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The Road to HIMSS15 with FierceHealthIT’s Dan Bowman

Image: "Beauty of Chicago" by Flickr user normalityrelief, licensed under Creative Commons ShareAlike. Dan Bowman, the FierceHealthIT reporter deeply embedded in Washington D.C., has his finger on federal HIT policy’s pulse. We sat down with him to discuss what stories will matter to him at the 2015 Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition April 12-16 in Chicago ...

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The Road to HIMSS 2015: The Shaun Sutner Interview

 In our preparations for the 40,000-attendee strong Health  Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2015, the  Super Bowl of health IT trade shows, we sat down with  SearchHealthIT.com Reporter Shaun Sutner to find out what he’ll  be watching at this year’s show, his first. While Sutner previously  worked for two decades as a reporter for the Worcester (Mass.)  Telegram & Gazette, prior to that h ...

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Playing with FHIR: Health Data Interoperability’s Next Chapter

Like explorers searching for the Northwest Passage, the U.S. healthcare industry has been searching for the key to unlock health data interoperability. Thwarting the quest are ice floes of governmental bureaucracy; free-market healthcare economics rewarding providers and EHR vendors who keep data proprietary; and legacy IT infrastructure slowly transforming itself into a more modern, cloud-based model. The ...

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President, U.S. Public Both Advocate Action On Climate Change

 As expected, President Barack Obama followed up his inaugural address with stronger climate and energy rhetoric during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address. He urged Congress to pursue a bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change, but also pressed the issue further:“But if Congress won't act soon to protect future generations, I will. I will direct my cabinet to come up with ...

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Why SCOTUS Decision on Healthcare is Good for Cleantech

I know that today people will be inundated with posts and stories that look to make stretch connections to the monumental and historic healthcare decision made today by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). So my apologies in advance, as I am about to join that chorus!I believe that today's decision is a positive thing for the cleantech industry for a few reasons. And so, here we go:Obama's secon ...

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UK Mandates CO2 Reporting for Largest Listed Companies

What do BP, Rolls-Royce, Barclays, Burberry Group, Unilever, Carnival Cruiselines and Royal Dutch Shell all have in common? They are part of the FTSE 100 Index marking them as the 100 companies with the highest market capitalization on the London Stock Exchange.This means that they all may be subject to new rules from the UK government requiring annual CO2 disclosures as part of their financial reporting re ...

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Black & Veatch Utility Report: Reliability, Aging Infrastructure, Environment and Long-term Investment are Top Issues

Black & Veatch issued its annual electric utility report which surveys the nation's utilities on the top issues facing them in the areas of operational efficiency, profitability and regulatory compliance. The findings of this years report were fascinating on a number of levels, but one major thing stood out to me: the top four issues are definitively linked by a single problem.According to the survey, r ...

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Would GOP Success in November Mean Doom for Cleantech?

With 21st century politics at their most polarizing since the battles of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams (Alien & Sedition Acts anyone?), there is a lot of talk of hypotheticals based on various election scenarios for the House, Senate and White House. Speculation is that the expert predicted best case scenario for the GOP (maintain control of the House, even split in the Senate and capturing the White ...

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Cleantech PR: Military Appetite for Renewable Energy to Grow more than 10X According to Pike Research

With the 2010 midterm elections resulting in a GOP majority in the House, a lot of pundits predicted that federal government support of renewable energy would dry up. But now it looks as though support for renewables will come from what is widely regarded as the most conservative of all government institutions: the US military. According to a new report from Pike Research, military deployments of renewable ...

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