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Push Tech To Private Market Faster, Fed Agencies Told
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
White House orders agencies to transfer technology and funds to the private market more quickly, hoping to fuel a new group of startups.
Mobile Medical Apps Meet The FDA, Part 2
Commentary  |  10/28/2011  | 
Medical informatics specialists are right to question the reasoning behind the FDA's proposed guidelines on mobile applications.
GAO: Federal IT Spending Reports Not Accurate
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Office of Management and Budget can't accurately track federal IT spending, GAO says, urging OMB to improve its reporting guidance to agencies and departments.
Feds Use Internet To Improve Customer Service
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Agencies disclose plans to use technology to improve services to citizens and an Obama administration executive order.
IBM, Georgia Tech Point Data Modeling At Kids Health
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Project seeks to identify factors contributing to health outcomes of pediatric patients with asthma, autism, and diabetes.
U.S. CIO VanRoekel Outlines What's Next For Fed Tech
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
In his first public speech since taking his post in August, Obama's CIO said he will build upon his predecessor Vivek Kundra's work to create innovation.
CIA: Cloud Solving Our Petascale Data Problem
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Central Intelligence Agency CIO Gus Hunt says cloud computing will save money, produce better intelligence gathering and analysis, and even improve information security at the agency.
Q&A: Blumenthal Talks EHRs, Healthcare Reform
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
President Obama's former national coordinator for health IT, Dr. David Blumenthal, shares his thoughts on progress with meaningful use of electronic health records, and what's next for healthcare reform.
Health IT Wins More Venture Capital in 2011
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Venture capital for healthcare software and IT services hit $207 million in the third quarter of 2011, a 14% increase compared to Q3 2010.
Telehealth Faces Challenges Worldwide
News  |  10/20/2011  | 
In developing countries, low cost wireless biometric sensors and cell phone technologies are being developed to monitor and screen patients.
Federal IT Budgets Flat Through 2017
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
TechAmerica says civilian and defense agencies will face tough choices in how they spend their IT dollars and need to focus on cost-cutting and efficiency initiatives.
Federal CIOs Cite Limits To Authority
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
GAO also says federal CIOs leave office too soon to make significant changes in their agencies.
4 Healthcare CIOs Who Stand Out From The Crowd
Commentary  |  10/14/2011  | 
We're seeking nominations for InformationWeek Healthcare's next CIO 25, our roster of outstanding IT leaders. Here's a brief look at four of 2011's winners.
Telehealth Touted For Native American Healthcare Delivery
News  |  10/13/2011  | 
Expanded services in American Indian and Alaska Native communities could improve healthcare quality and reduce costs, says Indian Health Service official.
14 Rural Hospitals Join Nebraska Health Data Exchange
News  |  10/13/2011  | 
Nebraska Health Information Initiative adds more than a dozen critical access hospitals while some U.S. health information exchanges struggle.
Dell World: Kundra Shares Federal CIO Lessons
News  |  10/13/2011  | 
Dell World attendees get an inside look at the challenges of being a federal CIO--and at the numbers involved.
NASA Game Simulates Space-Mission Communication
News  |  10/13/2011  | 
Space agency created NetworKing to let players virtually create communication networks used by astronauts, scientists, and ground control.
2-D Barcodes Can Automatically Update EHRs
News  |  10/12/2011  | 
Cook Children's, Microsoft, Athenahealth, and drug makers Merck and Sanofi Pasteur develop system that allows smartphones to scan vaccine label information into e-health records.
Oak Ridge Labs Builds Fastest Supercomputer
News  |  10/11/2011  | 
'Titan' will be the fastest and most energy efficient computer in the world, according to Oak Ridge National Labs.
Athenahealth CEO Says Meaningful Use Needs Performance Data
News  |  10/10/2011  | 
Physicians should be required to collect and report actual EHR performance data to avoid subjective aspects of Medicare's MU attestation process, says electronic health record vendor CEO.
Clinical Analytics Gets Up Close And Personal
Commentary  |  10/10/2011  | 
When it comes to patient care, one size does not fit all. A few health IT innovators are helping to usher in an era of personalized medicine.
How To Build A Government Cloud
Commentary  |  10/7/2011  | 
As federal agencies race to meet OMB's 'cloud first' mandate, they must adapt the cloud model to the idiosyncrasies of government.
Homeland Security Plans 12 Cloud Services
News  |  10/7/2011  | 
DHS' aggressive cloud implementation includes new services for collaboration, software development, infrastructure, project management, and business intelligence.
Health IT Group Pushes Tax Incentives For Jobs
News  |  10/7/2011  | 
Hospitals and clinicians need tax credits to hire, train health information systems professionals, American Health Information Management Association tells Congress.
Feds Expand Data Center Consolidation Plans
News  |  10/6/2011  | 
White House says the expanded effort will close more data centers and save taxpayers more money.
Will IT And Clinicians Ever Get Along?
Commentary  |  10/6/2011  | 
Cultural differences are partly to blame; experts offer ideas to bridge the chasm.
U.K. E-Health Records Failure Makes U.S. Plan Shine
Commentary  |  10/6/2011  | 
It's too soon to know whether U.S. healthcare providers will jump on the IT bandwagon, but one thing's for certain: the U.K.'s health IT project was too top-heavy.
New York Seeks To Turn Ideas Into Mobile Apps
News  |  10/5/2011  | 
At Interop, NY CIO Carole Post outlines next steps in the city's open government and IT modernization initiatives, including a mobile apps competition.
Problems Plague FAA's NextGen Air Traffic Control Upgrade
News  |  10/5/2011  | 
Delays, cost overruns, and other problems threaten to push the multi-billion air traffic control upgrades off track.
State CIOs Eye Consolidation, Cloud, Mobility
News  |  10/5/2011  | 
Cutting costs to manage shrinking budgets remains a chief concern for top state IT officials, according to annual survey.
White House Flooded With Online Petitions
News  |  10/4/2011  | 
Nearly 8,000 petitions with 600,000 signatures were created in the first week, forcing the administration to raise the bar for which petitions will be reviewed.
Health Information Exchanges Need A Better Business Model
News  |  10/4/2011  | 
National Association of State CIOs says HIEs won't be sustainable without new ways to generate revenue and cut costs.
Verizon, Duke University Collaborate On Health IT
News  |  10/4/2011  | 
Duke and Verizon will focus on scaling up promising health IT innovations and using the network to reach a mass market.
U.S. Marshals Service Invests In IT, Then Faces Cuts
News  |  10/3/2011  | 
Its three-year IT project to provide better law enforcement tools is nearly complete. But the Marshals Service, which was part of an across-the-board 10% budget cut during the past year, now faces another 15% cut.
Research: Federal Government's IT Priorities
News  |  10/3/2011  | 
Government IT pros are juggling many mandates. Our annual survey identifies their most-pressing projects--and how those align with White House goals.

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