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Cultural challenges slow federal open data efforts

The passage of the DATA Act last year brought with it a new set of mandates for government agencies to bring more of their spending data online, in a common format, to achieve a fuller picture of where public money is being spent.

Written by Kenneth Corbin05 Aug. 15 05:39

Government CIOs fret over apps reliability in the cloud

Government CIOs in states and local districts increasingly are looking to push applications to the cloud, but security and a reliable user experience remain principal challenges, a new survey reports

Written by Kenneth Corbin03 Aug. 15 23:27

Congress probes Internet of Things privacy, security

With billions of new sensor-enabled devices coming online each year, lawmakers and regulators have been considering a host of security and privacy questions arising from the so-called Internet of Things (IoT).

Written by Kenneth Corbin31 July 15 06:17

EHR vendors slammed for interoperability struggles

Senior officials in the healthcare sector took aim at the tech companies that provide electronic health records (EHR) yesterday, saying that many of those vendors employ proprietary standards and deceptive strategies to lock providers into their products and keep systems from communicating with one another.

Written by Kenneth Corbin24 July 15 23:24

CIO role is crucial to federal data governance

As federal agencies find themselves awash in data collected through far-flung cloud, mobile and sensor-enabled IT systems, the CIO has a pivotal role to play in establishing sound governance structures.

Written by Kenneth Corbin23 July 15 00:24

How OPM data breach could have been prevented

The recently disclosed data breach at the U.S. government's Office of Personnel Management follows a long history of lax security at the agency, according to the inspector general's office.

Written by Kenneth Corbin14 July 15 00:39

Healthcare providers lament lack of EHR standards

More than six years after a bill aimed at spurring the development and adoption of electronic health records (EHR) became law, many observers complain that the technology has failed to live up to its promise.

Written by Kenneth Corbin24 June 15 00:00

New CIO authorities only first step toward better federal IT

The most significant overhaul of the government technology apparatus in two decades grants federal CIOs dramatic new authorities, but a number of obstacles ranging from agency culture to legacy IT stand in the way of reform.

Written by Kenneth Corbin16 June 15 00:08

Health IT could curb prescription drug abuse, but adoption lags

WASHINGTON -- If health technology is ever going to achieve the goal of lowering the rates of prescription drug abuse, developers and policy makers will have to do more to encourage adoption of electronic prescribing systems among healthcare providers.

Written by Kenneth Corbin12 June 15 00:18

Medicare data available to help businesses ‘shake up healthcare'

WASHINGTON -- In an effort to expand the utility of government health data and improve care for the sickest Americans, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Tuesday said it will open its datasets to the business community for the first time.

Written by Kenneth Corbin05 June 15 00:15

How CIOs can reduce shadow IT in government

If government CIOs want to bring IT out of the shadows, they need to start by understanding what kind of tools agency personnel need to do their jobs.

Written by Kenneth Corbin04 June 15 01:30

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