CIO's Front-Row Seat In Healthcare History Making
John Glaser, CIO at Partners HealthCare System--which operates several Boston area hospitals, including Massachusetts General and Brigham & Women's, is finishing up his nearly year-long stint as an advisor to President Obama's health IT czar.
FCC Mulls Spectrum For Medical Gear
The designation of low-frequency wireless spectrum for Medical Body Area Networks, or MBAN, could drive adoption of low-cost telehealth applications for home use.
Healthcare Reform Already Underway
The House of Representatives passage Sunday night of the historic healthcare reform bill means 32 million Americans who don't have healthcare coverage will soon be able to get it. And while the Affordable Health Care for America Act is clearly the biggest change to the nation's healthcare system in 40 years, the wheels of healthcare reform really started spinning last year with the passage of the HITECH bill.
FCC Broadband Plan Faces Challenges
The National Broadband Plan has met with widespread support, but also many disagreements on how to achieve the goal of bringing high-speed connections to all Americans.
Demand For Healthcare IT Talent Growing
Over the last six months, there's been an across-the-board uptick in all IT jobs posted on Dice.com, and the demand for health IT positions is growing even faster than most, says a company executive.
Kaiser Permanente Finishes EMR Rollout
The health insurer will continue to tweak its electronic medical records system to comply with the federal government's upcoming meaningful use criteria.
Feds Still Seeking 'Meaningful' Feedback
Want to weigh in the federal government's proposed meaningful use criteria before it's written in stone? Act soon. There's only about a week left to submit your comments to the feds.
Wireless Analyst Weighs In On Life After Stroke
My post on Intel executive vice president Sean Maloney's stroke prompted an e-mail from wireless and telecom industry analyst Jeff Kagan, who's himself a stroke survivor. I wanted to bring you the exchange, because I expect it'll open your eyes, the way it opened mine, to the unpredictability of the illness and the recovery period.
NYC Orders Data Center Consolidation
New York City IT chief Carole Post will oversee the consolidation of 50 data centers into one shared system, a move aimed at saving $100 million over five years.
HIMSS: Meaningful Use Goes Over The Top
Remember the regulatory rash that broke out several years ago, when every software vendor had just the balm for your HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI, and other compliance problems? At this week's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Atlanta, the new compliance is "meaningful use" of electronic medical records, with vendors appealing to healthcare providers and other customers anxious to get their hands on the $793 gazillion (or thereabouts) in promised governmen
Tips For Getting Money To Fund Health IT Projects
The government's HITECH stimulus programs promise to reward healthcare providers billions of dollars for the meaningful use of health IT. But those financial incentives don't begin kicking in till 2011. In the meantime, there are ways to get outside funding to help with your initial technology investment.