State & Local

Texas gets help with health IT incentive program

As feds prepare to hand out billions in health IT incentive rewards, a system integrator offering support systems and services strikes a deal with Texas.

NASA open-source project gains Apache's top-level status

For the first time, a NASA project -- Object Oriented Data Technology -- has been recognized as a Top-Level Project by the open-source flagship.

Cloud & Infrastructure

HHS sweetens the pot for states building health exchanges

The Health and Human Services Department announced a grant program that will fund up to five states or consortiums to build exchanges that HHS hopes will serve as models for other states.

Data & Analytics

What's on state CIOs' minds? Consolidation, cost control, health care.

Consolidation, virtualization, budget and health care are among the most critical policy or technology issues to be faced by state government in 2011, according to a recent NASCIO survey.

HHS Connect at a glance

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HHS Connect sets standards for sharing medical information

A program involving more than 20 agencies establishes standards and creates the software necessary for federal organizations to exchange records.

State & Local

Maryland puts health data exchange online

The Health Information Exchange will eventually link all of the state's 48 hospitals, along with some doctors' offices, clinics and other medical facilities.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Health network is ready — and waiting for your records

The Nationwide Health Information Network is moving out of its trial phase and into production deployment. But the amount of electronic health data has not yet reached the critical mass needed to fully support it.

Security and privacy laws — and patients — hold sway over NHIN

The Nationwide Health Information Network, which is slowly expanding the secure exchange of electronic health records, must comply with FISMA and HIPAA. It also needs the consent of patients to electronically share records.

Cybersecurity

HHS publishes online list of patient data breaches

The Health and Human Services Department has started publishing an online list of data thefts and breaches that affect the health data of more than 500 patients.

State & Local

Colorado, Cisco forge pact to connect communities

Colorado is working with Cisco to show how advanced modeling and simulation tools can support pilot programs.

NIST creating tools to test health IT products

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is taking on an IT product testing role related to the distribution of $17 billion in economic stimulus funds for health IT.

FDA readies new data systems for drug safety

The Food and Drug Administration will expand its tracking of drug safety once the drugs enter the marketplace, according to a new report.

Chopra moves one step closer to being federal CTO

Aneesh Chopra is one step closer to becoming the first federal chief technology officer after winning unanimous support from the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

Cybersecurity

Warren Suss | How federal IT can help corporate recovery

Federal IT managers have rarely had responsibilities directly related to the success of IT in corporate America, but that is about to change.

Robert Kahn | A different kind of Internet

Robert Kahn is regarded as one of the founding fathers of the Internet. He still harbors a vision for how the Internet could be used to manage information, not just move information. He shares that vision in a recent interview with GCN chief editor Wyatt Kash, and explains how it could help make electronic health records and other data more secure and permanently accessible

Cloud & Infrastructure

Ohio upgrades supercomputer

The Ohio Supercomputer Center has procured a $4 million expansion pack for its IBM supercomputer.

Dell's new tablet PC offers gesture-based touchscreen

Dell unveils its Latitude XT2 convertible tablet, which features a touchscreen that works with user gestures.

Ready to make the rounds

The Panasonic Toughbook H1 fills the prescription for a mobile clinical assistant. The tablet PC is easy to carry around and has enough power and features to get the job done.

State & Local

OASIS approves emergency data exchange standards

OASIS has approved two emergency data exchange languages as OASIS standards, members of the organization said today.

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