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EHR Implementation Still Costs Too Much

Nicole Lewis | InformationWeek | July 9, 2012

Hospitals have always had problems securing the initial down payment for electronic health record (EHR) implementation; a recently released poll from KPMG suggests that financing such projects remains an ongoing concern that promises to last throughout the implementation phase and beyond. Read More »

EHR Part Of MaineHealth's Financial Woes

Stephanie Bouchard | Healthcare IT News | May 2, 2013

In a memo to its employees last week, Maine Medical Center [...] said it has suffered an operating loss of $13.4 million in the first half of its fiscal year. The rollout of MaineHealth's estimated $160 million electronic health record system [...] was among several reasons Maine Med's CEO cited for the shortfall. Read More »

Epic Program Rollout Hits WF Baptist Finances Hard

Owen Covington | The Business Journal | April 5, 2013

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is likely to finish the fiscal year in the red this summer after a rocky start for a new electronic medical records system. Read More »

European Commission Embraces Open Access

Richard Van Noorden | Nature | July 17, 2012

The European Commission has announced its intention to make open access all research findings funded by Horizon 2020, its enormous, €80-billion (US$98-billion) research-funding programme for 2014–20. And it is urging member states to follow its lead. Read More »

Federal CIO Outlines Second-Term IT Priorities

Patience Wait | InformationWeek | January 24, 2013

Amid continued cost cutting, the White House will seek to drive innovation, ROI and cybersecurity. Read More »

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel Confirmed As Keynote For FOSE 2013

Press Release | FOSE | April 30, 2013

FOSE 2013 today announced that Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) Steven VanRoekel will deliver the featured keynote at this year’s event. The second CIO of the United States, appointed by President Obama on August 5, 2011, Mr. VanRoekel will provide insight on the fiscal 2014 budget and beyond... Read More »

Federal IT Budget To Increase In 2014

Patience Wait | InformationWeek | April 11, 2013

Federal IT spending will increase nearly 2%, to $82 billion, in the fiscal 2014 budget submitted by the White House on Wednesday. It's the first significant increase in federal IT spending in four years. Read More »

From The Start, Signs Of Trouble At Health Portal

Robert Pear, Sharon LaFraniere and Ian Austen | New York Times | October 12, 2013

In March, Henry Chao, the chief digital architect for the Obama administration’s new online insurance marketplace, told industry executives that he was deeply worried about the Web site’s debut. “Let’s just make sure it’s not a third-world experience,” he told them. Read More »

GAO Faults Oversight Of IT Investments

Nicole Blake Johnson | Federal Times | January 22, 2013

Many of the government’s information technology investments lack proper oversight and transparency and end up over budget or behind schedule, according to David Powner of the Government Accountability Office. Read More »

Government Healthcare IT Plans Hinge On Open Data

Kenneth Corbin | CIO.com | September 23, 2013

Health and Human Services CTO sees big future in big health data as the government looks to expand its repository of publicly available, machine-readable data sets. 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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Greed, Fear And Other Barriers To Health Care As A Human Right

Philip Caper | Bangor Daily News | April 18, 2013

Of all the wealthy countries, only the United States has so far failed to treat health care as a human right. A human right to health care means that everybody receives the same health care whatever their age, gender, health or employment status, racial or religious background, sexual orientation, or wealth and income level. Read More »

Groups: Billions More Needed To Address Veterans' Health Care, Benefits Issues

Matthew M. Burke | Stars and Stripes | February 6, 2014

The federal government will fall well short of meeting veterans’ health care and benefits needs in the coming years, several leading veterans service organizations said this week, and tens of billions of dollars in additional spending will be needed to adequately address the issue. Read More »

Health Care Spending: A 21st Century Gold Rush

Philip Caper | Bangor Daily News | February 14, 2013

Winston Churchill once remarked, “Americans will always do the right thing, once they’ve exhausted all alternatives.” His observation, at least the second half of it, is proving itself as we continue to struggle with our health care system, especially its out-of-control costs that are crippling the budgets of businesses and government alike. Read More »

Health Care, Consuming And Politics In America

Steffen Schmidt | DesMoinesRegister.com | January 5, 2013

We know that escalating healthcare costs are a huge threat to our national solvency, to budget deficits and the national debt. It is the major political issue as we have seen over the battle for and against ObamaCare. It continues to simmer in the form of coming battles over Medicare and Medicaid. Read More »