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Content tagged with Leadership posted in May 2010
Gov 2.0: NASA Readies Mission-Oriented Cloud Computing
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
The space agency's Nebula cloud computing environment will be used to provide on-demand computing and storage to NASA scientists and engineers.
HIT Standards Committee Struggles With Additional Demands
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
As a result of the recently passed healthcare reform legislation, additional tasks, including enrollment transaction specifications, are falling to the committee.
Gov 2.0: Cloud Success Hinges On Collaboration
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
Microsoft says the private and public sectors must work closely together for government to realize the promises of cloud computing.
Gov 2.0: Secrets To Social Media Success
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
Social media tactics to humanize government officials and call citizens to take action will foster more engagement with the public according a social media expert.
Performance Monitoring Aims To Improve EHR Satisfaction
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
By monitoring system performance on the backend, an Alabama health system hopes to make its e-health record rollout go smoother for users.
Guerra On Healthcare: Upset Customers Can Be Good
Commentary  |  5/24/2010  | 
As a private company immune from the pressures of quarterly results, Meditech can focus on the long term and chart a course that ensures its customers will be as happy tomorrow as they might be today.
GSA Sharpens Focus On Tech Innovation
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
The General Services Administration's addition of an innovative technologies office is part of the agency's transparency initiative.
Dossia Expanding EHR Platform Reach
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
The employer consortium is offering its e-health record software to other companies via the cloud and is also developing an EHR package for small and mid-size businesses.
End Is Near For Shuttle Atlantis
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
Shuttle crew to inspect heat shield, pack up spacesuits to close out orbiter's last mission.
Feds Advance Cloud Adoption Plans
News  |  5/21/2010  | 
In the past two weeks alone, the government has introduced a new cloud RFQ, expanded its cloud app store, and launched a clouds standards effort.
Department Of Commerce Names CIO
News  |  5/19/2010  | 
Simon Szykman comes from NIST to replace Suzanne Hilding and manage Commerce's $2.6 billion annual IT budget.
State Health Data Exchanges Face Common Challenges
News  |  5/18/2010  | 
While all states have their own health information exchange efforts underway, many face the same hurdles.
CMS Awards $107 Million In Health IT Contracts
News  |  5/18/2010  | 
Northrop Grumann and CGI Federal will improve the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' e-medical record system and beneficiary Web sites.
White House Reprimands Deputy CTO
News  |  5/17/2010  | 
Counter to policy, former Google exec Andrew McLaughlin used Gmail to send work-related e-mail.
E-Health Laggards Need To Start Moving Now
Commentary  |  5/17/2010  | 
Healthcare providers starting from scratch with projects to implement e-health record systems in hopes of cashing in on the government's $20 billion-plus meaningful use incentive programs had better get going.
FBI CIO Unveils Next-Gen IT Strategy
News  |  5/17/2010  | 
Despite a setback to its Sentinel case-management system, the agency is deploying a high-speed network, new Office-based PCs, and other infrastructure improvements.
Shuttle Atlantis Set For Final Mission
News  |  5/14/2010  | 
Twenty-five year old vehicle readied for one more liftoff before shuttle program is officially mothballed by NASA.
FDA Input On Medical E-Marketing Sought
News  |  5/13/2010  | 
An advocacy group wants digital marketers of medical products to comply with Food and Drug Administration rules on healthcare advertising.
Verizon Sets Sights On Rural LTE
News  |  5/13/2010  | 
FCC leaders praised Verizon's goal of bringing its Long-Term Evolution broadband into underserved areas.
HHS Establishes Disability Research Center
News  |  5/11/2010  | 
A $6 million award from the Department of Health and Human Services will analyze research data and discern best practices for serving people with disabilities.
Concentra Adds EMRs For Worksite Clinics
News  |  5/11/2010  | 
The WebChart suite of enterprise e-medical record software will be implemented at Concentra's 250-plus jobsite healthcare facilities.
Clinical Decision Support Aiding Bedside Monitoring
Commentary  |  5/10/2010  | 
As more healthcare providers implement health IT systems, like e-medical records and computerized order entry, clinical decision support tools will increasingly aid doctors and nurses by analyzing patient data for trends and other pertinent information that should be acted upon. But clinical decision support tools are also already helping some clinicians analyze the reams of patient data that gets generated by medical monitoring gear.
Clinical Decision Support At Bedside Aids Patient Monitoring
News  |  5/10/2010  | 
Combining clinical decision support tools with medical monitoring gear can help nurses quickly recognize early signs of complications and infection in critically ill patients.
Defense Information Systems Agency Makes Leadership Changes
News  |  5/10/2010  | 
DISA, the military's IT and networking branch, gets a new CIO, head of strategy, and top networking official.
Shuttle Mission Is 'Go For Launch'
News  |  5/10/2010  | 
Atlantis is set for one more liftoff before the program is officially mothballed by NASA.
Net Neutrality Battle Lines Form Over FCC 'Third Way' Plan
News  |  5/7/2010  | 
The usual suspects on both sides of the FCC's broadband plan have weighed in with praise and complaints for FCC chairman Julius Genachowski's "Third Way" proposal for net neutrality.
NASA Tests Astronaut Escape System
News  |  5/7/2010  | 
Space agency searches for ways to prevent repeat of the Challenger disaster.
FCC Chair Pitches Restraint In Net Neutrality
News  |  5/6/2010  | 
Julius Genachowski's "Third Way" aims for moderate regulation of broadband to protect consumers while encouraging investment and innovation by Internet providers.
NASA, DHS Assist Oil Spill Cleanup
News  |  5/6/2010  | 
Infrared-imaging technology from the space agency and geospatial software from the Department of Homeland Security are helping respond to the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Obama Tech Adviser To Field Public Questions
News  |  5/6/2010  | 
Office of Science and Technology Policy director John Holdren will blog the answers to questions submitted by e-mail or Twitter.
EMRs Top Priority For 58% Of Hospital CIOs
News  |  5/5/2010  | 
CIOs rank electronic medical records projects higher than IT managers and directors, who are focused on PC refreshes.
NASA Unwraps Open Government Plan
News  |  5/5/2010  | 
Awards, social networking, and collaboration are key to making the space agency's activities more transparent.
Image Gallery: Who's Who In U.S. Intelligence
Slideshows  |  5/4/2010  | 
The U.S. Intelligence Community comprises 17 federal agencies and departments that gather, analyze, and share information for national security and defense, foreign relations, law enforcement, and other purposes.
Coalition Urges Delay On Meaningful Use Rules
News  |  5/4/2010  | 
A letter sent by 53 medical associations tells U.S. government that its proposed e-health regulations ask healthcare providers for 'too much, too soon.'
OMB Gets Low Marks On Transparency
News  |  5/4/2010  | 
The Office of Management and Budget is in charge of the Open Government Directive, but a watchdog group found its plan among the government's worst.
HHS Awards $220 Million For Health IT
News  |  5/4/2010  | 
The Beacon Communities, administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, aim to showcase how health IT can improve the care of patients nationwide.
ACS Wins $1.6 Billion Medicaid Deal
News  |  5/4/2010  | 
Xerox outsourcing unit to manage California's healthcare IT systems under ten-year agreement.
White House Offers $1 Million Innovation Prize
News  |  5/3/2010  | 
The Department of Commerce's i6 Challenge will award cash to entrepreneurs who find innovative ways to commercialize new technology.
FCC Chair Holds Swing Vote On Net Neutrality
News  |  5/3/2010  | 
Julius Genachowski will make public this month his decision whether or not to favor broadband as a common carrier service.

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