News & Commentary
Content tagged with Leadership posted in June 2012
Health IT Leaders Divided On Supreme Court Decision
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
Ruling to uphold Affordable Care Act validates health IT efforts, but a decision against it would not have slowed momentum of healthcare industry's transformation, say some observers.
Mathematical Modeling Meets Disease Prevention
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
Intermountain Healthcare is taking a mathematical modeling approach to clinical decision support in the hope of preventing disease or detecting it early on.
Obamacare Victory Spells More Work For Healthcare CIOs
Commentary  |  6/28/2012  | 
CIOs and CMIOs can expect many more sleepless nights now that the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act.
EPA Aims For 80% Cloud Use By 2015
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
Agency awards a three-year contract to CGI Federal for infrastructure-as-a-service as part of a broader strategy to implement an agency-wide hybrid cloud.
Obama's Attack On Outsourcing Rings Hypocritical
Commentary  |  6/28/2012  | 
Campaign jabs at Mitt Romney notwithstanding, the evidence suggests the President wants to use outsourcing to boost ties with India and level the global playing field.
CIO Profiles: Harry Lukens Of Lehigh Valley Health Network
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Robotics will become more common in surgery, predicts this healthcare CIO.
When Data Is A Matter Of Life Or Death
Commentary  |  6/26/2012  | 
Healthcare analytics startup offers insights into how to develop the numbers when it counts for everything.
Health IT Can Learn From Past Screw-Ups
Commentary  |  6/25/2012  | 
U.S. healthcare system will remain broken unless we redesign our tools and rethink our mindset.
HHS Grants Tap Health IT To Improve Quality
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
Feds will spend $895 million on a national innovations program, but expect to get twice as much back through Medicare and Medicaid savings.
U.S. Healthcare Needs Data Standards, Registries, Study Says
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
Several IT obstacles hold the nation back from establishing a value-based healthcare system, according to the Boston Consulting Group.
25 CIOs Transforming Healthcare
Slideshows  |  6/20/2012  | 
InformationWeek Healthcare's second annual list of IT executives highlights the exceptional thinkers and doers who are moving patient care forward.
WebMD Founder, Dr. Oz Buy Clinical Decision Support Company
News  |  6/20/2012  | 
PKC acquisition will give Sharecare a clinical engine for its health and wellness social network, and bring PKC's CDS system the consumer audience it long sought.
Energy Department Names New CIO
News  |  6/19/2012  | 
With the prospect of an IT budget cut looming, the agency names an insider to oversee its IT reform efforts.
EHR Innovation Gap Threatens Healthcare Progress
News  |  6/19/2012  | 
EHRs remain stuck in the pre-Internet age and dominated by entrenched vendors, according to recent New England Journal of Medicine commentary.
IBM's Sequoia Is World's Fastest Supercomputer
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
IBM supercomputers take five of top 10 slots. More than half of world's 500 fastest computers are made by American companies.
Feds Release E-Prescribing Toolkits For Physicians, Pharmacies
News  |  6/15/2012  | 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality introduces long-promised resources to help physicians and pharmacists adopt, troubleshoot electronic prescriptions.
Obama Beating Romney On Facebook
News  |  6/14/2012  | 
Nearly five times as many people are talking about Obama's Facebook page as Romney's, according to SocialBakers research.
Fed Workers Cite Barriers To Tech Adoption
News  |  6/13/2012  | 
Federal workers say technology at work isn't keeping up with their personal technology; training and cost are obstacles.
Doctors Concerned About Consumers' Mobile Health Use
News  |  6/13/2012  | 
Promises of healthcare quality increases and cost savings aren't enough to ease physicians' worries about patients using mobile health tools, new PwC study shows.
California HIE Sails Uncharted Waters
News  |  6/8/2012  | 
Inland Empire Health Information Exchange combines public and private exchanges, which appeals to participants worried about competition.
Data Jam Generates New Ideas For Using Energy Data
News  |  6/7/2012  | 
Experts brainstorm ways to use energy data in tools, products, and services.
Federal Agencies Devise Shared Services Plans
News  |  6/7/2012  | 
The Office of Management and Budget is requiring federal agencies to tap into a more efficient IT delivery model.
AARP/Microsoft Launch Personal Health Record
News  |  6/7/2012  | 
Although most consumers aren't crazy about PHRs, AARP is betting on a MS-powered new offering to spark their interest. Will anybody pay attention?
8 Health Information Exchanges Lead The Way
Slideshows  |  6/7/2012  | 
Look inside some of the most established HIEs and how they help U.S. health organizations share data, in the name of lower costs and better patient care.
Agency Plans iPhone, iPad Health Apps
News  |  6/6/2012  | 
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences issues RFI for iPhone and iPad apps, with an eye toward other mobile platforms.
Cigna/Granite Healthcare Launch Accountable Care Initiative
News  |  6/6/2012  | 
Cigna will apply analytics tools to help Granite Healthcare Network spot gaps in care and improve care coordination among New Hampshire residents.
Health IT Faces Eventful Summer
Commentary  |  6/6/2012  | 
Supreme Court's upcoming decision on healthcare reform and feds' Meaningful Use Stage 2 final rules add up to a heated summer for healthcare IT execs.


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