Information Technology (IT)

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Bipartisan Bill Would Slash iEHR Funding

Erin McCann | Government Health IT | May 16, 2013

Members of Congress are lauding a bipartisan bill that limits funding for an integrated electronic health record system between VA and DoD and requires aggressive progress updates from both agencies, which have, in recent months, come under fire for the dilatory pace at which they're moving forward with the iEHR. Read More »

BrewDog’s Open-Source Revolution Is at the Vanguard of Postcapitalism

Paul Mason | The Guardian | February 29, 2016

...a very interesting thing just happened. BrewDog, the Scottish-based brewery whose beer outlets are spreading rapidly across the globe, just open-sourced its recipe collection. In a cheeky press release, its founders quipped: “Oh, and if you are from one of the global beer mega corporations and you are reading this, your computer will spontaneously combust, James Bond style, any second now.”...

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Budget Authority And Executive Titles Come In For Scrutiny In IT Reform Debate

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | January 22, 2013

Government chief information officers without authority over their agencies’ technology spending are like “toothless tigers,” former Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., testified Tuesday before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee he once chaired. Read More »

CACI Appoints Dr. Anthony Hess As Senior Vice President, Healthcare Solutions Group

Press Release | CACI International Inc | July 18, 2013

Accomplished Industry Leader Highlights Focus on Growth in Healthcare Market Area Read More »

Can A Phoenix Arise From The Ashes Of Mumps? (Part 2)

Rob Tweed | The EWD Files | January 23, 2013

My analysis in part 1 of this article suggests that the rest of the IT industry have never recognised anything particularly special or noteworthy about these characteristics which I think is our (the Mumps community’s) fault, not their’s... Read More »

Can Africa’s Mobile Phones And Maps Usher In A Governance Revolution?

Michael Keller | Txchologist | December 10, 2013

For crime victims in the Kenyan town of Lamet Umoja, where before there was silence, now there is Twitter. Read More »

Can IT Cure Healthcare's Inertia?

Paul Cerrato | InformationWeek | September 18, 2012

Perhaps you've seen the TV commercial for a popular arthritis drug that says, "A body at rest tends to stay at rest, while a body in motion tends to stay in motion." The ad refers, of course, to a law of physics called inertia--which brings to mind the U.S. healthcare system... Read More »

Carl Reynolds On [Britain's NHS] Procurement Woes

Carl Reynolds | eHealth Insider | October 19, 2012

Junior doctor and open source enthusiast Carl Reynolds compares buying a used car with an NHS IT system, and concludes that the NHS needs to try harder to get a good deal. Read More »

CAST's Marc Jones: For Fed's Open Source, It's Trust And Verify

Jack Germain | Linux Insider | April 30, 2013

"Open source certainly is not going away. It is becoming a part of the infrastructure. Whether the open source code comes from a purely independent community or a federal integrator, open source should not get a free pass on verifying that it meets fundamental tests of mission or business worthiness," said Marc Jones, national federal practice director for CAST Software. "And conversely, the open source community should not feel threatened by that." Read More »

CGI To Build Vermont's HIX

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | December 20, 2012

Vermont has contracted with global IT firm CGI to build the infrastructure for Vermont Health Connect, the state’s health insurance exchange. Read More »

Changing The IT Culture At NIST

David Stegon | Fedscoop | March 18, 2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is known around the world for its groundbreaking research and innovations. Del Brockett, the agency’s chief information officer, wants the institute’s information technology services to be at that same level. Read More »

Cigna Named 2013 Red Hat Innovator of the Year

Press Release | Cigna, Red Hat, Inc. | July 15, 2013

Cigna recognized for successful Infrastructure-as-a-Service transformation project built with Red Hat solutions Read More »

CIOs To Gain Authority, Better Alignment With Business Leaders

Kenneth Corbin | CIO.com | December 4, 2013

A measure attached to defense funding bill would consolidate government CIO organization structure, grant new budgetary authorities that could align IT more closely with mission objectives. Read More »

Clinovo Presents Next Generation Cloud-Based eClinical System At Venture Capital Conference

Press Release | Clinovo | February 5, 2014

Clinovo will present its vision for CloudClinica, the next generation cloud-based platform for clinical trials, at the 30th Annual Investors Choice Venture Capital Conference on Thursday, February 6th in Salt Lake City, Utah. Read More »

CMS Awards Up-To-$15B Virtual Datacenter Contract

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | November 20, 2012

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded a 10-year contract valued at up to $15 billion to eight vendors to compete to build various aspects of a virtual datacenter, which will provide the agency’s IT infrastructure and services that operate its business systems and better safeguard its healthcare information. Read More »