The government has always had its hand in national health, and when it comes to health-care IT, it's no different. This edition of Healthcare Enterprise looks at the issue from two perspectives: the government as IT innovator, monitoring the nation's health, and as IT facilitator at health-care institutions across the country.
In "On High Alert," Marianne Kolbasuk McGee details the Department of Health and Human Services' 24-hour command center. The facility lets Health Secretary Tommy Thompson and his team of specialists visually track and prepare for events occurring domestically and internationally that could affect the public health. The center and its technology have become a model for other countries, states, and health organizations, including the World Health Organization, as they build or improve their own command centers.
At the same time, is the government doing enough to equip hospitals, especially those in small and rural communities, with technology to improve patient care? In "Granting Wishes," Eileen Colkin Cuneo examines the much-sought-after federal grants from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Created to fund innovations such as electronic medical records and telemedicine systems, applications far outstrip available funds.
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security EnterpriseTo learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Infographic: The State of DevOps in 2017Is DevOps helping organizations reduce costs and time-to-market for software releases? What's getting in the way of DevOps adoption? Find out in this InformationWeek and Interop ITX infographic on the state of DevOps in 2017.
2017 State of IT ReportIn today's technology-driven world, "innovation" has become a basic expectation. IT leaders are tasked with making technical magic, improving customer experience, and boosting the bottom line -- yet often without any increase to the IT budget. How are organizations striking the balance between new initiatives and cost control? Download our report to learn about the biggest challenges and how savvy IT executives are overcoming them.