Weekly Roundup July 31, 2015

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Pursuing IT Standardization and Consolidation: Insights from Dave Bowen, Director of Health Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Defense Health Agency, U.S. Department of Defense
The provision of health services is a critical and significant mission within each branch of the U.S. Military, as well as an integral part of the U.S....

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Weekly Roundup July 31, 2015
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"If you think about what we’re about, creating knowledge, sharing information for the advancement of humankind, then we’re all about sharing information, but we also have the challenge of security and securing the information. So balancing this is a big challenge.”
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“We are moving to a patient-centric environment, where veteran health information can be shared more easily…. [So] no matter where the veteran goes, the access to his or her medical information is very easy, to the point where it can actually be accessed by other government agencies.”
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“We try to get at least 90 days’ notice that there is an issue [with a bank], but there are occasions where we may only get one day’s notice. We have to be able to react quickly, efficiently, so we have five teams of people standing by.”
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"Mapping, monitoring, modeling, and understanding ecosystems is important to informing resource managers in their challenge of balancing land-use and land-change issues with human needs.”
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"How do you encourage physicians and patients to choose value?… I think the next few years, regardless of who’s elected in November, we’ll see a push for changes in the way we finance and organize health care. I think that states are going to be involved in that process.”
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"We have programs that now can track what they are doing and a way to describe it: where they’re going, what they’ve done, what they’re trying to achieve. I think that makes them more accountable."
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"We’re very bullish on both biofuels and hydrogen, as well as battery technology, which is being developed to really improve the operation of vehicles, reduce our dependence on foreign oil—which is, frankly, job one—and then also it’s going to improve the environment. It’s sort of a triple whammy, if you will.”
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"We’re one of the few developed countries that doesn’t have a set of key outcome indicators so that we can understand the nation’s position and progress across a wide range of social, demographic, and other key policy areas. We believe that those would help decision makers know how we are doing….”
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Over the past year, the IBM Center for The Business of Government has been preparing materials to help smooth the transition for the next administration.  This blog has been part of that preparation.  But today is the grand unveiling! Bookmark this link...
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"The natural environment continues to pose risks to society. USGS has a long and respected history of providing relevant and timely information for responding to hazard events such as earthquakes, flooding, volcanic eruptions, and landslides."
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