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Lapse In Chemical Security Effort Cited As Another Reason To End Shutdown

Douglas P. Guarino | Nextgov | October 8, 2013

The Obama administration is adding the closure of the Homeland Security Department's chemical security program to its list of reasons why Congress should end the partial government shutdown that began last week. Read More »

Large Medical Research Funders Committed To Open Access Publishing

Staff Writer | The Economic Voice | October 24, 2013

Large medical research funding bodies are fully committed to open access publishing. But although smaller charitable funders back the principle, they worry about the impact open access will have on their budgets and their funded researchers, reveals a qualitative study published in the online journal BMJ Open. Read More »

Lincoln County Healthcare Seeks To Merge Hospitals, Retain $5 Million In Federal Funding

Beth Brogan | Bangor Daily News | April 22, 2013

Despite plans to close St. Andrews Hospital’s emergency room in October, Lincoln County Healthcare will seek to retain the hospital’s critical access status and $5 million in federal funding through a merger of St. Andrews and Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta. Read More »

Meet CGI Federal, The Company Behind The Botched Launch Of

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 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 »

Military Suicides Are Up, Despite 900 Prevention Programs

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | March 21, 2013

The Defense Department runs 900 suicide prevention programs, yet the number of military suicides has more than doubled since 2001, the head of the Pentagon’s suicide prevention office told lawmakers Thursday. Read More »

More Money Won’t Win The War On Cancer

Jacoba Urist | The Atlantic | August 28, 2013

A broken grant structure, turf wars, and an exodus of scientists for other professions are bigger barriers to progress than a lack of funding. Read More »

Mostashari Defends Vendor Fee Proposal

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | April 17, 2013

The U.S. National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari, MD, outlined his ideas for a proposed vendor fee at a committee meeting Wednesday, arguing that “having an assured funding base” for the agency’s certification program “would reduce uncertainty for the industry.” Read More »

Navy Technology Aims To Make Fuel Out Of Seawater

Marina Korean | Nextgov | December 16, 2013

The world's supply of petroleum is finite. The U.S. Navy, which runs on it, is not. Eventually, keeping its fleet afloat for generations to come may depend on another fuel—the kind that doesn't dry up. Read More »

New Bill Helps Expand Public Access To Scientific Knowledge

Adi Kamdar and Corynne McSherry | Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) | February 15, 2013

Internet users around the world got a Valentine's Day present yesterday in the form of new legislation that requires U.S. government agencies to improve public access to federally funded research. Read More »

NIH Offers Data Science $96 Million

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | July 24, 2013

The National Institutes of Health is going to fund several new Big Data to Knowledge Centers of Excellence, from a budget of $96 million over the next four years. Read More »

No Duh. EMR Implementation Costs Too Much

Anne Zieger | Hospital EMR and EHR | July 13, 2012

Courtesy of Information Week, we get the following news: apparently, EMRs cost too much. Stop the presses! Read More »

NY Startups Make The Case For Funding HIE

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | February 27, 2014

A group of leaders from 33 digital health companies in New York are calling on the legislature to fund the Statewide Health Information Network of New York, or SHIN-NY, just as the organization’s connecting HIEs and information systems are starting to build a critical mass. Read More »

Obama Campaigns For Veterans' Mental Health

Scott Horsley | NPR | September 1, 2012

On Friday, President Obama was at Fort Bliss, Texas, where he spoke to troops and met with military families, including some who lost loved ones in Afghanistan. As that war winds down, the president is ordering additional help for those with invisible battle scars. A rash of suicides has shown mental injuries can be just as deadly as a roadside bomb. Read More »

Omidyar Network Releases African Entrepreneurship Report, It’s A Must Read

Nur Bremmen | Ventureburn | April 19, 2013

We have the pleasure of presenting the Accelerating Entrepreneurship in Africa report compiled by the Omidyar Network, the philanthropic foundation established by Pierre Omidyar — the founder of eBay — in partnership with global strategy consulting film, Monitor Group. Read More »

ONC Aims To Crack Barriers That Slow HIE In 2013

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | December 21, 2012

At the dawn of 2013, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will launch a number of activities that aim to unleash growth in health information exchange and establish rules of the road in coordination with other governance groups. Read More »