News & Commentary
Content tagged with Policy & Regulation posted in October 2010
New York As IT Center Of The World
Commentary  |  10/26/2010  | 
The Big Apple's new licensing agreement with Microsoft is just one part of an ambitious IT strategy that includes data center consolidation and central management of policies and services.
Takai Named CIO Of Defense Department
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Only weeks after having the DOD nomination withdrawn, Takai resigns from her position as the state of California's top IT executive to go to the Pentagon.
Apple iPad Helps Ease EMR Concerns
Commentary  |  10/25/2010  | 
ClearPractice's Nimble e-health record product running on the iPad has convinced some nervous doctors that digital charts aren't so bad after all.
Federal Information Technology Reform Urged
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Agile development, risk management and collaboration with industry are among the areas targeted by TechAmerica study.
Amid Contract Scandal, A Shakeup And Lingering Questions
Commentary  |  10/22/2010  | 
A suspension on systems integrator GTSI is lifted following an agreement to be monitored independently and the resignation of two top company executives.
FCC Values Additional Wireless Spectrum At $120 Billion
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
Chairman Julius Genachowski says 300 additional megahertz of spectrum is needed by 2014 to keep pace with mobile usage.
Google Ordered To Reveal Cyberstalker's Identity
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
Judge rules in favor of N.Y. woman seeking the identity of a person who posted videos of her on YouTube.
Health IT Czar Pushes EHR For Minority Communities
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Warning against a "new digital divide," Health and Human Services officials have urged healthcare IT vendors to adopt electronic health records in underserved areas.
Federal Employees: Underworked Or Underappreciated?
Commentary  |  10/19/2010  | 
One new survey portrays the federal workforce as being overpaid and less qualified than private sector employees, while a second survey finds that government workers waste hours looking for files in internal databases.
HP Wins $26 Million Medicare Contract
News  |  10/18/2010  | 
Under the task order, Hewlett-Packard will provide data maintenance and integrity services for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services electronic health record incentive programs.
KLAS Grades EMR Packages By Specialty
News  |  10/13/2010  | 
Ambulatory electronic medical record packages used in the 10 most common specialties were evaluated based on client feedback and 25 performance indicators by the research firm.
Recovery Act Recipients Meeting Transparency Requirements
News  |  10/13/2010  | 
Only 0.5% of stimulus funding recipients fail to submit quarterly reports; they will be aggressively pursued, said Office of Management and Budget director.
Small Medical Practices Don't Find EHR Adoption Meaningful
News  |  10/12/2010  | 
Federal incentive payments aren't enough to overcome problems, like increased costs and disruption to workflow, doctor offices perceive with electronic health records.
White House Setting Data Center Consolidation Targets
News  |  10/12/2010  | 
An inventory finds that the government significantly underestimated the total number of federal data centers that will be affected by the reduction initiative.
Obama Signs NASA Reauthorization Bill
News  |  10/11/2010  | 
The bill appropriates $19 billion for the space agency in 2011 and adds another shuttle flight before the program ends.
Coast Guard Awards $14 Million EHR Contract
News  |  10/11/2010  | 
Epic Systems will develop an electronic health records system for the military agency that meets federal requirements for meaningful use and secure data exchange.
Berkeley Lab Taps Google, Tests Amazon Cloud Services
Commentary  |  10/7/2010  | 
CIO Rosio Alvarez, who's also advising the Department of Energy, is devising a strategic plan to provide high-performance computing to the lab's scientists and researchers.
Tech CEOs Give White House Budget Advice
News  |  10/6/2010  | 
Top officials at major tech companies offered White House economic officials a plan to save the government $1 trillion by 2020, mostly through better use of IT.
First EHR Products Certified For Meaningful Use
News  |  10/6/2010  | 
Thirty six electronic health record products are first to be certified as capable of meeting Meaningful Use Stage 1 criteria.
EPA Unleashes Bed Bug Database
News  |  10/6/2010  | 
Environmental Protection Agency pesticide listing offers tips on stamping out creepy insect infestations.
Social Security Awards Health IT Contracts
News  |  10/5/2010  | 
Up to $2.8 billion will go to four prime contractors selected to support the agency's efforts to use electronic health records to process disability applications.
HP, Quest Partner On EHR Bundle
News  |  10/5/2010  | 
Care360 electronic health records will be offered with Hewlett-Packard PCs, services, and financing for small and midsize physician offices.
Utah Health Project To Analyze Costs, Quality
News  |  10/4/2010  | 
The All Payers Database project will help the Utah Department of Health analyze healthcare costs across the state using claims data from private insurers and public payers.
Feds Suspend Major IT Contractor From Government Work
News  |  10/4/2010  | 
GTSI participated in a scheme to siphon off government work and dollars, intended for small businesses, according to government allegations against the IT services company. Adds Transparency To Insurance Market
News  |  10/4/2010  | 
Data on the percentage of applicants denied or charged higher premiums, as well as the base cost and provisions of plans, is available on the federal government website.
Anti 'Bill Shock' Legislation Proposed By Senator
Commentary  |  10/1/2010  | 
U.S. Senator Tom Udall proposed a new bill that would force wireless network carriers to warn their customers before hitting them with overage charges
White House Pulls Defense Dept. CIO Nomination
News  |  10/1/2010  | 
IT reforms at the Pentagon will delay filling the empty position, but former nominee Teri Takai remains in the running to lead the military's IT ops.

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