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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in January 2013
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HIMSS Goal: Show Value Of Health IT
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
Convincing national policy makers that health IT is worth the investment and promoting interoperability tops health IT organization's Washington agenda.
Bill Gates Touts Analytics To Solve Global Problems
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
In his foundation's annual letter, Microsoft co-founder says analytics are helping developing countries tackle health and education problems, urges setting clear goals.
EHR Accuracy Remains Problem, CHIME Says
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives warn technology and workflow burdens make EHR reporting nearly impossible.
China's GitHub Censorship Dilemma
Commentary  |  1/30/2013  | 
Censorship becomes more difficult when communication gets combined with code.
Federal Gun Control Requires IT Overhaul
Commentary  |  1/30/2013  | 
White House plan will work only if the IT systems and databases used for background checks and gun tracing get the improvements needed to support stepped-up oversight.
Judge Won't Triple $1.05B Verdict Against Samsung
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
In patent battle, Apple had sought "willful infringement" decision in motion following August jury trial; more wrangling ahead.
Healthcare Experts Confront EHR-Related Medical Errors
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
AMIA task force calls on vendors, clinicians, academics and policy-makers to rethink poorly designed health IT systems.
Quality Measure Reporting For EHRs Needs Work
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
Mistakes indicate a need for redefined quality measures suited for EHRs, say researchers who conducted Weill Cornell study.
Amazon Profits Fall Despite Rising Revenue
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Amazon reports fourth-quarter sales of $21.27 billion, but heavy capital expenditures led to a decline in net income in quarter and an overall $39 million loss for 2012.
Google Maps North Korea With Help From Users
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Individuals around the world are contributing geo-information about secretive North Korea.
Immigration Reform Package Includes Tech Workers
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Separate bill would significantly increase the number of H-1B visas issued by the United States.
Google U.K., Raspberry Pi Donate School PCs
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Google U.K. teams with Raspberry Pi to donate 15,000 cut-down computers to British schools and inspire the next generation of computer engineers.
How Big Data Could Help Tame Cancer
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
U.K. cancer scientists say a huge DNA database could help prolong the lives of some patients.
IT Cost Control Measures Pay Off For U.K.
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Ambitious plans to reform government technology purchasing are making a positive impact, netting $496 million in savings last year, says government audit.
Square COO Resigns, Calls Harassment Claim A Shakedown
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
"I did not do the horrendous things I am told I may be accused of," insists Keith Rabois following resignation from mobile-payments company.
Facebook Blocks Vine, Wonder Apps
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
If you take our data, you must let your users share on Facebook, say Facebook's new rules.
Glasgow: U.K.'s First 'Smart City'
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Scrappy Scottish city will be paid to help develop smart technology solutions to urban problems.
Hospital Logs Productivity, Revenue Gains From Desktop Virtualization
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare turned to Dell's mobile computing tool to increase physician productivity and simplify single sign-on.
Google Silent About Wireless Experiment
News  |  1/24/2013  | 
Google has applied to the FCC for permission to test an experimental wireless system. Is Google about to offer mobile broadband?
Federal CIO Outlines Second-Term IT Priorities
News  |  1/24/2013  | 
Amid continued cost cutting, the White House will seek to drive innovation, ROI and cybersecurity.
Meaningful Use Slowly Increases EHR Use In Hospitals
News  |  1/24/2013  | 
Expense and resistance to change are among reasons 75% of hospitals still aren't in advanced stages of MU, says Health Information Management and Systems Society.
4 Ways Microsoft-Dell Deal Could Benefit IT
News  |  1/23/2013  | 
What's in it for business customers if Microsoft invests $1 billion or more in Dell's buyout deal?
Telehealth To Grow Six-Fold By 2017
News  |  1/23/2013  | 
Remote patient monitoring will ramp up worldwide, largely driven by U.S hospitals working to reduce readmissions and avoid Medicare penalties, says InMedica study.
Google Sees Growing Government Demand For User Data
News  |  1/23/2013  | 
More than two-thirds of demands for Google user data in the U.S. are made without a judge-approved warrant.
HIPAA Changes Could Create New Bureaucratic Burdens
News  |  1/23/2013  | 
Modifications to HIPAA may take the focus off patients and pile on administrative work.
Meaningful Use Stage 2 Could Be IT Quagmire
News  |  1/23/2013  | 
Federal Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements will make your organization more competitive -- if they don't drive you off the deep end.
EHR Vendors Join Chorus Against Federal Deadlines
News  |  1/23/2013  | 
Pressure builds for government to delay start of Meaningful Use stage 3, refocus MU incentive program on interoperability and health outcomes.
