Recent debates on the controversial issues of H-1B visas culminated, for the time, with President Clinton's signing of legislation to increase the number of high-tech-oriented H-1B visas given out yearly to skilled foreign workers.
ARE STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS READY FOR ANOTHER TEST OF THEIR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND STAMINA? We'll soon find out. By August 2002, the entire health-care industry must comply with the federal government's new regulations as specified under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). That means every government health service, from municipal hospitals and county health clinics to state Medicaid programs, must have an entirely new set of standards in place for electronically managing medical information and records or face penalties.