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Content tagged with Leadership posted in May 2012
CIO Profiles: Edward Marx Of Texas Health Resources
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
This tech chief learned the hard way: Trust but verify.
State Health Insurance Exchanges Choke On Health IT
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Politico: Politics aside, IT could be biggest barrier to 2014 readiness.
Maine Health Information Exchange Adds Medical Images
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
HealthInfoNet, Maine's health information exchange, becomes first in the nation to support statewide sharing of X-rays, CT scans, and other medical images.
Clinical Goals Drive Paperless Hospital's IT Choices
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Danish hospital plans for an all-digital future, seeks technology that addresses healthcare delivery needs of the 2020s.
HL7 Recruits Clinicians To Improve Health IT Standards
News  |  5/27/2012  | 
Health Level Seven launches program to incorporate clinician experience in electronic health record standards.
Dell Cloud Technology Speeds Pediatric Cancer Research
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
Dell's cloud-based high-performance computing cluster will enable researchers to ramp up a clinical trial.
Kaiser Permanente CEO: Meaningful Use On Right Course
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
But government electronic health record incentive program still needs more emphasis on interoperability, says George Halvorson.
How To Improve Communication Between Clinicians
Commentary  |  5/24/2012  | 
Although mandated to communicate better with patients, some healthcare providers also are looking for tech tools that get info to staff faster.
11 BI Tools To Analyze Healthcare Operations
Slideshows  |  5/24/2012  | 
Although clinical decision support systems remain the rock stars in many large hospitals and group practices, let's not forget the need to analyze operational, financial, and quality control data.
North Carolina Fights Medicaid Fraud With Analytics
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
In two years, IBM data mining software has identified $191 million in potentially false Medicaid claims.
3 Goals Of White House 'Digital Government' Plan
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Federal agencies required to make services available to mobile users within 12 months and to release more government data through Web APIs.
Kaiser Permanente CEO: Health IT Must Focus On Quality
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
KP CEO George Halvorson says too many organizations approach IT projects from the wrong angle. Start with the health care issues and savings will follow, he says.
One Year ICD-10 Delay Just Right, CHIME Says
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives says the government's recommendation to postpone compliance with the new medical billing code system until 2014 strikes the right balance.
Towers Watson To Acquire Extend Health
News  |  5/14/2012  | 
Benefits and talent management consulting firm plans to buy online health insurance exchange provider Extend Health for $435 million.
Stage 2 EHRs Require Meaningful Patient Engagement
Commentary  |  5/14/2012  | 
Many of the government’s proposed Stage 2 Meaningful Use criteria for e- health records won't be easy to meet. Here's how providers are meeting the challenge.
Compromise On Health Data Access May Be Ugly
Commentary  |  5/10/2012  | 
Some hospitals and doctors oppose giving patients electronic data as quickly as required by proposed Meaningful Use Stage 2 regulations. Consumer groups want more speed--and the compromise likely won't please either side.
Patient Advocates Urge Fast Access To Hospital Data
News  |  5/10/2012  | 
American Hospital Association's call for 30-day waiting period to access electronic records would harm patients, according to Society for Participatory Medicine.
Pentagon CIO Talks Security, Mobility, Shared Services
News  |  5/10/2012  | 
Budget cuts and cybersecurity demands have led the Department of Defense to push increasing resources into a long-term strategy to create shared IT infrastructure across the military, CIO Teri Takai says.
DOE Hybrid Cloud May Be Model For Future
News  |  5/9/2012  | 
Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration develop secure cloud that will be available to other departments and potentially other federal agencies.
Health Insurers Proceed On IT Aspects Of 'Obamacare'
News  |  5/8/2012  | 
Regardless of the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act, health plans likely will implement the technology needed to meet its objectives, predicts one prominent IT consultant.
NASA Blue Marble Project: Visual Data Lessons
Commentary  |  5/8/2012  | 
What can IT leaders learn from the visualization techniques NASA used to create the Blue Marble earth images? Check out our video interview with one of the project's key developers.
ACOs Need Better Data Transparency, Management
News  |  5/8/2012  | 
Healthcare providers and insurers partnering in accountable care organizations must work to avoid data wars, says IDC analyst.
EHR Vendors Ask For Meaningful Use Reporting Changes
News  |  5/7/2012  | 
EHR software vendors say doctors and hospitals need more time to qualify for Meaningful Use Stage 2 and ask the feds to tweak their reporting requirements.
Federal CIO Touts Shared Services Model
News  |  5/7/2012  | 
White House's cut-and-invest strategy aims to redirect billions of dollars in IT funding toward shared technology platforms and services.
10 Lessons From Leading Government CIOs
Commentary  |  5/7/2012  | 
Under extreme budget pressure, federal IT leaders adopt shared services and build mobile app stores as they shift dollars where most needed.
Cloud-Based Collaboration Brings Medical Expertise To Haiti
News  |  5/4/2012  | 
Collaboration between IBM and the Colleagues in Care Global Health Network gives doctors in remote parts of the world access to evidence-based medicine.
CHIME: Providers Need More Time For Meaningful Use
News  |  5/4/2012  | 
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives wants the feds to grant more time for hospital and ambulatory EHRs to meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 criteria.
EHR Vendor Allscripts' Health Questioned By Analysts
News  |  5/2/2012  | 
Allscripts, one of the largest providers of health IT products and services, reports a lower-than-expected quarterly profit and a management shake-up.
GSA Creates Social Media Registry For Federal Agencies
News  |  5/1/2012  | 
As government accounts proliferate on Facebook, Twitter, and other social sites, the feds establish a registry to help the public know which ones are authentic.


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