On Thursday, October 27, 2011, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Center for Technology in Government (SUNY-Albany) will host the latest in a series of Research Discussions. This series provides attendees an opportunity to hear about and discuss research-in-progress on a variety of government IT topics (event Registration).
Conference abstract. Different interoperability or cross-agency e-Government projects have been deployed worldwide in recent years. Interoperability is a key enabler for information and knowledge sharing, and it is also necessary to deliver on some of the promises derived from the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in government. This presentation pinpoints the inter-governmental system in Spain, with special focus on the federal/state layers. In so doing, it will tackle with the health policy domain. Following the framework of multidimensional capabilities for e-Government interoperability (Pardo et al., 2011), the presentation intends to profile the governance/leadership and strategic management categories of the federal-state relationships. In addition, it will profile some inter-governmental projects (statistics and data information sharing, electronic health cards, electronic records, etc.) in the Spanish health policy arena. This may shed light on and open up the discussion about the challenges and opportunities of applying health policy in a multi-level (or federal) governance system.