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The Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems and Compuware announced today that they have joined forces to launch www.meaningfuluse.org. This collaborative web site will promote and advance the national dialogue and education around “meaningful use.” The new site gives the healthcare information...

An Ohio man was convicted on a hacking charge for using his work-provided computer in a way not sanctioned by his employer. Specifically, Richard Wolf spent 100 work hours visiting various adult web sites rather than working. Instead of simply being fired, Mr....

An electronic content management association and researcher AIIM has released a report that found that a third of organizations have no policy to deal with legal discovery and 40% might need to search back-up tapes to find emails that could be relevant to litigation. This...

Patti Brennan, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison described as an authority in the field of health informatics, spoke on the emerging field of home-health information technology at the seventh annual Digital Healthcare Conference 2009 last week. Her talk, “Hi-tech Health@Home: New Center of...

Today I'm at the IBM Impact show in Vegas. I've made the trek to this SOA event ever since the first one in 2007. This time, IBM is making a concerted effort to link SOA and cloud computing. No surprise there: When it comes to...

President Obama today named high-tech heavyweights Eric Schmidt of Google and Craig Mundie of Microsoft as technology advisers. The two will join academic scholars, researchers, and business leaders in the sciences as part of Obama's Science and Technology Advisory Council, the administration announced. "The council represents...

I've been getting story pitches with subject lines like this one: "Swine Flu Outbreak Highlights Need for Supply Chain Resilience & Vulnerability Assessments." Opportunistic? Yes. But nonetheless important. IT plays an important role in just about everything these days, so its role in a major health story...