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Demand For IT Apprenticeships Outpaces Opportunities In U.K.
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
With 17 applicants for every available IT apprenticeship position in the U.K., government leaders encourage employers to add more opportunities.
EHR Mandate Riles Massachusetts Doctors
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Doctor's angry blog post calls attention to year-old law that would punish those who don't meet Meaningful Use EHR criteria with loss of their medical licenses.
British Government IT Projects Running Late
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Several IT- heavy government projects are either way behind schedule or need TLC to succeed, says government watchdog group Major Project Authority.
Coursera MOOC Embraced By 10 State University Systems
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
State programs will tailor Coursera resources to their own needs, blending its content with their own.
25 Most Influential Government CIOs
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
On InformationWeek's Government CIO 25, we profile the top public sector tech executives who are driving big changes in government IT.
ONC Steps Up MU Stage 2 Preparation
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Agency releases interoperability guidelines, launches training modules to help providers meet criteria for information exchange.
Parliament Slams U.K. Government Spin Doctors
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Government press releases cite statistics selectively, undermining public trust and good policymaking, say members of Parliament.
FDA Warns Mobile Health Apps Makers
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Agency says some apps may be regulated as medical devices, but expert predicts final FDA guidance won't resolve critical issues.
Microsoft, Adobe Top U.K. Software Piracy List
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Windows, Office, and Photoshop are most commonly pirated apps, according to new study.
Florida's Texting-While-Driving Ban Has No Teeth
Commentary  |  5/28/2013  | 
New law, intended to reduce distracted driving, doesn't go nearly far enough.
White House Announces Mobile Security Guidelines
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
U.S. CIO VanRoekel says future for government is one where mobile is the default computing platform; highlights accomplishments of Digital Government Strategy.
British Tax Authority Criticized On Data Handling
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Weakness in the data handling capacity of the U.K.'s equivalent to the IRS is leading to billions being lost to error or deception it can't afford, say MPs.
IBM Makes Case For 'Fast Government'
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
New report says federal agencies can improve performance by implementing gaming, mobile and other technologies that speed up operations.
DOD Seeks Commercial EHR
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Hagel shoots down possibility of DOD adopting VA's Vista and sinks the joint iEHR. Epic Systems might win out.
'Third-Wave' Tech Tools Reshape Agencies: Kundra
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Cloud, social and mobile technologies are poised to help governments deliver new levels of customer service to citizens, says former U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra.
CloudCheckr Monitors Amazon GovCloud
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Amazon cloud performance monitoring system goes a step further than competitors with specialized version that complies with federal security regulations.
Medicare Proffers $1 Billion For Healthcare Innovation Projects
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Federal health agency offers funding for new models of nonhospital care that cut federal health expenditures, improve health of specific patient populations.
Doximity Branches Into CME With Cleveland Clinic
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
Professional network will give continuing medical education points to doctors for care-related literature searches and discussions with colleagues.
Debate Grows Over Big Tech Taxes
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
Lawmakers are increasingly targeting the tax practices of big companies like Apple and Google. But should the focus be on the rules of international business?
Google Glass Alarms Lawmakers
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
Members of Congress want answers about the device and its privacy implications.
15% Of Physicians Declining EHRs: Deloitte Survey
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
Deloitte survey contrasts with other data that finds near-universal adoption, reports EHR resisters tend to be older and solo practitioners.
Do Your Due Diligence With The Cloud And PCI
Commentary  |  5/17/2013  | 
Don't hand over compliance responsibilities when you sign on with a cloud provider.
British MPs Attack Google On Taxes
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
British politicians criticize Google and Amazon for failing to pay enough taxes in a country where they are reaping great rewards.
Healthcare Reform Too Focused On Doctors: Telemedicine Pioneer
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
Hopkins physician Jay Sanders, known as the father of telemedicine, says emphasis should be on changing patient behavior.
Ed Tech, Privatization And Plunder
Commentary  |  5/16/2013  | 
All the reasons to be suspicious of the political-industrial conspiracy against public education and public universities.
U.K. Has $10 Billion Of Public Data, Study Concludes
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
U.K. needs to plow the valuable public-sector data it collects back into better services and drive economic growth, says study commissioned by the British government.
Data Management Key To Federal Open Data Policy
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
White House order means agencies will need to give more attention to data lifecycle management.
ONC Webinar Reveals Details of Data Exchange Projects
News  |  5/13/2013  | 
Agency seeks feedback on interoperability efforts in the field while continuing to guide private sector's efforts.
20 Health IT Leaders Who Are Driving Change
News  |  5/10/2013  | 
Innovation is tough amid today's regulatory checklists. These leaders are getting it done.
Medicare Incentives Spur Jump In E-Prescribing
News  |  5/10/2013  | 
Surescripts annual report shows 38% growth in electronic prescribing in 2012, plus growing use of online medication histories and benefit data.
Beware Batch Processing Of Kids: Ed Tech Expert
News  |  5/10/2013  | 
Online learning should not supplant kids coming together to participate in teams, says researcher Justin Reich.
FCC To Boost Wi-Fi On Planes
News  |  5/10/2013  | 
The FCC wants faster Internet service available to airline passengers traveling at 30,000 feet. But this plan will take a while.
White House Releases Open Data Policy
News  |  5/9/2013  | 
In an important move toward an open government, President Obama orders agencies to make their data available to the public in open, machine-readable formats.
Kids' Gaming Adds Up For U.K. Parents
News  |  5/8/2013  | 
Survey shows many British households face unexpectedly high bills from children's unauthorized gaming purchases.
Data Centers May Benefit As U.K. Invests In Green
News  |  5/8/2013  | 
Government's £21 million low-carbon energy innovation fund could produce power saving technologies for the data center.
U.K. Government Mandates Cloud First IT Procurement
News  |  5/7/2013  | 
Cabinet Office issues directive to government workers: Prioritize cloud-based IT solutions whenever possible.
Meaningful Use Stage 2 Needs More Time, CHIME Says
News  |  5/6/2013  | 
Healthcare CIO group tells U.S. senators that providers need extension on current timeframe for EHR, interoperability work.
Federal CIOs Identify Budget-Cut Risks
News  |  5/2/2013  | 
Sequestration is deterring implementation of new technologies and forcing CIOs to find ways to save, survey finds.
Whitehall Achieves Important Digital Presence Milestone
News  |  5/1/2013  | 
Most of central government, including a cyber version of the Prime Minister's office, is now at one Web address, but hundreds of URLs still have to make the shift.
Rx Abuse Data Tools Sought By Healthcare
News  |  5/1/2013  | 
Doctors, pharmacies could more easily join fight against drug diversion if states followed uniform data rules, says standards organization NCPDP.

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