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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

I think we need to develop a vision / strategy that builds autonomic computing into the enterprise architecture.  Anything that we can do to automate the management and maintenance of infrastructure will free up the creative ability of human resources to focus on the development and creation of new systems to enhance the way we do business and improve the services that we deliver.  That is where value is found.  Here's a good article on the vision of autonomic computing.

Michael Vizard mentions that Ozzie Papic of Net Integration Technologies has developed a Linux distribution that includes self healing capabilities.  He writes of the benefits of such a technology:

The thing to remember is that the number of applications that computing can be applied to are huge. What's holding back our progress--and the overall industry--is the amount of money required to support an application. As those costs drop, the number of applications will increase. So instead of seeing a world where 80 percent to 90 percent of an IT budget is dedicated to ongoing support and maintenance, we could live in a world where 50 percent or more of IT budgets are actually dedicated to new applications.

I'll take a look at the NITIX product to see how it compares.


7:24:04 AM    comment []

Governor Leavitt has carried his 500 day plan concept with him from the EPA to the Department of Human Services and created a new plan that features many significant technology initiatives and creates a nice vision for where he wants to take the department.  Here are some highlights:

  • Will convene a national collaboration to further develop, set and certify health information technology standards and outcomes for interoperability, privacy and data exchange.
  • Will realize the near-term benefits of health information technology in the focused areas of adverse drug-incident reporting, e-prescribing, lab and claims-sharing data, clinic registrations and insurance forms.
  • Will create an integrated electronic network of privacy-protected population data, genetic information and medical records to accelerate discoveries that will define an individualís risk of disease, response to treatment and likelihood of a side effect.
  • Will our international network of early-warning infectious disease surveillance.

Here's what Secretary Leavitt said after his first 50 days on the job:

"We also want to begin to use the power of technology."

You can count on that.  Technology will continue to be a growing part of the HHS agenda.


7:03:54 AM    comment []

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