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Content tagged with Leadership posted in June 2010
FCC Names New CTO
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Former division chief Douglas Sicker will lead the agency's technology efforts starting next month, replacing Jon Peha, who is leaving for OSTP.
Glaser Talks About Healthcare's Challenges, Opportunities
Commentary  |  6/30/2010  | 
When longtime Partners Healthcare CIO John Glaser leaves his position in mid-August to join Siemens Healthcare as CEO of its Health Services Business Unit, he'll be bringing along solid, on-the-ground experience and insightful perspective about the many challenges facing the healthcare industry.
Healthcare CIOs Worried About Achieving Meaningful Use
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Reporting requirements and uncertainty around the meaningful use criteria raise concerns with 80% of healthcare CIOs according to survey findings.
Guerra On Healthcare: Siemens Summer CEO Coup
Commentary  |  6/28/2010  | 
John Glaser taking the helm of Siemens Health Services Business Unit is a game changer proves there's more than just one kind of M&A.
Siemens Taps Glaser To Lead Global Healthcare IT
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
A former advisor to health IT czar Blumenthal and longtime Partners Healthcare CIO John Glaser will be CEO of Siemens Health Services Business Unit.
The Great EMR Certification Bottleneck
Commentary  |  6/24/2010  | 
While the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has been moving at a pretty good clip since December when it released the "meaningful use" notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and certification interim final rule (IFR), right up until the announcement this week of its final temporary certification program, it's apparent just how jammed up its timeline is becoming.
Health IT Boot Camp To Accelerate Professional Certification
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
The five-day crash course in health IT and e-medical records can lead to professional certification for IT pros and clinicians.
White House Battles Trademark, Copyright Infringement
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
Obama administration aims to stop intellectual property violators with a multi-agency, international initiative.
Mayo Clinic, University Of Illinois Announce Research Alliance
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
The collaboration will focus on technology-based healthcare, individualized medicine, telehealth and point-of-care clinical tools.
Healthcare Taking Computing To The Cloud
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
Cost, scalablity, and flexibility are reasons healthcare organizations are looking to move applications onto cloud computing models, says report.
California IT Security Chief Resigns
News  |  6/18/2010  | 
Mark Weatherford, the second top manager in California's IT department to depart in the last two months, is leaving for an electric power industry group.
Newt Gingrich Endorses EMRs
News  |  6/18/2010  | 
However, despite years of hype around electronic medical records, a poll indicates that actual adoption rate and patient enthusiasm remain low.
White House Seeks Input On IT, Science
News  |  6/17/2010  | 
Obama advisers want ideas on how the U.S. can best use the "golden triangle" of IT, nanotechnology, and biotechnology to bring economic benefit to society.
Gov Forum: NASA Seeks To Optimize IT Innovation
News  |  6/17/2010  | 
The space agency's newly appointed CTO for IT outlines a plan to make technology innovation more widely available to NASA engineers and scientists.
Health Information Exchange Enhances Decision Making
News  |  6/16/2010  | 
The Wisconsin Health Information Exchange gives emergency room doctors access to patient data faster, helping improve clinical decisions and identify waste, drug abuse, and misuse of ER services.
GE Healthcare Intros Cloud EMR For Small Practices
News  |  6/15/2010  | 
The software-as-a-service GE Centricity Advance e-medical record system will help small medical practices comply with healthcare reform's "meaningful use" requirements.
Gov Forum: Federal CIO Pushes Performance Gains
News  |  6/15/2010  | 
Vivek Kundra told attendees at the InformationWeek Government IT Leadership Forum that he's working to close the "IT gap," improve project oversight, and advance cybersecurity technology.
Guerra On Healthcare: Healthcare CIO Career Fears
Commentary  |  6/14/2010  | 
Savvy Healthcare CIOs are in high demand, but the recruiting and hiring process can be extremely stressful for the sought-after job candidates.
Web Tools Help Cancer Doctors Pick Treatment
News  |  6/14/2010  | 
Evidence-based clinical support tools developed by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center help doctors choose most promising and cost-effective treatments for cancer patients.
Beacon Program Director Clarifies 'Meaningful Use'
News  |  6/14/2010  | 
Health IT pros are advised to look beyond implementing new IT systems to focus on showing how those systems will improve healthcare delivery.
Allscripts Eclipsys Merger Saps Resources
Commentary  |  6/9/2010  | 
The costs of integrating the ambulatory and acute expertise of Allscripts and Eclipsys may outweigh the synergies of combining the two companies.
The Use Of Health IT Outside The U.S.
Commentary  |  6/9/2010  | 
While the push is on for mass adoption of e-medical record systems in the U.S., clinicians in many other countries are already accustomed to using digital health records in the care of their patients. What can we learn from each other?
HUD Constructs IT Transformation
News  |  6/9/2010  | 
Department of Housing and Urban Development CIO Jerry Williams discusses how IT is moving from overlooked to a central player in the agency's work.
Government Pushing To Close IT Gap
News  |  6/8/2010  | 
IT modernization is key to reforming government and eliminating inefficiencies, said the head of the Office of Management and Budget.
Army To Develop Virtual World For Training
News  |  6/8/2010  | 
A Second Life-like environment will simulate military peacekeeping operations and act as a training ground for soldiers.
Guerra On Healthcare: Why CIOs Need To Sell
News  |  6/8/2010  | 
It's not enough for health system IT pros to do great work -- you have to tell people about it, too.
NASA, Microsoft, Google Hosting Hackathon
News  |  6/7/2010  | 
Yahoo and the World Bank are among the other organizations that will tackle real-world problems during a weekend coding challenge.
Coast Guard Seeks Tech Solutions To Oil Spill
News  |  6/7/2010  | 
To support the British Petroleum oil spill cleanup, white papers on technologies for oil-sensing and oil wellhead control are sought.
Oil Spill Solutions Sought Online
News  |  6/4/2010  | 
Suggestions posted on the Web site range from executive bashing to professional solutions for stopping the stream of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.
President Bush Joins Facebook
News  |  6/2/2010  | 
The former president is off to a fast start in terms of the number of followers he's garnered on the social network.
HHS Launches Community Health Data Initiative
News  |  6/2/2010  | 
IT companies, researchers, patients, and others will gain access to federal health information through an online data warehouse.
Tools To Get Better Insight Into Workforce Issues
Commentary  |  6/2/2010  | 
While the push is on for clinicians to trade in their paper charts for digitized medical records, some health-related organizations are also trading in their old Excel spreadsheet-based methods of talent management with new web-based tools.
Navy Deploys Sensors To Monitor Oil Spill
News  |  6/2/2010  | 
Ocean-monitoring instruments will help researchers study the Loop Current and other currents in the Gulf to track oil's path.
Army Outlines Cloud Computing Strategy
News  |  6/2/2010  | 
Application consolidation and server virtualization are steps in a broader plan to consolidate data centers and offer cloud services across Army operations.
Guerra On Healthcare: Do More With Less Time
News  |  6/1/2010  | 
Why people with the most responsibility often have the most free time -- and how you can, too.
House Allocates $84 Billion For Technology R&D
News  |  6/1/2010  | 
Reauthorization of the America Competes Act would fund efforts to keep the U.S. competitive in science and technology.
California Issues IT Status Report
News  |  6/1/2010  | 
State CIO Teri Takai continues efforts to shape up the state's technology operations as she awaits confirmation on a position at the Department of Defense.

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