News & Commentary
Content tagged with Leadership posted in March 2011
ONC Solicits Feedback On Health IT Strategic Plan
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
Public comments are due April 22 on the plan, which outlines how the federal government will implement health IT initiatives over the next five years.
Tsunami, Earthquake Data Added To Data.gov
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
The federal Web site has added 112 new data sets in the last week, including some on the disaster in Japan, significant earthquakes in the United States, and airborne radiation levels.
Budget Ax Threatens Key Federal IT Initiatives
Commentary  |  3/25/2011  | 
Taking the Congressional hatchet to funds for cloud computing, data center consolidation, transparency, and IT oversight is risky business, and appropriators should reconsider.
NASA CTO For IT's Departure Highlights Fed's Cloud Challenges
Commentary  |  3/24/2011  | 
Chris Kemp was a force behind the government's Nebula cloud, and it isn't clear how fast the federal cloud computing effort will move forward after his departure.
Oregon Launches Open Data Web Site
News  |  3/23/2011  | 
The data.Oregon.gov site contains financial information about state expenditures, salaries, new businesses, and people in Oregon prisons.
IBM Seeks To Depose Indiana Governor
News  |  3/23/2011  | 
Big Blue wants to grill Republican Mitch Daniels over his decision to cancel outsourcing contract.
Xerox's ACS Unit Buys CredenceHealth
News  |  3/21/2011  | 
The acquisition of CredenceHealth's clinical surveillance tools will expand ACS's line of Midas cloud-based healthcare software.
Guerra On Healthcare: Cutting Ties With An EMR Vendor
Commentary  |  3/21/2011  | 
If you find yourself in the unenviable position of breaking up with your electronic medical record provider, honesty, forthrightness, and transparency go a long way.
Clinical Workflow Integration Tops Health IT Priorities
News  |  3/21/2011  | 
Telemedicine and collaborative tools are also high on health IT professionals' project lists, reports Avaya survey.
Prospects For Meaningful Use Stage 2 Progress Questioned
News  |  3/18/2011  | 
Members of a President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology workgroup said the lack of standardized universal exchange language message wrapper compromise feasibility.
Defense Secretary Approves IT Spending Cuts
News  |  3/17/2011  | 
The Department of Defense will reduce some IT spending as part of a wide-ranging effort to cut costs, according to a memo from Secretary Robert Gates.
Time To Revisit Disaster Planning
Commentary  |  3/16/2011  | 
Japan's tragedy reminds us of why disaster recovery planning is so critical for healthcare data.
Report Cards Planned For Federal IT Reform Plan
News  |  3/16/2011  | 
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says the White House will issue twice-yearly assessments of how well the government is implement his ambitious 25-point plan for federal IT reform.
NASA CTO Resigns To Launch Startup
News  |  3/16/2011  | 
Chris Kemp, the architect behind the agency's Nebula cloud computing platform, cited frustration with budget cuts in announcing his decision to form his own company.
Navy Cautioned To Rethink Next Generation Network
News  |  3/14/2011  | 
The Government Accountability Office has recommended a review of the Navy's planned Next Generation Enterprise Network before further spending on the project.
Nurses With IT Skills Growing In Importance
News  |  3/11/2011  | 
As technology plays a larger role in the healthcare setting, nurse informaticists see increasing demand, responsibility, and compensation, finds HIMSS study.
Army Appoints CIO
News  |  3/7/2011  | 
Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence, a 30-plus year veteran, takes over the post Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson vacated in November.
Federal IT Budget Cuts Will Hit HUD Hardest
News  |  3/3/2011  | 
Some 14 departments and agencies expect cuts in technology spending in fiscal 2012, while 12 expect to increase the amount of money they spend on IT, a preliminary analysis by IDC indicates.
The Government CIO 50: Vision, Influence, And Results
Commentary  |  3/3/2011  | 
The top IT execs in federal, state, and local government are using new technologies and hands-on project management to drive change in the public sector.
NASA Seeks High-Bandwidth Deep Space Communications
News  |  3/2/2011  | 
The agency's Space Technology Program issued new solicitations this week that seek a range of innovations, including a system for removing man-made debris in earth's orbit.
GAO: Redundant Federal IT Systems Waste Money
News  |  3/1/2011  | 
The GAO identified four key areas for IT process improvement -- Department of Defense business systems, enterprise architecture, data centers, and e-health records -- and gave recommendations for how the government could eliminate overlap in these efforts.


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