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CA Technologies Names State of California Director

May 21, 2015

Keith Haugrud has joined CA Technologies as director for the state of California. Haugrud will focus on applying CA Technologies’ solutions to improve the lives of the constituents of California. Formerly the western region state

OTech Chief Davood Ghods Plans to Retire in August

May 20, 2015

Since being appointed OTech’s chief in January 2014, Ghods has been striving to make the office more customer-centric and service-oriented, and grow the number of tenants using CalCloud, the private cloud the state is hosting within its Tier 3 data center. Ghods is planning to retire in August, capping more than 25...

How Analytics Could Make State Hospitals Safer

May 19, 2015

In order to improve safety, the department is outfitting personnel with wearable duress alarms and launching a new electronic scheduling system to ensure workers aren’t as fatigued on the job. But the changes and upgrades will go beyond physical infrastructure.

Cruz Appointed Chief Deputy Director of Operations at CalTech

May 15, 2015

Department of Health Care Services CIO and deputy director Chris Cruz has been appointed chief deputy director of operations at the California Department of Technology, the governor’s office announced Friday afternoon. Cruz becomes CalTech’s No.

State Hospitals Deploying Staff Scheduling System

May 15, 2015

Department of State Hospitals CIO Jamie Mangrum said the solution, from Care Systems Inc., will help the department’s Centralized Staffing Office manage bargaining unit rules and overtime pay.

Governor’s Revised Budget Boosts Education, Adds to Rainy Day Fund

May 14, 2015

With California’s economy on the rebound, $6.7 billion more in General Fund revenue is expected to come into state coffers than the initial projection in January.

CalHR Studying Corporate Culture for Innovation Ideas

May 14, 2015

CalHR Director Richard Gillihan says the department is going to Silicon Valley companies to look at innovative ways they’re providing work opportunities and work flexibility, and how that could be leveraged for the state work force.

Covered California Plans to Spend $5 Million on IT Upgrades and Projects

May 13, 2015

California’s health insurance exchange proposes to spend $5 million “for IT infrastructure upgrades and projects necessary for organizational IT operations, security and efficiencies,” according to the organization’s fiscal year 2015-16 budget released on Wednesday. While

Assistive Technologies Bill Clears Senate Governmental Organization Committee

May 13, 2015

Introduced by Sen. Joel Anderson, R-Alpine, the legislation would create an Office of Accessible Technology within the Department of Technology and name a chief who would be put in charge of developing policy, overseeing compliance, and conducting acce...

Workers Comp Information System Gets Ready for ICD-10

May 12, 2015

The Division of Workers’ Compensation is prepared to test the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) reporting capability in advance of the Oct. 1, 2015, federal implementation deadline.

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