State CIOs on the Challenges of Modernization
State tech officials cite the challenges of improving digital services, from outdated processes to organizational obstacles, in interviews with Statescoop on April 4. Connecticut CIO Mark Raymond, for example, explained the challenges of finding funds. Others interviewed include Utah CIO Alan Fuller and Minnesota CIO Tarek Tomes. “The business case of solving for a business or a resident’s experience and improving that across multiple different programs, there’s no clear owner of the business case,” Raymond said. “Funding comes from different avenues. Agencies have this program-esque view of the world, and some have limits on how you can spend it.”
Calif. Medical Board Eliminates Paper Applications, Cites Security and Costs
According to the Medical Board of California, “a paperless application process helps both applicants and the board by increasing the efficiency of the review process, enhancing security, and reducing costs and impact to the environment,” reported the California Medical Association on April 17. The Medical Board of California plans to stop accepting paper applications for a Physician’s and Surgeon’s License on June 1. Applicants who submit paper applications on or after that date will be notified that they must use the online system instead.
Ala. Proposes Cosmetology Licensure Compact
Legislation in Alabama proposes allowing military personnel and dependents licensed as cosmetologists in other states to work as cosmetologists while stationed in Alabama. House Bill 246 would establish the Cosmetology Licensure Compact, part of a national effort to enable military personnel and dependents to work in other licensure compact states. States considering the compact include Georgia, Texas, Nebraska, Arizona and California, according to the Alabama Daily News on April 17.
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