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Gates Tells Jon Stewart He 'Failed' On Joint Health Record

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | January 16, 2014

Robert Gates failed to overcome the turf wars have prevented development of an integrated electronic health record to serve both the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments, the former Defense secretary told comedian Jon Stewart. Read More »

Government CIOs Have More Clout, Shorter Terms

Brittany Ballenstedt | Nextgov | August 23, 2013

Government chief information officers stay in their positions one year less on average than their private sector peers, according to new research by Gartner. Read More »

Government Moves Toward Cloud Computing 'Perfect Storm'

Kenneth Corbin | CIO | February 16, 2012

As FedRAMP initiative ramps up, cloud service providers can look forward to clearer guidance from federal clients and a robust market as administration tech chiefs press on toward a 'Perfect Storm' in cloud computing.
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Grand Opening: Federal Cloud Innovation Center

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | October 23, 2013

As more state and federal government agencies try to catch up with the private sector in using cloud-based IT, IBM is giving them a lift. Read More »

Health Care Startup Finds Success Despite Public Sector Obstacles

Joe Van Brussel | Huffington Post | October 2, 2012

At Axial, Rohde and her team have developed software and mobile apps for doctors, patients, hospitals, nurses, physical therapists and all the parties involved in the 'circle of care' to ensure that a patient's information is available and accessible to anyone who needs it.

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Health-Care Delivery: Flex Credits

Editorial | The Chronicle Herald | September 25, 2012

Pragmatism is the lowliest of virtues. It does not inspire great works of literature, soaring rhetoric or killer quotes. Linus Torvalds’ take on it is as good as it gets: “I’m generally a very pragmatic person,” the open-source software pioneer once opined. “That which works works.” Read More »

iEHR Aims To Be Agile And Open

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | October 22, 2012

Agile techniques have gained importance as the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments try to quickly launch the integrated electronic health record, or iEHR. With more than 100 scrum teams working at once, it's a lot to coordinate, said Barclay Butler, director of the DoD-VA interagency program office. Read More »

Investing in people keeps the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on mission.

Tony Bingham and Pat Galagan | ASTD | November 8, 2012

As deputy secretary of VA since 2009, W. Scott Gould has shown himself to be a true champion of human capital. He has fought for and won training budgets that support more than 60 learning and development initiatives to help VA employees deliver on their mission of service—and show measurable results. We talked with Gould at VA headquarters in Washington, D.C. Read More »

Is the US Finally Ready to Get Serious About Biodefense?

Biological and other disaster threats - whether accidental, driven by forces of nature, or intentional - pose fairly grave risks to the United States and the world. Situational awareness has been a conspicuous topic ever since the 9/11 attacks and the anthrax scare that followed shortly thereafter. Since then we have experienced numerous disasters: health impacts of major weather events such as hurricanes and earthquakes, new virus outbreaks like Ebola in Africa, raging wildfires on the West Coast (I live in California), and the ever-present threat of pandemic flu which a hundred ago infected some 500 million people across the globe and killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide, according to the Center for Disease Control and Preparedness (CDC). But since the initial flurry of public health preparedness funds in the ensuing several years after the 9/11 attacks, this topic has not had a high priority at CDC nor the funding necessary to implement it successfully.

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Is The White House Trying To Blow Up An Open Data Bill?

Andrea Peterson | Washington Post | January 29, 2014

The case for open data is pretty straightforward: Citizens deserve access to the information created with their tax dollars. Publishing that data in a format that's easy to search, sort and download could unleash a wave of innovation. If the private sector had access to government data it could find new ways to leverage it -- creating new services for consumers and new jobs. Right now, we're a long way from that ideal. Read More »

Lessons From The ACA Health Insurance Marketplace Failure

Rob Atkinson | The Innovation Files | November 13, 2013

One can’t pass a single day it seems without seeing in the news coverage of the problems with the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace (HIM). But what is perhaps most surprising is not that the web site had problems, but that people are surprised that it had problems. [...] Read More »

Managed Cost, Mismanaged Care

Meade Klingensmith | Remapping Debate | February 13, 2013

This is the first in a series of articles examining the phenomenon by which health care policy has come to be dominated by a single-minded desire for cost control, while concerns about maximizing the quality of care have been downgraded or ignored entirely.

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Meet CGI Federal, The Company Behind The Botched Launch Of HealthCare.gov

Lydia DePillis | Washington Post | October 16, 2013

Over the past few weeks, if you've been paying attention at all to the unfolding disaster of people trying and failing to sign up for Obamacare online, one name keeps coming up: CGI Federal, the IT contractor that has orchestrated most of the Healthcare.gov Web site. By most accounts, it's been a complete train wreck, for reasons both technical and bureaucratic. Here's what you need to know about the company at the center of it all. Read More »

Mental Health Conditions Negatively Affect Social And Economic Opportunity

Brittaney Jewel Bethea | Medical Xpress | October 18, 2013

A recent study revealed that adults in the City of St. Louis spend an average of 4.5 days a month in poor mental health, with St. Louis County not lagging far behind, at an average of 3 days a month. Read More »

NHS Should 'Look To Lastminute.com'

Lis Evenstad | eHealth Insider | April 15, 2013

Trade body Intellect has urged the NHS to learn from the private sector when it comes to building a new digital architecture to meet the ‘paperless’ challenge. Read More »