Content tagged with Government
posted in April 2011
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HHS Pushes Private Sector To Fix Healthcare Problems
News  |  4/11/2011  | 
Federal health IT official says government's job is to lay the foundation for business innovations that will reduce waste and improve public health.
House Rejects FCC Net Neutrality Rules
News  |  4/11/2011  | 
President Obama has threatened to veto legislation overturning the agency's ability to regulate broadband Internet traffic.
NTIA Tool Helps IPv6 Transition
News  |  4/8/2011  | 
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration's IPv6 Readiness Tool is aimed at helping businesses move to the next-generation Web standard.
Google ITA Deal Wins Conditional DOJ Approval
News  |  4/8/2011  | 
The Justice Department wants rules to ensure that Google will continue to invest in ITA's software and license the apps in a non-discriminatory fashion.
Mostashari Named ONC Chief
News  |  4/8/2011  | 
His experience as ONC deputy national coordinator for programs and policy and in the New York City Department of Health should help Mostashari promote the use of health IT.
Federal IT Operations Plan For Government Shutdown
News  |  4/8/2011  | 
The Office of Management and Budget issued operational guidelines covering the IT operations and websites of federal departments and agencies if a government shutdown takes place.
Report Blasts Problem-Plagued Cancer Research Grid
News  |  4/8/2011  | 
$350 million caBIG technology program is too complex and its business model is unsustainable, says National Cancer Institute working group.
Federal Shutdown Could Delay IT Projects
News  |  4/7/2011  | 
Project schedules could be delayed and production shut down if the government closes for business, according to Lockheed Martin.
TechAmerica Names Benioff, Capellas To Chair Cloud Commission
News  |  4/7/2011  | 
Some 71 industry and academic experts have three months to develop recommendations on how the government can optimize deployment of cloud computing technologies.
SeeClickFix Adds Facebook App
News  |  4/6/2011  | 
Facebook offers different types of opportunities for civic engagement and lets SeeClickFix award Civic Points to users of the application.
GSA Releases Federal Publications On Google Books
News  |  4/6/2011  | 
Through a partnership with the Government Printing Office, 100 consumer-oriented publications are now available online for free download.
Verizon, Medfx Pilot Health Information Exchange
News  |  4/6/2011  | 
Virginia test integrates federal Direct Project protocols and Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange standards to create secure, two-way exchange of patient health information.
CDC Sees EHRs As Public Health 'Game Changer'
News  |  4/6/2011  | 
Health information exchanges and electronic health records will advance the ability of doctors, hospitals, and federal health officials to identify, monitor, and communicate disease outbreaks, says the agency's IT chief.
NOAA CIO Tackles Big Data
News  |  4/5/2011  | 
The climate, oceanography and weather agency has untold petabytes of data to manage and volumes are only going to accelerate.
FBI Revamps Online Records Archive
News  |  4/5/2011  | 
Frequently requested documents and improved search and viewing features have been added to the electronic reading room, which is now called The Vault.
Google May Face U.S. Antitrust Probe
News  |  4/5/2011  | 
The Federal Trade Commission could be the latest agency to investigate the search leader, which has already come under scrutiny in Texas and in the EU.
GE Healthcare Intros Clinical Research Management Solution
News  |  4/5/2011  | 
Centricity Research will support clinical trial billing compliance and drive better administration of treatment plans, processes, and protocols, said GE.
Down To Business: Public-Private Partnerships, The Good And The Bad
Commentary  |  4/4/2011  | 
Collaboration on big IT issues and projects is one thing; companies feeding at the government trough is another.
VA Advances Plans For Open Source EHR System
News  |  4/4/2011  | 
The Department of Veterans Affairs has released a draft request for proposals to help transform its VistA electronic health record system.
Guerra On Healthcare: In Meaningful Use, Knowledge Is Power
Commentary  |  4/4/2011  | 
The key to success in today's ever-changing healthcare policy environment is to gather information wisely and selectively from a wide range of sources.
GAO Critical Of H-1B Visa Program
News  |  4/1/2011  | 
A Government Accountability Office report indicates that a small number of companies reap the most benefit from the foreign worker program and U.S. worker protections have eroded.
IBM Files Motion Against Indiana Governor
News  |  4/1/2011  | 
Big Blue wants Mitch Daniels to reveal what he knows about failed state outsourcing contract.
HHS Proposes Accountable Care Organization Rules
News  |  4/1/2011  | 
The agency is seeking public comment on the regulations, which seek to align reporting requirements between the Medicare Shared Savings Program and Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs.
Health IT Advisers Blast Data Exchange Policies
News  |  4/1/2011  | 
A federal workgroup said that data element access services provisions are "fundamentally flawed," pose privacy challenges.
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