Healthcare Providers Want "Red Flag" Exception
Dentists, physicians, and veterinarians are asking the Federal Trade Commission to exclude healthcare professionals from regulations designed to mitigate the risks of identity theft. I say: Step up and protect your customers from identity theft.
HP Moves Into Doctor Practices With McKesson Deal
As tens of thousands of small doctor office in the U.S. evaluate how they'll cash in on the federal government's $20 billion health IT stimulus programs, Hewlett Packard is the latest computer vendor looking for a piece of the action. And it's signed up with McKesson to help.
EMR Vendor Busy Hiring, Not Worrying
Last year eClinicalWorks began offering its e-health record system bundled with Dell computers to small doctor offices via Sam's Clubs. Wal-Mart recently said it was closing 10 Sam's Clubs in the U.S. as the company's discount warehouse outlets struggle in some markets. (Wal-Mart is also cutting 10,000 jobs at Sam's Clubs, mostly related to product demos. Think free frozen pizza samples.) But eClinicalWorks isn't troubled by Sam's Club's problems.
IBM, Mayo Partner On Aneurysm Diagnostics
Advanced medical imaging, analytics, workflow software, and private clouds are helping Mayo Clinic doctors detect the brain disease -- and the technologies could aid other research.
Department Of Energy CIO Retiring
After four decades of government service, capped by a revitalization of the DoE's cybersecurity protection plans, Tom Pyke is retiring.
Astronaut Tweets Breakfast Order
NASA's T.J. Creamer, who became the first person to post an update to Twitter from space, is providing new updates about his mission.
Health IT A Bright Spot For Jobs In 2010
While the tech sector cut nearly 175,000 jobs in 2009, the worse is hopefully over, with healthcare IT being one of the most promising niches for new jobs 2010, says a new report.
Government IT Scrambles To Help Haiti
The military and other branches of the U.S. federal government are rolling out new and old technologies to bolster the Haiti earthquake relief effort.
Obama Urges Government IT Reform
The President is pushing federal agencies to implement an IT management plan based on ideas suggested by private sector tech leaders.
Ballmer Expected At White House Tech Forum
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and executives from Facebook, Sprint, Adobe and other tech firms are scheduled to meet with government officials to discuss innovation and leadership.
Health Information Exchanges Hot On Vendors' To-Do Lists
The U.S. health IT stimulus programs not only push for widespread e-health record adoption, they're promoting the use of health information exchanges, or HIEs. That's giving health IT product vendors a reason to evaluate their portfolios to see whether they've got offerings or relationships with partners that help them partake any upcoming HIE frenzy.
Helping Doctors Figure Out E-Health Stimulus Programs
For all the talk in recent months about meaningful use and anticipation about the explosion expected to happen in new deployments of e-health records, apparently lots of busy doctor practices are still pretty clueless about much of this.
So What Are Microsoft's Tablets? Chopped Liver?
Yesterday, on the way home from my interview of Free Software Foundation founder and president Richard Stallman, I listened closely as Slate's Farhad Manjoo told NPR's Neal Conan the facts about Apple's forthcoming tablet PC: that there are no facts. Well, there's one. Apple's brand has gotten so powerful that everyone including
Q&A : Microsoft Executive On Fed's 'Meaningful Use' Proposals
Now that the federal government' "meaningful use" criteria is near-final, healthcare organizations and their IT vendors and services firms are analyzing what the regulations will mean for them. An executive of Microsoft's healthcare software business weighs in on the upcoming requirements.
'Meaningful Use' Will Keep Healthcare Providers Busy In 2010
Last week, one day shy of its Dec. 31 2009 deadline, the Dept. of Health and Human Services issued its long-awaited near-final rules defining the "meaningful use" requirements doctors and hospitals must meet to cash in on the government's $20 billion-plus health IT incentive programs starting 2011.
New York City Names A New CIO
As commissioner of the Department of IT and Telecommunications, Carole Wallace Post plans to consolidate infrastructure, provide more city services online, and offer enterprise solutions to common functions.