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Allscripts names new CEO as strategic review ends

The Allscripts board ends its review of strategic alternatives and dismisses CEO and board member Glen Tullman and President Lee Shapiro, naming Allscripts board member and former Cerner COO Paul Black as president and CEO. According to customer communication received by HIStalk, other executive team members will be leaving the company as well. Shares were trading down 17 percent after hours following the announcement.

The December HIT Standards Committee Meeting

The Health Information Technology Standards Committee meets to discuss timelines associated to publication of clinical scenarios for EHR certification testing and plans for adding security criteria to the modular EHR certification requirements.

HealthEast approves $135M electronic records system

St. Paul, Minnesota-based HealthEast announced plans to spent $135 million implementing Epic across its three-facility network over the next five years. HealthEast will finance the purchase as their 2011 earnings were only $29 million.

Survey suggests public is ready to engage

Wolters Kluwer Health releases a study of 1,000 US consumers, concluding that only 19 percent of the public uses a PHR, but that 85 percent of women and 74 percent of men believe that the “consumerization” of healthcare is a positive.

InteliChart Completes Development Agreement with RelayHealth Expanding Cost-Effective Health System Data Exchange

InteliChart comes to terms on a development partnership with RelayHealth to provide a patient-centric health information exchange aimed at cash-strapped private practices looking for an affordable alternative to ponying up for expensive vendor HIE interfaces.

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