News & Commentary
Content tagged with Leadership posted in November 2013
Google Glass Enables Surgeons To Consult Remotely
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
When surgeon Brent Ponce wore Google Glass during a shoulder replacement, the ghostly hand of a remote collaborator coached him along.
In Healthcare, Time To Free The Data
Commentary  |  11/27/2013  | 
To justify optimism about healthcare IT, we need to free the data tied up in electronic health records -- and it is happening.
Send ECGs Via Smartphone? AliveCor Says Yes
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Mobile heart monitor company teams with telemedicine firm to offer patients ECG analysis via smartphone.
Robotic Surgery: da Vinci Versus The Ideal
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Better training and the equivalent of a surgeon's touch are needed to make surgical robots live up to their hype (and potential).
Online Healthcare: States Must Be More Open-Minded
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Telemedicine and online consultations from home hold great promise, if the law can get out of the way.
HealthCare.gov Repairs: Traffic Goal In Sight
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Consumers will be able to enroll normally by end of November, when HealthCare.gov is expected to handle a full traffic load, says an Obama administration troubleshooter.
Consumer Privacy Protections Need Review, GAO Tells Congress
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
A congressional research report concludes that the patchwork of consumer privacy laws needs national review to reflect the increasing industry use of consumer information.
Lessons From A Successful Government Data Site
Commentary  |  11/22/2013  | 
The success stories of Recovery.gov and FederalReporting.gov demonstrate that the government can and does get things right.
Patient Portals Aren't Very Patient Centric
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
It's time to put some excitement and creativity into e-patient education.
Thanks Obama! Technology Should Not Be An Afterthought
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
The HealthCare.gov debacle offers valuable lessons.
Patient Satisfaction, Medical Outcomes Must Go Together
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
Beyond keeping patients well, today's healthcare providers must keep them happy.
Where Is Enterprise Architecture In Healthcare?
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
Implementing healthcare technologies is just the beginning. We need to plan how they will fit together.
Cyber Insecurity: When Contractors Are Weak Link
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
Government and defense contractors play a crucial role in protecting sensitive information. But the evidence suggests they are losing the battle.
H-1B Visas: 6 Most Misunderstood Facts
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
The H-1B visa program has cooked up a hot stew of myths and misconceptions. Legal experts break down the facts on salaries, timing, and more.
R.I.'s Direct Approach To Health Information Exchange
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
CIO Gary Christensen saw that if doctors could exchange records directly, the state's centralized HIE would also benefit.
Creating A Marketplace For Public-Private Innovations
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan discusses why he established GOVonomy to match government needs with innovative technology startups
Information Sharing: Applying What We’ve Learned Since 9/11
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
The National Strategy for Information Sharing builds on the lessons learned since the 2001 terrorist attacks, but more needs to be done.
Healthcare IT Leadership: Boiling The Frog
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
Is the job of the CIO becoming an impossible one?
The Golden Age of Health Informatics?
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
Despite unsolved problems, healthcare IT has made great strides.
Big Government Software Projects: 11 Lessons Learned
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
Think you have political battles and scope-creep issues? Here's how one IT leader developed a large-scale information system in the bureaucracy of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush's Quest: A Healthcare Internet
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Experiences as Army medic, ambulance driver, and failed healthcare practice manager gave Bush the idea for a new way of structuring healthcare.
Athenahealth: The Other Side Of The Cloud
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Athenahealth offers cloud software, but to call it a healthcare cloud software company misses the point.
2014 Digital Business Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  11/19/2013  | 
When it comes to digital strategy, size matters. We broke 510 respondents down by employee count: 326 hail from orgs with fewer than 1,000 employees, while 184 have more than 1,000. We found that 62% of smaller shops have digital strategies vs. 73% of large companies. And that's just the start of the disparities.
10 Cool DARPA Projects In Development
Slideshows  |  11/18/2013  | 
These breakthrough technologies address a range of military challenges, from mental disorders to battlefield safety.
Sloppy Handling Of Patient Data Always A Danger
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
HIPAA compliance can be a headache, especially when patient data falls through the cracks.
EHR Adoption A Struggle For Rural Hospitals
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Meaningful Use requirements have widened the digital divide between metropolitan and rural hospitals.
Stealing America’s Future
Commentary  |  11/18/2013  | 
US companies lose about $300 billion a year to cyberespionage and intellectual property theft. We need a concerted effort to stop it.
What Early Adopters Learned Moving Email To The Cloud
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Federal agencies are seeing productivity gains, as well as IT savings, but choosing the best platforms has become a more strategic decision for federal CIOs.
Welcome To The New InformationWeek
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
We're leaving behind the old, one-way publishing model of business technology journalism and pioneering an approach that emphasizes community and true multiway discourse.
HealthCare.gov: Biggest Security Risks Yet To Come
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Push to fix Healthcare.gov by the end of November might create more problems, says security expert.
The Troubling Decline Of IT Security Training
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Can our governments really afford to fall further behind in IT security competence? Recruiting isn’t enough.
Don't Forget About Visa Reform
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Visa reforms in the immigration bill will have a different effect on US and Indian firms. Both stand to benefit in the long run.
CIO Leadership Calculus
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
How the mathematics of collaboration can improve CIOs' chances for success leading their organizations and themselves.
GPS Backup Plans Still Incomplete
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Agencies tasked with developing backup plans for federally run GPS systems are making insufficient progress.
Free EHR Helps Practice Fusion Grow
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Practice Fusion CEO Ryan Howard wants doctors to know they don't have to pay for the privilege of adopting electronic health records.
The Mismatch Between Healthcare Software, Healthcare People
Commentary  |  11/14/2013  | 
The workflow built into healthcare software must make processes better and not worse.
IW500 Executive Survey Results
Steal Our Slides  |  11/13/2013  | 
Just 12% can switch between public cloud infrastructure and in-house datacenters based on ­demand; only 26% use PaaS; 54% do predictive revenue analysis; and 30% have widely deployed mobile apps for employees.
How To Get Obamacare Moving Now
Commentary  |  11/11/2013  | 
CMS should let insurance brokers use its eligibility hub to start enrolling people who have been frustrated by HealthCare.gov.
Health IT Could Reduce Demand For Physicians
News  |  11/8/2013  | 
Comprehensive use of IT in 30% of physician offices would have major impact, but that is not expected to occur for 5 to 15 years, says study.
Federal IT Spending To Grow Slightly In 2014
News  |  11/8/2013  | 
Big data, cloud and mobile tech in heavy demand as agencies seek efficiencies.
Federal Agencies Lagging On IT Savings Mandate
News  |  11/7/2013  | 
Some agencies have failed to develop a comprehensive action plan or outlined efforts to migrate to shared services, which are required as part of the federal PortfolioStat initiative.
CMS CIO Leaves HealthCare.gov Mess For Private Sector
News  |  11/6/2013  | 
CIO Tony Trenkle, who oversaw $2 billion IT office for CMS, including Healthcare.gov program, heads for the private sector.
Vehicle-To-Vehicle Tech Hits Speed Bumps
News  |  11/6/2013  | 
Applications that warn drivers of impending collisions are already in pilot testing, but a number of challenges could hinder their deployment, says government report.
Social Media In Government: Managing The Risks
Commentary  |  11/4/2013  | 
Government CISOs have an added layer of responsibilities in balancing the pros and cons of social media in their organizations.


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