Government Health IT: Table of Contents

Features

The biosurveillance money pit
The U.S. has spent billions on biosurveillance. So what have those dollars bought — and why can CNN spot an outbreak faster than CDC?

Chipping away at disease prevention
Intel’s research into digital entertainment has spawned a global effort to use the microchip to power new approaches to population wellness

Are med schools tech savvy?
Faced with a mixture of inertia and uncertainty, medical students are leading the push to incorporate the latest health IT tools and practices

Editor’s letter

Editor's Letter: Innovation at work, better management needed
The United States has already spent nearly $32 billion on biodefense but cannot begin to connect the dots to identify a bioterrorism or pandemic event inside of two to three weeks

Communities

On call and outback

Policy

Take a number

Strategies

Giving health care the business

Technology

A new scheme for data sharing

Spotlight

Surveillance case study: Mosquito coasts

Back Page

Schumacher: Disaster half-readiness

The Fed 100

Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

Featured

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    How Einstein changes the way government does business

    The Department of Commerce is revising its confidentiality agreement for statistical data survey respondents to reflect the fact that the Department of Homeland Security could see some of that data if it is captured by the Einstein system.

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    Mattis mulls consolidation in IT, cyber

    In a Feb. 17 memo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told senior leadership to establish teams to look for duplication across the armed services in business operations, including in IT and cybersecurity.

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    DHS vague on rules for election aid, say states

    State election officials had more questions than answers after a Department of Homeland Security presentation on the designation of election systems as critical U.S. infrastructure.

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    How the hiring freeze targets millennials

    The government desperately needs younger talent to replace an aging workforce, and experts say that a freeze on hiring doesn't help.

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    VA moves ahead with homegrown scheduling IT

    The Department of Veterans Affairs will test an internally developed scheduling module at primary care sites nationwide to see if it's ready to service the entire agency.

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    MGT Act poised for a comeback

    After missing in the last Congress, drafters of a bill to encourage cloud adoption are looking for a new plan.

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