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CRITICAL READ WHAT: "Governance, Risk and Compliance Software: Consis- tency Keeps Your Agency s Data Secure, " a white paper by Dell Software based on a survey con- ducted by Market Connections. WHY: In an ideal world, agency leaders would have the time and resources to be proactive when it comes to protecting their agencies data. However, in the current budget and threat landscape, agencies spend more time ghting res than prevent- ing them, according to Dell s white paper. Of the survey respondents who said their approach to data breaches was reactive, 66 percent were concerned about limited manpower --- versus 49 percent of proactive respondents. Beyond the costs associated with data breaches, being reactive results in a drop in employee productivity. More than one-third of respondents said they are losing the ability to accomplish their missions because managing their IT sys- tems is so dif cult. VERBATIM: "A compliance solution more than pays for itself in reduced operational costs and the ability to com- ply with mandates." FULL REPORT: https://software.dell.com. June 30, 2014 FCW.COM 7 13% of VA schedulers said they d been instructed to enter dates into the system "other than the date a veteran asks to be seen" PREPARED BY MARKET CONNECTIONS, INC. 14555 AVION PARKWAY, SUITE 125 | CHANTILLY, VA 20151 T703.378.2025 | F703.378.2318 |WWW.MARKETCONNECTIONSINC.COM © 2014 AL L RIGHTS RESERV ED A WHITE PAPER PRESENTED BY: May 2014 Governance, Risk and Compliance Software Consistency Keeps Your Agency's Data Secure The Food and Drug Administration is opening up information on adverse drug events for developers to build applica- tions using the data. It s a big step in a larger effort, dubbed openFDA, to cre- ate an open-source platform for infor- mation on the medications and devices the agency regulates. OpenFDA is an application program- ming interface (API) that connects agency data to developers. In the case of adverse drug events, the data comes from a variety of sources, including clinician reports, consumer complaints and the pharma- ceutical industry, which is required to send information on adverse reactions to prescription and over-the-counter drugs to the FDA. Before openFDA, a Freedom of Information Act request was generally needed to assemble all the information on adverse events associated with a drug. The data, which covers 2004 to 2013, is stripped of any personally identi - able information and can be searched in a variety of ways. There are unique identi ers for drugs and ingredients, but officials felt it was also impor- tant to have unstructured access to the information, said Dr. Taha Kass- Hout, the FDA s chief health informat- ics of cer. Developers can build apps that give access to drug information by trade name, generic name or other information. "We want to be able to give you something back regardless of how you ask the question," Kass-Hout said. The API lives on FDA s cloud. Devel- opers get a key for bulk access, which supports a maximum of 60,000 que- ries per day. A developer whose app exceeds that maximum must make special arrangements with FDA. The code is available for review, reuse and collaboration on GitHub. Although the data is ready for developers and researchers, it is not intended to drive treatment. "This is a beta release," Kass-Hout said. "We have plenty of disclaimers not to use this for clinical decisions." The concept of openFDA was devel- oped about a year ago, he added, and the work to identify relevant datasets and build openFDA began in Septem- ber 2013. Internal developers identi- ed more than 80 datasets in the pub- lic domain, and through consultation internally and externally with other developers, they decided on adverse events, product recalls and labeling information as a good starting point. The FDA plans to release the datasets on product recalls and labeling infor- mation by the end of the summer. --- Adam Mazmanian FDA launches open-data platform Join the conversation FCW uses Twitter to break news, eld questions and ask our own. Learn more at Twitter.com/FCWnow. RT @dmgfederal: How VA's $36 million move to the #cloud evaporated -- FCW http://fcw.com/articles/2014/06/04/va- cloud.aspx via @FCWnow 8:50AM-5Jun2014 Alison Diana @alisoncdiana Reply Retweet Favorite
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