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Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in September 2013
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Obamacare: The Rise Of Private Health Insurance Exchanges
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Tuesday’s launch of state and federal health insurance marketplaces is also prompting new interest in private exchanges as legal landscape changes.
Do Cities Need Texting Zones?
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
New York state is planning pull-over texting "zones" on some of its highways to reduce driving accidents. Should cities follow suit?
GetInsured Wants To Be Cloud Provider To State Exchanges
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Website provides cloud back-end for New Mexico health insurance exchange and software for California insurance marketplace, with hopes to expand.
Millennials Reshape Companies' Social Media Policies
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Nearly two-thirds of Gen Y workers use a personal device or application for work purposes, says study. Does your company policy address this major shift?
Dysfunctional Congress Hurts Government IT
Commentary  |  9/30/2013  | 
Government IT budgeting was hard enough even before government shutdowns, says this former government CIO. What can be done to combat the dynamic with Congress?
Feds Warm Up To LinkedIn
Commentary  |  9/30/2013  | 
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.
Big Data, 'Breaking Bad' And Orange Juice
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
MailChimp's chief data scientist has a unique way of explaining data science to the masses. If you know a little Excel, you're ready to learn.
Government Shutdown: What Are IT Systems Risks?
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
If the looming government shutdown comes to pass, Federal IT faces security, budget, and workflow risks.
5 IT Resume Blunders To Avoid
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Your resume can do as much harm as good when you're hunting for a new IT job.
Cerner, Intermountain Partner On EHRs
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Healthcare IT vendor and Intermountain to collaborate on activity-based costing, expected to help accountable care organizations measure cost of care.
Do You Need Mobile Middleware?
Commentary  |  9/27/2013  | 
Major software vendors seem to think you do -- and they might be right. Just don't expect mature platforms.
SAM Saves Cash, Not Just Compliance Woes
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Software asset management doesn't just make sure you're compliant with your software licenses. Smart use of SAM can also save money.
The Next Billion-Dollar IT Wunderkind
Commentary  |  9/27/2013  | 
Tech's next big star will improve information value, information delivery or maybe both.
HTML5 Offers 'Road to Awesome'
Commentary  |  9/27/2013  | 
Before you head down the iOS or Android native-app mobile development path, consider Amazon's choice regarding HTML5.
Will EHRs Ever Help Small Practices?
Commentary  |  9/26/2013  | 
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
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
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.
ERP Is A People Problem
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
If there's an enterprise resource planning project in your future, beware the foot draggers and sandbaggers
State Insurance Exchanges: Hospital IT's Next Challenge
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
As state insurance exchanges take hold, hospital IT departments must figure out how to keep up with patients' insurance eligibility, health status and benefits in fluid environment.
Robots Taking All Our Jobs? Ridiculous
Commentary  |  9/26/2013  | 
Neo-Luddite idea that automation causes high unemployment rates has been disproved throughout history.
CIOs & Health: Too Sick To Hire?
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
What sort of health problems can companies accept and manage in a CIO or other employee, and which are insurmountable?
Fed Health IT Chief And Deputy Departing
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Office of the National Coordinator deputy David S. Muntz will join chief Farzad Mostashari in Oct. 4 departure.
How To Grow An Analytics Career
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Radhika Kulkarni, VP of advanced analytics R&D at SAS, shares her lessons for making the most of your education and work experiences.
Big Data Profile: Olly Downs, Globys
News  |  9/25/2013  | 
Olly Downs, senior VP of data sciences at marketing analytics firm Globys, spends his days finding the delicate balance between effective and creepy when it comes to personalized marketing.
How NYCDOT Put 'Mobile First' Dev To Work
Commentary  |  9/25/2013  | 
Stringent procurement rules didn't stop New York City's Department of Transportation from quickly creating a tablet app to document Hurricane Sandy damage.
Patient Portals Bloom Under Meaningful Use
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
But most portals still have long way to go in fully meeting patient needs as required by law, according to KLAS survey.
Federal IT Staffing Mess: Budget Chaos + Aging Workforce
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Recurring budget questions and Congressional showdowns are driving away mid-rank IT talent, leaving an older workforce just when new talent is needed most.
Apple Updates Its iMac
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Apple spruces up its venerable desktop PC with faster processors, faster wireless networking and faster storage technology.
