Issues

October 12, 2009
The United States and the United Kingdom commit roughly the same percentage of total public medical research funds to health informatics. However, the United Kingdom is uniquely positioned to benefit from advancements in health informatics research because it is significantly ahead of the United States in its transition to electronic health records among primary care providers.

September 30, 2009
ITIF Research Fellow Richard Bennett filed comments with the FCC regarding regulatory approaches to licensed and unlicensed wireless spectrum. The filing offers preliminary guidance on encouraging innovation and investment in wireless networks by moving the FCC’s regulatory approach fully into the digital realm.

September 25, 2009
Countries should adopt innovation-based, domestic-growth strategies instead of relying on mercantilist, export-lead economic policies.

September 25, 2009
A review of the development of the Internet architecture that finds an extraordinarily high degree of intelligence embedded in the network core.

September 24, 2009
Privacy controls need to be built into systems like the smart grid, but they are not serious barriers to implementation.

September 22, 2009
Which countries are leading in health IT adoption, what explains their success, and what lessons can other nations learn from these leaders?

September 21, 2009
In this report, ITIF outlines the more than $100 billion invested by G-20 countries in IT-related stimulus. While most G-20 countries have passed economic stimulus packages to confront the global economic downturn, more could be done to use IT investments to aid in economic recovery, create jobs, and lay the groundwork for long-term economic benefits.

September 28, 2009
ITIF Senior Analyst Stephen Ezell’s article examines how the United States has lost its lead in developing innovation policies.

October 6, 2009
In this article Rob Atkinson argues that policymakers too often take their cues on economic policy from neoclassical economic doctrine that does not appreciate the importance of innovation.

September 3, 2009
ITIF offered guidance to the FCC’s Big Ideas workshop on the future architecture of the Internet and the role American researchers can play in bringing it to fruition.