Navy CIO Plans 25% Cut In IT Spending
Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen plans to trim IT budgets via cloud computing, data center and app consolidation, thin clients, enterprise licensing, and rigorous spending controls.
VA To Test Cloud Collaboration For Doctors
The department is look for cloud-based email, calendaring, and other collaboration tools that can integrate with the VA's existing Microsoft Exchange-based collaboration system.
VA Issues Social Media Policy
Agency sets policies and limits on how personnel can use Facebook, Twitter, and other online sites to communicate with veterans and other stakeholders.
AMA Denies Conflict On Pharmaceutical Data Mining
Healthcare organization lashes out at New England Journal of Medicine commentary suggesting that AMA's financial interest in promoting prescription drug data mining is greater than its support for physician privacy.
HITECH Act Blocking Smaller IT Firms
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act prevents some small and midsize IT services firms from pursuing new healthcare business opportunities, says a CompTIA report.
Hospitals Use BI To Stanch Revenue Losses
With Medicare set to stop paying for preventable hospital readmissions in October, healthcare organizations are turning to business intelligence tools to reduce the risk.
Don't Shortchange Nursing Informatics
The feds are offering $71.3 million to expand nursing education, but lack of targeted funding for nursing informatics is a missed opportunity, says a nurse leader.