News & Commentary
Content tagged with Policy & Regulation posted in April 2010
Computerized Medication Order Errors Studied
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
Researchers want to learn the cause of mistakes related to computerized physician order entry systems so they can help software makers prevent them.
Sprint Nextel Reports $865 Million Loss
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
Prepaid signups held strong in the first quarter as the company held out hope that its nationwide 4G network will return it to profitability.
IT Group Urges Government To Bolster Industry
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
TechAmerica says the federal government needs to update policy, extend tax credits, and invest in cybersecurity to pull the technology industry out of the recession.
Open Government Plans Need Improvement
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
Only three federal agencies received excellent marks on compliance with White House open government requirements.
Guerra On Healthcare: Policy Makers Must Get Serious
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
A multibillion-dollar industry is hanging on the Health IT Policy Committee's every word -- it's time for less flexibility and more gravitas.
Federal Agencies To Share Incentive Ideas
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
A White House-sponsored event is aimed at showing federal officials how to use awards to inspire technology innovations.
CenturyTel To Buy Qwest For $10.6 Billion
News  |  4/22/2010  | 
Qwest, which has suffered from insider trading and accounting scandals, laid off some workers in its fiber optic unit this week, ahead of the stock transaction.
Government Technologist: Can Cloud Computing Save San Jose?
Commentary  |  4/22/2010  | 
The city runs seven-year-old software on aging PCs, and its CIO says the setup feels too risky. He's evaluating cloud services as a better, but not necessarily cheaper, alternative.
Patient Safety Tops Healthcare Committee's Agenda
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
Workgroup recommends national database of safety incidents.
Bill Extends HITECH To Mental Health
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
Eligibility for $20 billion in incentives would be expanded to include mental healthcare professionals and facilities, a group left out of original ARRA provisions.
NASA CIO Conducts A Web Experiment
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
In a blog post, the space agency's top IT executive shares her eye-opening experience in using the Web to engage with the public in one-on-one discussion.
White House Calls For CEO Advisory Board
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
The Office Of Management And Budget will oversee the private-sector board, which will give guidance on technology, productivity, and customer service.
Broadband Plan Author To Leave FCC
News  |  4/16/2010  | 
Veteran government technology advisor and leader Blair Levin has been an advocate for spreading Internet usage among technologically underserved Americans.
Guerra On Healthcare: Experienced CIOs, Share Your EMR Knowledge
Commentary  |  4/15/2010  | 
Tech execs who've successfully implemented electronic medical record systems should consider mentoring less-experienced peers.
Washington Debates Broadband Plan
News  |  4/15/2010  | 
Lawmakers and lobbyists are urging the FCC to decide whether broadband should be classified as a telecommunications service or an information service.
Botswana Hospital Takes A Digital Leap Forward
News  |  4/14/2010  | 
A digitized and networked African hospital provides care based on U.S. best practices for electronic medical records and clinical systems.
CCHIT Names Health IT Veteran To Chair
News  |  4/13/2010  | 
Dr. Karen Bell has been tapped to lead the Certification Commission for Health IT through a challenging but recharged health IT landscape.
E-Health Records No Quick Fix
News  |  4/13/2010  | 
Study says electronic health records alone have limited ability to control costs or improve quality, at least in the short term.
FCC Net Neutrality Solution May Be Name Change
News  |  4/13/2010  | 
A court ruling prevents the FCC from stopping Internet access providers from blocking some Internet access services -- for now.
Personal Health Records Use Rising
News  |  4/12/2010  | 
Despite privacy and other concerns, 7% of Americans have online PHRs -- twice as many as two years ago.
Nuclear Summit Brings Telework Directive
News  |  4/12/2010  | 
Federal workers are urged to work remotely to minimize traffic snarls this week, a signal of government's growing acceptance for teleworking.
Image Gallery: Inside NASA's Nebula Compute Cloud
News  |  4/12/2010  | 
NASA engineers have developed a cloud computing environment in a portable container that's about to go into broader testing.
FCC May Change National Broadband Plan
News  |  4/9/2010  | 
Revisions are being considered to comply with the Comcast court ruling that invalidated the Federal Communications Commission's Net neutrality policy.
Claims Of Government Cloud Savings Don't Add Up
Commentary  |  4/9/2010  | 
Federal CIO Kundra sees cloud computing as a cheaper alternative to existing IT, and a new report supports that, but detailed examples are still lacking, argues our columnist.
White House Launches Crowdsourcing Site For Manufacturing
News  |  4/9/2010  | 
Ideas will be collected about policy decisions for the manufacturing industry, including suggestions for using technology to advance the sector.
Agencies Release Open Government Plans
News  |  4/7/2010  | 
A Freedom of Information Act dashboard, mobile applications on air quality, online scheduling from Social Security, and a community health data initiative are among the initiatives announced.
Comcast's FCC Win Threatens Net Neutrality
News  |  4/7/2010  | 
Web site operators who stream high volumes of data over the Internet, including Google and Microsoft, could face higher charges from ISPs as a result of court decision.
Government Social Media Restrictions Eased
News  |  4/7/2010  | 
The guidance makes it easier for agencies to use social media and requires steps to ensure better rule-making and spending transparency.
Small Businesses Get Busy With The FCC Broadband Plan
Commentary  |  4/7/2010  | 
Steve Hilton of Analysys Mason makes the case for getting involved in the FCC’s small business broadband public-private partnership.
Fed Agencies Ready Open Government Plans
News  |  4/5/2010  | 
Government agencies must release their plans by Wednesday, when the White House will announce additional guidance.
E-Health Records: Should FDA Help Certify?
News  |  4/1/2010  | 
Health IT policy group debates merits of bringing FDA, others into EHR certification process.


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