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Friday, December 19, 2008

Top Ten IT Trends for Higher Education in 2009

A very interesting thought piece from one of NLR's esteemed members, Lev Gonick. Definitely worth reading.

"Combined, economic blues, end-user fatigue, and a growing sense of collective vulnerability to the forces who would seek to harm us has the campus technology community facing its biggest set of challenges in 25 years."
Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN)

Promoting a more effective marketplace, greater competition, and increased choice through accessibility to accurate information on healthcare costs, quality, and outcomes The Office of the National Coordinator is advancing the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) as a ‘network of networks,” which will connect diverse entities that need to exchange health information, such as state and regional health information exchanges (HIEs), integrated delivery systems, health plans that provide care, personally controlled health records, Federal agencies, and other networks as well as the systems they, in turn, connect.

ONC is advancing the development of the NHIN using a three-phased approach:

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

New Printable NLR Map Available

A new map of NLR that includes a list of regional optical member contacts is now available on the NLR website.

The direct connection is