CIOs.
Higher Ed's Cloud Computing Forecast: Stormy
Commentary  |  9/13/2013  | 
Cloud services may not be the right fit for your institution. Here's why.
Army Ultra Light Vehicle Prototype: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  9/13/2013  | 
Designed to test fuel efficiency, adaptability and survivability in almost any environment, this concept vehicle includes plenty of high-tech enhancements.
Become A Data Scientist... In 12 Weeks?
News  |  9/13/2013  | 
San Francisco-based academy claims to turn qualified applicants into big data gurus in less than three months.
DATA Act, Pushing Spending Transparency, Regains Steam
News  |  9/13/2013  | 
Legislation sets transparency standards for all federal spending data, making it easier for business and the public to follow government money.
Medicine Must Get Social
Commentary  |  9/12/2013  | 
Patients find a lot of good -- and bad -- healthcare information online. That's why doctors need to be as digitally literate as their patients.
Doctors Propose 5 Changes To Meaningful Use Guidelines
News  |  9/12/2013  | 
American College of Physicians urges HHS to provide more flexibility and an extended timeline.
Lessons From A Failed Federal IT Project
Commentary  |  9/12/2013  | 
What's Plan B when a federal CIO's important IT program crashes and burns?
Penn Medicine Streamlines Data Sharing With Startups
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
Penn partners with startups to help test new healthcare technology against real-world data.
Fitbit Gadget Could Improve Hospital Care
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
Mayo Clinic uses Fitbit accelerometer to track postsurgical patients' mobility and identify potential problems earlier.
Information Sharing: Feds Cite Progress
Commentary  |  9/9/2013  | 
Government agencies are gaining ground in automating the exchange of information, says new report that highlights Boston Marathon bombing lessons.
Why We Started A Health IT Innovation Institute
Commentary  |  9/9/2013  | 
Hectic healthcare environments haven't allocated time and resources needed to develop new technologies and procedures.
Conquering IT's Three Monsters
Commentary  |  9/6/2013  | 
Former NASA CIO tells how government CIOs -- who often face challenges of mythological proportions -- can become heroes.
How Mature Is Your Hospital Business Intelligence System?
Commentary  |  9/6/2013  | 
Four-step model helps healthcare providers determine how sophisticated their data analytics systems are -- and how far they have to travel.
How UF Health Turns Genetics Into Actionable Info
News  |  9/5/2013  | 
The key is making genetic test data instantly relevant to physicians. One of seven profiles of IW 500 Business Innovation Award winners.
Oklahoma U. Brings Order To Digital Disarray
News  |  9/5/2013  | 
OU's "One University" digital learning program includes the development of iBooks and "MOOC-like" courses as well as the university's own iTunes channel. One of seven profiles of IW 500 Business Innovation Award winners.
How UPMC Plays To Win In Healthcare IT
News  |  9/5/2013  | 
UPMC, the No. 1 company in the IW 500 ranking, expects tech to improve patient heath, cut operating costs and also be a revenue source.
3 Ways To Foster Healthcare Innovation
News  |  9/4/2013  | 
As some organizations struggle to innovate in today's complex regulatory landscape, others forge ahead.
Akamai Cloud Gains FedRAMP Approval
News  |  9/3/2013  | 
Provisional authority to operate gives more federal agencies access to secure cloud-based services.


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