Top 10 Healthcare Stories Of 2010
Changes to the healthcare insurance status quo won and lost elections, revised and created business plans, and kept harried CIOs and their overworked staffs up at night. But it also generated opportunities for IT professionals in the healthcare industry to save their organizations time and money, reshape burdensome workflows, and improve patient care. When he was elected, President Barack Obama pledged to change healthcare insurance -- and this year marked months of debate and political hijinks
Medicare Details IT Modernization Plan
Agency aims to transform into an information-centric organization to improve its delivery of healthcare services and manage new programs and requirements outlined in federal law.
Top 10 Government IT Predictions For 2011
Federal agencies will deliver on current IT projects, like cloud computing and data center consolidation, while tackling open government, cybersecurity defense, and privacy in the post-WikiLeaks era.
Share Your Thoughts On IT Risk Management
"In today's interconnected world, filled with increasingly sophisticated yet generally anonymous malefactors, IT must have a risk management program." Most of us have heard this so many times it goes in one ear and out the other, making about as much impression as your grandmother's homespun advice to always brush after meals and never run with scissors. But we all know grandma was right.
AMA Challenges E-Prescription Penalties
The minimum electronic prescription usage requirement for the first six months of 2011 place a financial burden on physicians, according to the American Medical Association.
EHR Deployment May Cost $120,000 Per Doctor
Doctors expect to see 10% fewer patients in first year of deploying e-health record systems, but gain boost patient encounters as much as 15% after adjusting to the new system, according to CDW Healthcare.
Where's Government Data In The Cloud?
Amid the Obama administration's 'cloud first' strategy, federal agencies face the prospect of seeing their data go offshore. There's a lesson to be learned from WikiLeaks.
President's Council Calls For Universal Data Exchange
A "universal exchange language" will facilitate the robust, secure electronic exchange of health information across institutions according a report from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
Amazon Says Wikileaks Plug Pulled Over SLA Violation
Amazon says it halted operations of WikiLeaks servers in its EC2 cloud data center due to Wikileaks' breach of its service level agreement, including violations of the provision that it hold all rights to posted content.
FCC Net Neutrality Vote Set For Dec. 21
Battle lines are drawn as Republicans react to FCC chairman Genachowski's proposal for regulating broadband Internet providers, but stops short of reclassifying broadband as a telecom service.