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  • The Top 20 People to Watch in 2011 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    The Top 20 People to Watch in 2011

    As the countdown to 2011 begins, ExecutiveBiz brings you its third annual list of the Top 20 People to Watch. From government to industry, this year’s list highlights individuals focused, largely, on two critical fronts: in government, cost-efficiency and national security; on the industry side, new innovation “” and the creation of new U.S. jobs […] More

  • Online Health Records: Are Yours Secure? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Online Health Records: Are Yours Secure?

    As America’s healthcare industry scurries to transition from paper medical records to electronic counterparts and meeting the 2015 meaningful-use requirements, experts raise flags about the security and warn about the downside to moving into an all-digital system. Electronic Health Records, or EHRs, are perceived as a method to enhance care and save billions of dollars […] More

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    Certification for Electronic Health Record Technology Moves Closer

    The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology announced the final rule to establish a temporary certification program for electronic health record (EHR) technology, which was first proposed in early March. The temporary certification program establishes a guideline that organizations will have to follow in order to be authorized by the National Coordinator […] More

  • HHS Awards "A Key Step Toward National Health Information Exchange" Says National Coordinator Dr. David Blumenthal - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    HHS Awards “A Key Step Toward National Health Information Exchange” Says National Coordinator Dr. David Blumenthal

    Writing on the Office of the National Coordinator’s (ONC) Health IT Buzz Blog, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology said that today’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) award of over $160 million in federal funds for “meaningful use” of health IT was “a key step” toward establishing a national Health Information Exchange. He […] More

  • HIMSS '10 Surprise: David Blumenthal Announces EHR Certification Rules - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    HIMSS ’10 Surprise: David Blumenthal Announces EHR Certification Rules

    iHealthBeat reports that National Coordinator for Health IT David Blumenthal announced yesterday the release of the long-awaited Notice for Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the electronic health record (EHR) certification process.  The NPRM for EHR certification is available here. Earlier in the day at the Health Information Management and System Society (HIMSS) convention, Jodi Daniel, director […] More

  • ExecutiveBiz Top 10 stories of 2009 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ExecutiveBiz Top 10 stories of 2009

    Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) will address the Potomac Officers Club at a breakfast event on February 4th, beginning at 8:15 AM.  Senator Webb served with distinction as a combat Marine platoon commander in Vietnam, earning the silver star, the Navy Cross, two bronze stars and two purple hearts at the infamous An Hoa Basin west […] More

  • Healthcare IT company? Check out new blog from Dr. David Blumenthal - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Healthcare IT company? Check out new blog from Dr. David Blumenthal

    If you’re a company in the healthcare IT space, here’s something to add to your daily reading: A new blog by Dr. David Blumenthal, national coordinator for health information technology at the Department of Health and Human Services. Launched a week ago, Health IT Buzz will have Blumenthal blogging on several discussion points: Activities to […] More

  • Feds Are "In-Sourcing" GovCon Jobs...Get Used to It? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Feds Are “In-Sourcing” GovCon Jobs…Get Used to It?

    In-Sourcing: two hyphenated words with the power to strike fear into the hearts of government contractors.  While it’s true that at a basic level, in-sourcing means fewer jobs contracted out to private industry and therefore fewer contracting dollars, proponents say the news isn’t all bad.  Here are some thoughts from local, recognizable leaders of government and […] More

  • Top 10 Healthcare IT Game Changers to Watch - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Top 10 Healthcare IT Game Changers to Watch

    It’s an exciting time for health care in the US “” and federal agencies and industry are playing a leading role in its facelift. To give you an idea of these movers and shakers, ExecutiveBiz has compiled a list of the Top 10 Health IT Game Changers to Watch. Hailing from government and industry alike, […] More

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    Health IT Policy Committee agrees to definition of “meaningful use”; industry weighs in

    The other day, David Blumenthal “” Obama’s national coordinator for health information technology “” and one of two panels he is working with (the Health Information Technology Policy Committee) “” reached agreement on the meaning of the term, “meaningful use.” The term will guide doctors on the way to adopting medical health records. Here’s what […] More

  • Dr. Blumenthal Wants to “Harmonize“ Health Records - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Dr. Blumenthal Wants to “Harmonize“ Health Records

    Dr. David Blumenthal, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, has said, at the CONNECT users conference, that he wants to “harmonize“ electronic health records within the National Health Information Network (NHIN). The initial draft of the “meaningful use“ criteria also suggests that electronic health record users be apart of a health information exchange, which will […] More

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