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Content tagged with Leadership posted in February 2013
CIO Profiles: Keith J. Figlioli Of Premier
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Don't waste this healthcare alliance CIO's time with overhyped marketing promises.
Federal IT Reform: Are More Laws Needed?
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
Efforts by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., could lead to significant reform of federal IT management and acquisition.
CPOE Cuts Medication Errors By 48%, Says Study
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
But it's still unclear whether the computerized ordering systems actually reduce harm to patients.
Speech Recognition Booms As EHR Adoption Grows
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
Nuance leads field, but M*Modal is rising, KLAS report finds. Meanwhile, natural language processing and computer-assisted coding gain interest.
E-Commerce Pioneer Martha Lane Fox Becomes Baroness
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
British e-commerce innovator and 'digital champion' Martha Lane Fox has been given a place in the U.K's House of Lords.
New York State Plans Expansion Of STEM Schools
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Gov. Cuomo's budget proposal includes $4 million to establish 10 new Early College High School programs, similar to the IBM-backed P-TECH in New York City, aimed at preparation for high-tech jobs.
White House Points Sensors, Drones To Gauge Arctic Change
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
White House outlines five-year plan to measure ice melt and study the impact of environmental change on the local population.
Federal CIO Q&A: Security, Sequestration And More
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Biggest challenge in realizing agile, efficient government IT continues to be the required cultural change, says Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel.
How Sequestration Could Hit NASA Projects
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Across-the-board budget cuts due to hit March 1, if Congress doesn't make a budget deal, could quickly impact NASA's technology work.
Aetna Consolidates Health IT Assets
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
New Healthagen business unit will sell integrated care coordination, population health management, physician workflow transformation services.
Dell Targets Healthcare With Windows 8 Tablet
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Dell touts security features, long battery life, and lower cost of managing Latitude over iPad.
Tablets Rock On: Education Tech Through The Ages
Slideshows  |  2/22/2013  | 
From tablets to Google Glasses, education technology has a colorful history. Take a look back and a peek forward.
VA Contract Could Spur RTLS Tech Adoption
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
HP, Intelligent Insites, WaveMark among vendors contracted to implement electronic tracking solutions throughout VA system.
Kareo Launches Free EHR Based On Epocrates Technology
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Practice management services vendor Kareo bought intellectual property, hired CMIO before Epocrates agreed to takeover by Athenahealth.
Healthcare CIOs Juggle Obamacare, Traditional Projects
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
Newly empowered healthcare CIOs struggle to find their way in regulatory landscape while defending budgets, says Deloitte report.
Federal CIO Outlines Next Steps
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
With Obama's first term in the rearview mirror, federal CIO Steven VanRoekel is looking for ways to continue to improve federal IT even in the face of looming budget cuts.
Big Data's Opportunities, Responsibilities For Education
Commentary  |  2/21/2013  | 
Microsoft's CTO for U.S. Education outlines what he believes technology companies must do to protect students.
Big Data Startup Eyes Genome Analysis In 4 Hours
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Bina Technologies introduces analytics platform designed to cut human genome processing time, make personalized medicine more accessible.
CHIME CEO Wants CIO Voices In Healthcare Policy
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Incoming CHIME CEO seeks to give health IT professionals a greater leadership role in public policy, offer "tactical and practical" assistance to overburdened CIOs.
5 Ways To Improve Healthcare Information Exchanges
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
Define the problem you want to solve with an HIE -- and be ready for incompatibility headaches, say experts.
DOD's New Medal Recognizes Cyberwarfare Achievements
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
Distinguished Warfare Medal will be given to drone operators, cyberdefense pros and others for extraordinary, off-battlefield achievements.
IBM-Backed High School Gets Obama Plaudits
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
P-TECH, a partnership among New York Public Schools, IBM and the City University of New York wins praise for boosting technical education with combined high school and associate's degree.
ONC Continues Debate On Patient Safety Plan
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) elaborates on its plans for using health IT and patient engagement to deliver safer care.
Federal CIO Details Concerns On Looming Budget Cuts
News  |  2/12/2013  | 
With huge automatic budget cuts looking increasingly likely, federal CIO Steven VanRoekel and other officials are discussing the effects of sequestration on government IT plans.
Online Consults Increasing, Despite Physicians' Concerns
Commentary  |  2/11/2013  | 
New primary care model gains momentum as payers see cost-cutting potential and consumers demand better service.
Big Data Profile: Jayanth Garlapati, DonorsChoose
News  |  2/8/2013  | 
Newly hired data scientist Jayanth Garlapati talks about blazing trails and his job helping DonorsChoose mine trends in teaching innovations.
Classroom Technology Faces Skeptics At Research Universities
News  |  2/8/2013  | 
Professors at research universities prefer teaching with old-fashioned whiteboards, one study says.
U.K. Cancer Doctors Stop Lugging Suitcases Of Documents
News  |  2/8/2013  | 
Clatterbridge Cancer Center in North West England is ditching its antiquated paper records for a digital system.
California Health System Launches For-Profit Innovation Institute
News  |  2/7/2013  | 
St. Joseph Health System in Orange County follows in Cleveland Clinic's footsteps, commercializing healthcare innovations to boost revenue.
Government Braces For Big Data
News  |  2/7/2013  | 
Terabytes are growing into petabytes. Your action plan must include new skills, tools and cross-agency collaboration.
White House Seeks Tech Innovation Fellows
News  |  2/5/2013  | 
Program recruits innovators and entrepreneurs to work on "high impact" federal IT projects during six- to 12-month tours of duty.
Obama Urged to Mandate Medical Error Reporting
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
Ex-Bush Treasury secretary and Alcoa chief Paul O'Neill says president should use upcoming State of the Union address to call for hospitals to submit daily online report of all accidents, infections and medication errors.
Health IT Startups Make VCs Swoon
News  |  2/1/2013  | 
Investments in the health sector exploded in 2012, with consumer-facing technologies and M&A activity especially robust.


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