Technology

Maryland Receives Funds for Health IT Adoption

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Monday that Maryland’s Medicaid program will receive approximately $1.37 million in federal matching funds for state planning activities necessary to adopt the electronic health record incentive program established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. According to CMS, EHRs will …

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FCC and DOE to Host Clean Technology Showcase

Julius Genachowski, FCC Chairman, and Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy, will be co-hosting a Clean Technology Showcase next Tuesday. On May 18, 2010 the two departments will present this showcase, which is free and open to the public, at the FCC Headquarters. The showcase will include several leading technology companies …

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EPA Awards Small Businesses for New Technologies

“The health and prosperity of our nation is due to the strength and ingenuity of our small business,” said Dr. Paul T. Anastas, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Research and Development. EPA is helping small businesses by awarding around $2.5 million to 11 different companies to support new environmental …

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DOE Hosts Annual Small Business Conference

The Department of Energy is hosting its 11th Annual Small Business Conference and Expo, but this year is different from the past. The conference has a record number of attendees at the conference at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The Annual Small Business Conference and Expo started …

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EPA Administrator Jackson Visits Gulf Region

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is making efforts to alleviate the ongoing BP oil spill in the gulf region. Jackson is visiting this area today, Monday May 10, 2010 through tomorrow, Tuesday May 11, 2010. Jackson will be meeting with BP officials, the Coast Guard, Louisiana State University Scientists, Tulane University …

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Pentagon Unveils New Widget to Spread the News

The Pentagon Channel has unveiled its latest new-media tool, which allows users to receive the latest DoD podcasts on their own website or social-networking pages by cutting and pasting a short line of code. The new widget features nine different podcasts, ranging from “This Week in the Pentagon” to audio …

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Government Collaboration with Help of Virtual Worlds

If you are interested in how virtual worlds are being used in government, you will get a chance to find out more at the Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference held May 13-14 in Washington, D.C. Paulette Robinson, assistant dean for teaching, learning & technology at the National Defense University, …

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Adm. Mullen Releases Social-Media Strategy

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen has released his social-media strategy, which details goals of increasing interaction with Twitter and Facebook followers and identifying new social-media platforms to use. Mullen started using Twitter in April 2009 and has since opened accounts at Facebook, YouTube, iTunes and …

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HHS Allocates $220M for Health IT to 15 Communities

The Health and Human Services is allocating $220 million to 15 communities to pilot test the adoption of emerging health IT. The awards are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds totaling a $2 billion effort to promote the implementation of electronic health records by 2014. Vice President …

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Blumenthal Urges Physicians to Adopt EHRs Sooner Rather Than Later

While some physicians throughout the United States have decided to become meaningful users of electronic health records by 2011 when Medicare and Medicaid begin extra payments to meaningful users, many others remain undecided, said Dr. David Blumenthal, national health IT coordinator. Last week, Blumenthal wrote on the Health IT Buzz …

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