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Content tagged with Leadership posted in January 2010
Healthcare Providers Want "Red Flag" Exception
Commentary  |  1/31/2010  | 
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.
Bill Gates Donates $10 Billion For Vaccines
News  |  1/29/2010  | 
Microsoft founder says 8.7 million children can be saved if they're given access to crucial pharmaceuticals.
Symantec To Offer Hosted Medical Image Archiving
News  |  1/27/2010  | 
The security vendor's hosted storage archiving service will provide hospitals with disaster recovery capabilities for medical images.
HP Moves Into Doctor Practices With McKesson Deal
Commentary  |  1/27/2010  | 
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.
Martian Winter Threatens NASA Rover
News  |  1/27/2010  | 
NASA's six-wheeled robot needs to reposition its solar panels in order to stay alive.
Most Hospitals Increasing IT Spending
News  |  1/26/2010  | 
Government regulatory issues and financial incentives were named as the top drivers in a survey of hospital IT executives.
Mars Rover Not Dead, Just Stunned
News  |  1/26/2010  | 
The robot is wedged in the Martian sand, but NASA insists it will continue to function if it can survive the oncoming winter.
EMR Vendor Busy Hiring, Not Worrying
Commentary  |  1/26/2010  | 
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
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
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
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
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
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
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.
First Tweet From Space: 'Hello Twitterverse!'
News  |  1/22/2010  | 
Astronaut aboard ISS is first to post an extraterrestrial message directly to the micro-blogging service.
Clinton Calls On Businesses To Support Internet Freedom
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
In a policy speech, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton outlines five 'Internet freedoms,' and calls on tech vendors and other businesses to play a role in promoting Internet access and fighting censorship.
Commission Tweaking Certification Programs To Meet New Regs
Commentary  |  1/20/2010  | 
The Certification Commission for Health IT said it will be updating its e-health record certification programs to conform to the near-final meaningful use criteria released by the U.S. Dept. Health and Human Services in late December.
Q&A: Health IT Czar Rethinks National Data Exchange
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
David Blumenthal talks about making national network accessible to small healthcare providers and also shares thoughts on the Massachusetts election, e-medical records use, and the health IT workforce.
Health IT A Bright Spot For Jobs In 2010
Commentary  |  1/19/2010  | 
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
News  |  1/15/2010  | 
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.
Virginia Tech Chief Faces Outsourcing Woes
News  |  1/15/2010  | 
Virginia's incoming secretary of technology faces a major challenge in a sputtering outsourcing deal with Northrop Grumman.
Obama Urges Government IT Reform
News  |  1/15/2010  | 
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
News  |  1/14/2010  | 
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.
Vanguard Rolls Out Dossia PHRs To Employees
News  |  1/13/2010  | 
The hospital operator plans to offer Dossia Web-based personal health records to all 23,000 of its employees by year end.
E-Health Record Loans Help Smaller Practices
News  |  1/13/2010  | 
UnitedHealth Group will provide doctors who implement its SaaS-based Ingenix CareTracker system with interest-free loans and a meaningful use guarantee.
Health Information Exchanges Hot On Vendors' To-Do Lists
Commentary  |  1/12/2010  | 
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
Commentary  |  1/11/2010  | 
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?
Commentary  |  1/6/2010  | 
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
Caritas Offers Docs Athenahealth EMR Option
News  |  1/6/2010  | 
Caritas Christi Health Care will offer electronic medical record software from Athenahealth to its 1,700 doctors in New England.
Q&A : Microsoft Executive On Fed's 'Meaningful Use' Proposals
Commentary  |  1/5/2010  | 
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
Commentary  |  1/4/2010  | 
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.
NASA Discovers Five New Planets
News  |  1/4/2010  | 
Kepler space telescope gets closer look at new celestial bodies.
New York City Names A New CIO
News  |  1/4/2010  | 
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.


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