News & Commentary
Content tagged with Policy & Regulation posted in January 2010
Trade Commission To Investigate Apple
News  |  1/27/2010  | 
The U.S. International Trade Commission will explore Nokia's complaint that Apple's iPhones, iPods, and Macs infringe on the phone maker's patents.
Most Hospitals Increasing IT Spending
News  |  1/26/2010  | 
Government regulatory issues and financial incentives were named as the top drivers in a survey of hospital IT executives.
'High Value' Government Data Made Public
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
The newly published data sets are the first concrete deliverables of the Obama administration's directive toward broader open government strategies.
FCC Launches Consumer Task Force
News  |  1/22/2010  | 
This week the Federal Communications Commission also said it will work to tighten restrictions on "robocalls" by telemarketers.
China Defends Great Firewall
News  |  1/22/2010  | 
People's Republic says its policies regarding Web censorship and privacy are its own business, tells Clinton to butt out.
Oracle-Sun Deal Observers Mull MySQL Fate
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
The impact on MySQL and Java are the subject of industry chatter as Oracle's acquistion of Sun Microsystems lurches towards the finish line.
EBay Income Up Sharply
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
The online auction company's 4Q income nearly quadrupled on the success of its PayPal operation and spin-off of Skype.
Clinton Calls On Businesses To Support Internet Freedom
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
In a policy speech, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton outlines five 'Internet freedoms,' and calls on tech vendors and other businesses to play a role in promoting Internet access and fighting censorship.
Q&A: Health IT Czar Rethinks National Data Exchange
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
David Blumenthal talks about making national network accessible to small healthcare providers and also shares thoughts on the Massachusetts election, e-medical records use, and the health IT workforce.
Microsoft Seeks New Legal Framework For Cloud
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
The company wants to see laws that strengthen privacy and security and encourage more consistent international data policies.
Government Finds U.S. Slipping In Tech Dominance
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
The U.S. lead in science, engineering, and technology is slipping as Asia's capabilities rise, report says.
Net Neutrality Debate Sparks Public Comments
News  |  1/15/2010  | 
Remarks posted to the FCC's Web site range from trade associations criticizing proposed the rules to public interest groups supporting the rules to protect Net Neutrality.
Virginia Tech Chief Faces Outsourcing Woes
News  |  1/15/2010  | 
Virginia's incoming secretary of technology faces a major challenge in a sputtering outsourcing deal with Northrop Grumman.
Obama Urges Government IT Reform
News  |  1/15/2010  | 
The President is pushing federal agencies to implement an IT management plan based on ideas suggested by private sector tech leaders.
Ballmer Expected At White House Tech Forum
News  |  1/14/2010  | 
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and executives from Facebook, Sprint, Adobe and other tech firms are scheduled to meet with government officials to discuss innovation and leadership.
Ex-Qwest CEO Won't Get New Trial
News  |  1/13/2010  | 
Joe Nacchio's six-year sentence for illegal insider stock trading may be reduced, however, if a resentencing review is decided in his favor.
E-Health Record Loans Help Smaller Practices
News  |  1/13/2010  | 
UnitedHealth Group will provide doctors who implement its SaaS-based Ingenix CareTracker system with interest-free loans and a meaningful use guarantee.
Many Doctors Already Using E-Medical Records
News  |  1/12/2010  | 
While 40% of doctors had electronic medical record systems in their offices in 2008 and 2009, fewer than 7% of systems are fully functional.
Helping Doctors Figure Out E-Health Stimulus Programs
Commentary  |  1/11/2010  | 
For all the talk in recent months about meaningful use and anticipation about the explosion expected to happen in new deployments of e-health records, apparently lots of busy doctor practices are still pretty clueless about much of this.
Caritas Offers Docs Athenahealth EMR Option
News  |  1/6/2010  | 
Caritas Christi Health Care will offer electronic medical record software from Athenahealth to its 1,700 doctors in New England.
FTC Examining Cloud Computing
News  |  1/5/2010  | 
The agency wants its findings to be considered as the FCC formulates a National Broadband Plan.
Q&A : Microsoft Executive On Fed's 'Meaningful Use' Proposals
Commentary  |  1/5/2010  | 
Now that the federal government' "meaningful use" criteria is near-final, healthcare organizations and their IT vendors and services firms are analyzing what the regulations will mean for them. An executive of Microsoft's healthcare software business weighs in on the upcoming requirements.
Healthcare IT Mergers, Acquistions Heating Up
News  |  1/5/2010  | 
Health IT vendors are jockeying for stimulus funds and making deals to optimize their positions in the growing market for electronic medical records.
TV Everywhere Challenged By Consumer Groups
News  |  1/4/2010  | 
Public interest groups claim that the broadband TV service violates antitrust laws by leaving out online video providers like Hulu.


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