Grassroots for Innovation and Technology

House Approves Bills to Boost Cybersecurity Research
by Elizabeth Hyman on May 2, 2012
Tags: HealthcareIT, HealthIT, McCaul, NSF, Lipinski, Rogers, HHS, NIST, Public Advocacy, IT Security, CISPA

A look at the week of April 30 in public advocacy for the IT channel: This week, the House passed CISPA, a controversial Republican-backed cybersecurity bill. The House also passed several other bills relating to cybersecurity, including the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, which increases funding for education and R&D to confront cyberthreats. Rick Pollack, executive[...]

Surprising Health IT Opportunities in Obama's Federal Budget
by Elizabeth Hyman on March 7, 2012
Tags: HealthIT, Public Advocacy, IT Security, Cloud, Govt IT

A look at the week of March 5 in public advocacy for the IT channel: This week, Republicans prepare to introduce an alternative cyber bill in the House. takes a look at how cloud computing will change the way federal agencies work. GovernmentHealthIT examines how the President’s new budget may affect health IT. Republicans Prep Secure IT Act in the House[...]

More Support Urged for Health IT Training in Rural Areas
by Elizabeth Hyman on February 22, 2012
Tags: HealthcareIT, HealthIT, Certification, Public Advocacy

The White House announced a Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services that could help increase workforce training for Health Information Technology professionals in rural hospitals and clinics. The MOU outlines five specific objectives: Increase the number of trained health IT and health information management[...]