Posts By Bailey McCann

Leadership needed to revive nation’s deteriorating fiscal health

In his latest Gallery column, Deloitte’s Robert Campbell says that political and policy leadership is needed at all levels of government as mounting debt looms large for not only the federal Treasury, but for state and local budgets as well. “The next several weeks are likely to be instructive concerning our financial future,” Mr. CampbellRead… Read more »

SLG Business Brief: Litigation, law enforcement and lighter electricity bills

Litigious is the word this week. And human services technology is both the plaintiff and the defendant, the winner and the loser. Dell thinks its new mobile forensics solution is pretty sweet; IBM has struck yet another deal with parts of the New York City government apparatus; and there are some positive (fingers-crossed) health ITRead… Read more »

Minnesota Gov. orders changes to state health care, institutes competitive bidding

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has instituted competitive bidding for providers of state health care according to a a new Executive Order issued yesterday. The Order further requires that providers fully disclose their profits, reserves and administrative expenses. According to the Governor, Minnesota’s history of uncompetitive contracts has resulted in high-cost managed care plans that aren’tRead… Read more »

Mass. gives funding boost to “innovation schools”

Massachusetts is awarding $350,000 to accelerate the planning process for 26 potential new Innovation Schools across the Commonwealth. Local superintendents, school committee members and union leaders, have already approved the initial plans for these schools and the grants will be used to develop innovation plans to be presented to local school committees for final approval.Read… Read more »