Patrick Michels

Contributing Writer

Patrick Michels is based in San Francisco and Austin, Texas. He writes for Government Technology, Texas Technology and Emergency Management magazines.
April 6, 2009

Transparency Efforts Make Alabama More Accountable to Citizens

Alabama uses Virtual Earth and other simple Web tools to make government data more open.

November 25, 2008

Houston School Pioneers Methods for Handling Medical Information

Disaster response and patient health care is strengthened by university's biomedical informatics program.

September 29, 2008

Electronic Health Records Improve Care for Texas Foster Children

Online Health Passport compiles medical history for 30,000 kids in state foster care system.

July 21, 2008

Texas Election Management System Works out Flaws

Texas' new centralized voter database will streamline elections records, but some county election managers lost faith after the rollout.

April 8, 2008

Enhanced Drivers' License Eases Border Crossing for Washington State Residents

RFID-enabled drivers' licenses help residents cross the Canadian border quickly, without compromising federal security standards.

March 6, 2008

Unemployment Insurance System Cuts Cost and Delays in Minnesota

Minnesota self-service Unemployment Insurance Program improves efficiency.

February 25, 2008

Universities Use Second Life to Teach Complex Concepts

Long popular for socializing, the virtual world gains traction among Texas academics.

December 12, 2007

Brownsville, Texas, Gets the WiMAX

Brownsville found its safest option for a new wireless network was also the most cutting-edge.

August 31, 2007

Tale of TIERS

Lessons from the epic pursuit of the perfect records management system.

July 17, 2007

Tale of TIERS

Lessons from the epic pursuit of the perfect records management system.

July 5, 2007

High-Tech Learning

After three years of technology immersion in Texas, students and teachers are getting comfortable in a new kind of classroom.