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December 12, 2012
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  • CMS doles out $868M in EHR payments for November
    The CMS estimates that EHR incentive payments to eligible doctors and hospitals last month reached $868 million. "The incentive payments were almost $1 billion more in November. We are on track for the end of December to hit the $10 billion mark for EHR incentives," said Robert Anthony, a specialist in CMS' Office of eHealth Standards and Services. Healthcare IT News (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • NIH unveils efforts to advance Big Data, biomedical research
    The NIH announced new initiatives and grants intended to boost biomedical research and improve data handling and sharing. Among the initiatives: Big Data to Knowledge to develop policies and software for sharing and analyzing data; InfrastructurePLUS to modernize the NIH's computer network and support high-performance computing and storage; Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity to provide mentoring and financial support for undergraduates; and the National Research Mentoring Network to bring mentors together with students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty. GenomeWeb Daily News (free registration) (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CIO offers insight into the move to the accountable care model
    The move to the accountable care model highlights the need for an organization to strengthen its ability to manage, safeguard, define and ensure the quality of data, writes Children's Hospital Colorado CIO Mary Anne Leach. Health information exchanges, medical image exchanges and other tools to promote care coordination will be crucial, she notes. (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Stage 3 MU security measures are open for public comment
    Public comment is being sought by the HIT Standards Committee on security and privacy criteria for the third stage of EHR meaningful use. Dixie Baker, head of the committee's privacy and security workgroup, also warned providers about three risks associated with the use of integrated EHR modules, such as a single module's failure to offer the security needed to comply with HIPAA. Health Data Management (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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