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Beyond Burnout — Redesigning Care to Restore Meaning and Sanity for Physicians
Beyond Burnout — Redesigning Care to Restore Meaning and Sanity for Physicians
January 30, 2018
New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 378, Issue 4, Page 309-311, January 2018.
Author: Massachusetts Medical Society: New England Journal of Medicine: Table of Contents
Cloud Bills Will Get Loftier
Cloud Bills Will Get Loftier
February 13, 2018
Capital spending by big cloud operators accelerated last year and is unlikely to slow this year.
Author: WSJ.com: Markets
Geeks Come to the Government
Geeks Come to the Government's Rescue
February 7, 2018

Governing: America’s safety net is huge. It keeps more than 50 million people above the poverty line with a combination of benefits that support everything from health care and education to housing and food assistance. But thanks to complex eligibility rules, enrolling for even one of these benefits can be complicated. Just imagine trying to enroll for several benefits at the same time.

Not surprisingly, when it comes to government technology, integrated benefits enrollment is more a lofty goal than a reality. Yet it’s a challenge that Code for America (CfA), which matches cities with software developers to solve a problem, has decided to tackle.

Author: State & Local Government Policy, Business and Technology: i360 Gov
Vermont City, Real Estate Startup Try Out Blockchain for Recording Property Transactions
Vermont City, Real Estate Startup Try Out Blockchain for Recording Property Transactions
February 7, 2018

Government Technology: Among the many possible uses of blockchain, techno-enthusiasts have long thought of property record tracking as a prime example of how government could use the technology.

Now, a company is working with a Vermont city to test the concept. Since blockchain is still very much an emerging technology, it represents an early example of a city government trying the technology out.

In South Burlington, Vt., population 18,000 or so, a company called Propy has set up a pilot project with the City Clerk’s Office to test out blockchain as a new way to record property transactions.

Author: State & Local Government Policy, Business and Technology: i360 Gov
Information Sharing, Commitment Transform Albuquerque’s Homeless Outlook
Information Sharing, Commitment Transform Albuquerque’s Homeless Outlook
February 13, 2018

Government Technology: Using collective commitment, statistical data, a screening tool and a database created by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Albuquerque Heading Home project is having an unprecedented effect on homelessness in the New Mexico city.

When the program started in February 2011, 900 eligible individuals — chronically homeless and medically vulnerable — were identified on the streets of Albuquerque. By 2016 there had been an 80 percent reduction in this homeless population.

Not only that, the project has had an extraordinary effect on chronic homelessness among veterans. In 2013 HUD estimated there were more than 300 homeless vets on the streets of Albuquerque. Now, by the HUD definition, the city has ended homelessness for that vulnerable group.

Author: State & Local Government Policy, Business and Technology: i360 Gov
Florida lawmakers rally around mental health proposals but dodge gun control
Florida lawmakers rally around mental health proposals but dodge gun control
February 23, 2018

Miami Herald: In the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting, Florida lawmakers vowed they would push harder on an issue they acknowledged they had failed: mental health in schools.

Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, who chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, filed a mental health pilot program in schools early this year, which sets aside $40 million to connect students to community programs for mental health treatment and trains teachers to identify students who are “at risk of having mental illness.”

Yet when asked about her own bill in its current form, she was blunt: “It’s not enough.”

Author: State & Local Government Policy, Business and Technology: i360 Gov
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