Do Cities Need Texting Zones?
New York state is planning pull-over texting "zones" on some of its highways to reduce driving accidents. Should cities follow suit?
Feds Warm Up To LinkedIn
Government IT managers have been cautious about using LinkedIn, but odds are activity will soon rise due to federal travel restrictions and greater comfort with the platform.
Cerner, Intermountain Partner On EHRs
Healthcare IT vendor and Intermountain to collaborate on activity-based costing, expected to help accountable care organizations measure cost of care.
Will EHRs Ever Help Small Practices?
So far, evidence suggests that health IT benefits mostly hospitals and practices with deep pockets. That could change if small practices get more EHR training.
Tech Glitches Trip Obamacare Exchange Launches
Several state health insurance exchanges say their websites might not be 100% functional on Oct. 1 launch date because of bugs that incorrectly calculate policy prices, among other problems.
DATA Transparency Bill Needs More Work
Proposed legislation aims to improve data accountability and transparency in government. Revisions have improved the bill, but some elements still need attention.
IBM's Big Data Education Outreach
In the last decade, IBM has partnered with more than 1,000 universities to increase the world's pool of computer science graduates. Latest focus: Big data.
ACOs Need Claims Data For Analytics, Expert Says
Accountable care organizations will use data from payers to manage population health for next 10 to 15 years, predicts Jonathan Weiner, professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Michael Dell Wins: Now The Hard Part
Michael Dell finally succeeds in taking his company private. He plans to keep building PCs -- and bolster the enterprise portfolio with more acquisitions.
Hospitals In Early Stage of Analytics Usage
Fewer than half of healthcare organizations have clinical and business intelligence tools, and most who do are still learning how to use them, says HIMSS Analytics survey.
Google Fights Forced Censorship
Litigation in France seeks to require Google to take an active role in policing content rather than just responding to lawful demands.
Conquering IT's Three Monsters
Former NASA CIO tells how government CIOs -- who often face challenges of mythological proportions -- can become heroes.
Microsoft Is The Apple Of PaaS
If you follow risk assessment best practices, public platform-as-a-service is a no go. That is, unless you sign on with a control freak.