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Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Tackles Pressing EHR Issues

Farzad Mostashari, MD is interviewed by AAFP News, the news outlet representing the American Academy of Family Physicians. The discussion broached a number of topics including EHR usability, return on investment, the recent copy/paste debate and resulting Medicare audits, the future plan and timeline for national interoperability, and the future of the HITECH act beyond 2015.

Review of the final benefits statement for programmes previously managed under the National Programme for IT in the NHS

In England, a final cost-benefit analysis of the now dismantled National Programme for IT shows that the program ended up costing more than twice the value it had delivered at the time it was shut down. Analysts hesitantly forecast a 2024 break even point, but warn that long-range future benefits are nearly impossible to predict with any real accuracy.

11 medical schools earn AMA grants for education innovation

The American Medical Association announces that 11 medical schools have each won $1 million, five-year grants to reshape medical education by implementing innovative programs. NYU and Indiana University plan to create virtual EHRs using de-identified patient data to train students on EHR and population health systems that are becoming the norm in practice.

“OK Glass”: Improve Health Care. Now!

New Google Glass owner Rafael Grossmann, MD discusses the ways the technology might influence his approach to rounds, surgeries, and teaching.

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