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Dell Forges E-Health Partnership With AMA
News  |  2/28/2010  | 
The American Medical Association and Dell will offer physicians one-stop-shopping for electronic health products.
Shuttle Discovery Preps For Mission
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Flight to the space station is one of just four remaining launches in NASA's shuttle program.
FCC Wants Broadband Public Safety Network
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
As part of the National Broadband Plan, the FCC wants to make a portion of the 700-mhz spectrum available for a nationwide wireless public safety network.
Senate Considers P2P Security Bill
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Legislation would require software developers to tell users when files are being shared via peer-to-peer networks.
Guerra On Healthcare: EMR Standards Committee Struggles
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
In its latest meeting, the federal HIT Standards Committee struggles to find a point of balance between concrete legislation and guidance on standards.
Nebraska Expands Health Information Exchange
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The Nebraska Health Information Initiative, which served mostly the Omaha region until now, is expanding statewide.
In-Home Telemedicine Study Launched
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
Mayo, GE, and Intel will explore how videoconferencing and electronic health monitoring can help sick, elderly patients remain in their homes and avoid costly hospitalizations.
Full Nelson: Healthcare Innovation: Kaiser's Garfield Center
Commentary  |  2/23/2010  | 
Provider's lab offers an exciting peek into the technological future of patient care.
Feds Tackling Health IT Privacy, Security Issues
Commentary  |  2/22/2010  | 
While the federal government is enticing healthcare providers with billions of dollars in stimulus funding to digitize patient health data, the feds also appear serious about the data privacy and security concerns these efforts raise.
Developing Nations Risk E-Waste Crisis
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
As consumption of computers, cell phones, and TVs escalates across the globe, countries need to establish proper recycling programs to deal with all the electronic waste, says the U.N.
Shuttle Glides To Safe Landing
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
Endeavour lands successfully to conclude 14-day mission to International Space Station.
Apollo 11 Moon Rock Returns To Space
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
Shuttle crew places sample from 1969 mission aboard the International Space Station.
Obama Ponders Manned Mars Missions
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
The President wonders what it would take to put humans on the red planet in live Q&A with shuttle crew.
Astronauts Open Windows On The World
News  |  2/17/2010  | 
Endeavour crew takes the wraps off new space station module that offers panoramic views of the Earth and other celestial bodies.
Feds Award Virginia $24M For Health IT
News  |  2/16/2010  | 
The funding will help the state coordinate health IT initiatives and assist physicians in setting up electronic health records.
Cloud-Based EMR Vendor Expects Flood Of New Hires
Commentary  |  2/16/2010  | 
Looking to get into health IT, but don't have a background in healthcare? Practice Fusion might be the place for you.
Q&A: GSA's CIO Coleman Talks IT Modernization
News  |  2/16/2010  | 
The CIO of the U.S. General Services Administration discusses cloud computing, plans for funding innovation with a flat IT budget, and the potential for equipping federal employees with new consumer technologies.
Washington D.C. Launches Performance Dashboard
News  |  2/16/2010  | 
New Gov 2.0 Web site lets users view budget and spending data and other key performance indicators on more than 50 agencies.
Government Plans Mobile Apps Store
News  |  2/12/2010  | 
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra outlines plans to offer mobile applications from an iPhone-like 'store' that will give the public access to new capabilities developed by both the government and third-party developers.
California Seeks Input On IT Strategy
News  |  2/12/2010  | 
The state's CTO has created a crowd-sourcing site and invited the public to weigh in on how it can improve in areas ranging from online services to legacy systems.
Federal CIO Launches 'TechStat'
News  |  2/11/2010  | 
Vivek Kundra aims to identify federal IT projects that are over budget, behind schedule, or underperforming.
White House's Sci-Tech Office Gets Web Update
News  |  2/11/2010  | 
The Office of Science and Technology Policy's Web site has been revamped, and it's now integrated with the site.
NASA Looks Into The Eyes Of The Sun
News  |  2/11/2010  | 
Space agency launches orbiting observatory that will capture IMAX-quality images of Earth's star.
Snowed In, Feds Phone, Tweet, And Shovel
News  |  2/11/2010  | 
Federal agencies in Washington, D.C., are closed for the fourth consecutive day, forcing many government officials and staff to turn to the Web and other tools to communicate.
Healthcare CIOs Get New Certification
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
To earn Certified Healthcare CIO designation, candidates must pass exam and have at least three years experience in a CIO position.
