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February 20, 2013
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  • More providers could be switching EHR vendors by year's end
    A Black Book Rankings survey of about 17,000 physician practices that actively use EHRs finds up to 17% are considering switching vendors by year's end as more EHR systems fail to meet providers' expectations. The incentives for meaningful use also "created an artificial market for dozens of immature EHR products," Black Book official Doug Brown said. Government Health IT online (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Genomics is poised to become more mainstream, experts say
    The genomics industry is poised to take off in much the same way as the mobile phone industry, with inexpensive hardware and revenue driven by software, applications and diagnostics, some industry experts say. As data storage and analysis problems are solved and sequencing costs have dropped, scientists have become more able to focus on diagnostics. As prices continue to fall, genomics sequencing and personalized medicine will become more mainstream, experts say. Wired.com (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • ONC readies first installment of voluntary guidelines for HIE
    The ONC will release voluntary guidelines for health information exchange during the first half of 2013. Rather than a formal rule, the guidelines will allow for feedback and sharing of best practices among the health care community. The ONC will update guidelines periodically in an effort to "get something out to reduce uncertainty and let people know what we're thinking," according to ONC policy analyst Steve Posnack. HealthCareInfoSecurity.com (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AHIMA urges attention to clinical documentation in EHRs
    The quality and integrity of clinical data in EHRs need to be addressed now "before health information exchanges become widespread," AHIMA official Michelle Dougherty said in testimony before the ONC's HIT Policy Committee. To that end, the group offered four recommendations, starting with advancing data governance and management to ensure that information is being managed as an asset, and decision-making and oversight processes are pursued proactively. Government Health IT online (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Analytics play key role in advancing ACOs
    Accountable care organizations seeking to be functional and profitable can leverage analytics to identify heterogeneous information and make it an effective asset. Understanding early successes and building momentum as well as promoting physician engagement are other ways that analytics will help drive ACOs, say Mike Detjan and Greg Chittim of Arcadia Solutions. Healthcare IT News (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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We must travel in the direction of our fear."
--John Berryman,
American poet and scholar


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