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Content tagged with Leadership posted in January 2013
HIMSS Goal: Show Value Of Health IT
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
Convincing national policy makers that health IT is worth the investment and promoting interoperability tops health IT organization's Washington agenda.
Bill Gates Touts Analytics To Solve Global Problems
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
In his foundation's annual letter, Microsoft co-founder says analytics are helping developing countries tackle health and education problems, urges setting clear goals.
EHR Accuracy Remains Problem, CHIME Says
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives warn technology and workflow burdens make EHR reporting nearly impossible.
Federal Gun Control Requires IT Overhaul
Commentary  |  1/30/2013  | 
White House plan will work only if the IT systems and databases used for background checks and gun tracing get the improvements needed to support stepped-up oversight.
IBM's Watson Finds Home At Rensselaer Poly Tech
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
IBM's cognitive computer will let university do advanced computing research and expose students to big data analytics disciplines.
How Big Data Could Help Tame Cancer
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
U.K. cancer scientists say a huge DNA database could help prolong the lives of some patients.
Startup Culture And Innovation, Defended
Commentary  |  1/28/2013  | 
Pointing to startup failures is a lame excuse for clinging to the status quo and mediocrity in an IT organization.
Glasgow: U.K.'s First 'Smart City'
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Scrappy Scottish city will be paid to help develop smart technology solutions to urban problems.
White House Plans National Hacking Day
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Feds invite technology-oriented citizens to use IT to improve their communities.
U.K. Government's $1.6 Billion Oracle Deal Spurs Outrage
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Reformers slam huge ERP deal between U.K. FCO and Oracle that is meant to reduce operating costs.
Indiana University Expands SDN Research Lab
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
InCNTRE, the first test bed for OpenFlow and other software-defined networking products, brings Fortune 500 companies and researchers together to advance the protocol.
Federal CIO Outlines Second-Term IT Priorities
News  |  1/24/2013  | 
Amid continued cost cutting, the White House will seek to drive innovation, ROI and cybersecurity.
Meaningful Use Stage 2 Could Be IT Quagmire
News  |  1/23/2013  | 
Federal Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements will make your organization more competitive -- if they don't drive you off the deep end.
Doctors Take Dim View Of Users' Online Ratings
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
Doctors question small sample sizes and what ratings measure, but many peek at their own report cards anyway.
U.K.'s EHR Scheme To Copy Obamacare
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
NHS exec says copying the U.S. is best way for U.K. to develop national connected digital medical records. But who will pay for it?
Social Media Changes Healthcare Landscape
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
New book explores the shifting role of the patient thanks to Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, and warns that this phenomenon shouldn't be ignored.
We Must Run Government IT Like A Startup
Commentary  |  1/18/2013  | 
Government 2.0 is about more than social media. It requires throwing out outdated processes and adopting new models of success.
Healthcare Innovation Doesn't Happen Overnight
News  |  1/18/2013  | 
Intel-GE Care Innovations CEO: When it comes to technological innovation and advancement, healthcare IT leaders would do well to take a page from Intel's book.
Payers Lure Providers With Big Data
News  |  1/18/2013  | 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association affiliate's acquisition of Intelimedix is latest attempt to offer actionable clinical information for quality improvement.
Microsoft Kinect Technology Helps Surgeons Manipulate Images
News  |  1/18/2013  | 
Study shows device can preserve sterility by letting surgeons alter MR images without touching computer.
Innovation In Spotlight, But Wrong Cast?
Commentary  |  1/17/2013  | 
Boston Consulting Group shines a klieg light on innovation, but lots of leading companies and industries go unnoticed.
Optum, Mayo Join Forces To Exploit Big Data
News  |  1/16/2013  | 
New research center, Optum Labs, will use claims and clinical data to answer pressing healthcare questions; other industry participants welcome.
Docs, Hospitals Say Delay Meaningful Use Stage 3
News  |  1/16/2013  | 
AMA and American Hospital Association question why government is rushing to set stage 3 criteria when nobody knows results of stage 2 yet.
Mars Curiosity Faces 'Most Challenging' Step
News  |  1/16/2013  | 
Rover prepares to drill into rock for first time in search for clues about mineral and chemical makeup and evidence of organic material.
DARPA Considers Deploying Technology On Ocean Floor
News  |  1/16/2013  | 
New research program aims to develop deep sea containers for 'just-in-time' requirements.
U.K. Tech Chiefs Demand Revolution In IT Education
News  |  1/15/2013  | 
British CIOs say schoolchildren need to learn programming as early as possible to get the U.K. back in the tech game.
Obama's Developer Brain Trust: Inside The Big Battle
News  |  1/14/2013  | 
Tech leaders for the Obama for America team discuss their re-election project -- and a business-like culture clash between free-wheeling nerds and their goal-oriented bosses.
Why Take EHR Data Out Of Structured Format?
News  |  1/14/2013  | 
HL7's conversion tool may seem counterproductive, but it's meant to encourage patients to use Blue Button.
Intelligence Agencies Must Operate More Like An Enterprise
Commentary  |  1/10/2013  | 
Comprehensive IT strategy promises efficiency and increased collaboration, but the required cultural changes could be jarring.
Commonwealth Fund: IT Can Rein In Medicare Costs
News  |  1/10/2013  | 
Fund's reform proposal could trim $2 trillion from national health spending over the next 10 years.
CES Keynote: Health Innovation Barriers Toppling
News  |  1/9/2013  | 
Information technology will close healthcare gap for poor and push other big changes, says Verizon CEO Lowell McAdams.
InformationWeek Education: Your New Guide To Higher Education IT
Commentary  |  1/8/2013  | 
Even if higher education is an industry and calling like no other, it must grow and evolve with its tech-literate clientele. Or it will whither.
RAND: Health IT No Bargain Yet
News  |  1/8/2013  | 
Problems in design and implementation of EHRs, lack of interoperability, and provider resistance hamper productivity gains and cost savings, says RAND report.
FDA Hops On Big Data Bandwagon
News  |  1/4/2013  | 
Dynamics Research Corp wins five-year, $50 million federal contract to help bolster food and drug safety, scientific collaboration.
WellPoint To Launch National Telehealth Program
News  |  1/4/2013  | 
Telehealth initiative provides live audio/video consultations with doctors in effort to improve patients' access to healthcare and save money.
Why You'll Need A Big Data Ethics Expert
Commentary  |  1/3/2013  | 
The looming issue in big data isn't technology but the privacy and ethics decisions associated with how, when and if results should be provided.

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