ONC announces that certifying agencies may begin testing EHRs for MU Stage 2 certification.
The New York Times covers the recently published RAND study that acknowledges a lack of evidence for calling EHR implementations a cost-cutting initiative.
The Institute of Medicine, in conjunction with the National Research Council, publishes a study measuring overall population health and concludes that the US is dead last of the 17 developed nations and that, among many problems, our healthcare IT is categorized as "worse than average.”
BCBS acquires Intelimedix, a data analytics company specializing in employer group reporting, mass customized communications, and medical cost containment. BCBS manages care for 110 million patients.