News & Commentary
Content tagged with Policy & Regulation posted in March 2010
Senators Object To Meaningful Use Rules For E-Health Records
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Strict requirements for EHR use could kill funding incentives for doctors, hospitals, senators say.
White House Revising Outsourcing Policies
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
The policy changes requires agencies to keep "inherently governmental" jobs on the federal payroll.
NHIN Direct Focus Is Health Data Exchange Specs
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) Direct aims to develop interoperability specs, but not to replace statewide and regional health information exchanges.
Google Broadband Plan Stirs Hunger For Speed
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
The company's experimental fiber network plan has elicited almost 200,000 invitations from speed-starved Internet users.
Qwest Seeks $350 Million For Rural Broadband
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
The telecom firm wants federal government funding to help finance broadband facilities in underserved rural communities.
Census Web Site Tracks Participation
News  |  3/25/2010  | 
Taking into consideration privacy and security concerns, the bureau is not collecting 2010 census information online.
Kundra Outlines Open Government Progress
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
The federal CIO said the government is already seeing performance improvements from the Obama administration's transparency plan.
Dell Unveils Medical Archiving Storage Products
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
Dell Medical Archiving Solution aims to help healthcare providers manage exploding data storage requirements.
Federal CIOs Seek Direction On Open Government
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
Agency officials say they are taking steps to make government more transparent, but worry that their efforts lack structure and could come at a price for security.
FCC Mulls Spectrum For Medical Gear
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
The designation of low-frequency wireless spectrum for Medical Body Area Networks, or MBAN, could drive adoption of low-cost telehealth applications for home use.
White House Overhauling Financial Systems Policy
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
Current financial systems take too long to deploy, cost too much, and don't give federal agencies the right data, OMB official says.
Virginia AG Tweets Healthcare Lawsuit
News  |  3/22/2010  | 
Ken Cuccinelli bypasses the traditional press conference to announce plan to challenge reform bill on constitutional grounds.
White House Shutters Financial Systems Standards Effort
News  |  3/19/2010  | 
The closure of the Financial Systems Integration Office leaves unanswered questions for the future of inter-agency efforts on financial systems standards and compliance.
NIST Intros Health IT Systems Test Framework
News  |  3/19/2010  | 
The suite of software tools released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology tests health information systems for compliance with existing standards.
Cybersecurity Bill Trims President's Power
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
Current version of Senate legislation eliminates provision that permitted the president to shut down the Internet in the event of a major cyber attack.
Verizon Files Patent Suit Over Cablevision Boxes
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
The International Trade Commission complaint says Cablevision's set-top boxes infringe five Verizon patents pertaining to video downloading and social networking features.
Lower Bar Sought For Health IT Stimulus Funds
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
Healthcare providers call for government to make requirements dictating meaningful use of electronic medical record systems easier to comply with.
Hospital Supply System Improving Bill Accuracy
News  |  3/17/2010  | 
By simplifying medical supply record-keeping, a patient-charge capture system is helping a hospital system capture hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue.
FCC Broadband Plan Faces Challenges
News  |  3/17/2010  | 
The National Broadband Plan has met with widespread support, but also many disagreements on how to achieve the goal of bringing high-speed connections to all Americans.
Virginia Shakes Up IT Leadership Structure
News  |  3/17/2010  | 
A new law gives the state's CIO and secretary of technologies new powers and junks a bureaucratic oversight board.
FCC: Broadband Key To Healthcare IT Initiatives
News  |  3/17/2010  | 
Expanding the nation's broadband infrastructure will improve electronic medical record delivery and lower healthcare IT costs, report says.
FBI Goes Undercover On Social Networks
News  |  3/16/2010  | 
Investigators may be using fake identities to track criminals online, if a confidential FBI presentation is any indication.
FCC Broadband Plan Ready For Congress
News  |  3/15/2010  | 
A preview of the National Broadband Plan reveals sweeping proposals that would create jobs, improve public safety responses, and create new spectrum.
Congress Targeting Defense IT Acquisition Reform
News  |  3/15/2010  | 
A House report recommends changes to military IT procurement policies ahead of possible broader reform legislation.
Demand For Healthcare IT Talent Growing
Commentary  |  3/15/2010  | 
Over the last six months, there's been an across-the-board uptick in all IT jobs posted on Dice.com, and the demand for health IT positions is growing even faster than most, says a company executive.
U.S. Email Firm Sues Swiss Postal Service
News  |  3/11/2010  | 
E-mail verification company RPost has brought a federal suit charging the Swiss agency of patent and trademark infringement.
Healthcare IT Workgroup Tackles Privacy
News  |  3/10/2010  | 
Group seeks to balance privacy concerns with a healthcare system that facilitates and enhances care.
Kaiser Permanente Finishes EMR Rollout
News  |  3/10/2010  | 
The health insurer will continue to tweak its electronic medical records system to comply with the federal government's upcoming meaningful use criteria.
Feds Ease Software Export Restrictions
News  |  3/10/2010  | 
U.S. developers authorized to offer Internet communication apps to Iran, Sudan, and Cuba.
Down To Business: Electronic Healthcare Won't Be Denied
Commentary  |  3/9/2010  | 
Obstacles abound, no doubt. But three huge constituents will demand it: government, large providers -- and the customers who will benefit.
White House Plans Innovation Prize Platform
News  |  3/9/2010  | 
The government plans to release a Web-based platform for federal agencies to use prizes and challenges to crowdsource innovative approaches to government problems.
NY BlueCross To Cover Telehealth Services
News  |  3/9/2010  | 
Telehealth services enabled via American Well's Online Care system are coming to BlueCross Blue Shield in upstate New York.
Feds Still Seeking 'Meaningful' Feedback
Commentary  |  3/8/2010  | 
Want to weigh in the federal government's proposed meaningful use criteria before it's written in stone? Act soon. There's only about a week left to submit your comments to the feds.
Feds Set To Start Implementing Health IT Policies
News  |  3/3/2010  | 
The National Coordinator for Health IT is ready to launch several new programs to get healthcare providers using technology.
California Outlines Teleworker Policy
News  |  3/3/2010  | 
State government agencies must support telecommuters with standard and secure IT infrastructure.
Q&A: Homeland Security CIO Outlines Key Challenges
News  |  3/3/2010  | 
Eight months into the job, CIO Richard Spires discusses plans for creating a 'center of excellence' for program management, department-wide services, and other steps.
E-Medical Records: 10 Steps To Take Now
News  |  3/2/2010  | 
Don't wait for the government to finalize meaningful use requirements. Here's how to jump-start your health IT efforts.
Quest Offers EHR Modules To Small Practices
News  |  3/2/2010  | 
MedPlus' Care360 software-as-a-service modules let doctors phase in electronic health records.
E-Health Record Certification Program Adds Specialties
News  |  3/1/2010  | 
Certification Commission for Health IT now tests and certifies oncology and women's health EHR products.
Meaningful Use Programs Spiking HIT Spending
News  |  3/1/2010  | 
About three-quarters of health IT executives plan to boost IT spending over the next two years, report shows.
GSA Shifts Cloud Computing Strategy
News  |  3/1/2010  | 
The General Services Administration is responding to the rapid changes in cloud computing by writing new procurement documents, adding security requirements, and changing Apps.gov.


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