Doctors Use Of EHRs Growing
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
The government's healthcare IT stimulus package seems to be having a positive impact on electronic health record adoption.
California Plans Major Data Center Consolidation
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
Executive order calls for 30% reduction in energy usage by 2012 as part of a broad data-center consolidation plan and push for increased transparency and improved governance.
Shuttle Safely Docks With Space Station
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
NASA's Endeavour crew now ready to deliver key components to the ISS and perform spacewalks.
VA Launches IT Dashboard
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
The Department of Veterans Affairs' dashboard extends the metrics available on the White House IT Dashboard.
IntrinsiQ Sharpens Cancer Treatment Analysis
News  |  2/9/2010  | 
A computerized physician order entry and "partial" e-health record system gives medical staff the tools to track and analyze oncology treatments.
Some Hot Health IT Stocks Are Cooling
Commentary  |  2/9/2010  | just released a list of "best and worst" healthcare IT stocks. You'd think with all the stimulus money being waved at healthcare providers to install e-health record systems over the next few years, all health IT stocks would be winners.
Congress: Federal CTO Role Ill-Defined
News  |  2/9/2010  | 
The informal description of the Federal chief technology officer's position may jeopardize the role's existence, report warns.
Shuttle Crew Inspects Heat Shields
News  |  2/9/2010  | 
Astronauts aboard NASA's Endeavour perform critical safety checks as they embark on 13-day mission to the space station.
Open Government Dashboard, Agency Sites Launched
News  |  2/8/2010  | 
While most federal agencies are meeting Open Government Directive milestones, the information on the sites diverges widely, and the public isn't participating much just yet.
White House Names Open Government Leadership
News  |  2/8/2010  | 
A new Open Government Working Group and 'senior accountable officials' will help drive the Obama administration's push for government transparency.
Space Shuttle Lights Up Night Sky
News  |  2/8/2010  | 
Endeavour embarks on a 13-day mission, one of the last for NASA's orbiter, to deliver key parts to the ISS.
Astronauts Enter The Twitterverse
News  |  2/5/2010  | 
The crew of the space shuttle Endeavour will use the micro-blogging service to answer the public's questions about space travel.
GSA Chief Takes Office, Faces Challenges
News  |  2/5/2010  | 
The new General Services Administration head, Martha Johnson, must tackle a number of IT acquisition and worforce issues.
White House Seeks Public Input On Innovation Goals
News  |  2/4/2010  | 
The Obama Administration is turning to crowdsourcing to identify "grand challenges" to support as national technology innovation goals.
Telemedicine Links Remote Docs With Ill Kids
News  |  2/3/2010  | 
Videoconferencing, digital cameras, and robotics help critical care doctors working from home supervise treatment of pediatric ICU patients.
Diagnostic Testing Startup Links To Doctors' Systems
News  |  2/3/2010  | 
LabDx sends lab results directly to physicians' electronic medical records.
NASA Plans Manned Missions To Mars
News  |  2/3/2010  | 
Obama's proposed cancellation of Constellation moon program means more money for research into deep space travel, NASA chief says.
VA Freezes IT Budget For 2011
News  |  2/2/2010  | 
The Department of Veterans Affairs will focus on delivering IT projects on time, on budget, says an official.
Obama Budgets $78 Million For Health IT
News  |  2/1/2010  | 
The president wants to increase funding for the national health IT czar to get doctors and hospitals using e-heath records meaningfully.
Senators Vow To Save Moon Shots
News  |  2/1/2010  | 
Key lawmakers say the President's intention to kill new NASA lunar missions and outsource space flights jeopardizes progress and safety.
Apple Isn't Only Vendor With New Tablet
Commentary  |  2/1/2010  | 
While the world awaited Apple's debut of iPad last week, another tablet vendor--that especially focuses on healthcare-- was busy behind the scenes readying its own new product announcement.
Federal IT Budget Grows To $79.4 Billion
News  |  2/1/2010  | 
Tech spending in the U.S. government's just-released fiscal 2011 budget will go toward open government, cloud computing, cybersecurity, procurement, and performance management.
Obama Budget Kills Moon Missions
News  |  2/1/2010  | 
The President's $3.8 trillion budget request does not include funds for the Ares and Orion space vehicles.
Another IT Manager To Leave DoE
News  |  2/1/2010  | 
The imminent departures of the Department of Energy's CIO and deputy CIO, and the transfer of the associate CIO leave the agency with some holes to fill.

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