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Content tagged with Policy & Regulation posted in September 2009
Personalized Health Project Integrates E-Medical Data, DNA
News  |  9/30/2009  | 
The Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaboration platform will be used to develop treatments tailored to patients' genetic and other health-related profile.
Federal Contracting Databases Prone To Errors
News  |  9/29/2009  | 
The GSA will award a contract in October to re-architect databases rife with inaccuracies, duplications, and poor system capabilities.
New York Health System Launches $400M EMR Program
News  |  9/29/2009  | 
Major hospital network plans to deploy one of the largest electronic medical record initiatives in the nation.
FCC Seeks Comment On Spectrum Needs
News  |  9/28/2009  | 
As more consumers use devices like the iPhone for mobile Internet services, the FCC is asking if there is enough licensed spectrum to handle it in the future.
Feds Refresh Stimulus Tracking Site
News  |  9/28/2009  | now includes better mapping and navigation and more data, but roadblocks to a smooth launch remain.
AT&T Claims Google Voice Violates FCC Rules
News  |  9/25/2009  | 
AT&T claims Google violates regulations by blocking calls to some rural communities.
Congress Mulls D Block Spectrum Fate
News  |  9/25/2009  | 
Lawmakers are trying -- again-- to create a wireless public safety communications network on the D Block of the 700 MHz spectrum.
Congressman 'Crowdsources' Healthcare Bill
News  |  9/25/2009  | 
Texas Republican John Culberson has posted the House healthcare bill online and invited constituents to annotate it using a Web 2.0 collaboration tool.
iPhone To Enter South Korea
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
The country has long kept its mobile market closed in order to protect and improve LG Electronics and Samsung.
Net Neutrality Opposed By State Legislators
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
The American Legislative Exchange Council asserts that regulating wireless and wired carriers in the same manner is "likely unconstitutional."
Lab To Market Cloud-Based E-Health Record System
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
Practice Fusion's electronic health record system will be available free to BioReference Lab's 15,000 affiliated physicians.
Obama Promotes National Innovation Strategy
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
The president unveils a three-pronged plan to spur technology and business innovation in the United States.
FCC Chair's Net Neutrality Position Picks Up Support
News  |  9/21/2009  | 
The eventual approval of the free flow of Web content without blocking or slowing by broadband carriers or ISPs seems assured.
FCC Chair Preps Net Neutrality Speech
News  |  9/18/2009  | 
Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is expected to support rules that would prevent carriers from interfering with traffic on their networks.
IW500: U.S. Faces Innovation Challenge
News  |  9/14/2009  | 
At the InformationWeek 500, SAS CEO Jim Goodnight calls for better science and technology education in the United States.
Ford Supports Ban On Texting While Driving
News  |  9/11/2009  | 
The automaker joins Verizon Wireless in supporting federal legislation banning drivers from text messaging.
Microsoft-Yahoo Deal Draws Antitrust Look
News  |  9/11/2009  | 
Department of Justice seeks additional documents relating to search agreement.
Patent Problems Mean The Future Is... Later
Commentary  |  9/10/2009  | 
A backlog of applications at the U.S. Patent Office has innovation in a stranglehold. That means big problems for small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs.
Gov 2.0: Roadblocks Remain For Transparency
News  |  9/10/2009  | 
Speaking at the Gov 2.0 Summit, federal CIO Vivek Kundra said infrastructure upgrades will likely be required.
Healthcare Market Hot For IT Staffing
News  |  9/9/2009  | 
The details of the federal government's HITECH stimulus legislation are not final, but healthcare organizations are getting their IT teams in order now.
Gov 2.0: Open Government Directive Nearly Ready
News  |  9/9/2009  | 
At the Gov 2.0 Summit, federal CTO Aneesh Chopra said the order, due soon, will outline steps agencies can take to be 'hardwired' for transparency, collaboration, and participatory government.
CCHIT Rolls Out Preliminary E-Health Certification
News  |  9/8/2009  | 
New certification from the Certification Commission for Health IT comes as the industry waits for government's final "meaningful use" definition.
Global CIO: Oracle Nailed By EU Protectionism As HP And IBM Raid Sun
Commentary  |  9/6/2009  | 
The European Commission says it's investigating Oracle's acquisition of Sun to protect consumers. That's nonsense--they're doing it for one and only one reason: because they can.
Oracle, MySQL Not Competitors, Says Ingres CEO
News  |  9/3/2009  | 
Sun's ownership of the MySQL open source database is being viewed as a potential anti-competitive issue by the European Commission.
Oracle Sun Deal Faces EU Investigation
News  |  9/3/2009  | 
The move by the European Union will delay Oracle's ability to close the deal by up to five months.
Regulators Mull Freeing Spectrum
News  |  9/3/2009  | 
The FCC's National Broadband Plan may include making more wireless spectrum available.
Federal Agencies Urged To Hasten Network Transitions
News  |  9/2/2009  | 
U.S. government's top IT procurement official prods agencies to move faster to network products and services covered under the Networx contracts.
Program Aims To Erase Doubts About Health Data Security
Commentary  |  9/1/2009  | 
A new certification program could make it easier for healthcare organizations to decide whether their IT security products meet their compliance needs.
HHS Funding Health Information Project
News  |  9/1/2009  | 
The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services has awarded a $1.2 million grant to help states adopt, plan, and deploy health information exchanges.

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