Technology

EPA Launches New Web Tools for Clean Water

Now you can stay informed about clean water and check water violations in your own community. The Environmental Protection Agency is launching a new set of web tools to better inform citizens about Clean Water Act violations. These tools will include interactive maps and datasets listed state-by-state. According to Cynthia …

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Chopra and Kundra Assess Open Gov Plans

Federal CTO and CIO Aneesh Chopra and Vivek Kundra believe that the Open Government Initiatives for each agency “are off to a good start–but have much more work to do.” In a blog post on the White House website, Chopra and Kundra outlined three major findings from reviews of the …

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Smartphones Can Boost Health IT, Says Report

A new report finds that two-thirds of physicians were using a smartphone in 2009, compared to 42 percent of the general population, data that has led the California HealthCare Foundation to say the rapid growth of smartphone use could positively impact health IT. The report “How Smartphones are Changing Health …

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Open Government: “Making it Real” Panel

The Open Government Directive has been “wildly successful,” according to GSA’s David McClure said.While the open government plans have opened floodgates across agencies to allow Americans to participate in democracy and give feedback, “we are talking steps down a longer road,” he continued. It is the process of restoring trust …

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GSA Hosts 2010 Government Web & New Media Conference

The 7th Annual Web Manger University’s Government Web and New Media Conference was surely a sign of the times. When the GSA Administrator was unable to give the welcome address as the schedule had originally planned, she appeared on the big screen through Skype. Audience members started a “twitterfall” by …

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Traditional Health IT Vendors Losing Big with Digitalization

Many traditional healthcare IT vendors are struggling to retain their prominence on the market after more conventional radiological film is being replaced by picture archiving and communication system technology, according to Jamie Coffin, vice president of Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences. In an interview with InformationWeek, Coffin said transitioning from …

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Rural Areas a Focus for Health IT Adoption

National Coordinator for Health Information Technology David Blumenthal wants healthcare providers in rural areas to be an early focus for health IT extension centers, and setting up “beacon communities” will help those providers with better access to broadband connections, Government Health IT reports. Speaking at a rural health IT conference …

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Symposium Teaches Best Practices in Green IT

Executives and other leaders in IT will soon get a chance to summon and share ideas about the best energy-efficient technologies at a national event that addresses green technologies and how to best apply them. Held May 5 in Des Moines, Iowa, the Heartland GreenUp Symposium & Expo promotes awareness …

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DOE to Invest in New Technologies

Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that the department plans to invest more than $200 million in new solar and water power technologies. Over the next five years, the DOE will use these funds to facilitate a clean-energy economy and reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels. The new …

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