Google Tops $50 Billion For 2012
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
Google's strong Q4 2012 earnings beat analysts' expectations.
U.K.'s EHR Scheme To Copy Obamacare
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
NHS exec says copying the U.S. is best way for U.K. to develop national connected digital medical records. But who will pay for it?
Cisco Futurists Plan For Internet Of Everything
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
Cisco foresees connected devices, pervasive sensing and big data will drive need for data scientists to bring order to information overload.
Microsoft Jacks Up Windows 8 Upgrade Prices
News  |  1/18/2013  | 
On the heels of "good momentum with Windows 8," Microsoft will start charging much higher upgrade prices effective Feb. 1.
Healthcare Innovation Doesn't Happen Overnight
News  |  1/18/2013  | 
Intel-GE Care Innovations CEO: When it comes to technological innovation and advancement, healthcare IT leaders would do well to take a page from Intel's book.
4 Steps For Proactive Cybersecurity
News  |  1/18/2013  | 
Tired of having malware punch you in the face? The time's not right to hit back, but here are moves to make now.
Offensive Cybersecurity: Theory And Reality
News  |  1/18/2013  | 
Can you -- and should you -- strike back at attackers? It's a complex question with ethical, legal, technical and practical considerations.
New York Challenges Developers To Create Patient Portal
News  |  1/18/2013  | 
Portal to let New Yorkers access their health data is "tip of the iceberg" for future state-wide consumer health applications, says contest sponsor New York eHealth Collaborative.
Payers Lure Providers With Big Data
News  |  1/18/2013  | 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association affiliate's acquisition of Intelimedix is latest attempt to offer actionable clinical information for quality improvement.
Microsoft Kinect Technology Helps Surgeons Manipulate Images
News  |  1/18/2013  | 
Study shows device can preserve sterility by letting surgeons alter MR images without touching computer.
Windows 8 Rollout: One SMB's Story
News  |  1/17/2013  | 
At McCoy Tree Surgery, a major technology refresh happening now includes Windows 8, Server 2012 and Office 2013. The firm's IT chief shares the upgrade strategy.
Will HP Sell Autonomy, EDS?
News  |  1/16/2013  | 
HP has suitors for its troubled Autonomy and Enterprise Services units, WSJ reports. Autonomy sale would be easier for HP than selling EDS assets.
Docs, Hospitals Say Delay Meaningful Use Stage 3
News  |  1/16/2013  | 
AMA and American Hospital Association question why government is rushing to set stage 3 criteria when nobody knows results of stage 2 yet.
EHRs Continue To Take A Beating
News  |  1/16/2013  | 
In TEDMED webcast, several vendor executives suggest Meaningful Use and the focus on billing might be making medicine less efficient.
Medical Compliance App Proves Power Of Friends, Family
News  |  1/16/2013  | 
MediSafe's mobile "pillbox" app drives up medication adherence rates by sharing information with patients' loved ones.
Intel CTO: Smart Sensors, Wearable Tech Coming Soon
News  |  1/16/2013  | 
Touchscreen Ultrabooks might be cutting edge today, but Intel CTO Justin Rattner says it's nothing compared to the next generation of smart sensors and wearable technology just around the corner.
DARPA Considers Deploying Technology On Ocean Floor
News  |  1/16/2013  | 
New research program aims to develop deep sea containers for 'just-in-time' requirements.
U.K. Tech Chiefs Demand Revolution In IT Education
News  |  1/15/2013  | 
British CIOs say schoolchildren need to learn programming as early as possible to get the U.K. back in the tech game.
'Fiscal Cliff' Law To Affect Medicare's Quality Reporting
News  |  1/15/2013  | 
Quality of care registries might someday be used to report quality data to the EHR incentive program.
Twitter U.K. Faces Fines Over TweetDeck Accounting
News  |  1/15/2013  | 
Twitter misses U.K. government financial filing deadlines for TweetDeck subsidiary.
Swartz Suicide Puts JSTOR Academic Database In Spotlight
News  |  1/15/2013  | 
Death of Internet activist Aaron Swartz renews debate over online content and copyright.
The Life Monochrome: The U.K.'s Digital Laggards
News  |  1/14/2013  | 
Government plans to save money -- and generate revenue -- by shifting citizen services online may be derailed by people with no interest in smartphones, computers or even color TV.
Can't Hire Big Data Staff? Try Enterprise Crowdsourcing
News  |  1/14/2013  | 
For organizations launching a big data platform, paying remote workers by task is one way to reduce expenses.
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