N.Y. State Preps InBloom Student Data Dashboards
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Education officials persist with plans for an education portal despite public and political objections to InBloom's cloud-based data warehouse. But will it work?
Device Interoperability Effort Seeks Hospital Leaders
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Center for Medical Interoperability, funded by the Gary and Mary West Foundation, aims to solve incompatibilities between medical devices and health IT systems.
FDA Reveals Final Mobile Health App Guidelines
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Agency's tiered approach puts regulatory emphasis on high-risk apps.
Apple Fingerprint Hack: A Great Reminder
Commentary  |  9/23/2013  | 
Apple's hacked fingerprint reader serves as a reminder to enterprise users: Be cautious about which two-factor mechanism you use.
Microsoft Observations From The Trenches
Commentary  |  9/23/2013  | 
Despite Microsoft's leadership problems and Windows 8 struggles, there are still huge opportunities for partners and customers.
Community And Anonymity Must Get Along
Commentary  |  9/23/2013  | 
Anonymity might be the only path to building community in an age of corporate brand preservation.
DATA Transparency Bill Needs More Work
Commentary  |  9/23/2013  | 
Proposed legislation aims to improve data accountability and transparency in government. Revisions have improved the bill, but some elements still need attention.
Microsoft's Next Moves: 11 Takeaways
News  |  9/20/2013  | 
As Microsoft charges ahead with retiring CEO Steve Ballmer's "One Microsoft" plan, here's what customers can expect.
iPhone Fingerprint Hack Contest Dangles $18,000
News  |  9/20/2013  | 
Crowd-funded effort also promises erotica, bourbon, bitcoins and whiskey to the first person who can successfully bypass the iPhone 5s Touch ID fingerprint reader.
Microsoft Challenges Amazon: Azure Gets VPN Ties
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Microsoft teams with AT&T's NetBond to give customers a private network-like linkage to the Azure cloud. This option takes aim at Amazon's Direct Connect.
Crowdsourcing: Pick The Brains Of World's Best
Commentary  |  9/19/2013  | 
Crowdsourcing is an affordable way to quickly test a slew of ideas and technologies so you can fail early and ultimately pick the best idea.
NOAA Asked To OK Sharper Satellite Images
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
DigitalGlobe, an imaging company, petitions National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to change restrictions on sale of sharper satellite images.
Why General Motors Went Green (But Not Cloud)
Commentary  |  9/19/2013  | 
GM's new data center lands LEED certification as the automaker continues insourcing IT operations.
Apple Hacker: Mobile Malware Threat Overrated
Commentary  |  9/19/2013  | 
Android and iOS exploit expert Charlie Miller says businesses have more pressing security concerns than today's minuscule amount of mobile malware.
Outsourcing Vs. Insourcing: You Need Both
Commentary  |  9/19/2013  | 
Reshored IT services are on the rise, but your company might be best served by "rightsourcing" -- using a combination of insourcing and outsourcing based on your needs.
Future CIO: Embrace Digital, Become A Business Partner
Commentary  |  9/19/2013  | 
CIOs should prepare for an era of digital disruption where a decentralized IT department is spread across the company.
Allscripts Enables EHR Customers To Send Data To Payers
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Deal with analytics firm Inovalon designed to relieve burden on providers while enabling online feedback from health plans.
Innovation Isn't Porn, It's A Relationship
Commentary  |  9/19/2013  | 
Powerful relationships take commitment and the right kind of effort.
'Rise Of The Machines': Should CIOs Tune In?
Commentary  |  9/18/2013  | 
CNBC's documentary, airing Wednesday night, explores our increasingly tech-dependent, interconnected world. Does it offer any insight for CIOs?
White House Asks FCC To Unlock Cell Phones
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
National Telecommunications and Information Administration asks FCC to issue new regulations allowing consumers to use their devices with any carrier.
EHRs Are Not A 'Digital Menace'
Commentary  |  9/18/2013  | 
Healthcare IT can compromise patient safety, but studies show that lack of it may present an even greater risk.
CMS Floats Flexibility In Meaningful Use Stage 2
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
As some unprepared EHR vendors opt to abandon Meaningful Use, agency considers options to ease transition requirements.
How To Land Your First IT Job
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
IT recruiters share 7 solid tips for recent grads and career changers applying for IT jobs.
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